The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
ACAPS is dedicated to improving analysis of humanitarian needs in complex emergencies and crises. We are independent of specific operational and sectoral agendas or interests, and therefore guarantee objective and evidence-based analysis.
Our CrisisInSight team supports the humanitarian community by providing up-to-date information on more than 100 key crises around the globe. This enables crisis responders to better understand and thereby better address the needs of the affected population, and at the same time strengthening the assessment ecosystem.
Purpose of the position
We are actively seeking an experieinced analyst to join our team in Amman. This person will contribute to ACAPS’ timely analysis of humanitarian crises, thus enabling crisis responders to make better informed decisions. The role will focus specifically on delivering analysis on humanitarian crises in Asia, Africa, and parts of Europe.
This entry level position is an exciting opportunity for for people interested in a career in the humanitarian sector and who are specifically interested in qualitative and quantitative analysis, humanitarian planning, and in promoting evidence-based decision making. The information analyst will develop valuable knowledge in analysis techniques, including secondary data review, joint analysis, and data management.
Role and responsibilities
- Participate in the production of ACAPS analysis and documentation through secondary data review and other analysis methodologies.
- Support the development of ACAPS knowledge and guidance on better data collection, data preparedness activities, analysis, and reporting.
Required skills, knowledge and experience
- Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research and analysis methods (mixed and multi) and ease with handling, large amounts of quantitative data.
- Written clarity, including ability to analyse complex concepts and synthetize information.
- Previous experience (2 years) in research, analysis, information management, advocacy, or other relevant experience in the humanitarian sector or related fields (development, international relations, social science, etc). Ability and confidence to make judgment calls when interpreting ambiguous data.
- Demonstrated understanding of the principles of emergency preparedness, response and early recovery.
- Demonstrated understanding of needs assessments in humanitarian crisis.
- Fluent written and oral communication skills in English and Arabic. Any other language is an asset, among Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Key Professional Competencies:
- Relevant Master’s degree, preferably in humanitarian action, social sciences (anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, psychology, geography, etc.), area studies, international relations, public health, epidemiology or other relevant education.
- Ability to work efficiently under pressure, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines, while maintaining attention to detail.
- Ability to work autonomously and proactively.
- Proven cooperation and inter-personal skills, including proven capacity to work very efficiently in a team.
- Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills, and results oriented approach.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, manage own use of time and self-motivate.
- Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite particularly Excel.
- Familiarity with R, Python, Tableau, PowerBI, or similar software.
This position is only open to Jordanian applicants. We welcome applications from qualified and interested candidates. Please apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Amman, Jordan with occasional travel