Job Opening

Posting Title: SECURITY INFORMATION ANALYST, Temporary Job Opening, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: SECURITY INFORMATION ANALYST
Department/Office: United Nations Disengagement Observer Force
Duty Station: CAMP FAOUAR; AMRET AL FAOUAR;
Posting Period: 01 September 2020 - 15 September 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Security-UNDOF-140518-J- (M)
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 United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Syria. The Security Information Analyst at P-3 level reports to the Chief Security Officer (CSO), on all information pertinent to security situation.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, and under the general supervision of the CSO, the Security Information Analyst at P-3 level is responsible for the management of information relevant to security, including collection, collation, analysis and dissemination, to be used as a decision-making and planning tool by the Designated Official and Security Management Team to enhance the safety and security of all UN personnel, assets and operations in the mission area. The Security Information Analyst will maintain security information awareness of all aspects which could potentially affect the safety and security of the UN, including up-to-date knowledge of events relating to the security environment through monitoring of security incidents, daily situation reports, local media and other open sources, and the cultivation of an information gathering and sharing network in accordance with policy and guidelines.

Specific Responsibilities:
•Contributes to the provision of advice to the CSO and the Mission Planning Cell on threats affecting the United Nations;
•Evaluates and coordinates security information requirements, collection, collation and dissemination of security threat information to CSO, Designated Official and Security Management Team;
•Analyzes security information, identifies trends of threats and security incidents affecting United Nations system personnel, assets and operations in the mission area;
•Conducts trend analysis, gathers comprehensive information on all factors of insecurity, assesses the relevance and validity of security information and the reliability of information resources;
•Assists Senior Officers and CSO in the development of specific security risk assessments for each UN programme and activities in the mission area, or in preparation of rapid threat and risk assessments;
•Contributes to the development of corresponding security advisories and recommendations on security operating procedures;
•Provides mission-wide security risk analysis, briefing materials and presentations to CSO, Designated Official and Security Management Team on security matters;
•Conducts and coordinates research on specific threat factors, support activities of the Crisis Management Team in response to specific security incidents;
•Drafts and coordinates timely dissemination of security threat information to mission leadership and Security Personnel;
•Drafts reports on analyses of security incidents affecting United Nations system personnel, assets and operations;
•Contributes to the development of regional threat assessments in coordination with Chief Security Adviser (CSA) or equivalent in neighboring countries;
•Supervises and guides the activities of the Security Information Analysts as well as any national staff assigned to the information cell;
•Performs other duties as directed by CSO

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
•Head of Field Mission, Designated Official for Safety and Security, Senior Administrative Officers and other members of the Mission Leadership Team (MLT);
•Security personnel, United Nations Department for Safety and Security (UNDSS) including field personnel and desk officers at the Peacekeeping Operations Support Section (POSS) at UNDSS headquarters and the Threat and Risk Assessment Unit;
•Security personnel, Department of Peacekeeping Operations including the DPKO-DFS Focal Point for Security at Headquarters, and the Assessment Teams of the DPKO Situation Centre and the Office of Military Affairs;
•Security personnel, Agencies, Funds and Programmes operating in the mission's area of responsibility and/or other field missions,
•Military and Civilian Police Officers;
•Project Managers and other Project personnel;
•Host Government officials and local law enforcement personnel;
•Members of diplomatic missions in the country, foreign military forces and other sanctioned organizations and individuals.

Results Expected:
Effective planning, implementation and coordination of a security information analysis system capable of maintaining situational awareness for the mission and other United Nations entities in the country.

Competencies

Professionalism:
Excellent knowledge and understanding of methodologies for information collection, collation and analysis; ability to develop research projects and perform studies on practical security matters; knowledge of security management, combined with solid background (training, education and experience) in security information management; Ability to understand security threats and challenges in a conflict and post-conflict environment; 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. Always acts ethically and with integrity

Communication:
Excellent drafting abilities, resourceful communications skills, both orally and in writing, ability to effectively communicate complex security issues to clients and supervisors; Clearly present research findings and formulate security advisories; 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.

Judgment and Decision-making:
Demonstrated sound judgment, ability to differentiate assumptions, inductions and deductions from conclusions and proven facts. Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; Gathers relevant information before making a decision; Considers positive and negative impact on others and on the Organization; Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; Checks assumptions against facts; Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; Makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education

• An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent such as a senior command and staff qualification) in security management, information management or business administration, political/social science or international relations with focus on security information management.
• A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security information management may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• A diploma from a national police or military academy resulting in an appointment as a commissioned officer in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management at the rank of commissioned officer (i.e. Lieutenant / Inspector or equivalent) maybe accepted in lieu of a first level university degree.
• Successful certification in the UNDSS Security Analysis Process and Practice (SAPP) course is an asset (and will be expected for future advancement in this field).

Work Experience

A minimum of five years with advanced university degree (seven years with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in security information analysis with a military, police, state, civilian information management or security management organization is required.
At least two years of experience and exposure at the international level is required.
At least one year of experience in a conflict or post conflict environment is required.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• 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.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• 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.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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