Afghanistan has been plagued by conflict, corruption, poverty, and natural disasters, compounded by the primary and secondary consequences of COVID-19. As a result, more than half the Afghan population is dependent on humanitarian assistance. It is predicted that by June 2022, approximately 97% of the population will fall below the poverty line and by March 2022, 55% of the population will fall under IPC classification Phase 3 or 4. The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance is projected to increase to up to 24.4 million people in 2022. Insecurity over the last two decades resulted in many data collection activities being limited or postponed, including a national census. Data collection has been hampered by conflict, geography, weather, and road networks and conditions. Remote data collection using mobile phones has severe limitations. Regardless, humanitarians have continued to collect a lot of data making the response in Afghanistan very data rich.
Afghanistan Analysis Hub
ACAPS is establishing an Afghanistan Analysis Hub to provide impartial, independent, timely, and high-quality analytical products, which strengthen the evidence base for decision making and response programming among humanitarian stakeholders related to the crisis in Afghanistan and how it affects communities both within Afghanistan and in neighbouring countries. To achieve this, ACAPS will put together a team of one Project Lead, two Senior Analysts, and three Information Analysts, with support from Expert Analysis Advisors and others within the organisation.
The Afghanistan Analysis Hub will:Use available data to reach deeper levels of analysis to understand cross sector linkages and trends and to anticipate and understand future risks. Support sectors and organisations in using existing data to identify information gaps and design quantitative and qualitative research assessments. Design and share analysis, creating an evidence base on which a shared overview of the crisis can be established, and inter-sector coordination strengthened. Facilitate joint analysis processes.
Under the supervision of the Senior Information Analyst, the Information Analyst is expected to produce independent analysis products and implement their own secondary research activities. He/she will also engage with stakeholders and support external actors on research design and analysis.
Research and analysisReview assessments, reports, and information products on the Afghanistan crisis to understand the information landscape and current gaps In consultation with key stakeholders, identify analysis gaps and propose and design thematic analytical products Support the design, coordination, and production of analytical products, both as ACAPS-only and in collaboration with partners Support partners in designing primary research and provide analytical support for qualitative and quantitative research Support the Senior Information Analyst on additional products where needed
Information management and monitoringConducts consistent monitoring of secondary data and ensure that all assessments are recorded, maintaining of internal monitoring tracking sheet Ensure monitoring feeds into analytical products Contribute to the development and update of information management tools to improve performance tracking and impact monitoring
OtherContribute towards learning and innovation within the Hub and the response Support the development and maintenance of ACAPS strategic products Support ACAPS global on ad hoc products and expertise-sharing
Any other tasks which are jointly agreed upon may be added to the job description, as per the project needs.