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United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Kabul Afghanistan

1 month ago

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) with duty station in Kabul. Under the overall command and supervision of the Principal Security Adviser, the Associate Security Information Analyst at the P-2 level reports to the Chief Security Officer (CSO) on all issues related to security information and analysis in Afghanistan.

Within limits of delegated authority, and under the general supervision of the PSA, the Associate Security Information Analyst at the P-2 level is responsible for the management of information relevant to security. This includes collection, collation, analysis, and dissemination, to be used as a decision-making and planning tool by the UN Designated Official (DO) and Security Management Team (SMT) to enhance the safety and Security of the UN personnel, assets, and operations in Afghanistan, as may be directed by the PSA/CSO.

The Associate Security Information Analyst will... maintain security information awareness of all aspects which could potentially affect the safety and security of the UN, including up-to-date knowledge of events relating to the security environment through insertion and monitoring of the Safety and Security Incidents Reporting System (SSIRS), situation reports, local media and other open sources, and the cultivation of an information gathering and sharing network in accordance with policy and guidelines.

Assist the PSA/CSO in gathering and processing all relevant Security Information in support of the UN Security Management System (UNSMS) in Afghanistan;

Maintains an understanding of the political and security situation in all the country with special focus in the UN area of operations; follow unfolding events; conducts 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 security information, in a concise manner (written or oral);

Contributes to situational awareness by producing timely accurate and analytical reports and briefings that inform senior UNSMS leadership through the PSA/CSO;

Analyzes security information, identifies trends of threats and security incidents affecting UNSMS personnel, assets and operations in Afghanistan;

As directed by the PSA/CSO prepares, and revises Security Threat Information (STI), Security Risk Management (SRM), Physical Security Assessments (PSA) for the existing Security Areas, in cooperation with the Area Security Advisers (ASAs) as all well as ad hoc SRM and PSRM for SUNO visits, specific UN programs and activities, and periodical SIOC reports.

Contributes to the development of corresponding security advisories, alerts and recommendations on security operating procedures;

Provides country wide security threat awareness, briefings and presentations to PSA, DO, SMT and SUNOs on security related matters, as required; Includes cross-cutting issues such as gender, ethnic and others as part of the security analysis; Conducts and coordinates research on specific threat factors, support activities of the Crisis Management Team in response to specific security incidents;

Foster effective working relationships with and within the various UNSMS organizations and relevant external actors and organizations in Afghanistan;

Maintains a system for classifying and storing sensitive information and mapping of security incidents affecting United Nations system personnel, assets and operations;

Contributes to the development of regional threat assessments in neighboring countries, under the coordination of the PSA/CSO;

Performs other duties as directed by PSA and or the CSO.

Professionalism: Excellent knowledge and understanding of methodologies for information collection, collation and analysis; knowledge of security management, combined with solid background in security information management; Ability to understand security threats and challenges in a conflict and post-conflict environment. 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. Always acts ethically and with integrity. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Excellent drafting abilities, resourceful communications skills, both orally and in writing, ability to effectively communicate complex security issues to clients and supervisors; Clearly present research findings and formulate security advisories; 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 & 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.

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent such as a senior command and staff qualification) in security management, information management or business administration, political/social science or international relations.

A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security information management may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

A diploma from a national police or military academy resulting in an appointment as a commissioned officer in combination with four additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management at the rank of commissioned officer (i.e. Lieutenant / Inspector or equivalent) may be accepted in lieu of a first level university degree.

Successful certification in the UN DSS Security Analysis Process and practice (SAPP) course is an asset (and will be expected for future advancement in this field).

No experience is required for candidates who have passed the United Nations Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the G to P.
Job - Specific Qualification

Training in Civil Disturbance Management is desirable

Experience in Operational Security, Police/Military Psychological approach and Negotiation techniques is desirable
Work Experience

A minimum of two years with advanced university degree of progressively responsible experience in security information analysis with a military, police, state, civilian information management or security management organization or a diploma from a national police or military academy resulting in an appointment as a commissioned officer in combination with four additional years of qualifying experience in military, police or security management at the rank of commissioned officer (i.e. Lieutenant / Inspector or equivalent) may be accepted in lieu of a first level university degree a diploma from a national is required.

At least one year of experience in a conflict, or post conflict or complex environment is required.

Excellent in rapidly resolving crises, upholding law and order, relating effectively with culturally diverse populations and protecting property and lives is desirable

Experience with assessment of conflict dynamic, GIS data base management , military or national intelligence, etc. is desirable.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available until 27.02.2024 If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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. selected.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff, as per the Secretary General´s Gender Parity Strategy. 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.

Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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.

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