ACAPS, a project hosted by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), is looking for a Senior Analyst to join its Afghanistan Analysis Hub.

Priority will be given to applicants from Afghanistan or the Afghan diaspora with the right to live and work in the UK or any country with an NRC office.

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, one Data Analyst, 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.

Required skills, knowledge and experience

  • Education to postgraduate level in social sciences or international development.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the humanitarian sector, including at least 1 in the field.
  • Excellent knowledge of Afghanistan politics, economics and history
  • Large professional networks in Afghanistan
  • Training and proven understanding/application of quantitative and qualitative research and analysis methods (mixed and multi).
  • Ability and confidence to make judgment calls when interpreting ambiguous data.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and written clarity, including ability to understand complex concepts and problems and synthetize information.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and results oriented approach. Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Fluent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Fluency in Pashto and Dari, both written and verbal, asset
  • Proven cooperation and inter-personal skills, including proven capacity to work very efficiently in a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, manage own use of time and self-motivate.
  • Familiarity with AirTable, R, Python, Tableau, PowerBi, or similar software desired
  • Flexibility (including regarding working hours).

About ACAPS

ACAPS is dedicated to helping humanitarians make better decisions. We want to put evidence at the heart of decision-making. To achieve this, we collaborate with a variety of partners across the humanitarian sector and beyond. We strive to be an evolving platform providing:

  • Independent analysis to support evidence-based decision making for humanitarian operations.
  • Deployment of experts to support assessments and analysis in crisis.
  • Innovative approaches to collect more reliable and timely data and conduct rigorous analysis
  • Capacity development of humanitarian actors to carry out better needs assessments and analysis.

How to apply

Please send your CV and motivation letter in your application through the NRC platform here.

You can find the full job description here.