United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan Associate Information Analyst, Political Affairs Jobs in South Sudan

United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan Associate Information Analyst, Political Affairs Jobs in South Sudan

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC) of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Juba. Juba is classified in the "E" category and as a non-family duty station. The Associate Information Analyst will be based in Juba and will report to Chief JMAC.


Within delegated authority, the Associate Information Analyst P-2 will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Maintain an understanding of the political, security, social-economic, development and humanitarian situation in the mission area and in the region, through monitoring and gathering data/information on developments/events from multiple sources including UNMISS civilian/military/police components, the UNCT, national military/civilian authorities, NGOs, media and other key stakeholders.

  • Identify emerging issues, trends and dynamics that may have implications on the implementation of UNMISS mandate.

  • Organize, analyze, and synthesize information to support the production of accurate and timely JMAC analytical products and briefings, in coordination with other Mission units and resources.

  • Assist in the maintenance and coordination of JMAC tools, including "Priority Information Requirements", in conjunction with all relevant information collection units of the Mission.

  • Contribute to effective working relationship within the JMAC and with counterparts in other Mission components, the UNCT and relevant external actors and organizations.

  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Professionalism: Demonstrated ability to complete in-depth studies and to formulate conclusions and/or recommendations. Strong analytical skills and ability to produce forward-looking, preemptive analytical products and relevant leadership advice. Proven ability to integrate different perspectives, i.e. political, civil affairs, military, police, security, humanitarian, human rights, gender, child protection perspectives into analytical products. Skills in developing networks for data collection. Shows pride in work and in achievements.

  • 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

  • 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.


  • An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social sciences, international relations, law 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 two years of progressively responsible experience in political or international affairs, development, security, diplomacy or foreign relations, humanitarian affairs, human rights, or related field is required.

  • International experience in a conflict or post-conflict situation or in peacekeeping operations is required.

  • Proven experience in drafting high quality, accurate reporting and analytical documents, integrating multiple perspectives (notably security, political and socio-economic) under tight deadlines is required.

  • Experience working in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team is required.

  • Experience in East Africa region is desirable.

  • Prior experience as part of JMAC in a peacekeeping operation is desirable.

  • Experience in briefing senior officials on complex or multidimensional issues is desirable


  • English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

    How to Apply

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