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SECURITY INFORMATION ANALYST

Bamako

  • Organization: UN
  • Location: Bamako
  • Grade: FS-6, Field Service - No need for Higher Education - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2022-07-05

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Bamako. The Security Information Analyst will maintain security information awareness of all aspects which could potentially affect the safety and security of the UN staff and assets. She/he will assist the Chief Security Information Coordination Unit (SICU) in the identification and coordination of security information requirements, development of trend analysis, the gathering of comprehensive information on all factors of insecurity and she/he will participate in the development of country-wide security risk analysis, preparation of comprehensive briefings on safety and security to the UN Designated Official and Security Management Team.

Responsibilities

1. Maintains security information awareness of all aspects which could potentially affect the safety and security of the UN staff and assets, including up-to-date knowledge of events relating to the security environment through monitoring of security incidents, daily situation reports, local media and other open sources, and the cultivation of an information gathering and sharing network in accordance with policy and guidelines.
a. Collection, review, and assessment of reports produced by UN components in country and from UN components responsible for areas of research related to the SIA's security environment.
b. Collection, review and assessment of reports, articles, and products published in the open media related to the SIA's security environment.
c. Assessment of reports and information provided by Host country Authorities.
d. Under the supervision of the Chief SICU, conducts research on specific threat, factors, supports activities of the Crisis Management Team responding to specific security incidents.

2. Assists in the identification and coordination of security information requirements, development of trend analysis, the gathering of comprehensive information on all factors of insecurity as well as the determination of the relevance and validity of security information and the reliability of information resources.
a. Analysis of security information, identification of trends of threats, and security incidents affecting United Nations system personnel, assets and operations in the country.
b. Identification of security information requirements; collection, collation, and dissemination of security threat information to the Chief SICU and Principal Security Advisor.
c. Timely dissemination of security threat information to representatives of all Organizations of the United Nations system operating in the country; Field Security Coordination officers and Security Officers of the Organizations of the United Nations system.

3. Participate in the development of country-wide security risk analysis, preparation of comprehensive briefings on safety and security to the UN Designated Official and Security Management Team.
a. Development of specific security risk assessments for individual UN programmes and activities in the country, preparation of rapid threat and risk assessments.
b. Development of corresponding security advisories and recommendations on security operating procedures.
c. Development of briefing materials and presentations for Chief of SICU and Principal Security Advisor, Designated Official and Security Management Team on security matters.
d. Develops reports on analysis of security incidents affecting United Nations system personnel, assets, and operations.

Perform other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism:
Knowledge of security management, combined with solid background of military, police of security specialization; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; Capability to appropriately manage security units; 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.

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.

Planning and 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

High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years with high school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate (five years with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in international relations, programme management, crime or terrorism prevention, security, risk or disaster or emergency management and preparedness in the public or private sector areas is required.

At least five years of progressively responsible experience in, security or political predictive analysis is required.

Experience in conduct of statistical analysis to identify political trends and security incident patterns; assessment of conflict dynamics is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required;

Assessment

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

Special Notice

The appointment or assignment and renewal thereofare subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

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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