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Security Information Analyst, At United Nations Department Of Safety And Security

Date Posted: 11/Apr/2014
Deadline: 30/Apr/2014


Location : Abuja, NIGERIAApplication

Deadline : 30-Apr-14

Type of Contract : FTA International

Post Level : P-4Languages

Required : English

Duration of Initial Contract : One year

Expected Duration of Assignment : Four years


This position is located in the Nigeria field office of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS). UNDSS is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system to enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the programmes and activities of the United Nations System. Successful candidates who are not initially hired against this post will be placed on a roster for consideration as and when similar vacancies arise in the future at other duty stations. The selection process will be managed by UNDSS but, as UNDP administers UNDSS staff in field locations, appointment to this position will be offered under UNDP conditions of service.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions and other duty stations in their careers, as per established rules and procedures. UNDSS has a mandatory mobility policy whereby its internationally-recruited staff are expected to rotate to other duty stations every three to four years.

The rotation programme is managed centrally by UNDSS. Abuja is presently a family duty station.Duties and ResponsibilitiesUnder the supervision of the UNDSS Chief Security Adviser (CSA), the Security Information Analyst (SIA) is responsible for the management of information relevant to security, including 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) in Nigeria to enhance the safety and security of UN personnel, assets and operations in the country. The SIA 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 monitoring of security incidents, daily situation reports, local media and other open sources. To accomplish the above, the SIA will be responsible for the identification and coordination of security information requirements, development of trend analysis, gathering comprehensive information on all factors on security as well as determining the relevance and validity of security information and the reliability of information resources. In addition, under the supervision of the CSA, the SIA will be responsible for developing country-wide security risk analyses, preparing comprehensive briefings on safety and security to the DO and the SMT, conducting research on specific threat factors, supporting the UN Crisis Management Team in Nigeria, disseminating security information in a timely manner to representatives of all UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes operating in Nigeria. The SIA will perform other duties as directed by the CSA.Competencies

Core Values:

  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for Diversity

Functional Competencies:


  • Knowledge and understanding of methodologies for information collection, collation andanalysis;·
  • Ability to develop research projects and perform studies on practical security matters;·
  • Ability to communicate complex issues to clients and supervisors, clearly present researchfindings and formulate security advisories;·
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements, demonstrates professional competence andmastery of subject matter;·
  • Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achievingresults;·
  • Motivated by professional rather than personal concern and shows persistence when facedwith difficult problems or challenges;·
  • Remains calm in stressful situations and takes responsibility for incorporating genderperspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.Communication:·
  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;·
  • Listens to others and correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;·
  • Asks questions to clarify, exhibits interest in having two-way communication and tailorslanguage, 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 priority activities and assignments and 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.Required Skills and ExperienceEducation:·
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) in Political or Social Science, Military Science,Criminology, International Relations or related field;·
  • A first level university degree with 9 years of relevant combination of experience in a relatedarea may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.Work Experience:·
  • At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in applied military, lawenforcement or political analysis, research and/or studies in the field of criminology and/or crime statistics or corporate security, with international experience;
  • Experience of the United Nations security management system is desirable.

Language Requirements:

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this post, written andspoken fluency in English is required.Please note that incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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