Information Analyst, Political Affairs, P3

UN Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh/ISIL
  • Location
    Baghdad, Iraq
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 21

Position description

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the United Nations Investigative Team for Accountability of Da'esh / ISIL (UNITAD) and will be based in Baghdad, Iraq. The post is in the Analysis Unit composed of international and national staff within the Office of Analysis and Evidence. The incumbent will report to the Senior information Analyst heading the unit.

UNITAD was established by the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 2379 (2017), according to which it is mandated to support domestic efforts to hold ISIL (Da'esh) accountable by collecting, preserving and storing evidence in Iraq of acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by the terrorist group ISIL (Da'esh) in Iraq.


Within delegated authority, the Information Analyst, Political Affairs will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Maintain understanding of developments/events relevant for the implementation of UNITAD’s mandate through monitoring and collection of data/information from multiple sources, including UNITAD components, UN Country Team (UNCT), Iraqi judicial/military/civilian authorities, NGOs, media and other key stakeholders.
  • Classify, manage, store and transfer information by using the UNITAD information management processes and systems.
  • Organize, analyse and synthesise information for the identification of trends, production of forecasts and assessments.
  • Produce accurate and timely analytical products and briefings, in coordination with other UNITAD components and sources. Assist in the development and coordination of UNITAD Analysis Unit tools, such as Information Requirements (IRs), in consultation with UNITAD’s Investigative Team and the Security Team. Contribute to effective working relationships within UNITAD and with the UNCT and relevant external actors and organizations.
  • Maintain a system for classifying and storing confidential information, in consultation with information management/technology expertise.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • 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.
  • 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. Experience working in the geographical region of operations is desirable. Experience working in an integrated civilian military-police environment is desirable. Experience in working in investigations or intelligence analysis in the Middle East region is desirable. Experience in working in investigations or intelligence analysis in relation to ISIL (Da'esh) 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 Arabic is required. Fluency in Arabic is desirable.

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