Job Opening

Posting Title: ASSOCIATE INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS (Temporary Job Opening), P2 (Temporary Job Opening)
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 29 September 2022 - 11 November 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Political Affairs-IIMM-191780-J-Geneva (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The mandate of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM) was established by the Human Rights Council in its resolution 39/2, adopted on 27 September 2018. The creation of the Mechanism was welcomed by the General Assembly in its resolution 73/264, adopted on 22 December 2018. This position is located in the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, based in Geneva, Switzerland, within the Collection, Analysis and Sharing Section (CASS). The position will report to the Legal Officer, CASS.


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

- Under the guidance of the supervisor, assists in the development of research and analysis strategies and conducts research to identify relevant evidence and opensource information to support development of analytical products, organizes and synthesizes information that will advance the IIMM's investigations, responses to requests for assistance and case building activities;
- Undertakes a preliminary review and analysis of information in English and Myanmar languages, including through the use of analytical software(s), and related analytical products in support of investigation relevant to crimes within the IIMM's mandate;
- Under the guidance of the supervisor, gathers, collects, evaluates and analyses information to identify relevance, information gaps and/ or inconsistencies, and to inform decisions relating to investigative activities;
- Maintains and updates the IIMM's internal databases and uses information management evidence processes and electronic information systems for the collection and preservation of information relevant for case file building and support of ongoing or future criminal investigations or prosecutions by national, regional or international courts or tribunals;
- Participates in briefings and conferences with other IIMM personnel, as well as with actors external to the IIMM, including national investigative, prosecutorial and judicial authorities, civil society actors, UN entities and other partners relevant to collection and analysis of information and evidence;
- Performs other duties as required.


PROFESSIONALISM: Strong analytical and evaluative skills. Knowledge and understanding of strategies and approaches for complex criminal investigations and building criminal case files. Ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. Ability to plan own work, manage conflicting priorities and maintain flexibility as priorities evolve or change. Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion in handling sensitive information. Ability to work under pressure including under tight time constraints. Ability to work in a high-tech environment. Shows pride in work and 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; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

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.

TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology. Technical skills with regards to scripting, computer coding and software development.


Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in Asian Studies, conflict or security studies, information management, international criminal law, social science or related fields 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 work experience that includes some degree of monitoring, gathering, analyzing and/or reporting on social, political historical or economic events or facts is required.

Work experience doing reporting or analysis related to Myanmar is desirable.

Work experience in the areas of sexual and gender-based crimes and crimes against children is desirable.

Work experience using analytical software is desirable.

Work experience with an investigative, prosecutorial or judicial institution/body at the national or international level is desirable.

Work experience in the areas of social media monitoring and analysis is desirable.

Work experience in analysing networks operating dangerous or hate speech, is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Fluency in Rohingya OR fluency in the Myanmar language (Burmese) is also required. Knowledge of another language used in Myanmar (such as Burmese, Chin, Kachin, Rakhine and Shan) is desirable.


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

Special Notice

This temporary position is available for up to 364 days. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

This temporary job opening may be limited to "internal candidates," who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

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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