UN Career Jobs – Security Information Analyst – United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)


Job Title:    Security Information Analyst

Organisation: United
Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Job Opening number: 20-SEC-DSS-147455-J-KAMPALA (O)

Grade: P4  


About US:

The United Nations
Department of Safety and Security (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 security programmes and
activities of the United Nations System.


Job Summary:  The post is located in the Threat and Risk
Assessment Service within the Division of Regional Operations (DRO) in Kampala.
The incumbent will work under the guidance of the Senior Threat and Risk
Assessment Officer and under the supervision of Chief of the Threat and Risk
Assessment Service.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Within delegated authority, the Security
Information Analyst may be responsible for the following duties:

and provides guidance to Security Advisers with regards to Regional and Country
specific threats; prepares briefing materials such as periodic security threat
information alerts, notices, warnings, and advisories on security threats for
DSS senior management and UN Designated Officials; participates in development
of procedures for security operations, contributing with preparation and review
of security-related briefs for UN and other key decision makers related to
current/significant events in various areas.

in preparation of security plans for a designated country, or geographic area
by conducting regional and country-specific threat and risk assessments for the
UN encompassing:

o   Analyses trends of security incidents
affecting the organizations of the UN System.

o   Identifies, through field research of threat
actors, the operating environment of the UN in liaison with host governments’
security interlocutors.

security information requirements for the UN in a particular region.

security risk assessments, assisting DSS Security Advisers in the field.

strategic assessments on trends of security threats in the region for
dissemination to relevant clients.

early warning reports and indicators on security threats, as a planning tool
for DSS Senior Management.

and maintains dialog with local authorities and international institutions such
as Red Cross/Red Crescent for coordination of efforts in the event of natural

lines of communication with focal points of the Inter-Agency Security
Management Network (IASMN) for coordination of security threat assessment
requirements; liaises with the Organizations of the UN System and  Member States on the development of security
threat information; liaises with field missions’ host governments’ security
interlocutors to inform on threat actors and the operating environment of the
UN; communicate with relevant clients to disseminate processed information on
strategic assessments on trends of security threats in related regions.

continuing awareness of prevailing security conditions for region of coverage,
developing technical knowledge and awareness of security threat environments,
identifying probable threats by preparation of profiles of threat actors
impacting the security environment in which the UN operates, and analyzing
trends of security incidents affecting the United Nations, advising on
potential impacts of threats on the relevant UN staff accordingly.

availability of strategic security threat information system by conducting
liaison visits (SSTILV) to make periodic checks to determine if system is
functioning properly, ensuring information management systems are functional
and in compliance with established Security Analysis Process and Practice

analytical reports on security incidents in both HQ and Field locations.

other analytical and research assignments and tasks as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant
for the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) Security
Information Analyst job opportunity must hold 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

At least
seven 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.

in the analysis of either security, crime, political, or military trends is

in information or intelligence analysis is desirable.

in the preparation of analytical statistical reports is desirable.

fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of another United Nations official language is desirable.



 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;  Ability 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. 

 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

& 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.


How to Apply:

All candidates who
wish to join the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)
should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 5th January 2021


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