Job Opening

Posting Title: Associate Information Analyst, P2
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS
Department/Office: Office of the IIIM-SYRIA
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 26 August 2022 - 24 September 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Political Affairs-IIIM-SYRIA-188938-R-Geneva (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located within the Support and Sharing Section of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to assist in the investigation and prosecution of persons responsible for the most serious crimes under International Law committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011 (IIIM). The incumbent will report to a P3 Analyst.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Associate Information Analyst is responsible for the following duties:

• Under the guidance of a P3 Analyst, assists in the development of research and analysis strategies and conducts research to identify relevant evidence in the IIIM repository and open source information to support the development of analytical notes and investigations that can further criminal accountability for the most serious crimes under international law committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011;
• Under the guidance of a P3 Analyst, gathers, collects, evaluates and analyzes information to determine relevance and gaps and to inform decisions relating to investigative activities;
• Organizes and synthesizes relevant information and evidence, including through the use of analytical software(s), and related analytical products in support of the IIIM responses to requests for assistance and proactive sharing activities;
• Maintains and updates IIIM’s internal databases and uses information management evidence processes and electronic information systems to classify, manage, store and transfer information;
• Participates in briefings and conferences with other members of the IIIM, as well as with actors external to the IIIM including national judicial authorities, civil society actors, UN entities and other partners relevant to collection and analysis of information and evidence;
• Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

• PROFESSIONALISM: Demonstrated analytical skills; ability to work in a high-tech environment; familiarity with various research methodologies and sources, including digital sources; 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: 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.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in criminology, law, Middle Eastern studies, conflict or security studies, international relations, human rights or criminal law, political/social science or related fields is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Job - Specific Qualification

A technical certificate or training in intelligence analysis is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible work experience in information analysis in the context of criminal investigations, international humanitarian law or human rights, or in the context of the Middle East or North Africa region is required.

Experience using analytical software is desirable.

Experience in open-source analysis is desirable.

Experience with analytical work in an accountability institution at the national or international level is desirable.

Experience in relation to the Middle East or North Africa region is desirable.

Experience in relation to the Syrian conflict is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Fluency in Arabic is desirable. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or availability of the funds.

Fulfillment of the responsibilities of this position will necessitate engagement with material and/or information that may be distressing.

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

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.

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.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to 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

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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