Senior Analyst ACAPS Afghanistan Kabul

Tags: Covid-19 English
  • Added Date: Tuesday, 17 May 2022
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Context

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:ย ย 

Use available data to reach deeper levels of analysis to understand cross sector linkages and trends and to anticipate and understand future risks.ย ย  Support sectors and organisations in using existing data to identify information gaps and design quantitative and qualitative research assessments.ย ย  Design and share analysis, creating an evidence base on which a shared overview of the crisis can be established, and inter-sector coordination strengthened.ย ย  Facilitate joint analysis processes.ย 

Responsibilities

Product management and technical oversight

The Senior Analyst will act as Product Manager for Afghanistan Analysis Hub, jointly with the Project Lead. In collaboration with the Project Lead establish realistic timelines for the products. In collaboration with the Project Lead ensure overall coordination of resources needed for the products (Hub analysts, ACAPS and external experts, editors etc). Ensure internal administrative aspects around the products (top sheets in AirTable, correct use of Harvest by collaborators etc) As Product Manager, provide feedback to the Product Lead(s) on content, structure, and quality of the analysis. Organise with partners to set up Key Informant Interviews (including identification of key informants, schedule interview and follow up). When acting as Product Manager, ensure timely delivery and high quality of the reports. When acting as Product Lead, responsible for development and production of analysis.

Analytical products

Design and deliver (in consultation with key stakeholders) multi-sector and thematic analytical products Support the development and use of an analytical framework Undertake research and exploratory, descriptive, explanatory, and interpretive analysis to support the production of reports Convene and facilitate joint analysis sessions with other actors as appropriate

Partnerships and Networking

In collaboration with the Project Lead and other analysts on the team develop and maintain a list/informal network of key interlocutors for information (including sector and agency level) Represent ACAPS at key cluster and working group meetings in order to provide input and promote ACAPS products. Liaise and coordinate joint analysis with key humanitarian stakeholders and other key IM colleagues. In collaboration with the Project Lead this will include analytical support to humanitarian actors for instance on scenario building exercises, working with OCHA on the HNO Support the Project Lead in fundraising efforts and donor engagement for the Afghanistan Analysis Hub , e.g. input to concept notes and presentations to donors

Secondary data analysis

Review all assessments, reports and information products on Afghanistan to understand the information landscape and current gaps

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