Lead Threat Analysis Specialist

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Last update: Feb 29, 2024 Last update: Feb 29, 2024


Deadline: Mar 16, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Somalia Somalia
Organization: UNOPS
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Work experience: Min 5 years
Date posted:Feb 29, 2024


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Dutystation: Mogadishu, Somalia

Functional responsibilities

*Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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 relevantexperience; 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 inreport writing is required.


  • Fluency in English (spoken, written and reading) is required;

  • Knowledge of another UN official language is desired.