Position Title: Conflict Analyst
Duty Station: Juba, South Sudan
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, nine months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 23 February 2023
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
As an integral member of the UN South Sudan team, IOM South Sudan works across the humanitarian, peacebuilding, and development access with a broad range of programming clustered in three areas: humanitarian coordination and support; humanitarian response and resilience; and peacebuilding, transition, and development.
IOM South Sudan’s humanitarian coordination and support work includes leading/co-leading the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI) Clusters, Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), the management of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Shelter/NFI core-pipelines, the management of humanitarian hubs, the management of common transport services and the management of a Rapid Response Fund providing funding to (mostly) national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for emergency humanitarian assistance. IOM South Sudan’s humanitarian response and resilience work includes emergency infrastructure, CCCM, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Shelter & NFI, health, protection, gender equality and inclusion, and the provision of mental health and psychosocial support services. Under the peacebuilding, transition and development cluster, IOM South Sudan implements programming on climate change adaptation including water management, community development, housing, land and property issues, conflict prevention, community-based violence reduction and migration management support including the prevention of human trafficking. In all areas, IOM South Sudan’s work is supported and informed by its conflict analysis team operating from Juba and key field locations.
IOM South Sudan is an active member of the UN Country Team and Humanitarian Country
Team. As the cluster coordinator for CCCM (co-lead with UN High Commissioner for Refugees
(UNHCR)) and the Shelter & NFI Cluster, IOM South Sudan is also a member of the Inter-Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG), the key coordination platform for humanitarian response. Within the Resident Coordinator-Humanitarian Coordinator (RC-HC) lead Partnership for Peacebuilding and Resilience Platform IOM co-leads the nexus working groups on climate change adaptation (with the UK) and durable solutions for internal displacement (with United Nations Development Program (UNDP)).
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission and in close coordination with Heads of Sub-Offices and Programme Managers, the Conflict Analyst will provide analysis to ensure conflict sensitive programming across all stages; starting from project development.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Develop a strategic approach for mainstreamed conflict analysis for IOM Mission in South Sudan to ensure conflict sensitive programming across humanitarian – peacebuilding – development nexus.
- Supervise and guide the team of conflict analysts. Provide managerial and administrative support for timely deployments and, in coordination with the Chief of Mission, Resources Management Unit and program managers, supporting in on fundraising opportunities for scaling up conflict analysis capacity within the mission.
- Lead the development of displacement/conflict analysis products, in close collaboration with Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), using both qualitative and quantitative data.
- Prepare concise and illustrative presentations and reports on conflict dynamic and possible scenarios occurring as result of political and socio-economic changes.
- Conduct qualitative assessments and conduct field missions to obtain on-the- ground conflict analysis information through key informant interviews and focus group discussions.
- Support interagency processes and coordinate with humanitarian partners, academic institutions, think tanks, key authorities, national non-governmental organizations (NNGOs) and any other concerned agencies and working groups, on conflict analysis.
- Ensure quality of field research. Plan and organize appropriate capacity-building activities on topics related to displacement tracking and conflict analysis, to ensure quality of field research and produce relevant and timely analysis of conflict and displacement trends.
- Ensure regular follow up and analysis of research/studies and relevant documentations including peacebuilding plans and security reports. Compile and log all secondary documentation reviewed.
- Provide regular trainings on conflict sensitivity for staff members and partners with up-to-date recommendations and methodologies to address identified information gaps and strengthen conflict sensitive programming.
- Prepare regular donor briefings combining qualitative conflict analysis, DisplacementTracking Matrix (DTM) population movement data, project development and any relevant Mission resources covering other areas of importance to the missions programming (e.g., program briefs, snap shots.).
- Work in collaboration with Information Management and DTM to develop improvements in methodologies and assessments tools in order to increase analytical capabilities and relevance of the data collected in informing conflict analysis.
- Ensure the integration of protection, diversity, and gender issues in conflict analysis for context and operations.
- Ensure the integration of IOM’s data protection principles and best practices on humanitarian data protection and ethical use of data across data collection, management, analysis, and dissemination of findings.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Humanitarian Affairs, Conflict Studies, or related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
- University degree in the above fields with seven years relevant professional experience.
- Experience in conflict analysis in humanitarian emergency context such as South Sudan.
- Experience in conflict research/analysis, displacement mapping, conflict mediation, management, and peacebuilding in South Sudan.
- Excellent analytical, communication, writing, reporting and presentation skills.
- Outstanding interpersonal, cross-cultural, and diplomatic skills and ability to harmoniously collaborate with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated organizational skills; the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced and detail-oriented team environment.
- Proven ability to deliver results and achieve measurable impact in contexts of great political and operational complexity.
- Outstanding communication skills including the ability to communicate complexity in an easy-to-understand way for diverse audience.
- High-level of problem-solving skills including the ability to address problems pro-actively and creatively, foresee and mitigate risks and overcome operational and political challenges as they arise.
- Proven ability to successfully operate in high-stress environments and maintain high professional standards in hardship locations.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).
For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of either Arabic, French, Spanish, or any local language is an advantage.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:
- Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
- Integrity and transparency: Maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
- Professionalism: Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
- Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
- Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
- Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
- Delivering results: Produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner. Is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
- Managing and sharing knowledge: Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
- Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own actions and delegated work.
- Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
- Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the Organization’s vision. Assists others to realize and develop their leadership and professional potential.
- Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
- Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
- Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
- Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.
The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 23 February 2023 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment
IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.
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