Job Opening

Posting Title: Security Information Analyst (Temporary Job Opening), P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: SECURITY INFORMATION ANALYST
Department/Office: Department of Safety and Security
Duty Station: BUTEMBO; BUTEMBO;
Posting Period: 11 July 2019 - 17 July 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Security-DSS-119881-J-Butembo (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Department of Safety and Security (DSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system to enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the security programmes and activities of the United Nations System.

The Security Information Analyst will work under the general guidance of the Senior Threat and Risk Assessment Officer, Threat and Risk Assessment Service, Division of Regional Operations and under the direct supervision of the Emergency Response Security Coordination Officer (ERSCO) responsible for the Ebola Response. The advertised position is located in Butembo, and may be assigned by the Principal Security Adviser for the DRC to serve at other duty stations within DRC as per the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) response operational requirements. The duty station has been designated by the International Civil Service Commission as "E" hardship and non-family. The candidate may also be required to undertake frequent visits to other areas within DRC in line with operational needs.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Security Information Analyst may be responsible for the following duties:

• Advises and provides guidance to the ERSCO responsible for Ebola Response on specific threats affecting the United Nations, as they related to outbreak and spread of Ebola;
• Develops and coordinates security threat information requirements, acquisition, examination, collation, analysis, and dissemination of security threat information to relevant clients;
• Analyses trends of security incidents affecting United Nations system personnel, assets and operations in response to the outbreak and spread of Ebola;
• Provides briefing materials such as periodic security threat information alerts, notices, warnings, and advisories on security for DSS senior management and Designated Officials on security threats;
• Maintains continuing awareness of prevailing security conditions in areas impacted by the spread of Ebola, developing technical knowledge and awareness of security threat environments, identifying probable threats by preparation of profiles of specific threat factors impacting the security environment in which the United Nations operates, analysing trends of security incidents affecting the United Nations, and advising on potential impacts of threats on the relevant United Nations staff accordingly;
• Identifies, through field research of threat actors, the operating environment of the UN in liaison with host government’s security interlocutors;
• Prepares early warning reports and indicators on security threats, as a planning tool in relation to Ebola response;
• Prepares analytical reports on security incidents and develop strategic assessments on trends of security threats affecting United Nations system personnel, assets and operations in the designated region for dissemination to relevant clients;
• Contributes to the development of security plans for a specific country or geographical area by conducting regional or country-specific threat and risk assessments for the United Nations;
• Performs other analytical and research assignments and duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of methodologies for information collection, collation and analysis; ability to develop research projects and perform detailed analysis on security threats and emerging trends; Ability to effectively communicate complex issues and defend recommendations to clients and supervisors; Knowledge of security management, combined with solid background (training, education and experience) in security information management; Ability to understand security threats and to clearly present research findings and develop high quality reports on security matters; Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style, and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; Adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.

Planning and Organising: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; Adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in political, military or international relations or related fields. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

At least five years of progressively responsible experience in applied military, police, or political predictive analysis is required. At least two years of international experience in a multilateral organization in the field of criminology or corporate security is required. Experience in security management systems for an international organization is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is taking efforts to improve gender parity, including full implementation of the UN-wide, and Departmental Gender Strategies. We are committed to providing an inclusive culture and exciting opportunities for women in the security and operations field.

The duration for this temporary job opening is through 30 January 2020, with the possibility of extension. The position is funded by an extra-budgetary project grant administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Therefore, the selected candidate may be given an appointment through UNDP. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof is subject to the availability of the funds, budgetary approval and/or extension of the mandate. Accordingly, the appointment will be temporary for the duration of the grant. Subject to the funding source of the position and the urgency to fill this role, this temporary job opening may be limited to internal candidates. Applying to this temporary job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer with a maximum of 30 days for deployment, if selected.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4 Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further "stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…" Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources where no other suitable candidate could be identified.

Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for reemployment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.

While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.

The expression "Internal candidates", shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body
under staff rule 4.15.The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuance governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English. Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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No Fee

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