Org. Setting and Reporting
This temporary position is available through 31 December 2020 (with the possibility of an extension) and is located in the Political Analysis & Research Cluster. The incumbent reports directly to the Chief.
Under the supervision of the Chief, the incumbent will provide substantive support as follows: -Gather, select and analyze data contained in communications and publications received from different sources, including the media regarding implementation of Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2178 (2014), , 2396 (2017), 2462 (2019) and other relevant Security Council decisions on counter-terrorism. Maintain up to date knowledge of events relating to political issues in general and in particular counter-terrorism related issues.-Conduct analysis and research using both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. -Monitor and report on actions taken by government and non-governmental organizations. - Collect the analytical reports, at their different stages, prepared by the Legal Officers for the CTC and its Subcommittees' review and ensure their timely circulation. Assist in preparing legal documents setting up the arrangements for the organization of capacity-building workshops and seminars, including events related to terrorists' use of the internet. -Participate in provision of secretariat services to the CTC, sub-committees, conferences, meetings etc, including the following: a) Ensure the expeditious processing, submission and circulation of reports, draft letters and final letters and all other relevant documents to Committee members, other UN Member States and the CTED legal officers, as appropriate; b) Assist in the preparation and organization of Special Meetings of the CTC with International, Regional and Sub-Regional organizations including those related to terrorists' use of the Internet. - In consultation with senior Officers, respond to requests for briefings and information on the work of the CTC, and assist in responding to relevant inquiries submitted to the CTED e-mail address. - Perform ad hoc duties as required.
Professionalism: Ability to identify and analyze political, legal, social, economic problems that cause violent extremism that leads to terrorism in a country or geographic area. Ability to develop sources for data collection. 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.
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. 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.
A first-level university degree in political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration or other related area.
A minimum of [number e.g. two] years of progressively responsible experience in [specific fields of work] or related fields is required.
No experience is required for candidates who have passed the United Nations Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the G to P Examination (G to P).
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English (oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN languages is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
•This position is temporarily available until 31 March 2019 with the possibility of an extension. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
•While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
•Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
•This temporary job opening may be limited to "internal candidates," who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15. •Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation. • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a costeffective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
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.
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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.
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