Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station: BAMAKO
Posting Period: 05 October 2021 - 19 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Security-MINUSMA-165417-F-Bamako (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Bamako. Under the overall command of the Principal Security Adviser (PSA), the Security Information Analyst at FS-5 level reports to the Chief of the Security Information Coordination Unit (SICU).


Within limits of delegated authority, and under the supervision of the Chief of the Security Information Coordination Unit (SICU), the Security Information Analyst (SIA) FS-5 assists with 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 UN Designated Official (DO), Area Security Coordinator (ASC), Principal Security Adviser (PSA), Security Management Team (SMT) or Area SMT (ASMT) in the mission, to enhance the safety and security of 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.

Specific responsibilities:
• Advises the RSO/Chief SICU/PSA on threats affecting the United Nations;
• Assists the Chief SICU with supervision of the unit at the mission's Headquarters or in a regional office;
• Assists in identification and coordination of security information requirements, collection, collation and dissemination of security threat information to Senior RSO/Chief SICU/PSA, DO or ASC and SMT;
• Analyzes security information, identifies trends of threats and security incidents affecting United Nations system personnel, assets and operations at the mission’s headquarters and/or regional offices;
• Contributes to trend analysis, gathers information on factors of insecurity, determines the relevance and validity of security information and the reliability of information resources;
• Assists the RSO/Chief SICU/PSA in the development of security risk assessments in the country or regional offices, or in preparation of rapid threat and risk assessments;
• Contributes to the development of corresponding security advisories and recommendations on security operating procedures;
• Participates in the development of the country-wide or regional security risk analyses, briefing materials and presentations to RSO/Chief SICU/PSA, DO or ASC and SMT or ASMT on security matters;
• Conducts research on specific threat factors and supports the Crisis Management Team (CMT) in response to specific security incidents;
• Maintains effective communication channels with security authorities of host countries and other interlocutors;
• Drafts and coordinates timely dissemination of security threat information to mission leadership and security personnel;
• Participates in the development of the reports on analysis of security incidents affecting United Nations system personnel, assets and operations;
• Through the RSO/Chief SICU/PSA contributes to the development of regional threat assessments;
• When assigned, supervises the activities of other Security Information Analysts, international and national staff;
• Acts as duty officer in CMT during crisis situations;
• Performs other duties as directed by RSO/Chief SICU/PSA.

Support the 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.


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.

Technological awareness:
Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.

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.


• High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate is required.
• Certification in UN DSS Security Analysis Process and Practice (SAPP) is highly desirable (and will be expected for future advancement in this field).

Work Experience

A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience in military, police, information management or security management is required

At least three (3) years of experience in security information analysis with a military, police, information management or security management of a national and/or international organization is required.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position (s) advertised, fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required.


Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

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.

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