Humanitarian Analyst (HA)

  • Added Date: Monday, 02 January 2017
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 13 January 2017

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Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised $2 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, ensuring that they are able to survive, learn and be protected whatever their circumstances, including in times of humanitarian crisis.

2016 is a time of change and growth at Save the Children. As part of our new strategic plan ‘Every Last Child’, we have made it a global priority to build humanitarian, advocacy and campaigning capability, to become truly global - driving stronger and more diversified funding, and to maximise the use of our knowledge, systems, capacity and culture. We are doing whatever it takes to reach the world’s most excluded children. With your help we can ensure the world puts children first, and that we can tackle the barriers that prevent them from surviving and thriving. We won’t stop until every last child survives and fulfils their potential.

Position reporting to: TBC

Positions reporting to the POST: Information Management Officer

Contract type: Employment

Contract length: TBC

Closing date: 13-Jan-17

Frequent travel to Antakya


The Humanitarian Analyst will manage the daily operations of the HAU. The post holder will lead on the collation of comprehensive data regarding access, availability and quality of education services and analyse the impact on coverage and impact of education services in NW Syria. As well as informing SCI strategy, programming and advocacy directly, the analysis will be shared with the Education Cluster for their wider response planning.

The postholder will also ensure that the analysis generated will draw links with the political context, to identify the factors within the crisis that are key drivers of the conflict, and of humanitarian need, so as to inform action to bring about wider positive change, under the guidance and leadership of the SMT.


1. Inform strategic and operational decision-making through the development of a niche evidence-base

§ Develop appropriate tools and mechanisms to undertake comprehensive analysis of access to, and availability and quality of, education services in NW Syria.

§ Produce analytical products (maps, reports and briefings) that support CO strategic, programmatic and advocacy decision-making.

§ Work with the Education Cluster to promote more comprehensive reporting by members on access, availability and quality of education services.

§ In coordination with the education cluster, develop an evidence-based on attacks on schools and educational facilities and correlate that with the impact on educational services to affected children.

2. Line management of Information Management Officer (IMO)

§ Task and performance manage the IMO.

§ Provide on-the-job mentoring and capacity building for the IMO.

3. Improve sharing and co-ordination of information and analysis

§ Internally: Institutionalise the need for analysis at the national level. Develop these skills with existing SCI staff, through designated focal points.

§ Externally: Expand SCI’s network with external stakeholders also engaged in undertaking context and operational analysis. This can include INGOs, local NGOs, think-tanks, academia and others.

4. Support operational planning tools, including the Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) and Early Warning Systems (EWS)

· Contribute analysis to emergency preparedness in programme design, planning and implementation as appropriate and in coordination with the TA’s and operations staff.

· Inform the development of surveillance products and displacement tracking so as to inform scenario planning, targeting and priority response actions within the EPP.

· Work with the Iraq CO, (and UDA Consulting as the software platform developer), to expand their Early Warning System as a shared platform with the Turkey and NW Syria CO.

5. Inform advocacy and communications initiatives

· Use evidence-based analysis to assist in articulating the priority advocacy messages for education, in particular in relation to the protection of children, in the context of the Turkey and NW Syria response.

· With the Advocacy team, and other country programme staff, contribute evidence-based analysis to the strengthening of policy briefs and position papers as and when required.

6. Support Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

· In collaboration with the MEAL team, input into the development of an MEAL framework and key context-relevant indicators for education that help monitor progress, quality and impact of interventions.

· Collaborate with the MEAL team for setting up a relevant accountability mechanism at the project level.

7. Strengthen partnerships and establish an inter-agency platform for analysis

· Based on scenarios developed by the CO, access to affected areas and the evolving security situation, map out potential partners with whom to collaborate on data gathering an analysis.

· Develop strategic partnerships with a number of agencies, (international, national and local), who have a well-established humanitarian analysis profile, with a large network of enumerators and volunteers throughout Turkey and NW Syria, and for whom an evidence-base already exists.

· Develop a proposal for establishing an inter-agency working group on context and operational analysis by establishing a platform that facilitates analytical sharing across INGOs with analytical capacity.

8. Contribute to building the capacity of staff and partners

· In coordination with stakeholders, support learning and training needs of SCI staff and partners in analysis and provide the needed coaching, mentoring and trainings.

· Build the capacity of focal points to deliver improved quality of reporting, information, data and analysis.

9. Collaboration and representation

· Regularly coordinate and collaborate with key stakeholders within the CO, RO (particularly the Regional Analyst and IMO) and members, to strengthen the sharing of humanitarian analysis.

· Work closely with key stakeholders, including, (but not limited to), SCI partners in education programming; Education cluster members; UN - Unicef and OCHA; and NGOs with capacity in data management and GIS mapping, e.g. ACU (IMU and EWARN).

10. Pipeline and potential funding

· Ensure HAU outputs are shared with PDQ team to inform CO fundraising including the development of high quality, well informed concept notes and proposals.



· Experience of working within a management role within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state.

· Demonstrated strong skills and experience in humanitarian analysis and information/knowledge management.

· Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify key points from complex material and produce clear summaries and analysis of trends or significant items.

· Proven knowledge of MS office applications and IT literacy and capacity to learn and use other packages.

· Significant experience of the use of data capture/management/analysis and mapping tools, use of collaboration tools, use of social media for organisational learning.

· Ability to use data and evidence to inform decision-making for quality improvements;

· Experience within an INGO or similar other organisation working with vulnerable communities and children or with similar experience within Save the Children.

· Self-motivated with the capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult working circumstances.

· Experience of building personal internal and external networks.

· Excellent verbal communication and report writing skills in English, Arabic and Turkish language

· Excellent presentation skills

· Ability to prioritise and deal with competing demands

· Ability to provide long distance support and establish supportive relationships and networks

· Ability to deliver results against demanding timetables and in the face of competing demands

· Ability to travel and work within challenging environments

· Awareness of own strengths and weaknesses and evidence of commitment to self-managed personal development.

· Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.

· Commitment to Save the Children Child Safeguarding policy.


· Written and spoken Turkish and or Arabic

· Familiarity with context in Syria and Turkey

· Previous experience working in the Middle East and in an IDP response.

· Education: MA / MSc level (or equivalent field experience)

· Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with local partners and institutional donors.

· Experience of national or local level representation with key stakeholders, and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN.

Benefits Package provided to National Staff:

· Salary commensurate with the pay-grade of the position.

· Annual leave

· Medical Scheme, Accidental and Life insurance.

· Transportation

· A motivating work environment

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

This vacancy is archived.

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