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Information Analyst

Bukavu (Congo Democratic)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Bukavu (Congo Democratic)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-13

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Under the direct supervision respectively of the North-Eastern DRC JMAC Team Leader (Goma-based post, covering the conflict areas of Bas-Uélé, Haut Uélé, Tshopo, Ituri and North Kivu provinces) and South-Eastern DRC JMAC Team Leader (Bukavu-based post, covering the conflict areas of South Kivu, Maniema, Tanganyika, Haut Katanga, Haut Lomami and Lualaba provinces), and the overall supervision of the Chief JMAC, the UN Volunteer will be tasked with analyzing information depending on requirements of JMAC:

  • Assist the Team in drafting the Weekly Threat Assessment (WTA), an analytical document produced by JMAC and targeting the senior management Team and the UN Agencies;
  • Regularly report on any relevant incident or contingency (local conflict, land issues, local political developments, security environment, military developments, and foreign armed group presence);
  • Present feasible solutions to avoid, prevent or manage security risks in the designed area;
  • Interact with Political Affairs Division, Civil Affairs, Disarmament, Demobilization / Reintegration, Repatriation and Resettlement (DDRRR), Child Protection, UN Joint Human Rights Office and other substantive sections, as well as with Security Section, the MONUSCO Force (Military) and UNPOL to better understand the politico-military-security nuances of the current conflict in the DRC, and to assist the JMAC team in assessing the risks of conflict escalation both at the National and the local levels;
  • Assist the team in interacting with key Congolese players of the military and political environment, operating in the Area of Responsibility (AoR), including spoilers;
  • Gather specific information for JMAC in-depth who-is-who of political, military, religious and civil society leaders in above-mentioned provinces and feed information to the JMAC-database. Gather information on the cross-border illegal regional networks and their connection to the current conflict, with the aim of recommending course of actions against them;
  • Participate in fact-finding and other missions to the field;
  • Assist the Team in editing documents in English and French language;
  • Perform other duties, as required.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

Bachelor Degree (or higher) in political science/international relations/ Law, security or related field and/or equivalent experience;

Required experience: 36 Months Experience remark:

Professional experience: a minimum of 3 years’ experience in conflict/post conflict, humanitarian context

Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Political affairs and political reporting Area of expertise details:
  • Experience in gathering and analyzing political/security/military information;
  • Excellent drafting and editing skills in drafting various documents, including multiple reports;
  • Professional experience: a minimum of 3 years’ experience in conflict/post conflict, humanitarian context
  • Knowledge of the DRC context is highly desirable;
  • Bachelor Degree (or higher) in political science/international relations/ Law, security or related field and/or equivalent experience;
  • Flexibility to travel frequently; driving license.
  • Ability to adapt to new, unforeseen, and sometimes stressful situations;
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office suite;
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations/MONUSCO therefore fluency in oral and written French and English (preferably mother tongue) is mandatory;
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Driving license: Yes Competencies values:

Client Orientation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 13-05-2021

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