Closing date: 01 Jun 2017
We are now seeking an experienced and talented individual to join our team as a Global Safety & Access Analyst (GSAA) based out of our Dubai Operational Support Office (OSO).
The GSAA will draw on the rich information base of our field platforms to develop & produce regular strategic level analysis and information products designated for the use of HQ level NGO personnel worldwide.
The GSAA sits within the Programme Department and reports to the Executive Director. S/he will coordinate with the GIS/Data Manager and OSO Information Officer at HQ level and with Directors, Analysts and Information Officers at the country level. The GSAA will have access to all INSO products and data and will be supported with data & GIS/mapping capability.
The post is open immediately.
Applicants should display the following key competencies:
Be an excellent writer in the English language (expository style) with proven ability to produce highly cogent, publication grade reports and to edit the work of other analysts.
Familiarity with common publishing software (Publisher, Adobe Indesign etc)
Demonstrate deep and contemporary awareness of conflict and humanitarian analysis issues across a range of INSO countries.
An appetite to continually improve their own understanding and the humility to change their position on the basis of new information.
The ability to understand and anticipate the information needs of the NGO community and to design and refine products to exceed them.
The creativity to conceptualise and design modern reports that integrate analysis, graphics and mapping elements to meet needs.
Be expert at gathering and evaluating large quantities of both quantitative and qualitative information and synthesising it in to coherent and concise analysis products.
Be capable of independent thinking and analysis, led by the facts, even when that means going against the established wisdom.
Have the ability to coordinate information flow across multi-cultural teams to produce quality products to tight deadlines.
Be a conscientious team worker who meets commitments and deadlines and takes personal pride in being reliable.
Be motivated by a desire to positively contribute to the global understanding of contemporary conflicts and their impact on humanitarian operations.
The GSAA is responsible for developing and then delivering a range of regular reporting services to the global NGO community. After assessing the needs and developing products that fit them, the GSAA will collate, evaluate and analyse information drawn from both inside and outside the organisation in order to produce accurate, timely and integrated products including:
A Monthly NGO Security Report that provides an overview of all NGO related security incidents recorded during the month with assessment & recommendations.
A Quarterly Conflict Report that summarises the main conflict/situation developments in each INSO country along with assessment and recommendations.
Periodic Situation/Briefing Papers (1-pagers) that summarises the main dynamics of significant events/changes in context along with assessment and implications.
In coordination with country level analysts, co-author detailed Country Profiles (updated annually) intended to support NGO orientation, assessment and start-up.
The GSAA will also support the internal information needs of INSO and will be expected to:
Support the Executive Director/Section Directors with briefings and presentations on conflict/humanitarian dynamics at conferences and meetings as required.
Author occasional conflict/humanitarian summaries for website articles, donor briefings or other communication requirements as requested.
Serve as focal point for incoming requests for data/information from NGO HQ members.
Provide periodic editorial advice & support to the country offices.
A keen and prolific author (expository style preferred) with native level English language and advanced writing and editing skills (grammar/syntax, punctuation, spelling).
Experience with common design & publishing software.
MSc or above in relevant field (conflict studies, international relations, journalism etc)
Minimum five years in strategic conflict/humanitarian analysis and reporting role.
Minimum three years in producing such reports for the humanitarian community specifically (NGO, UN or Red Cross)
Experience in new product conceptualisation & development.
Track record in producing fully edited, publication quality reports.
Understanding of how to combine written analysis with GIS and data elements to produce holistic infographic reports. Demonstrable understanding of the current security information tools, needs, gaps and priorities of the humanitarian community.
Demonstrable baseline understanding of contemporary conflicts.
Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian principles and practises
Willingness to travel to conflict affected countries.
Ability to coordinate with multi-cultural staff against tight deadlines.
Organised and detail-oriented.
Motivated by the humanitarian cause rather than personal promotion.
HOW TO APPLY:
Send application to: firstname.lastname@example.org