Job Opening

Posting Title: SECURITY INFORMATION ANALYST, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: SECURITY INFORMATION ANALYST
Department/Office: United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
Duty Station: KABUL
Posting Period: 15 September 2020 - 21 September 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Security-UNAMA-141183-J-Kabul (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) 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 programs and activities of the United Nations System in Afghanistan.

The incumbent will work under the guidance of the Principal Security Adviser (PSA) and the Chief Security Officer (CSO).

The position is UNAMA funded and located in the Integrated Security Workforce (ISW), Afghanistan. Position is based in Security Information and Operations Center (SIOC), ISW. The incumbent will be based in Kabul and will report through the Chief, SIOC to the PSA/CSO.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Security Information Analyst (SIA) may be responsible for the following duties:
•Advises and provides guidance to the Principal Security Adviser/Chief Security Officer (PSA/CSO) through the Chief, SIOC with regards to Country specific threats, in support of the SIOC’s focus on country-specific operations;
• Identifies and coordinates security information requirements, collection, collation and dissemination of security threat information to PSA/CSO, Designated Officials and the Security Management Team (SMT).
• Prepares briefing materials such as periodic security threat information alerts, notices, warnings, and advisories on security threats for the UN Designated Official (DO) and Security Management Team (SMT);
• Participates in development of procedures for security operations, contributing with preparation and review of security-related briefs for UN and other key decision makers related to current/significant events in various areas.

•Contributes in preparation of security plans for Afghanistan or any of the regions within the Country by conducting country-specific threat and risk assessments for the UN encompassing:
a. Analyses trends of security incidents affecting the organizations of the UN System.
b. Identifies, through field research of threat actors, the operating environment of the UN in liaison with host governments' security interlocutors.

• Develops security information requirements for the whole of Afghanistan or any of the regions within the Country.

• Develops security risk assessments and providing guidance to the FSCOs in the field.

• Develops strategic assessments on trends of security threats in Afghanistan for dissemination to Area Security Coordinator and/or security focal points and/or agencies of the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) in the Country;

• Prepares early warning reports and indicators on security threats, as a planning tool for DSS Senior Management in Afghanistan;

• Establishes and maintains dialog with local authorities and international institutions such as Red Cross/Red Crescent for coordination of efforts in the event of natural disasters.

• Maintains continuing awareness of prevailing security conditions for region of coverage, developing technical knowledge and awareness of security threat environments, identifying probable threats by preparation of profiles of threat actors impacting the security environment in which the UN operates, and analyzing trends of security incidents affecting the United Nations, advising on potential impacts of threats on the relevant UN staff accordingly.

• Ensures availability of strategic security threat information system to determine if system is functioning properly, ensuring information management systems are functional and in compliance with established Security Analysis Process and Practice Standards.

• Prepares analytical reports on security incidents in both Kabul HQ and the regions.

• Performs other analytical and research assignments and tasks as required by the PSA/CSO or the Chief SIOC.

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; Ability 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.

Education

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.

Completion of the Security Analysis Process and Practice Course (SAPP) is an added advantage.

Work Experience

At least seven 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 the analysis of either security, crime, political, or military trends is required.
Experience in information or intelligence analysis and in the preparation of analytical statistical reports is required.
Experience in the preparation of analytical statistical reports is required.
At least two years of international experience in a complex, post-conflict and high-risk duty station is desirable

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post fluency in English is required.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may include an interview

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available for 364 days. 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.

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No Fee

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