Information Analyst, Political Affairs


Information Analyst, Political Affairs [temporary], Prishtine / Pristina

Closing date: Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Posting Title: INFORMATION ANALYST, POLITICAL AFFAIRS, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)


Department/Office: United Nations Mission in Kosovo

Duty Station: PRISTINA_ISC

Posting Period: 05 June 2019 - 19 June 2019

Job Opening Number: 19-Political Affairs-UNMIK-118063-J-Pristina (M)

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

Organisational Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the Joint Analysis and Reporting Unit (JARU) at the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and will be based in Pristina. The UNMIK JARU provides an integrated analytical and reporting capacity in UNMIK. It is responsible for the collection, coordination, analysis and dissemination of information in order to inform senior Mission leadership decision making and ensure greater situational awareness. In addition to producing situation reports, it undertakes integrated assessments of key political, economic and security developments and trend analyses of key issues and provides integrated forecasts in critical issue areas. Finally, JARU provides direct research and analytical support to other UNMIK units when required. These maybe ad hoc projects or on-going support. The incumbent will report to the Chief JARU.


Within delegated authority, the Information Analyst, Political Affairs will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:

  • Maintain an understanding of the political, security, and human rights situation in the mission area and region; follow unfolding events; conduct mid-to-long term trend analysis; work with colleagues to gather and verify information; and be able to select, confirm, and present the relevant information, with the appropriate political context, in a succinct manner (written or oral) to a variety of audiences, including senior leaders.
  • Prepare, edit and disseminate information in the form of regular reports, specific papers, incident reports, threat assessments, briefs, incident/trend analysis, scenario papers, profiles and risk maps, provide analytical coverage of political and social economic developmental aspects in a post-conflict environment.
  • Collect and analyse multi-source information in order to produce integrated analysis and forward-looking assessments in support of enhanced mission planning and decision-making.
  • Support reports and analysis with data visualisation tools.
  • Help identify areas for potential research and analysis. Collate, evaluate and provide short- or long-term analysis on developments/events affecting the implementation of the UNMIK mandate, using sources such as: UNMIK components (civilian, police, military), members of the diplomatic community, international and multilateral organisations, NGOs, media and other key stakeholders.
  • Maintain a high-level of situational awareness concerning developments and trends in Kosovo and the region concerning terrorism and violent extremism networks, based on an understanding of the key actors and dynamics of the region.
  • Classify, manage, store and transfer information by using the UNMIK information management processes and systems, including nut not limited to SAGE.
  • Foster effective working relationships with other UNMIK components and relevant external actors and organisations.
  • Perform other duties as required, in support of the JARU, UNMIK and/or UNHQ, or as directed.


Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements, is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is meticulous and pays attention to detail; 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.

  • Excellent drafting and editing skills with the proven ability to produce cogent, forward-looking analytical products and relevant leadership advice based on qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Strong research and analytical skills and experience in information collection and management.
  • Knowledge of analytical software tools that manage, analyse and visualise qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Proven ability to work with open-source, internet-based data, especially social media analytical tools and methodologies.
  • Proven ability to integrate different perspectives, inter alia, political, civil affairs, military, police, security, humanitarian, human rights, rule of law, gender, child protection, development, environmental and electoral affairs, into analytical products.

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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning& 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.


Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, foreign affairs, law or related field. 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 Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in intelligence or information analysis, political science, international relations, journalism, development, security (military or police) or related field. Experience in research, information analysis and drafting of analytical products is required. Experience working in or in support of a field operation, of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization, 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 Serbian and/or Albanian would be considered an asset.


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

Special Notice

This job opening is advertised to fill a temporarily vacant position during the absence of the regular incumbent for a period of one year or longer. The regular incumbent is entitled to return to this position at the expiry of the temporary vacancy period. If the regular incumbent exercises the right to return, the appointment or temporary assignment or promotion of the candidate selected for this job opening will not be renewed or extended.

The selection process for this job opening will be conducted pursuant to ST/AI/2010/3 on the 'Staff Selection System' and include the compliance review process by a review body described in staff rule

  • 15. In case of selection, a staff member of the United Nations Secretariat who meets the definition of 'internal candidate' in staff rule
  • 10 will be placed on a temporary assignment if he or she holds the same grade as the job opening; and a temporary promotion if he or she holds a lower grade than the job opening. If the regular incumbent vacates the position during such temporary assignment or promotion, the selected staff member will be laterally assigned, promoted or transferred to the position without further selection process under ST/AI/2010/3.

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.

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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