Posting Title: INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS, NOC
Job Code Title: INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS
Department/Office: United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq
Duty Station: BAGHDAD
Posting Period: 11 February 2020 – 25 February 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Political Affairs-UNAMI-131151-R-Baghdad (N)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Organisational Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Joint Analysis Unit within the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Baghdad. The Information Analyst reports to the Information Analyst, P4.
Within delegated authority, the Information Analyst will carry out the following duties:
- Maintain understanding of developments/events relevant for the implementation of the Mission mandate through monitoring and collection of data/information from multiple sources, including UN Mission civilian, military and police components, UN Country Team (UNCT), national military/civilian authorities, NGOs, media and other key stakeholders.
- Classify, manage, store and transfer information by using Joint Analysis Unit (JAU) information management processes and systems.
- Organize, analyze and synthesize information for identification of trends, production of forecasts and assessments.
- Produce accurate and timely JAU analytical products and briefings, in coordination with other Mission components and sources.
- Assist in the development and coordination of JAU tools, such as Information Requirements, in consultation with all relevant information collection components of the Mission.
- Contribute to effective working relationships within the JAU and other UN Mission components, the UNCT and relevant external actors and organizations.
- Maintain a system for classifying and storing confidential information, in consultation with information management/technology expertise.
- Perform other duties as required.
Professionalism: Knowledge of Iraqi political, judicial, economic and parliamentary contexts. Ability to fuse multi-source information into analytical products. Ability to conduct clear and concise verbal briefings to senior management and work with the mapping and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) applications. 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.
Communication: 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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priorities 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.
An advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in political science, international relations, foreign affairs, law or related fields is required. A first-level university degree with two additional years of relevant work experience and academic/professional qualifications, such as accreditation from military or government command and staff colleges, may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree in the specified fields of studies.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in information analysis, political science, international relations, journalism, development, security (military or police) or related field is required.
Experience in research, information analysis and drafting of analytical products is required.
Experience working in or supporting a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.
Experience working in the geographical region of operations is desirable.
Experience working in an integrated civilian military-police environment is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in both English and Arabic languages is required. Knowledge of Kurdish language is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
- Recruitment against this position is on a local basis. Candidates for positions in the National Professional Officer categories must be nationals of Iraq.
- Locally recruited General Service staff members applying for this post must meet the minimum requirements, including academic qualifications and years of relevant experience. Relevant experience in the General Service category at G-6 and G-7 levels may count towards experience requirements.
- The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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.
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.
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.
- To apply please follow this link https://vacanciesiniraq.com/unjobs
- To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover letter where (vacanciesiniraq.com) you saw this job posting.