Senior Analyst

Norwegian Refugee Council, Amman, Jordan

Skill Required:, Training and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
11th October, 2020

Job Description

Purpose of the position

ACAPS is looking for a strong senior analyst to build and lead the new CrisisInSight team in Amman, Jordan.

Roles and responsibilities

CrisisInSight (40%)

  • Build and manage the MENA CrisisInSight team to deliver high quality analysis of severity and humanitarian access, trends and forward-looking analysis for the MENA region
  • Recruit analysts, manage performance appraisals and development plans
  • Train and mentor staff, drawing on the expertise available in ACAPS Response and Surge Team and Geneva based analysts
  • Deliver high quality input to CrisisInSight products including Global Crisis Severity Index updates, access reports and risk reports
  • Support Geneva based colleagues to continually improve the quality and relevance of CrisisInSight products, methodology, training and guidance

Crisis level analysis (30%)

  • Design and deliver high quality risk reports, briefing notes, scenarios, or thematic reports on priority topics or countries in the MENA region
  • Train and mentor the team to deliver quality and timely analysis products
  • Ensure that ACAPS quality assurance standards are applied to all MENA CrisisInSight team products, including technical expert support, editorial support and fresh eyes review
  • Establish core datasets (quantitative and qualitative) to track key trends and risks across the MENA region and alert stakeholders to important issues

Networking and stakeholder engagement (20%)

  • Build a strong network of key humanitarian, development and analysis stakeholders across the MENA region to identify priority analysis needs and to ground truth findings
  • Engage partners in joint analysis to promote a shared understanding of needs, risks and trends across the MENA region

Grant management (10%)

  • Deliver the project on time, on scope and on budget
  • Establish core program documents to monitor and track progress and manage risk
  • Monitor and report on program achievements, risks and challenges
  • Submit high quality narrative and financial reporting
  • Ensure that all program spending is in line with ACAPS and donor regulations and maintain appropriate standards to guard against fraud, waste and abuse
  • Perform other duties in the organisation as appropriate.

Operate in line with the ACAPS values

  • ACAPS is a dynamic and independent organisation. Our culture is enshrined in the ACAPS values (here). The post holder is expected to develop the HEN in line with these values. The ACAPS values live in the way we manage our teams, create our content and engage with stakeholders.
  • ACAPS is currently expanding rapidly and the Senior Analyst, MENA CrisisInSight, is a new role. Once in post this job description will be updated with the postholder and line manager.


  • Education to postgraduate level in social sciences or other 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to build networks and partnerships to identify priority analysis needs and engage partners in joint analysis
  • Knowledge of humanitarian and development issues in the MENA region preferable
  • Arabic language skills preferable
  • Training and capacity building experience preferable

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Working with people
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Adapting and Responding to Change
  • Adhering to Principles and Values


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