Job Opening

Posting Title: SECURITY INFORMATION ANALYST, P3
Job Code Title: SECURITY INFORMATION ANALYST
Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Duty Station: JUBA
Posting Period: 08 October 2021 - 22 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Security-UNMISS-165614-F-Juba (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 Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) with duty station Juba.Juba is classified in the "E" category and as a non-family duty station. The Security Information Analyst at P-3 level is under the overall command of the Principal Security Adviser (PSA), acts as Supervisor of the Security Information Coordination Unit (SICU) and reports to the Chief Security Officer (CSO) through the Chief of Operations.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, and under the general supervision of the PSA, the Security Information Analyst at P-3 level assumes the following responsibilities:
•Maintains 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.
•Contributes to the provision of advice to the PSA and Security Information and Coordination Unit (SICU) or a similar entity on threats affecting the United Nations.
•Supervises the Security Information and Coordination Unit, as appointed;
•Evaluates and coordinates security information requirements, collection, collation and dissemination of security threat information to PSA, Designated Officials and Security Management Team.
•Analyses security information, identifies trends of threats and security incidents affecting United Nations System personnel, assets and operations in specific countries;
•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, PSA in the development of specific security risk assessments for individual UN programmes and activities in countries and regions, or in preparation of rapid threat and risk assessments;
•Contributes to the development of corresponding security advisories and recommendations on security operating procedures;
•Provides country-wide security risk analysis, briefing materials and presentations to PSA, Designated Officials and Security Management Teams on security matters;
•Conducts and coordinates research on specific threat factors, support activities of the Crisis Management Team 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, 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 Principal Security Adviser or equivalent in neighboring countries;
•Supervises and guides the activities of the Security Information Analysts in the SICU as well as any national staff assigned to the information cell;
•Performs other duties as directed by the PSA.

Competencies

Professionalism:
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.

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.

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.

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. • UNDSS Certification in Security Analysis Process and Practice (SAPP) course is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in security information analysis with a military, police, state, civilian information management or security management organization is required, of which two (2) years should be at the international level.

At least two-year experience and exposure at the international level and in a conflict or post conflict environment is required.

Experience in working with Intelligence and Information Units at the national and international level is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in writing and speaking English is required.

Assessment

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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No Fee

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