Humanitarian Analysis Training Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council, Jordan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st September, 2019

Job Description

ACAPS is dedicated to enabling humanitarians to better understand crises in order to be able to take better decisions. We work in collaboration across the humanitarian sector and beyond to provide an evolving platform of:

  • Independent analysis to support evidence-based decision making for humanitarian operations.
  • Deployment of experts to support assessments and analysis in crisis.
  • Capacity development of humanitarian actors to carry out better needs assessments and analysis.
  • Innovative approaches to collect more reliable and timely data and conduct rigorous analysis.

The ACAPS Humanitarian Analysis Programme is an extensive training on humanitarian analysis designed
for humanitarian professionals for whom analysis is an integral part of their current role.

The programme aims:

  • To improve the analysis capacity within individual agencies responding to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen;
  • To create a network of highly skilled humanitarian analysts who can act as catalysts for change to
  • Drive a more robust and consistent approach to analysis within their own agency and the entire
  • response;
  • To tackle some of the analytical challenges humanitarians face in Yemen through joint analysis.

Purpose of the position

Contribute to the strengthening of the analytical capacity of the humanitarian sector by supporting the administration of an in-depth, tailored training programme for analysts.

Duties and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities:

  • To support the ACAPS team in administration and delivery of the training programme.
  • To provide coordination and secretariat services in support of the training delivery.
  • To provide administrative support in the development, delivery, and adaptation of training materials.
  • Contribute to carrying out monitoring and evaluation of the programme, including collecting and analysing feedback.
  • Provide administration support to donor reporting process

Specific responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the organization of meetings and liaise with the steering committee as requiredSupport the preparatory work between ACAPS and the relevant stakeholders, including working with them to identify their analysis needs and operational modalities and constraints.
  • Support the training designer in administration and translation of training materials.Provide administrative support those undertaking the training with their individual learning plans, considering their day jobs, geographical locations and previous experience.
  • Support those undertaking the training through connecting them to ACAPS experts in the required areas.
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation activitiesProvide administrative support to students and facilitators, including the set up and management of online communication and information sharing platformsManage the training schedule, attendance sheets and evaluations.
  • Perform other duties in the organisation as appropriate


Generic professional competencies:

  • Relevant degree or higher education, preferably in Training or related field.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a position with related responsibilities.
  • Field and/or headquarters experience in the humanitarian sector desirable.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organise multiple, simultaneous tasks, and deliver results within a specified period.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Outstanding coordination, communication, representation and inter-personal skills, including proven capacity to convey information effectively, as well as adjust actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Proven flexibility and creativity in realizing goals of a project.
  • Demonstrated capacity to actively learn.
  • Fluent written and oral communication skills in English and Arabic with basic translation skills.
  • Advanced computer skills (MS Office, online communication tools, presentation and visualisation).
  • Context related skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Experience with training, preferably in humanitarian disasters.
  • Demonstrated understanding of analysis in humanitarian crises.


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