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Security Information Analyst, Service Contract SC8, Regional Bureau for Eastern Africa (RBN) (557161)
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Security Analyst, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
- Address security information requirements by applying agreed approaches and methodologies in security information analysis consistent with WFP and wider UN security information management policies, guidelines and procedures.
- Conduct research on security threats and risks in countries of WFP operations in Eastern Africa.
- Monitor security incidents, situation reports, media and other sources to support security information analysis.
- Evaluate acquired information ensuring relevance, reliability and accuracy that contributes to comprehensive security information analysis.
- Maintain collaboration within and outside WFP for effective information sharing on security analytical papers, security situation, threats, risk analysis and trends contributing to information sharing cohesion.
- Assist the Regional Security Analyst with the development and maintenance of information source/resource lists
- Monitor WFP and UN Security Incident Reports (SIRs); ensure necessary follow-up and integrity of SIR data; prepare SIR analysis.
- Identify elements of essential information and, in a timely manner, alert supervisor for assessment and potential wider management distribution.
- Identify trends in the security environment with implications on WFP personnel, assets and operations to support WFP’s access strategy, improve conflict-sensitive and gender-sensitive programming and protection-related efforts.
- Monitors upcoming events in the short-term, medium-term and long-term perspectives, highlighting events which may have impact on the security situation in countries of the region
- Contribute to and/or prepare accurate and timely security updates, security analysis reports, statistics and trends analysis for supervisor’s review.
- Draft SRSO office routine security analysis documents for supervisor review, and disseminate finished products
- Assists the Regional Security Analyst in preparation of security-related inputs to routine corporate and operational products and processes, with a focus on developments that affect or may affect the safety and security of WFP staff/assets/operations.
- Prepare and update country-specific overviews to facilitate development of corporate products (ie. country strategic plans), security risk management products (ie. Ad-hoc SRMs), or training programs (ie. WSAT)
- Provides inputs for topical analysis and other analytical reports/updates pertaining to cross-cutting issues affecting WFP operations in Eastern Africa.
- Contribute to and/or prepare briefings as required on security developments, threats and risks in specific areas of relevance to WFP operations.
- Contribute to the development and maintenance of security information knowledge management databases and tools.
- Perform duties of Regional Security Analyst as required.
- Performs other duties as required.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced university degree preferably in Political or Social science, Military Science, Security Management, International Relations, History.
Experience: A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in political or security analysis with an academic, military, police, intelligence, humanitarian, peacekeeping, diplomatic, corporate security management or other related organization is required.
Languages: Fluency (written and spoken) in English is required. Working knowledge of another UN language (French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is desirable.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- Competency with statistical analysis
- Digital literacy, particularly experience with GIS, data visualization tools, knowledgement/information management practices
- Understanding of OSINT concepts practices
- Knowledge and understanding of methodologies for information collection, collation and analysis.
- Excellent critical thinking and English writing skills.
- Proven ability to conduct research projects and perform academic or similar studies.
- Proven ability to produce analytical reports on security and political issues, preferably in the international perspective.
- Proven ability to communicate complex concept orally and in writing.
- Ability to appreciate sources, resources and information in terms of relevance and credibility.
- Knowledge of the UN context, preferably in the field of security management, peacekeeping or humanitarian operations, is an asset.
- Ability to identify priority activities and assignments, effectively manage workload.
- Ability to work under strict deadlines.
Aviation Assistant G5
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Perform operational coordination and administration of air operations, ensuring compliance with WFP standards, including risk management processes, to support safe and effective air operations.
- Liaise with airport officials and other local authorities in order to obtain necessary clearances, documentation and authorisations required for air operations.
- Carry out pre-flight actions to ensure that all registered passengers and cargo are duly carried on the flight, in coordination with crew to ensure safe flights, escalating issues to a supervisor.
- Collate all post-flight documentation in order to confirm flights have taken place and in compliance with established conditions.
- Research, collate and report on aviation related information, to enable decision-making and facilitate air transportation planning, execution and reporting in order to ensure contractual performance.
- Update and maintain relevant databases and records, ensuring that relevant information is accurate, organised, accessible to others, and supports reporting requirements.
- Respond to client queries, following standard processes and obtaining guidance or escalating as required, to ensure timely resolution of all enquiries with a high standard of client service.
- Liaise with internal counterparts in order to carry out duties successfully, support the alignment of aviation activities with wider programmes, to facilitate a coherent approach to air operations.
- Provide support to other staff, assisting them in completing tasks to agreed standards and deadlines.
- Support process reviews, and improvements in methods and practices, in order to maximise the performance of air activities and related operations.
- Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to support WFP to quickly respond in its core areas at the onset of a crisis.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in air traffic control, flight dispatch, aeronautical engineering, or related fields essential for Air Operations.
- At least five years of progressive work experience in dispatching flights from uncontrolled airfields.
- Experience in managing the customer service cell of General Aviation similar to that of UNHAS is an added advantage.
Knowledge & Skills:
- Experience in restricted flying zones, and other aviation risks and assisting in flight planning.
- Experience in handling passenger manifests and aircraft loading.
- Experience in interpreting routine weather reports.
- Ability to perform detailed work, frequently of confidential nature and /or to handle large volume of work systematically effectively and accurately.
- Ability to work in a team environment and coordinate assignments to achieve common goals.