Job Opening

Posting Title: Analyst (Support and Sharing), P3
Department/Office: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 20 September 2019 - 19 October 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Political Affairs-OHCHR-122615-R-Geneva (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the Support and Sharing team of the Collection, Analysis and Sharing Section of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to assist in the investigation and prosecution of persons responsible for the most serious crimes under International Law committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011 (IIIM). The incumbent will report to the Senior Legal Officer (Support and Sharing).


Within delegated authority, the Analyst will be responsible for the following duties:

1. Undertakes in-depth research and analysis related to information and evidence concerning serious breaches of international humanitarian law, such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, including sexual and gender-based violence;
2. Gathers, collates and analyses multi-source information to determine relevance, and identifies information gaps and/or inconsistencies to inform decisions relating to follow-up action;
3. Prepares comprehensive analytical reports and associated products in support of the IIIM’s Support and Sharing activities;
4. Under the overall direction of the Deputy Head, provides strategic advice and guidance to the Senior Analyst, Senior Legal Officer (Support and Sharing) and Senior Legal Officer (Collection and Analysis) on issues relating to events, individuals and groups;
5. Prepares detailed reports documenting analytical findings. Assists in the presentation of evidence in proceedings, if required;
6. Identifies and analyses information and evidence for determination of relevance to determine required follow-up action. Liaises closely with investigators, lawyers and information and evidence officers;
7. Participates in briefings and conferences with other members of the IIIM, as well as actors external to the IIIM including governmental officials, civil society actors, UN entities and other partners relevant to collection of information and evidence;
8. Reviews and identifies material relevant to the preparation of case files to be shared in support of ongoing or future criminal investigations or prosecutions by national, regional or international courts or tribunals;
9. Assists national prosecutors, police or law enforcement agencies with investigative and/or prosecutorial activities, including testifying in formal proceedings, if required;
10. Conducts additional inquiries as requested by the IIIM;
11. Performs administrative functions pertaining to the implementation of policies and procedures for the IIIM;
12. Provides guidance to assistant analyts under the direction of the Senior Analyst, Senior Legal Officer (Support and Sharing) and Senior Legal Officer (Collection and Analysis).


Demonstrated ability to analyse complex political, military, paramilitary, and other related groups' activities in relation to war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, including sexual and gender-based violence crimes. Ability to employ sound professional analytical experience to facilitate the production of high quality work from the team. Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to criminal investigations and prosecutions; Familiarity with and experience in the use of various research methodologies and sources, including digital sources; Ability to work in a high-tech environment. Shows pride in work and in achievements, is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is meticulous and pays attention to detail; 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;

Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

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


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in criminology, law, history, political/social science or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification or training in intelligence analysis is an asset.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible work experience in intelligence analysis on complex political, military, paramilitary, and other related groups' activities in cases involving serious breaches of international humanitarian law, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, including sexual and gender-based violence or related legal area is required.
Intelligence analysis work experience in the Middle East and North Africa region particularly related to the Syrian conflict is desirable.
Work experience in addressing sexual and gender-based crimes is desirable.
Work experience in addressing crimes against children is desirable.
Experience with analytical work in accountability institutions responding to requests for assistance from other judicial actors is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable. Knowledge of French is an asset.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

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.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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