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Senior Information Analyst (Senior Joint Operations Officer) (Recruit from Roster)

LAAYOUNE

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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 for this job opening. Roster applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are qualified, 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 position, if selected.

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.

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

Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfill the lateral move(s) or geographical requirements as set out in ST/AI/2016/1 to be eligible to apply for this job opening. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral or geographical move(s) in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover note.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) in Laayoune. Laayoune is classified as a “C” hardship duty station and a family duty station. The Senior Information Analyst will report to the Chief of Staff.

Mandate:
The United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) was established by Security Council resolution 690 (1991) PDF Document of 29 April 1991, in accordance with "the settlement proposals", as accepted on 30 August 1988 by Morocco and the Frente Popular para la Liberación de Saguia el-Hamra y de Río de Oro (Frente POLISARIO).
The Secretary-General's implementation plan, approved by the Security Council, provided for a transitional period during which the Special Representative of the Secretary-General would have sole and exclusive responsibility over all matters relating to a referendum in which the people of Western Sahara would choose between independence and integration with Morocco. The Special Representative would be assisted in his tasks by a deputy special representative and by an integrated group of United Nations civilian, military and police personnel, to be known as the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

- Oversee the monitoring, collection, evaluation, analysis and dissemination of information relevant to the implementation of MINURSO's mandate, from a variety of sources, in support of policy development, strategic planning and decision making in the Mission;
-Provide the Senior Mission Leadership with an incisive understanding of issues and trends, their implications and potential developments, as well as assessments of cross-cutting issues and threats that may affect the implementation of the Mission’s mandate;
-Develop, maintain and revise as needed the analytical and tasking tools (“Requests for Information”, “Priority Information Requirements”, “Collection Plans”, etc.) to detail the scope of analytical products, priorities, sources deadlines, dissemination, etc.;
-Provide analytical support to the Mission’s Crisis Management Team;
-Provide briefings to the Mission Leadership Team, Senior UN staff and visiting delegations and represent the Mission in meetings as required;
-Develop and maintain effective working relationships and foster collaboration with Mission components, UN Headquarters, as well as external actors and organizations in the country and the region;
-Develop and implement standard operating procedures and other relevant guidance and good practices;
-Perform other duties.

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 and edit the work of others. - Ability to develop information collection, assessment and analysis plans that support the mandate of the Mission and its strategic objectives. - Ability to produce forward-looking, pre-emptive analytical products and relevant leadership advice. - Proven ability to integrate different perspectives into analytical products. - Proven ability in preparing various sensitive and confidential analytical correspondences/reports and presentations in a fast-paced and high-stress environment. - Capable of identifying, articulating and defending complex concepts, issues and recommendations. 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. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Integrity: Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in daily activities and behaviours; acts without consideration of personal gain; resists undue political pressure in decision-making; does not abuse power or authority; stands by decisions that are in the Organization’s interest, even if they are unpopular; takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.

Respect for Diversity: Works effectively with people from all backgrounds; treats all people with dignity and respect; treats men and women equally; shows respect for and understanding of diverse points of view and demonstrates this understanding in daily work and decision-making; examines own biases and behaviours to avoid stereotypical responses; does not discriminate against any individual or group.

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; and demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Client Orientation - Considers all those to whom services are provided to be ‘clients’ and seeks to see things from the clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; and meets timelines for delivery of products or services to clients.

Managerial Competencies
Judgement/decision-making - Identifies key issues in complex situations, and comes to the heart of problems quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

Building trust - Provides an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion; places confidence in colleagues, staff members and clients; gives proper credit to others; operates with transparency; follows through on agreed upon actions; treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social sciences, international relations, law, public administration, economics, foreign affairs, law or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in intelligence or information analysis, political science, international relations, journalism, development, security (military or police) or related field is required. Experience working in a conflict or post-conflict setting is required. Experience supervising multi-disciplinary teams is required. Experience working in an integrated civilian-military-police environment is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

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.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UN-DFS - United Nations Department of Field Support
  • Location: LAAYOUNE
  • Grade: P-5, International Professional - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2017-04-01

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