Special Tribnal for lebanon

Information and Intelligence Analyst

Vacancy Ref NL-OTR-VWU-P3-955
Deadline for Applications 28 July 2020 (-7 days left)
Issuance Date 29 June 2020
Location Leidschendam
Organ / Section REGISTRY   /  Victims and Witnesses Unit
Post Level P-3
From 13 March 2020 to 01 September 2020, with possible extensions, the Tribunal has implemented measures for containing COVID-19's spread that may cause some delays in recruitment and on-boarding activities.

Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered. The successful applicant will be offered a fixed-term appointment of one-year duration or until 31 December 2020, limited to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (Tribunal). This appointment and any subsequent extension(s) will be subject to terms of the Tribunal's mandate and/or the availability of funds.

The Tribunal is an international inter-governmental organization with its own independent legal identity and not a United Nations (UN) organization. However, the Tribunal follows the UN common system of salaries, allowances and benefits to its staff members. UN staff members may also serve on loan from their parent department/office, if selected.

A roster of suitable candidates may be established for this particular profile as a result of this selection process for both fixed-term established and general temporary assistance posts.

The recruitment process may include a pre-screening exercise, written tests and competency-based interviews.

It is not necessary at this stage to send copies of qualifications, previous employment contracts, entire publications, etc.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted. The Tribunal is not in a position to respond to queries regarding information on the status of vacancies.

The Registrar reserves the right not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. All applications will be handled with strictest confidentiality.

*The English version of this vacancy announcement is authentic. The French and Arabic versions, if available, are not official translations and are provided for information purposes only.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Protection of the Victims and Witnesses Unit (VWU) in the Registry, the Information and Intelligence Analyst will provide timely analysis of all relevant intelligence and information impacting on the mandate of the VWU, and its operations and activities. Functions will include:

· Provide specialized intelligence and information analysis to the VWU;

· Monitor and review the security situation in the areas where the Tribunal and the VWU operate;

· Monitor and review the Arabic media and open source information (Lebanese and Middle East)

· Collect, evaluate, collate and securely register information and intelligence on security and protection issues relating to the mandate of the VWU;

· Develop information collection, analysis and management strategies;

· Produce and maintain a Situational Threat and Risk Assessment and related analytical reports and charts;

· Prepare Threat and Risk Analysis under guidance of the Head of Protection Unit;

· Provide analytical support and interpretation on matters concerning the mandate of the Unit, to the Head of Protection Unit / VWU that include assisting with the critical and objective review of applications for protection;

· Provide general analytical support to the Registry and Registrar including on matters relating to the political and security situation in Lebanon and the region.

· Maintain and improve in necessary VWU databases (iBase / Analyst Notebook);

· Prepare written and deliver oral briefings, as required, to VWU staff and senior staff members of the Registry;

· Assist in the preparation of Protection missions with database searches, collation and analysis;

· Develop a confidential resource base and conduct open source research based on specific criteria;

· Identify and maintain individual sources of information in the areas where the Tribunal and the VWU operate;

· Participate in field collection activities as required;

· Liaise with VWU staff in the field to organize collection of information and to analyse same; and,

· Perform other duties as required.
Knowledge and Skills
· Integrity – Uphold and demonstrate the principles of the Tribunal and the VWU especially in regards to impartiality, fairness, honesty and truthfulness and being able to resist undue pressure in providing analysis and advice;

· Professionalism - Experience in performing close personal protection and threat assessment. Proven ability to create and maintain contact and cooperation with interlocutors and to work under pressure. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Be able to adapt very fast in an unfamiliar environment. Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;

· Respect for diversity - Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity;

· Planning and Organizing – Develops clear goals; Identifies priority activities and assignments; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;

· Teamwork – Excellent interpersonal skills; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with colleagues with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

· Communication - Good communication skills, both oral and written; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;

· Creativity – Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet clients’ needs.
• Education: Relevant university degree in Political Science, International Relations, Criminology or other relevant studies; (ii) Training/experience in analysis techniques, intelligence or political science. Relevant law enforcement or formal governmental qualification, training and experience may be accepted in lieu of the university degree.

• Work Experience: At least seven (7) years of relevant experience ( five years (5) if in possession of a master's degree) in analytical/intelligence activities, with a special focus on Middle Eastern Affairs and specifically Lebanon. In the absence of a master's degree, the Tribunal may also accept training in analysis and intelligence by a military or police force coupled with at least eight years of relevant experience in analytical/intelligence activities in the field, with a special focus on complex, large-scale situations. International experience will be highly regarded.

• Languages: Arabic, English and French are the official languages of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. For this post, fluency in oral and written English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of the other language(s) is an asset.

* Other: (a) Strong reasoning skill, including the ability to understand complex scenarios and handle simultaneously conflicting information and hypotheses. (b) Advanced computer skills, including ability to efficiently operate databases, search engines and specialized analytical software, including "iBase" and Analyst notebook. (c) Ability to work under stressful conditions; (d) Ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality and security;

NOTE: The successful candidate is required to enter into a Confidentiality Agreement with the Victims and Witnesses Unit and adhere to the Unit's Code of Conduct.