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2 Sep 2020

Conflict Analyst (South Sudan)

Job Description

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The purpose of the Conflict Analyst is to support the humanitarian community in South Sudan, with current and in-depth context analysis with great focus on grass root community and integrating with macro perspective to inform operational planning and decision-making, and support key humanitarian policy and advocacy efforts. The position is also fully responsible to manage the portfolio of the activities and maintain and build strong donor relationship. In addition, the function is expected to contribute and lead fund raising efforts for the role and other relevant NRC core competency

Generic responsibilities

  • Conduct context analysis of the conflict and humanitarian crisis with a view to support humanitarian strategic and operational decision-making in key humanitarian for a (protection cluster, ICWG, HCT, etc.)
  • Provide advice on key humanitarian policy and advocacy efforts in key humanitarian fora
  • Manage the implementation of the project grant, budget management and reporting, and the timely production of deliverable’s
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors as required
  • Offer advice on conflict-sensitive approaches to humanitarian assistance
  • Support and participate in NRC programme or contingency planning as necessary
  • Foster relationships and information sharing with non-humanitarian actors including academia, human rights organizations, and civil society groups

Specific responsibilities

  • Provide contextual analysis to the inter-agency and international community through bi-weekly briefing papers and quarterly reports, including monitoring the humanitarian situation, access and protection concerns in the region, as well as emerging trends and displacement patterns
  • Provide analysis briefings to inter-agency forums (including for the Protection Cluster, OCHA or Inter Cluster Working Group, HCT), donors and the diplomatic community as required
  • Drafting policy and advocacy position papers, talking points, key messages, ad-hoc reports and other documents for relevant humanitarian fora
  • Develop, manage and undertake research projects – including identifying research opportunities, hiring and managing research consultants, and supervising the research and delivery of final research reports
  • Convene workshops and round tables to foster a better analysis and understanding of emerging trends and thematic issues – especially in line with research products
  • Support NRC internal advocacy work by assisting in drafting press releases, talking points, and quarterly messaging as necessary
  • Support the development and updating of NRC advocacy strategy for South Sudan – ensuring that it is in line with NRC’s Global Advocacy Strategy
  • Support NRC representation offices with situational updates, analysis, and updates on key messaging for South Sudan

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  • Postgraduate degree in international law, International Relations, Conflict Studies, social sciences or related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years good experience working on conflict or political analysis, or on humanitarian advocacy
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented experience with research and the production of written materials – such as reports, briefing notes, position papers, talking points, etc.
  • Documented experience with humanitarian operations, protection, humanitarian space and access, or conflict sensitive approaches
  • Confident communicator, with experience in giving briefings and presentations.
  • Strong inter-personal skills, working well both in teams and independently
  • Self-motivated and excellent observer of protection issues
  • Able to work under pressure and good at timely decision making
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience (Preferred)

  • Previous experience or strong knowledge of the context and conflict in South Sudan

Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Analyzing
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Coping with change
  • Influencing

We can offer

Contract period: 12 months, subject to availability of funds.
Fee: From NOK 45,000. Attractive allowances apply
Duty station: Juba
Travel: up to 20%.

***Female applicants are encouraged to apply***

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