Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Duty Station: WAU; AWEIL; Juba;
Posting Period: 14 July 2022 - 27 August 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Political Affairs-UNMISS-186360-R- (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

These positions are located in the Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC), Juba, Wau and Aweil of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The incumbents will report to Chief JMAC.


The Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC) is a multidisciplinary analysis unit within the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. JMAC manages information and produces analytical materials intended to create contextualized situation awareness, threat assessment, and support forward planning and policy to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Under the overall direction of the Chief of JMAC and the direct Supervision of the JMAC Analytical Team Leaders, the Associate Information Analyst is responsible for:
• Maintain an understanding of the political, security, social-economic, development and humanitarian situation in the Mission area and in the region, through monitoring and gathering data/information on developments/events from multiple sources including UNMISS civilian/military/police components, the UNCT, local and national authorities, NGOs, media and other key stakeholders.
• Regularly visit the geographical area they are responsible for and familiarizing themselves with realities on the ground and various organizations working there.
• Organize, analyze, and synthesize information to support the production of accurate and timely JMAC analytical products and briefings, in coordination with other Mission components and resources.
• Identify emerging issues, trends and dynamics and forecasting threats that may have implications on the implementation of UNMISS mandate.
• Critically assess the quality of information, resolve apparent contradictions and identify potential biases of information sources.
• Independently provide high-quality written analysis of varying length and complexity that cogently explains the “so what” of an issue to inform Mission leadership.
• Respond to ad-hoc requests and tasking from UNMISS Senior Management in an efficient and cooperative manner.
• Contribute to effective working relationship within the JMAC and other UN Mission components, the UNCT and relevant external actors and organizations. Meet with relevant stakeholders, identify new sources of information to help fill information gaps; develop and maintain network of contacts that can be leveraged to provide unique insight and contextualization to inform JMAC analysis and to complement other information sources.
• Ensure that the appropriate level of confidentiality of JMAC products is maintained.
• Perform other duties as required.


Professionalism: Demonstrated ability to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current affairs topics and issues, and to complete in-depth studies and formulate conclusions and/or recommendations. Strong analytical skills and ability to produce forward-looking, preemptive analytical products and relevant leadership advice. Proven ability to integrate different perspectives (political, security, socio-economic, civil affairs, humanitarian, human rights, gender, child protection) into analytical products. Skills in developing networks for data collection. 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.

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.

Teamwork: Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, security, international relations, foreign affairs, law or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience and relevant academic/professional qualifications may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of two (2) years with a Master’s Degree or equivalent or four years with a first level degree of progressively responsible experience in intelligence or information analysis, political science, international relations, journalism, human rights, development, security (military or police) or related field is required.

Extensive experience in research, information analysis and drafting of integrated analytical products under tight deadlines is required.

Experience working in or in support of a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.

Experience working in the geographical region of operations is desirable.

Experience working in an integrated civilian military-police environment is desirable.

Experience in political economy analysis is desirable.


English is the working language of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.
For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of
other languages spoken in South Sudan is an asset.


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

Special Notice

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Qualified women that meet the requirements of this job opening are particularly encouraged to apply and will be given full consideration in accordance with the United Nations efforts to increase women participation in its workforce.

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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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