Internal and External
Associate Information Analyst, NO-B
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 21 March 2019
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 19 April 2019
DUTY STATION: Multiple Duty Stations
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: MONUSCO/34/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 Associate Information Analyst, Political Affairs will be based in Bukavu/Beni. The incumbent reports to the Information Analyst, Political Affairs.
Within delegated authority, the Associate Information Analyst, Political Affairs will be responsible for the following duties:
1. Information collect ion
-Assist JMAC leadership in gathering information in support of the Mission Leadership Team (MLT), as required;
-Help identify areas for potential research and analysis. Collate, evaluate and provide short or long-term analysis on developments/events affecting the implementation of Mission mandate, using sources such as Mission components (civilian, police, military), national military/civilian actors, NGOs, media and other key stakeholders;
Gather and analyse information on local conflicts, land issues, local political developments, security environment, military developments, presence of foreign armed groups, cross-border illegal activities affecting the peace process;
-Gather in-depth specific information for JMAC on who-is-who of political, military, religious and civil society leaders in provinces and districts and input such information into the JMAC database;
-In coordination with information management and information technology specialists, maintain a system for classifying and storing confidential information;
-Interact constantly with key players on the local military and political environment;
-Participate in fact-finding and other missions to the field;
-Foster effective working relationships with other Mission components, the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and relevant external actors and organizations;
-Keep abreast with and report on broader political and other developments relevant to the Mission;
-Contribute to situational awareness by producing timely accurate and analytical reports and briefings that inform JMAC leadership;
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 deliver the relevant information, with the appropriate political context, in a concise manner (written or oral);
-Present feasible solutions to prevent or manage the threats;
-Perform other duties, as assigned.
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
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in International Relations or a related subject is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, civil affairs, humanitarian affairs, human rights, public information/journalism, military, police, security, crisis operations and management, or related field. Professional experience preparing summary and analytical reports on political and/or security issues is required. Experience working on conflict-related issues is desirable. Experience working in a conflict or post-conflict situation is desirable.
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 (
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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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