Job Opening

Posting Title: INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS, P3
Job Code Title: INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS
Department/Office: United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 06 September 2021 - 05 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Political Affairs-UNSOM-162818-R-Nairobi (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the Information Analysis Team (IAT), Office of the Chief of Staff, at the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), in Nairobi. Nairobi is classified in the "B" category and is a family duty station. The IAT is responsible for the management and processing (collection, collation, analysis and dissemination) of information and analysis as a basis for policy development, enhanced planning and decision-making by the Senior Mission Leadership. The Information Analyst reports through the Deputy Chief of the Integrated Analysis Team to the Chief IAT/Senior Information Analyst.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to, the performance of the following duties:

Maintain a clear understanding of developments/events relevant for the implementation of the Mission mandate through the monitoring and collection of data/information from multiple sources, including UN Mission civilian, military and police components, the UN Country Team (UNCT), national civilian/military authorities, NGOs, media and other key stakeholders, for the identification of trends, production of forecasts and assessments.
Produce accurate and timely IAT analytical products and briefings, in coordination and/or consultation with other Mission components and sources. Assist in the development and coordination of IAT tools, such as Information Requirements, in consultation with all relevant information collection components of the Mission.
Maintain a system for classifying and storing confidential information by using IAT information management processes and systems, in consultation with information management/technology expertise.
Contribute to effective working relationships within IAT and other UN Mission components, the UNCT and relevant external actors and organizations.

Competencies

Professionalism: Strong analytical skills and experience in information collection and management. - Excellent drafting and editing skills with the proven ability to produce cogent reports and edit the work of others. - Ability to develop information collection, assessment and analysis plans that support the mandate of the Mission and its strategic objectives. - Ability to produce forward-looking, pre-emptive analytical products and relevant leadership advice. - Proven ability to integrate different perspectives into analytical products. - Proven ability in preparing various sensitive and confidential analytical correspondences/reports and presentations in a fast-paced and high-stress environment. - Capable of identifying, articulating and defending complex concepts, issues and recommendations. - 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.

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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and 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) in political science, social sciences, international relations, law, economics or related field. 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

A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in intelligence or information analysis, political science, international relations, journalism, security (military or police) or related field is required.
Experience in a UN field mission (or similar) is highly desirable.
Experience in political and security analysis related to the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea or Djibouti) is required.
Experience working on terrorism/extremism related issues is highly desirable.

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. Fluency in Arabic is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

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

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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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