Internal and External
Assistant Information Analyst, NO-A
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 21 March 2019
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 19 April 2019
DUTY STATION: Multiple Duty Stations
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: MONUSCO/33/JMAC/2019
This vacancy is open exclusively to nationals of Democratic Republic of Congo
United Nations core values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for diversity
Organizational Setting and Reporting
This position is located within in the Joint Mission Analysis Cell. The Assistant Information Analyst will be based in Kalemie/Bunia /Goma/Kananga. The incumbent reports to the Information Analyst, Political Affairs.
Within delegated authority, the Assistant Information Analyst, Political Affairs will be responsible for the following duties:
-Under the direct supervision of the Information Analyst, the Assistant Information Analyst ensure carry out tasks related to information collection and analysis in accordance with the mandate of the integrated Mission
-Research support to briefings to the Mission Leadership Team, senior UN staff and visiting delegations and other events.
-Support contingency planning and participate to strengthen the ability of senior mission leaders to be informed and understand developments on the ground.
-Oversee the monitoring of a wide spectrum of information sources including Integrated Mission daily and weekly situation reports, Mission Component Reports, local news and interaction with National government officials, International Organizations, the Diplomatic Community and civil society organizations.
-Oversee and ensure the timely production and quality of products: risk analyses, threat assessments, Early Warning Notes, Blue Sky. papers, analytical reports (key humanitarian and development issues), technical support (database and website development and design), coordination support (support to UNDAF / Integrated Strategic Framework working groups and reviews, task forces, IPF, in-depth analysis capacity and policy making role, user-friendly visual products (website/portal, factsheets and governorate profiles, maps).
-Support and liaise closely with the Mission Crisis Management Team and respond to specific incidents as required. Maintain contact with the officers of the various UN Mission components on a regular basis to indicate, and respond to needs that may arise.
Ensure that the appropriate level of confidentiality for products is maintained.
Geographic Orientation – Thematic
The incumbent will focus on the area of assignment. He / she will therefore be expected to monitor developments in the security, military and political situation in these areas, including cross-border relations with neighbouring countries. Thematically, he / she will focus (but not only) on issues relating to armed groups and the protection of civilians.
Ability to identify issues related to security risks and threats; Good analytical, research and interviewing skills including knowledge and experience in the use of various research methods and sources. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
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. Ability to communicate honestly and respectfully with colleagues as well as with local communities and Counterparts;
Ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and maintain constructive working relationships with colleagues from different nationalities and across diverse cultural backgrounds. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise and 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 & Experience
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of progressively responsible experience in international affairs, intelligence, development, security, diplomacy, administration or foreign relations may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
First-hand knowledge of the area of assignment, including the political and security environment, from a local, national and regional perspective, and legislation related to gender, child protection / human rights is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written French is required. Fluency in English is desirable. A working knowledge of other languages spoken in the region is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise or competency base interview or both.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested and qualified applicants should submit their applications with cover letter together with the attached United Nations Personal History form (
For the online Personal History Profile (visit https://inspira.un.org to generate a PHP)
Submit applications by email ONLY to: firstname.lastname@example.org Hand Delivered will not be accepted.
All applications MUST indicate the MONUSCO Job Opening number for which they are applying, on the subject line in the e-mail. e.g. MONUSCO/33/JMAC/2019
All applicants MUST indicate the telephone number and email address with location. Applications without telephone number and the email address with location WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Applications received after the deadline will NOT BE ACCEPTED.
ONLY successful applicants will be contacted for WRITTEN SUBSTANTIVE and COMPETENCY BASED ASSESSMENTS TEST
In line with the UN policy on gender balance, FEMALE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
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