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Humanitarian Analysis Advisor

International Role - Yes


The humanitarian analysis advisor will provide immediate support to the Syria Country office management team on the dynamic contexts within Syria, looking at changing lines of control, donor regulations which impact access and delivery of aid, and then embed improved context, contingency, preparedness and response planning within the Syria Country Office.


  • Every area has live response plans which include updated context (humanitarian and conflict trends), contingency and preparedness, and response plans

  • Produce master WoS context and humanitarian access updates and monthly reports for senior leadership team to make more informed decisions

  • Produce regular access analysis for internal WV audience to inform decision making.

  • Produce updates for donors, highlighting improved conflict sensitivity, red line reporting, and needs based programming. Contribute to future proposals, ensuring increased conflict analysis and sensitivity is reflected, in turn contributing to a diversified funding portfolio.

  • Support WVI’s phased increase of programme through Damascus; for this develop key humanitarian indicators and red-line report which will be essential for donors to see incorporated in this operating space.


  • A minimum of 5 years track record in humanitarian response work, preferably in field-based Security, Management, humanitarian access work in conflict or insecure environments.

  • Relevant Masters Degree, preferably in conflict studies, international relations, political science, development studies or humanitarian affairs.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to think strategically, innovatively and practically.

  • Technical expertise in and practical working experience with conflict sensitivity and DNH.

  • Strong conceptual and practical understanding of humanitarian principles and working with military actors.

  • Good understanding of the rights-based approach, show commitment to gender justice, and have a good understanding of the role of local/national civil society in development.

  • Experience in mainstreaming cross-cutting issues into organizations, change management and/or organizational development.

  • Understanding of the Humanitarian Coordination architecture.

  • Have experience and good understanding of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) incl. peace and conflict impact assessment (PCIA).

  • Strong experience and good understanding of facilitating learning incl. experience in designing and delivering trainings as well as knowledge management.

  • Experience managing diverse staff/teams including in complex and challenging environments.

  • The principal objective is to ensure database management for the Regional Syrian Response by building strong relations and networking with stakeholders in areas of focus regarding Syrian response. The team is also providing that bridging between different stakeholder while enable efficient information shearing.

  • Producing, analyzing, interpret and communicate complex and fast moving programmatic information – summarizing and coherently communicating it.

  • Developing written, visual and verbal reporting/briefings, support regular development of comprehensive context analysis and risk assessment for the Syria response.

  • Digital Information Management and analytics: Ensuring close monitoring of a number of internal systems and ensuring development, innovation and quality.