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Posting Title: Security Information Analyst
Job Code Title: SECURITY INFORMATION ANALYST
Department/Office: DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY AND SECURITY
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 23 November 2016 - 21 January 2017
Job Opening Number: 16-Security-DSS-66215-R-New York (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

Availability of the post is subject to approval by the General Assembly. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds

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.

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system to enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the security programmes and activities of the United Nations System. The post is located in the Threat and Risk Assessment Service within the Division of Regional Operations (DRO). The incumbent will work under the general guidance of the Senior Threat and Risk Assessment Officer and under the supervision of Chief of the Threat and Risk Assessment Service.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Security Information Analyst may be responsible for the following duties:
Advises and provides guidance to Security Advisers and Security Analysts with regards to Regional and Country specific threats; prepares briefing materials such as periodic security threat information alerts, notices, warnings, and advisories on security threats for DSS senior management and UN Designated Officials; participates in development of procedures for security operations, contributing with preparation and review of security-related briefs for UN and other key decision makers related to current/significant events in various areas; Contributes in preparation of security plans for a designated country, or geographic area by conducting regional and country-specific threat and risk assessments for the UN encompassing: Analyses trends of security incidents affecting the organizations of the UN System; Identifies, through field research of threat actors, the operating environment of the UN in liaison with host governments' security interlocutors; Develops security information requirements for the UN in a particular region; Develops security risk assessments, assisting DSS Security Advisers and Security Analysts in the field; Develops strategic assessments on trends of security threats in the region for dissemination to relevant clients; Prepares early warning reports and indicators on security threats, as a planning tool for DSS Senior Management; Establishes and maintains dialog with local authorities and international institutions such as Red Cross/Red Crescent for coordination of efforts in the event of natural disasters; Establishes lines of communication with focal points of the Inter-Agency Security Management Network (IASMN) for coordination of security threat assessment requirements; liaises with the Organizations of the UN System and Member States on the development of security threat information; liaises with field missions’ host governments' security interlocutors to inform on threat actors and the operating environment of the UN; communicate with relevant clients to disseminate processed information on strategic assessments on trends of security threats in related regions; Maintains continuing awareness of prevailing security conditions for region of coverage, developing technical knowledge and awareness of security threat environments, identifying probable threats by preparation of profiles of threat actors impacting the security environment in which the UN operates, and analysing trends of security incidents affecting the United Nations, advising on potential impacts of threats on the relevant UN staff accordingly. Ensures availability of strategic security threat information system by conducting liaison visits (SSTILV) to make periodic checks to determine if system is functioning properly, ensuring information management systems are functional and in compliance with established Security Analysis Process and Practice Standards; Prepares analytical reports on security incidents in both HQ and Field locations Performs other analytical and research assignments and tasks as required.

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; Ability 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.

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.

Planning & 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.

Education

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 seven 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 organisation in the field of criminology or corporate security is required. Experience in security management systems for an international organisation is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

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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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