Posting Title: Information Analyst, Political Affairs, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS
Department/Office: United Nations Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh/ISIL
Duty Station: BAGHDAD
Posting Period: 10 April 2023 – 24 April 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Political Affairs-UNS-SPM UNITAD-206563-J-Baghdad (X)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Organisational Setting and ReportingThis position is located within the United Nations Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh / ISIL (UNITAD) and will be based in Baghdad, Iraq. The post is in the Economic Crimes Unit. The incumbent will report to the Senior Legal Officer, Team Leader. UNITAD was established by the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 2379 (2017), according to which it is mandated to support domestic efforts to hold ISIL (Da’esh) accountable by collecting, preserving and storing evidence in Iraq of acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by the terrorist group ISIL (Da’esh) in Iraq.
Within delegated authority, the Information Analyst, Political Affairs will be responsible for 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 national military/civilian authorities, NGOs, media and other key stakeholders.
- Classify, manage, store and transfer information.
- Carry out searches of in-house and open source materials regarding topics relevant to the mandate.
- Organize, review, analyse and synthesise information and evidence for the identification of trends, production of forecasts and assessments.
- Produce accurate and timely analytical reports and briefings, in coordination with other Mission components and sources. Contribute to effective working relationships within the team 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.
CompetenciesProfessionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements, is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is meticulous and pays attention to detail; 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Planning& 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.
EducationAdvanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, foreign affairs, law or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience and relevant academic/professional qualifications, such as accreditations from military or government command and staff colleges, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work ExperienceA minimum of five (05) years of progressively responsible experience in the intelligence or information analysis, political science, international relations, journalism, development, security (military or police) or related field is required. At least two years of experience in research, analysis and drafting of analytical reports within the context of criminal investigations is required. At least one year of experience working for an international tribunal or international investigative mechanism is required. Experience working with the United Nations or a comparable international organization, is desirable. Experience working in criminal investigations in the Middle East is desirable. Experience in working in investigations or intelligence analysis in relation to ISIL (Da’esh) is desirable.
LanguagesFor the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge in Arabic is desirable. Note: “Fluency” equals a rating of ‘fluent’ in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand) and “Knowledge of” equals a rating of ‘confident’ in two of the four areas.
AssessmentEvaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
- This position is funded through a trust fund and temporarily available. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
- Fully vaccinated status for COVID-19 or willingness to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is required for this position.
- The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
- At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
- While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
- This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
- Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
- Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
- Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
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