Junior Security Information Analyst
📢 Vacancy Announcement n°: 167736
👉Job Title: Junior Security Information Analyst
📌Type of Contract: Junior Consultancy
🚩 ️Unit / Division: Security
⭐Location: Regional Bureau for Western Africa (RBD)
📍 Duty Station: Dakar, Senegal
🌟 Duration: 05 months (until 31 December 2022)
⏰ Deadline for application: 8 July 2022
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
The Junior Security Information Analyst (JSIA) supports the Senior Regional Security Officer in security information analysis and reporting on a designated area of responsibility within the region of the Regional Bureau Western Africa (RBD). The JSIA position is established at RBD in Dakar. (The RBD office might move to a new location to the planned UN House in Diamniadio in the course of the consultancy. This move won’t be considered a change in duty station.) The incumbent will be required to conduct field missions within the RBD region.
ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES (not all-inclusive, performed within delegated authority):
Under the direct supervision of the RBD Senior Regional Security Officer and with a functional reporting line to the RBD Regional Security Information Analyst, the JSIA supports the Senior Regional Security Officer by analyzing and contextualizing security information to identify potential impact on WFP personnel, assets, and operations, contributing to RBD’s ability to acquire, process and effectively communicate security threat information supporting decision-making and ensuring operational success.
- Contribute information relevant to security including acquisition, examination, collation, analysis, and dissemination, ensuring a good understanding of business requirements and contributing to planning and decision-making at the operational and strategic levels.
- Identify and address security information requirements by applying agreed approaches and methodologies in security information analysis consistent with WFP and UNSMS information management (IM) policies, guidelines, and procedures.
- Monitor security incidents and developments related to security to enable security information analysis based on a wide range of reliable sources.
- Prepare and updates Country Security Profiles of assigned countries on the basis of information from open and internal sources.
- Prepare and update Profiles of Threat Actors on the basis of information from open and internal sources.
- Conduct in-depth research on security threats and risks, identify appropriate sources and validate acquired information ensuring relevance, reliability, and accuracy that informs complex security information analysis.
- Participate in cross-functional joint assessments to raise awareness of the potential future operating contexts and make preparedness recommendations to address vulnerabilities.
- Proactively prepare accurate and timely security updates, security analysis reports, statistics and trends analysis, strategic warnings, and assessments contributing to other security reports with important inputs as per RBD and RMQ requirements.
- Contribute to the development of security IM guidelines and security operating procedures, consistent security advisories, and recommendations to improve security information analysis and reporting.
- Support in the provision of technical advice and support to strengthen the capacity within security management and crisis readiness and preparedness.
- Support technical inputs to inform the quality, consistency, and standardization of security reporting and analysis.
- Establish and maintain effective security IM mechanisms enabling rapid, coordinated, and efficient exchange and collation of data and information.
- Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners to align security analysis activities with wider programmes.
- Foster partnerships within and outside WFP to maintain information networks for effective information sharing on security analytical papers, security situations, threats, risk analysis, and trends contributing to information sharing cohesion.
- Prepare comprehensive presentations and briefings to WFP personnel, donors, and partners on security developments in specific countries/regions, as appropriate.
- Provide support in the provision of technical security analysis advice to strengthen the security management function of WFP in the region.
- Other as required.
DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT:
Full completion of all tasks given within the contract period. Country Security Profiles completed for at least six countries. Handover of duties in writing.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) preferably in Political or Social science, International Conflict and Security, and/or International Relations.
- Minimum of one (1) year of working experience at the international level;
- Experience conflict analysis, risk assessment, and/or early warning;
- Experience in humanitarian operations;
- Experience in analysis of socio-political and/or security aspects in Western Africa;
- Experience in the analysis of tactics, techniques, and procedures of designated non-state armed groups in non-international armed conflict.
Knowledge & Skills:
- Excellent understanding of the application of methodologies for information collection, collation and analysis;
- Proven ability to conduct research projects and perform studies on practical conflict/security matters;
- Proven ability to evaluate sources and information;
- Excellent skills to draft clearly and concisely in English;
- Proven ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and concisely orally and in writing;
- Proven ability to work independently and in a team and to deliver timely outputs, sometimes at very short notice;
- Demonstrate understanding of the strategic context and the broader implications in which the security function operates.
Fluency (level C) in English and French language.
Deadline for application: 8 July 2022.
Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
WFP has zero-tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on race, sex, color, ethnic group, age, sexual orientation, other affiliation, or HIV/AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.