Conflict Research Advisor - Turkey

  • Posted on 5 December 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a conflict research advisor for a DFID-funded education program under ISD. Turkish nationals are encouraged to apply.

The conflict research advisor will work in close coordination with the team leader and technical and program implementation teams as well as DFID staff; lead on conducting systematic research and analysis of the profile, causes, actors, and dynamics of the conflict in Syria at various levels; advise on to the design, management, implementation, and oversight of the program’s activities from a conflict, risk and political perspective; and contribute to the program’s strategic direction and managing a high-profile and high-risk portfolio of activities. The conflict research advisor will report to the team leader or designee. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

• Advise the team leader and technical team on conflict sensitivity and risk management related to all program design and implementation.

• Stay up-to-date with regards to the development of Syria conflict and the role of its key players

• Research ongoing conflict situations and its potential risk to improve the program’s understanding of key actors, contexts, causes, options, and capabilities

• Conduct continuous risk analysis for the political and armed conflict in Syria to inform risk mitigation and support program design and implementation

• Actively contribute to the program’s strategic analysis to ensure alignment of program objectives with the evolving conflict, political, and security situation in Syria

• Ensure the program is provided with reliable data and valid analysis to support programmatic decision-making on risk management and conflict sensitivity

• Review the program’s risk assessment and mitigation framework for compliance with standards, regulations, and procedures required by donors and Chemonics

• Perform critical analysis of data and information that results in actionable recommendations and reports

• Disaggregate threats into perceived, actual, direct, and indirect, and develop risk analysis and mitigation measures accordingly

• Prepare research and analysis products to inform program and donor decision-making, map evolving conflicts, and capture programming efforts and accomplishments

• Support the program’s situational awareness and contextual analysis by ensuring that existing research is integrated into program reporting on key conflict, political, and security trends

• Adhere to Chemonics’ professional code of ethics


• Bachelor degree in a relevant field or equivalent years of experience

• Minimum three years of experience in conflict research and conflict analysis

• Experience in developing responsive conflict and risk mitigation plans

• Strong understanding of the conflict and security situation in Syria; previous experience in Syria strongly preferred

• Knowledge of the political and humanitarian dynamics within the Syrian context

• Experience and knowledge in collecting and analyzing data from different sources and forecast trends and events based on the analysis of data

• Professional proficiency speaking, reading, and writing English and Arabic required

• Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Please be advised that this is a local position and as such only applications from candidates with a valid Turkish ID will be considered.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter, with the position title in the subject line, by December 18th, 2019.

About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

Chemonics International is a leading international development consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. with more than 40 years of experience implementing programs around the world.

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