United Nations
5d ago


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.

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.
  • Professionalism :

  • Knowledge and understanding of methodologies for information collection, collation and analysis; Ability to develop research projects and perform detailed analysis on security threats and emerging trends;
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex issues and defend recommendations to clients and supervisors; Knowledge of security management, combined with solid background (training, education and experience) in security information management;
  • Ability to understand security threats and to clearly present research findings and develop high quality reports on security matters;
  • 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.

    Planning and 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.

    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 the audience.

    Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.


    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.


    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required.

    Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.


    Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

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