Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is based within the Fact-Finding Mission on Sudan pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/48/L.18. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of the Fact-Finding Mission on Sudan.
Within delegated authority, the Military Adviser will be responsible for the following duties:
-Collects and analyses information to assist the Fact-Finding Mission on the overall understanding of the security sector and military-related matters and advise the Members of the Fact Finding Mission and investigators;
-Gathers and analyses information, and produces mapping and analysis of the State military structure, including para-military units, and the structure of armed groups; order of battles; de facto and de jure command responsibility, troop movements; relationship between security institutions and militias, and other State institutions;
-Advises the Fact-Finding Mission on all other military and security sector-related matters and methods of warfare including issues related to ballistics, weapons, military vehicles and aircraft;
-Participates in the development of the Fact Finding Mission's investigations strategies and plans;
-Provides an assessment of the operating environment for security forces, para-military, militias and other forces;
-Undertakes investigations into specific incidents assigned by the Investigations Team Leader and participates in missions to the field in coordination with the Investigations Team Leader;
-Gathers and analyses information to identify the units/troops (state and non-state) and respective commanders deployed during key events;
-Establishes appropriate liaison with the military officers of relevant countries as directed by the Coordinator of the Fact-Finding Mission, when required;
-Provides internal analysis and briefings on military and security sector issues and inputs for the Fact-Finding Mission's reports;
-Provides advice to investigators on gathering information on alleged perpetrators of human rights and international humanitarian law violations;
-Ensures that gender perspective is integrated at all areas of responsibility;
-Performs other duties as required.
The candidate must be a graduate of a National Command and Staff College or National War/Defense College, which may be considered in lieu of first level/advanced university degree.
Advanced university degree (Master' degree or equivalent degree) in security management, security studies, military studies or related disciplines is highly desirable.
Work Experience Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Fluency in Arabic is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice United Nations Considerations No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTSâ BANK ACCOUNTS.
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