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Senior Information Analyst, P-5
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   20 Jul 2012
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   20 Jun 2012
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   United Nations Support Mission in Libya
DUTY STATION:   Tripoli
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   12-POL-UNSMIL TRIPOLI-425775-R-TRIPOLI


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Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
The Senior Information Analyst will report to the Chief of the Political Affairs Section. The Senior Information Analyst will be responsible for the management (collection, collation, analysis and dissemination) of information in order to serve as a decision-making and planning tool for the Mission and the performance of the following duties: 1) Identify, in consultation with the Mission’s senior leadership, Priority Information Requirements, which would establish the priorities for information collection and analysis; 2) In consultation with other mission components develop a coherent collection plan and oversee the monitoring of a wide spectrum of information sources; 3) Provide advice on mitigation strategies related to risks to the mission mandate; 4) Be responsible for the preparation of analysis of threats to the mission mandate, and monitoring of situation reports, local and international media, and verbal updates, and maintenance of information databases; 5) Support the UN Crisis Management Team, and provide analytical support to crisis response activities; 6) Ensure the timely production and quality of products; 7) Ensure that the appropriate level of confidentiality for analytical products is maintained; 8) Provide briefings to senior UN staff; 9) Work in close consultation with Heads of Component; 10) Manage and supervise information analyst staff; 11) Perform other duties as requested by the Chief of the Political Affairs Section.

Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM - Strong analytical skills, and experience in information collection and management. Excellent drafting and editing skills with the proven ability to produce cogent reports and edit the work of others. Ability to develop work plans that support the mandate of the Mission and its strategic objectives. Proven ability to integrate different perspectives inter alia political, social, economic, security, humanitarian, human rights, rule of law, gender, child protection, development, and electoral affairs, into analytical products. Ability to coordinate with many different actors in both the Mission and the UN system, to develop and foster collaboration and contact networks; and to work in a multicultural, multiethnic environment and maintain effective working relations with people of different national, professional and cultural backgrounds. Capable of identifying and defending complex concepts, issues and recommendations. Demonstrated ability to produce mapping exercises and complete in-depth studies, and to formulate conclusions and/or recommendations. Ability to identify trends and to forecast. Understanding of information data management methodologies and information technology initiatives. Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; and remains calm in stressful situations. Thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures of UN organizations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. LEADERSHIP - Proven record building and managing teams, and creating an enabling environment, including the ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff and design training/skills enhancement initiatives. Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership to civilian and uniformed staff from different national and cultural backgrounds. MANAGING PERFORMANCE - Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the among of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports staff when they make mistakes; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff and appraises performances fairly. PLANNING AND ORGANIZING - Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority assignments and adjusts priorities as required; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. COMMUNICATION - tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent), preferably in political science, international relations, international economics, law, or related fields. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
At least 10 years in international relations, development or conflict resolution work at national and international levels. Senior experience in a country in transition is required. Field experience in a UN mission is required. Experience in international affairs, intelligence, diplomacy, development, security, or foreign relations, including in senior advisory / managerial capacities is required. Work experience in the Middle East is desirable.

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic is required.

Other Skills
Proficiency in MS Word and use of databases, PowerPoint, and electronic media applications is required.


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PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

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    E-mail: electoralroster@un.org, electoralaffairsOG@un.org

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