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INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS

Bunia (Congo Democratic)

  • Organization: UN-MONUSCO - United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Location: Bunia (Congo Democratic)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • International Relations
    • Political Affairs
    • Social Affairs
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-24

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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in Bunia (Ituri), within the Bunia sub-team of the Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC) of the United Nations Mission for the Stabilization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). The MONUSCO JMAC is responsible for the Mission’s intelligence architecture and the Missions’ information acquisition plan; including collection, coordination, analysis (including predictive analysis) and dissemination of information in order to inform senior Mission leadership decision making, and to identify threats to Mandate implementation. The incumbent reports to the Chief JMAC and works in close coordination and analytical oversight of the JMAC Team Leader (North Eastern Team) located in Goma (North Kivu). It coordinates JMAC analytical support to the Bunia Head of Office and contributes to maintaining situational awareness in support of crisis management procedures.

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 the mission area and region; follow unfolding events; conduct trend analysis and mid-to-long term predictive analysis; 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 MONUSCO mandate, using sources such as: MONUSCO 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. •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 Information Acquisition Plans in consultation with other Mission components and resources.•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 MONUSCO components, the UNCT and relevant external actors and organizations. •Support the UN Crisis Management Team, as required.•Perform other duties as required, in support of the JMAC, Mission and/or UNHQ, or as directed. • Undertakes JMAC analysis as tasked by Chief JMAC in coordination with JMAC Team Leader North Eastern DRC who will provide technical oversight and analytical quality control. Manages the JMAC Bunia local team. Liaises with Bunia Head of Office and other Mission components to support information gathering and analysis activities, provides technical support to Bunia HoO on development and implementation of Mission Information Acquisition Plan within the area of responsibility.

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, preemptive 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 gender, national, professional and cultural backgrounds. 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. Demonstrates ability to build and maintain formal and informal information networks in an international environment.

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.

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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) degree in Political Science, International Relations, Law 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 at least five years of progressively responsible experience in political or international affairs work, Intelligence or information analysis, security (military or police) operations, diplomacy, human rights, or related field are required.
Proven experience drafting high quality, accurate documents in English and in French under tight deadlines is required.
Experience working in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team is required.
Experience in intelligence data management application that enables to capture, control and analyze multi-source data in security-rich workgroup environments is required.
At least two years of work experience in conflict or post-conflict field operations is desirable.
Experience briefing senior officials on complex or multidimensional issues is desirable.
Prior experience working in a multidimensional analysis operation and/or in analytical entities is desirable.
Prior experience working in the Great Lakes Region is desirable. .

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. Working knowledge of local languages will be an asset.

Assessment

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.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for 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.

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

The 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 according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. 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 reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (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.

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