Security Research Analyst

Security Research Analyst 2
  • International Consultant
  • Bamako, Mali
  • Applications have closed

Website unglobalpulse UN Global Pulse

Deadline to apply: 3 December 2020

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of UN Global Pulse senior management, the consultant will:

1.  Conduct research and interviews with UN agency partners to generate security assessments

  • Track developing threats and related risks in the duty station and region,
  • Generate reports that review the impact of security factors and risk on UN and partner’s personnel premises, assets, programme design and delivery;
  • Provide recommendations regarding effective risk prevention and mitigation measures, including recommendations on methods for security assessments;
  • Identify various levels of risk and conduct a risk analysis,
  • Advise UN Global Pulse in data analysis methods applicable in security assessments.

2.  Provide technical support, guidance, and advice to UN Global Pulse

  • Test the usability of UN Global Pulse developed tools to conduct substantive security assessments;
  • Ensure adequate collation and verification of security information into assessments;
  • Contribute to the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of security situation needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practices.

3.  Support project implementation

  • Oversee the deliverables of a team of field analysts and support the production of project outputs;
  • Liaise and coordinate with UN Global Pulse’s partners for project implementation;
  • Oversee and prepare accurate and timely reporting, collate information and prepare project reports.
  • Provide inputs to conceptualize, implement, monitor and evaluate innovation projects to in support of SDG 16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions.

Qualifications and Experience


  • An Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) combined with a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience OR
  • A First Level University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) combined with a minimum of seven (9) years of relevant experience OR
  • UN, military or police senior Command and Staff College qualification with command experience at a senior level with a minimum of 13 years of relevant experience is required OR
  • A secondary diploma with a minimum of 13 years of relevant experience is required.


  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in the security field in the context of an international organization or NGO or military/police experience, including roles in the special forces/para/commando/intelligence, with experience of independent and or ad hoc operations in the reconnaissance role
  • Experience conducting security assessments as integral part of operational planning and the enabling of operations is required;
  • Experience working in Mali is desired;
  • Experience working with cross-cultural teams is desired;
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