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The position is located in the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS). The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2524 (2020) authorizing the mandate of UNITAMS which is to assist the political transition, progress towards democratic governance, in the protection and promotion of human rights, and sustainable peace; support peace processes and implementation of future peace agreements; assist peacebuilding, civilian protection and rule of law, in particular in Blue Nile and South Kordofan (the Two Areas) and Darfur; and support the mobilisation of economic and development assistance and coordination of humanitarian assistance.

The position is based in Khartoum and is located in the Security Section, Security Information Unit. The incumbent will report to the Chief Security Officer.

Job Description

Department/Office:United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan
Duty Station:KHARTOUM
Posting Period:23 December 2020 – 05 January 2021
Job Opening Number:20-Security-UNITAMS-147293-F-Khartoum (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A


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

  • Advises the SIA/CSA/CSO/SA/FSCO on threats affecting the United Nations;
  • Assists the Officer in Charge of Security Information Cell in the unit supervision at the mission’s Headquarter or in a regional office. When assigned, may supervise a unit in a regional office;
  • Assists in identification and coordination of security information requirements, collection, collation and dissemination of security threat information to SIA/CSA/CSO/SA/FSCO, DO or ASC and SMT or ASMT;
  • Analyzes security information, identifies trends of threats and security incidents affecting United Nations system personnel, assets and operations at the mission’s headquarters and/or regional offices;
  • Contributes to trend analysis, gathers information on factors of insecurity, determines the relevance and validity of security information and the reliability of information resources;
  • Assists the SIA/CSA/CSO/SA/FSCO in the development of security risk assessments in the country or regional offices, or in preparation of rapid threat and risk assessments;
  • Contributes to the development of corresponding security advisories and recommendations on security operating procedures;
  • Participates in the development of the country-wide or regional security risk analyses, briefing materials and presentations to SIA/CSA/CSO/SA/FSCO, DO or ASC and SMT or ASMT on security matters;
  • Conducts researches on specific threat factors and supports the Crisis Management Team (CMT) 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 and Security Personnel;
  • Participates in the development of the reports on analyses of security incidents affecting United Nations system personnel, assets and operations;
  • Through the SIA/CSA/CSO/SA/FSCO contributes to the development of regional threat assessments;
  • When assigned, supervises the activities of other Security Information Analysts, international and national staff;
  • Acts as duty officer in CMT during crisis situations;
  • Performs other duties as directed by senior SIA/CSA/CSO/SA/FSCO.
  • Performs other duties.


Professionalism: Excellent knowledge and understanding of methodologies for information collection, collation and analysis; ability to develop research projects and perform studies on practical security matters; knowledge of security management, combined with solid background (training, education and experience) in security information management; Ability to understand security threats and challenges in a conflict and post-conflict environment. Shows pride in work and 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.

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.

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.


High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate.
Being Security Analysis Process and Practice (SAPP) certified is required.
Being Security Certification Programme certified is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in the military, police, information management or security management is required.
At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in information management or analysis with a military, police, international information management, or international security management organization is required.
At least two (2) years’ experience and exposure at the international level in the United Nations or other international organization is required.
At least one (1) year of experience in a conflict and post conflict environment is required.
Experience in Security Information and Operations Centre (SIOC), Security Information Coordination Unit (SICU), Joint Mission Analysis Centre, maintenance and coordination of priority information requirements, computerized data base and archives, mission-wide risk analysis; conduct of statistical analysis to identify trends and security incident patterns; assessment of conflict dynamics, GIS data basis management, military or national intelligence, etc., is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.


Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This job opening is being advertised for advance planning purposes pending formal approval of the relevant funding and staffing structures. An appointment may be terminated, or post level adjusted in accordance with the Staff Rules for such reasons as abolition of post or reduction of staff or committee funding approvals, for example in the event that the funding for the post is not approved or the mandate of the mission is not extended.

The selected candidate will be expected to deploy in time to commence work no sooner than 1 January 2021.

This “Recruit from Roster” job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected. 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. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

United Nations Considerations

According 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.

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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