Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station: BAMAKO
Posting Period: 17 January 2023 - 07 February 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Political Affairs-MINUSMA-199576-F-Bamako (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 within the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in the Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC), duty station Bamako. The incumbent will serve as Information Analyst, Political affairs Officer, and reports to the 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 Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali. JMAC manages information and produces analytical materials intended to create comprehensive situation awareness, threat assessment, and support forward planning and policy to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
Under the overall direction of the Chief of JMAC, the P4 Information Analyst, Political Affairs Officer 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 MINUSMA civilian/military/police components, the UNCT, national military/civilian authorities, NGOs, media and other key stakeholders.
• Classify, manage, store and transfer information by using JMAC information management processes and systems.
• 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 MINUSMA mandate. In consultation with the Chief JMAC and other relevant Mission components, ensures the development, application and improvement of JMAC tools in predictive analysis/forecasting.
• Critically assess the quality of information, resolve apparent contradictions, and identify potential biases of information sources.
• Independently provide and produce accurate and timely integrated analysis, assessments, maps and other JMAC products which support data driven decision-making, policy development and planning by Senior Mission Leadership. Assist the Chief JMAC in overseeing the timely production of quality JMAC reporting products and in ensuring information security as well as proper dissemination.
• Provide briefings to the Mission Leadership Team, senior UN staff and visiting delegations and represent the JMAC in meetings as required.
• 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.
• Support the Chief JMAC in the supervision and management of a diverse, integrated JMAC team. Assist the Chief JMAC in his/her duties as required
• Perform other duties as required.


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.

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.

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.

Empowering others: Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and gives staff autonomy in important areas of their work. Encourages others to set challenging goals. Holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility. Genuinely values all staff members' input and expertise. Shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort. Involves others when making decisions that affect them.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, foreign affairs, law or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience and relevant academic/professional qualifications, such as accreditations from military or government command and staff colleges, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of a minimum of seven (07) years with a master’s degree or nine (9) years with a bachelor’s degree of progressively responsible experience in the intelligence or information analysis, political science, international relations, journalism, development, security (military or police) or related field is required.

Excellent analytical, drafting and briefing skills are required.

Field experience in a complex security environment is required.

Experience supervising or managing integrated and multidisciplinary teams is required.

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

Experience in the Mission's geographical region of operations is desirable.


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


Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

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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