Job Opening

Posting Title: SECURITY INFORMATION ANALYST, P3
Job Code Title: SECURITY INFORMATION ANALYST
Department/Office: Department of Safety and Security
Duty Station: Maiduguri
Posting Period: 17 December 2021 - 30 January 2022
Job Opening Number: 21-Security-DSS-168308-R- (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the United Nations security management system (UNSMS) globally. As a global leader in security risk management principles, UNDSS enables the safe and effective delivery of United Nations programmes and activities in the most complex and challenging environments, while maximizing precious resources. To this end, the work of the Department is aligned under a clear mission, to enable United Nations system programme activities through trusted security leadership and solutions.

This is a unique opportunity to join a diverse, dynamic and exciting organization gaining unique and valuable experience where security provides great value. Besides the opportunity to gain new skills and further advance security expertise, this position offers a fulfilling environment that gives you satisfaction by contributing directly or indirectly to peace and security, human rights, and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Simply, all humanity will be benefiting from your work. Together, we can make the world a better place.

For more information on the Department, and how we make an impact on the world in enabling the achievement of SDGs, visit: https://www.un.org/undss/

The post is located in the Threat and Risk Assessment Service within the Division of Regional Operations (DRO) in Maiduguri. This duty station has been designated by the International Civil Service Commission as a "E" hardship and non-family duty station. The incumbent will report to the Senior Threat and Risk Assessment Officer (First Reporting Officer), and the Chief, TRS (Second Reporting Officer). The Chief Security Advisor (CSA) of the duty station is responsible for all administrative and logistical support.

Responsibilities

As part of the UNDSS TRS effort to timely identify threats and risks in the area, country and region, this position is part of the UNDSS TRS Regional Security Information Team (RSIT) Central Africa and is responsible for covering Maiduguri, Nigeria and the border areas with Niger, Cameroon and the Lake Chad Basin. Within limits of delegated authority, and under the general supervision of the Senior Threat and Risk Assessment Officer, TRS, the Security Information Analyst (SIA) at P-3 level is responsible for 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 and Security Management Team in a field mission to enhance the safety and security of UN personnel, assets and operations in Nigeria, the Lake Chad Basin and the border Nigeria/Niger border area. The SIA 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, and the cultivation of an information gathering and sharing network in accordance with policy and guidelines.

Within delegated authority, the Security Information Analyst may be responsible for the following duties:

• Contributes to the provision of advice to the CSASA/Chief of Security Information and Operation Centre (SIOC) or a similar entity on threats affecting the United Nations;
• Evaluates and coordinates security information requirements, acquisition, collation and dissemination of security threat information to the Senior Threat and Risk Assessment Officer, CSA /SA or equivalent, Designated Officials and Security Management Teams;
• Analyzes 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, CSA/ SA or equivalent 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 CSA/ SA or equivalent, 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 the Senior Threat and Risk Assessment Officer, Chief Security Adviser and equivalent in neighboring countries;
• Performs other duties as directed by the Chief, TRS.

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; Knowledge of security management, combined with solid background (training, education and experience) in security information management; Ability to understand security threats and 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.


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 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.

Work Experience

At least five 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 desirable.

Experience in information or intelligence analysis is desirable.

Experience in the preparation of analytical statistical reports is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is taking efforts to improve gender parity, including full implementation of the UN-wide, and Departmental Gender Strategies. We are committed to providing an inclusive culture and exciting opportunities for women in the security and operations field.

• 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.

• Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

• Subject to UN General Assembly approval, this post is available for a period of one year. The appointment or assignment and renewal are therefore subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

• An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

• The selection process for this job opening will be conducted pursuant to ST/AI/2010/3 on the "Staff Selection System" and include the compliance review process by a review body described in staff rule 4.15. The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuance governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English.

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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