Information Analyst, Political Affairs, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo At United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Closing date: Tuesday, 25 July 2023



Department/Office: United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Duty Station: KINSHASA

Posting Period: 26 June 2023 – 25 July 2023

Job Opening Number: 23-Political Affairs-MONUSCO-212392-R-Kinshasa (M)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organisational Setting and ReportingThis position is located in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). The incumbent will be based in Kinshasa and will report to the Chief, Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC).


Within the limits of delegated authority, the Information Analyst will be responsible for performing the following duties:

  •  In consultation with the Chief JMAC, identify potential research and analysis topics; Collect, collate, evaluate and analyze information related to developments/events relevant to the implementation of the Mission mandate, using a variety of sources, including UN Mission civilian/military/ police components, UN Country Team, national military/civilian authorities, international community, NGOs, media and other key stakeholders.
  •  Produce accurate and timely integrated analysis, assessments, and other products as required; maps and other joint analysis products which support decision-making, policy development and planning by Senior Mission Leadership. Oversee the timely production of quality joint analysis products and in ensuring information security as well as proper dissemination.
  •  Develop effective working relationships with UN Mission components, the UNCT, external actors and organizations, as well as the entities of the host government, such as the national defense and security forces for timely acquisition of relevant information to support MONUSCO’s mandate implementation.
  •  In consultation with the Chief JMAC and relevant Mission components, ensure the development and application of JMAC tools, standards and procedures, such as interview techniques, information management procedures, analytical and drafting standards, information cycle, peacekeeping-intelligence procedures, etc.
  •  Provide briefings to the Mission Leadership Team, senior UN staff and visiting delegations and represent the JMAC in meetings as required.
  •  Assist the Chief JMAC in the management of the section (recruitment, staff development, training, evaluation etc.) and in tasking and overseeing the acquisition of information as well as timely production and dissemination of forward-looking assessments.
  •  Performs other duties as required.

CompetenciesProfessionalism: 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. 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. 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. Empowering others: Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and gives staff autonomy in important areas of their work. Encourages others to set challenging goals. Holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility. Genuinely values all staff members’ input and expertise. Shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort. Involves others when making decisions that affect them.

EducationAdvanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, foreign affairs, law or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience and relevant academic/professional qualifications, such as accreditations from military or government command and staff colleges, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work ExperienceA minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the intelligence or information analysis, political or social science, international relations, international cooperation, journalism, security or related field is required. A minimum of three (3) years of experience leading and managing diverse teams is required. A minimum of three (3) years of experience working in research and analysis, preferably on conflict dynamics, as well as excellent analytical, drafting and briefing skills in English and French are required. A minimum of three (3) years of experience building effective working relationships and information exchange networks with a variety of stakeholders including mid- to high level officials is desirable. Experience in open-source research as well as the use of analytical- and database software, including trend- and geospatial analysis is desirable. Experience developing and overseeing the application of analytical tools and standards as well as managing supervisors, training and capacity building of staff is desirable. Experience working in the geographical region of operations is desirable.

LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required.

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

Special NoticeThis job opening is to identify the most qualified candidate for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). Candidates endorsed by the FCRB but not selected will be placed on the Information Analyst, Political Affairs, P-4 roster. The entire assessment process takes an average of six months; all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) within 14 days of the conclusion of the process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently will be invited to apply for field mission vacancies open only to roster members. Roster membership does not guarantee selection. Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. 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 in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

United Nations ConsiderationsAccording 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. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.



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