Security Information Analyst, P3
United Nations Department of Safety and Security
Maiduguri, Nigeria
4d ago
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Job Summary

  • The Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the United Nations security management system (UNSMS) globally.
  • As a global leader in security risk management principles, UNDSS enables the safe and effective delivery of United Nations programmes and activities in the most complex and challenging environments, while maximizing precious resources.

    To this end, the work of the Department is aligned under a clear mission, to enable United Nations system programme activities through trusted security leadership and solutions.

  • This is a unique opportunity to join a diverse, dynamic and exciting organization gaining unique and valuable experience where security provides great value.
  • Besides the opportunity to gain new skills and further advance security expertise, this position offers a fulfilling environment that gives you satisfaction by contributing directly or indirectly to peace and security, human rights, and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Simply, all humanity will be benefiting from your work. Together, we can make the world a better place.

  • The post is located in the Threat and Risk Assessment Service within the Division of Regional Operations (DRO) in Maiduguri.
  • This duty station has been designated by the International Civil Service Commission as a "E" hardship and non-family duty station.

    The incumbent will report to the Senior Threat and Risk Assessment Officer (First Reporting Officer), and the Chief, TRS (Second Reporting Officer).

    The Chief Security Advisor (CSA) of the duty station is responsible for all administrative and logistical support.

    Education :

  • An Advanced University Degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in Political, Military Or International Relations or related fields.
  • A first-level University Degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the Advanced University Degree.
  • Work Experience :

  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in applied military, police, or political predictive analysis is required.
  • At least two years of international experience in a multilateral organization in the field of criminology or corporate security is required.
  • Experience in the analysis of either security, crime, political, or military trends is desirable.
  • Experience in information or intelligence analysis is desirable.
  • Experience in the preparation of analytical statistical reports is desirable.
  • Responsibilities

  • As part of the UNDSS TRS effort to timely identify threats and risks in the area, country and region, this position is part of the UNDSS TRS Regional Security Information Team (RSIT) Central Africa and is responsible for covering Maiduguri, Nigeria and the border areas with Niger, Cameroon and the Lake Chad Basin.
  • Within limits of delegated authority, and under the general supervision of the Senior Threat and Risk Assessment Officer, TRS, the Security Information Analyst (SIA) at P-3 level 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 and Security Management Team in a field mission to enhance the safety and security of UN personnel, assets and operations in Nigeria, the Lake Chad Basin and the border Nigeria / Niger border area.
  • 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, and the cultivation of an information gathering and sharing network in accordance with policy and guidelines.
  • Duties

    Within delegated authority, the Security Information Analyst may be responsible for the following duties :

  • Contributes to the provision of advice to the CSASA / Chief of Security Information and Operation Centre (SIOC) or a similar entity on threats affecting the United Nations;
  • Evaluates and coordinates security information requirements, acquisition, collation and dissemination of security threat information to the Senior Threat and Risk Assessment Officer, CSA / SA or equivalent, Designated Officials and Security Management Teams;
  • Analyzes security information, identifies trends of threats and security incidents affecting United Nations system personnel, assets and operations in specific countries;
  • Conducts trend analysis, gathers comprehensive information on all factors of insecurity, assesses the relevance and validity of security information and the reliability of information resources;
  • Assists Senior Officers, CSA / SA or equivalent in the development of specific security risk assessments for individual UN programmes and activities in countries and regions, or in preparation of rapid threat and risk assessments;
  • Contributes to the development of corresponding security advisories and recommendations on security operating procedures;
  • Provides country-wide security risk analysis, briefing materials and presentations to CSA / SA or equivalent, Designated Officials and Security Management Teams on security matters;
  • Conducts and coordinates research on specific threat factors, support activities of the Crisis Management Team in response to specific security incidents;
  • Maintains effective communication channels with security authorities of host countries and other interlocutors;
  • Drafts and coordinates timely dissemination of security threat information to mission leadership, Security Personnel;
  • Drafts reports on analyses of security incidents affecting United Nations system personnel, assets and operations;
  • Contributes to the development of regional threat assessments in coordination with the Senior Threat and Risk Assessment Officer, Chief Security Adviser and equivalent in neighboring countries;
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Chief, TRS.
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