United Nations Information Analyst, Political Affairs Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Information Analyst, Political Affairs Jobs in Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • This position is located within the Information Analysis Team (IAT), Office of the Chief of Staff, at the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), in Nairobi. Nairobi is classified in the "B" category and is a family duty station. The IAT is responsible for the management and processing (collection, collation, analysis and dissemination) of information and analysis as a basis for policy development, enhanced planning and decision-making by the Senior Mission Leadership. The Information Analyst reports through the Deputy Chief of the Integrated Analysis Team to the Chief IAT/Senior Information Analyst.


    Within limits of delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to, the performance of the following duties:

  • Maintain a clear understanding of developments/events relevant for the implementation of the Mission mandate through the monitoring and collection of data/information from multiple sources, including UN Mission civilian, military and police components, the UN Country Team (UNCT), national civilian/military authorities, NGOs, media and other key stakeholders, for the identification of trends, production of forecasts and assessments.

  • Produce accurate and timely IAT analytical products and briefings, in coordination and/or consultation with other Mission components and sources. Assist in the development and coordination of IAT tools, such as Information Requirements, in consultation with all relevant information collection components of the Mission.

  • Maintain a system for classifying and storing confidential information by using IAT information management processes and systems, in consultation with information management/technology expertise.

  • Contribute to effective working relationships within IAT and other UN Mission components, the UNCT and relevant external actors and organizations.


  • Professionalism: Strong analytical skills and experience in information collection and management.

  • Excellent drafting and editing skills with the proven ability to produce cogent reports and edit the work of others.

  • Ability to develop information collection, assessment and analysis plans that support the mandate of the Mission and its strategic objectives.

  • Ability to produce forward-looking, pre-emptive analytical products and relevant leadership advice.

  • Proven ability to integrate different perspectives into analytical products.

  • Proven ability in preparing various sensitive and confidential analytical correspondences /reports and presentations in a fast-paced and high-stress environment.

  • Capable of identifying, articulating and defending complex concepts, issues and recommendations.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.


  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social sciences, international relations, law, economics or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in intelligence or information analysis, political science, international relations, journalism, security (military or police) or related field is required.

  • Experience in a UN field mission (or similar) is highly desirable.

  • Experience in political and security analysis related to the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea or Djibouti) is required.

  • Experience working on terrorism/extremism related issues is highly desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in Arabic is desirable.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Information Analyst, Political Affairs Jobs in Kenya

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