Job Opening

Posting Title: ASSOCIATE INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS/ IT Database, P2
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
Duty Station: BANGUI
Posting Period: 08 November 2021 - 22 November 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Political Affairs-MINUSCA-166564-R-Bangui (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 in the Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC) of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The Associate Information Analyst , Political Affairs / IT Database, P-2 will be based in Bangui and reports to the Chief Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC).

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Associate Information Analyst, political Affairs/IT database will be responsible for the following duties:

1- Information collection:

-Manage the JMAC database for the classification and storage of sensitive and confidential information
- Assist JMAC leadership in gathering information in support of the Mission Leadership Team (MLT), as required;
- Help identify areas for potential research and analysis. Collate, evaluate and provide short- or long-term analysis on developments/events affecting the implementation of Mission mandate, using sources such as Mission components (civilian, police, military), national military/civilian actors, NGOs, media and other key stakeholders;
- Gather and analyze information on local conflicts, land issues, local political developments, security environment, military developments, presence of foreign armed groups, cross-border illegal activities affecting the peace process;
- Gather in-depth specific information for JMAC on who-is-who of political, military, religious and civil society leaders in provinces and districts and input such information into the JMAC database;
- In coordination with information management and information technology specialists, maintain a system for classifying and storing confidential information;
- Interact constantly with key players on the local military and political environment;
- Participate in fact-finding and other missions to the field;
- Foster effective working relationships with other Mission components, the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and relevant external actors and organizations;

2- Reporting :

- Develop templates and branding materials for reporting
- Keep abreast with and report on broader political and other developments relevant to the Mission;
-Contribute to situational awareness by producing timely accurate and analytical reports and briefings that inform JMAC leadership;
- Maintain an understanding of the political, security, humanitarian, and human rights situation in the Mission area and region; follow unfolding events; conduct trend analysis and mid- to long-term predictive analysis; work with colleagues to gather and verify information; and be able to select, confirm, and deliver the relevant information, with the appropriate political context, in a concise manner (written or oral);
- Present feasible solutions to prevent or manage the threats;

3- Perform other duties, as assigned.

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.

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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in International Relations or a related subject is required. 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 two years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, civil affairs, humanitarian affairs, human rights, public information/journalism, military, police, security, crisis operations and management, or related field is required

Professional experience preparing summary and analytical reports on political and/or security issues is required.

Experience working in database management at the international level is required.

Experience working on conflict-related issues is desirable.

Experience working in a conflict or post-conflict situation is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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.

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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