ACAPS is dedicated to improving analysis of humanitarian needs in complex emergencies and crises. We are independent of specific operational and sectoral agendas or interests, and therefore guarantee objective and evidence-based analysis. Our team supports the humanitarian community by providing up-to-date information on more than 40 key crises around the globe. This enables crisis responders to better understand and thereby better address the needs of the affected population, at the same time strengthening the assessment ecosystem.
Assessing the humanitarian situation and needs in Yemen has become increasingly difficult in 2017 and 2018. Ongoing insecurity, administrative and movement restrictions, violence against humanitarians, and obstruction of civilian access to services continue to hamper access in Yemen. Data collection and analysis is seen as sensitive by all parties to the conflict. Whenever data analysis and publication is possible, most is sectoral, undertaken within the individual clusters. There is a need for more joint, integrated, and forward-looking analysis.
The ACAPS Yemen Analysis Hub was set up to conduct integrated analysis in support of humanitarian and development actors working on the Yemen crisis. Being a non-operational organisation, we strive to support the understanding of humanitarian needs and developments in Yemen by analysing available data in an unbiased and inter-sectoral manner.
We are building a dedicated team of analysts in Amman, supported by technical experts in secondary data analysis, needs assessment, scenario building, risk, and analysis capacity building to provide:
- Thematic analysis to build a better understanding of context and needs
- Forward-looking analysis, including scenario building
- Local analytical capacity building through technical support and training, and
Support to local actors with data management and analysis.
OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE
This senior management position will provide the technical leadership on analysis for the Yemen Analysis Hub. The post holder will have a team of analysts to work with and to support on developing a range of thematic, inter-cluster and forward-looking analysis products. The Senior Analyst will be expected to work closely with technical experts from ACAPS’ core roster, consultants and Geneva-based staff to maintain the expected level of quality in all ACAPS products.
- Leadership and Management
- Technical Oversight
- Secondary data analysis
- Analytical products
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
The Senior Analyst will work closely with ACAPS technical experts (roster or consultants) and staff based in Geneva and UN, INGO and local NGO information management and analysis staff in Yemen, Amman and across the region. The Senior Analyst should contribute to, and lead where required, inter-agency collaboration and cross-learning
- Education to postgraduate level in social sciences or another relevant subject
- At least 5 years field or headquarters experience in the humanitarian sector
- Training and proven understanding/application of quantitative and qualitative research methods
- Solid understanding of the principles of emergency preparedness, response and early recovery
- Experience of managing a high performing team and cross-cultural and distance management
- Excellent time management skills and ability to organize multiple, simultaneous tasks, and deliver results within a specified period
- Demonstrated analytical skills and written clarity, including ability to understand complex concepts and problems and synthetize information
- Demonstrated problem solving skills and results oriented approach. Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
- Proven ability to work strategically to set goals and flexibility and creativity in realizing them
- Ability to monitor and assess performance of self, other individuals, and other organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
- Outstanding coordination, communication, and inter-personal skills, including capacity to persuade and influence others, convey information effectively, as well as adjust actions in relation to others’ actions
Context related skills, knowledge and experience:
- Fluent written and oral communication skills in English
- Excellent reading and writing skills, including excellent grammar, spelling and syntax abilities in English
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
- Experience working with teams in remote management, conflict affected settings highly desirable
- Knowledge of Yemen and/or displacement, conflict, social and economic dynamics in the Middle East desirable
- Arabic language skills desirable
- Location Amman with possible travel inside Yemen
- 1 year contract (with the possibility of extension)
- Start date: ASAP
Salary level between NOK 34,000 to NOK 44,000. Allowances NOK 23,000 and 100% lodging compensation. Family posting possible.
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Application procedures and CV registration:
Kindly submit your CV and application in English and include your full name as written in your passport
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