The role holder uses best-to-date data and previous learning and provides contextualized analysis to actively support the response leadership in designing and delivering quality humanitarian response. The Analyst acts as a curator of evidence, selecting information with high strategic value, and fosters the use of available data by translating it in a way that easily informs decision-making (synthesising, interpreting, and putting it in perspective). By providing informed and targeted analysis focused on delivering the best possible impact of our action for children, the role holder supports colleagues to influence key internal and external stakeholders.
In performing her/his duties, the Humanitarian Analyst will make sure that relevant evidence, in particular related to children, marginalised, and deprived groups, from past analyses, analyses from our partners, external analyses, and any other source of reliable information is routinely used to develop a stronger response, identify critical data gaps and guide new strategic, programmatic and advocacy decisions.
While harvesting evidence of the past and present, the Humanitarian Analyst role is forward-looking, directly contributing to risk monitoring, scenario planning, projecting evolutions of humanitarian needs, and anticipating critical changes in the aid system in country.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
- Reports to: Humanitarian Director / Response Team Leader
- Dimensions: The role holder is expected to collaborate across all sectors of interventions and with a cross-functional approach. The role will be backstopped by the Regional Humanitarian Analyst.
Duties and responsibilities:
Humanitarian Data Management:
- Liaise with field offices to ensure that appropriate humanitarian context data is collected at a local level and shared regularly to support risk monitoring and analysis.
- Liaise with other humanitarian agencies and with relevant government actors, and regularly check resource repositories (e.g. reliefweb.int, data.humdata.org etc) to access humanitarian datasets and other resources to support humanitarian analysis.
- Compile existing disaggregated (age/gender) data on the needs of children, marginalised and deprived groups and the state of the humanitarian response / aid system in country to inform programmatic decisions.
- Identify data gaps (quality of datasets, geographic disparities, sensitivities, etc.) to assist Save the Children and partners in intentional primary data collection and in advocating for better humanitarian data.
- Maintain up-to-date data, information and resources and ensure data and evidence is easily available and accessible at Country Office level for the response team, and for global purposes (e.g., on global Knowledge Management platforms).
Humanitarian Analysis, Presentation & Learning:
- Monitor contextual developments (social, political, economic) and map key crisis drivers (deteriorating factors, structural inequalities, response trends, access issues etc.) at local, national, and sub-regional level to contextualize humanitarian needs assessments and plans.
- Work closely with response / humanitarian leadership by providing evidence and analysis to inform upcoming key decisions.
- Share regular analyses of the most relevant information (humanitarian context) in a concise and engaging way, focusing on contextual dynamics of relevance to children (as being impacted by as well as agents in crisis), including through production of maps and infographics.
- Support internal processes aiming at anticipatory action (risk monitoring for early warning and early action, forecasting exercises, scenario planning, etc.).
- Prepare and submit Humanitarian Alerts following rapid onset incidents or threshold deterioration in chronic emergencies.
- Support internal processes requiring robust contextual analysis (response strategy design/planning, humanitarian response plan, needs assessments, emergency preparedness planning, proposal development, access-related issues, etc.).
- Drawing on learning from previous responses, ensure lessons learned identified in Real Time Reviews are applied, and encourage a learning culture within the response (Core Humanitarian Standard 7).
- Provide analytical support to sectoral or non-sectoral assessments or research projects to ensure analyses are methodologically robust and contextually relevant.
- Deliver situational, risk, conflict, and actor analyses upon request from humanitarian leadership.
- Promote a conflict-sensitive response, build capacity of humanitarian team on conflict sensitivity principles, and support the implementation of the Centrality of Protection Policy and Procedure.
Interagency Humanitarian Analysis & Reporting:
- Actively participate in interagency information management networks to foster information exchange and joint context analyses and reporting.
- Prepare analysis for response team to feed into the JIAF (Joint Intersectoral Analysis Framework), HNO (Humanitarian Needs Overview), HRP (Humanitarian Response Plan) process.
- Support quarterly reporting on Save the Children’s delivery against the HRP (Humanitarian Response Plan). Coordinate with MEAL team to ensure Save the Children regularly collects data appropriate for the HRP.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice):
- holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
- holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
- sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
- widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
- builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
- values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
- approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
- develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- willing to take disciplined risks.
- honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
- Previous experience of at least one year in an analytical capacity for an aid organisation.
- Experience of working within an emergency response context with an aid organisation.
- Theoretical and practical knowledge of analytical methodologies and tools, particularly qualitative analysis.
- Excellent knowledge and experience of Microsoft Excel and/or other data analysis tools.
- Record of excellent writing and communication skills, demonstrating the ability to summarize key information in data-scarce environments and to make complex concepts and findings understandable to a large audience.
- Critical thinker, capable of presenting the ‘bigger picture’ even in the rush of an acute crisis.
- Demonstrated capacity to work autonomously under pressure and with tight deadlines.
- Diplomatic mind-set, respectful of the diversity of experiences and points of view in intercultural teams.
- Appetite for learning and making a difference in complex and challenging environments.
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g. political science, social sciences, economics, international humanitarian law).
- Commitment to work longer hours/weekends or on remote field visits when needed.
- Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Power Bi, GIS, and/or other data visualisation tools.
- Knowledge and experience of setting up and managing databases.
- Established networks among the humanitarian analyst community.