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Information Analyst, P-3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   28 Feb 2013
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   13 Feb 2013
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur
DUTY STATION:   El Fasher
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   13-POL-UNAMID-425947-R-EL FASHER


 
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
This position is located within the Joint Mission Analysis Center (JMAC), which is responsible for the management (collection, coordination, analysis and dissemination) of information in order to serve as a decision-making and planning tool for the Mission. Under the supervision of the head of Information Analysis Unit, the Information Analyst will be responsible for the following duties: 1) Perform the functions of permanent analyst to the JMAC; 2) Maintain up-to-date knowledge of events relating to political issues, ensure the monitoring of daily situation reports, military and UNAMID Police contingent reports, local news, and verbal updates, make effective use of statistical information; 3) Monitor and gather comprehensive information about events or actions that may affect the implementation of the Mission’s mandate; 4) Maintain and coordinate “Priority Information Requirements” with all relevant information collection units of the mission; 5) Select, classify and maintain relevant information in computerized databases and archives; 6) Ensure maintenance of a Mission-wide risk analysis, in coordination with existing Mission units and resources; 7) Support the UN Crisis Management Team, and respond to specific incidents as required; 8) Act as JMAC Team Leader for one of UNAMID’s three geographical sectors; 9) Maintain integrated database and conduct statistical analysis to identify trends and incident patterns; 10) Create, maintain and update personality and locality profiles; 11) Conduct risk analysis including assessments and projections on significant developments in the region on a regular basis; 12) Undertake conflict mapping to assess the conflict dynamics; 13) Perform other functions as required.

Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM – 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. TEAMWORK – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; 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.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Political Science, Political Economy, International Relations, International Law, Public Administration, or related fields. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in international affairs, development, security, diplomacy, or foreign relations. Working experience in a field environment or in Peacekeeping operations is required. At least two years of relevant working experience in East Africa, and professional expertise in Darfur are also required. Proficiency in managing databases and processing data to produce information, support crisis management team, or programme management is required. Experience in drafting analytical reports for senior management is also required.

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic is desirable. Knowledge of another UN language is desirable.

Other Skills


The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).   English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

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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