Lead Threat Analysis Specialist

    • Full Time
    • Mogadishu
    • Applications have closed


    Job categories Project Management, Programme Management
    Vacancy code VA/2024/B5017/27652
    Level ICS-10
    Department/office GPO, NYPO, PSC, Somalia Project Unit
    Duty station Mogadishu, Somalia
    Contract type Fixed Term
    Contract level P3
    Duration One year renewable subject to performance and available funds
    Application period 29-Feb-2024 to 16-Mar-2024
    Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

    Functional Responsibilities

    *CANDIDATES WITH NO UN OR UNOPS EXPERIENCE ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY *Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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    Under the supervision of the Information Management (IM) and and Analysis Advisor, the Lead Threat Analysis Specialist  will conduct and support programme-level IED incident and IED threat related analysis. S/he will be responsible for the following functions:

    • Identification of information requirements, supporting information acquisition and collation, conducting analysis and disseminating finished reports and products as directed by the head of IM and Analysis;
    • Compile and disseminate monthly and quarterly incident reports;
    • Conduct research to investigate and analyze the source of IED components and material;
    • Research, analyze and present findings on the flow of IED components and material;
    • Liaise and collaborate with appropriate national, regional and international stakeholders to facilitate information sharing;
    • Provide briefings and presentations of analytical findings and conclusions;
    • Continually assess post-blast imagery to identify IED components used in the construction of explosive devices.
    • Review incident reporting to monitor IED aggressor tactics, techniques and procedures;
    • Identify lessons learned as the result of IED incidents;
    • Monitor and report on wider regional factors that facilitate the production and deployment of IEDs;
    • Maintain and create IED data visualization dashboards;
    • Supportly weekly QA/QC of IED incident data;
    • Review all available IED-related reporting;
    • Implement any other tasks requested by the IM and Analysis Advisor.

    Education/Experience/Language requirements


    • Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; OR
    • First Level University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience; OR
    • Secondary/High School diploma, Police or Military College with a minimum of 11 years of relevant experience.

    Work Experience 

    • Relevant experience is defined as experience in Security, Police, Defense Intelligence or Threat Analysis.
    • Experience supporting IED threat mitigation operations, weapons technical intelligence or explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) operations is desired.
    • Experience in report writing is required.


    • Fluency in English (spoken, written and reading) is required;
    • Knowledge of another UN official language is desired.