Job Opening

Posting Title: INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
Duty Station: BANGUI
Posting Period: 08 March 2018 - 14 March 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Political Affairs-MINUSCA-94418-J-Bangui (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 in the Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC) of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The Information Analyst will be based in Bangui and report to the Chief JMAC.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the P-3 Information Analyst will be responsible for, but not limited to, the performance of the following duties:

- Maintain an understanding of the political, security, humanitarian, and human rights situation in CAR; follow unfolding events; conduct trend analysis and mid-to-long term predictions; work with colleagues to gather and verify information; and be able to select, confirm, and present the relevant information, with the appropriate political context, in a succinct manner (written or oral) to a variety of audiences, including senior leaders.

- Help identify areas for potential research and analysis. Collate, evaluate and provide short- or long-term analysis on developments/events affecting the implementation of the MINUSCA mandate, using sources such as: MINUSCA components (civilian, police, Human Rights, Humanitarian, military), UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes, national military/civilian authorities, members of the diplomatic community, international and multilateral organizations, NGOs, media and other key stakeholders.

- Contribute to situational awareness by producing accurate and timely reports, analysis, and briefings that inform senior leaders’ decision-making, policy development, and planning.

- Ensure Chief JMAC is regularly updated on developments regarding the security environment and especially POC related issues.

- Prepare, edit and disseminate information in the form of regular reports, specific papers, incident reports, threat assessments, briefs, incident/trend analysis, scenario papers, profiles and risk maps among others.

- Maintain and coordinate JMAC tools, including Priority Information Requirements and Collection Plans in consultation with other Mission components and resources.

- Attends and represent JMAC as requested by Chief JMAC.

- Provide briefings to the Mission Leadership Team, senior UN staff and visiting delegations and represent the JMAC in meetings, as directed.

- In coordination with information management and information technology specialists, maintain a system for classifying and storing confidential information.

- Foster effective working relationships with other MINUSCA components, the UNCT and relevant external actors and organizations.

- Perform other duties as required, in support of the JMAC, Mission and/or UNHQ, or as directed.

Competencies

Professionalism: Strong analytical skills, and experience in information collection and management; excellent drafting and editing skills with the proven ability to produce cogent reports; proven analytical ability and experience in building information networks in a complex conflict and post conflict environment; ability to produce forward-looking, pre-emptive analytical products and relevant leadership advice; proven ability to integrate different perspectives, inter alia, political, civil affairs, military, police, security, humanitarian, human rights, rule of law, gender, child protection, development, environmental and electoral affairs, into analytical products; ability to coordinate with many different actors in both the Mission and the UN system, to develop and foster collaboration and contact networks and to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and maintain effective working relations with people of different national, professional and cultural backgrounds; Experience developing and executing a programme throughout its life cycle; 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.

Team Work: 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

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) degree in Political Science, International Relations, Law, Public Administration, or related field. 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 five years of progressively responsible experience in political or international affairs work, political, intelligence or information analysis, political journalism, development, security (military or police) operations, diplomacy, humanitarian affairs, human rights, or related field.

At least two years of work experience in conflict or post-conflict field operations is required. Experience on CAR conflict is highly desirable. Good understanding of POC related issues and their articulation with armed groups, past experience in Civil Affairs (POC related) and humanitarian agencies will be an advantage.

Proven experience drafting high quality, accurate documents under tight deadlines is required. Prior experience working in a multidimensional analysis, operations, or situation centre watch room is desirable. Working experience in Central Africa Republic, in the Region or in Africa is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in both oral and written English and French is required. Basic knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Notes:

This Temporary Job Opening is issued for a period up to 30 June 2018.

• A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.

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