Data Analyst PHAST Consortium (Protection and Health Assistance to Syria Together)

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 19 January 2021

Job Description

Position: Data Analyst PHAST Consortium (Protection and Health Assistance to Syria Together)

Location: Gaziantep (Turkey)

Reports to: Chief of Party

Direct Reports: Technical line to partners focal points

Duration: 12 months (renewable).

About Relief International.

Relief International (RI) is a leading nonprofit organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Relief International includes the four members of the RI Alliance in the USA, UK, France, and Belgium. Under our alliance agreement, we operate under a single, shared management structure with one CEO and one Board of Directors.

About our Programs

RI is active in 16 countries around the world, including some of the most fragile: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen. Often, RI is the only organization providing assistance to highly vulnerable communities.

· RI employs 7,000+ staff and auxiliary workers

· 97% of staff are in-country nationals

· We only have some 90 ex-pat staff out of 7,000+

· RI spent $125 million in 2019 on our programs.

RI invests in four broad program sectors: Economic Opportunity, Education, Health, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). We design our programs to incorporate The RI Way: local participation, integrated programming, the development of civic skills, and partnerships including with local NGOs, governments, and the private sector.

RI supports solutions that reinforce and improve upon existing in-country systems. Where such systems do not exist or are chronically underperforming, RI’s crisis response lays the foundation for long-term, sustainable change.

Position Summary:

The PHAST Consortium, it is an ambitious consortium program with two partners, which aim to strengthen the overall Health and Protection systems in northwest Syria by supporting several health facilities to provide lifesaving health and nutrition services to vulnerable communities. In addition to the Health Component, specialized protection services are provided at women and girls’ safe spaces (WGSS), including gender-based violence (GBV) case management, psychosocial support, life skills, and outreach activities.

PHAST Consortium Data Analyst (DA) will strengthen the analytical capacity of consortium partners and will improve the quality of Consortium products and policy briefing papers, analyzing humanitarian trends, programming needs and the context where the consortium operates.

The Consortium DA will coordinate the gathering of information generated by consortium partners and will analyze and identify key needs and programming trends within the context. This will be done in close coordination with consortium partners program teams, Consortium Management Unit and Advocacy and Comms Manager, under the overall supervision of the Chief of Party.

The Consortium DA will support in the implementation of a functional MEAL system at field level. She/he provides support to the Chief of Party and Head of Offices, MEAL focal points, and program staff; and she/he will work closely with Compliance, Partnership and Operations manager, and counterparts from partner organisation.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Internal coordination

1. Lead and support Consortium Partners to set up an improved MEAL Framework for the consortium; and an adequate Information Management System to analyze datasets and reinforce Policy and Strategic objectives of the Consortium.

2. Work with the CoP and key PHAST Consortium staff to establish the systems and processes needed for effective information sharing among different layers of consortium management.

3. Chair and organize PHAST MEAL Consortium meetings as needed with partner focal points and other relevant staff.

4. Regularly liaise with MEAL and GIS Focal Points of Consortium Partners – disseminate and enhance information sharing and analysis, developing maps to identify needs and inform programs.

5. Set up a PHAST Consortium SharePoint as an effective and appropriate way of sharing information within the Consortium and serving as Inventory of all relevant documents generated by Consortium Partners or other relevant documentation.

6. Proactively engage with different Consortium management bodies (Steering Committee, Consortium Management Unit and different Working Groups) to identify needs for data collection and analysis.

External coordination

7. Under the supervision of CoP and Program Technical Advisers liaise close with the Health and Protection cluster to support the overall analysis of humanitarian trends, develop synergies for data collection and analysis, and monitor other data generated by other organizations to inform broader analysis.

Development of key analytical products

8. Support Program teams to develop and conduct assessments and data gathering.

9. Work with the Advocacy and Communication Manager and the CoP to identify key trends, extract data, and develop tailored narratives and evidence-based analysis.

10. Keep an overall overview of the integrated programming approach and ensure the interconnection among different data sets.

11. Work with partners to produce analytical maps/reports for donors and external stakeholders.

12. Work with CoP, Program Technical Advisers and Advocacy and Comms Manager to manage and visualizing data to improve PHAST Consortium programming, and to develop advocacy and communications products.

Capacity building and quality of products

13. Technical support to MEAL focal points at field level, following up on MEAL frameworks, data gathering and products.

14. Ensure the team can develop high quality data, including the drafting, editing and production of visuals.

15. Provide input on processes and recommend solutions

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.

Key desirable qualifications:

  • Degree in Social and Human Sciences or Statistics and a background in research methods.
  • Experience working in conflict affected areas and/or in complex and fragile settings.
  • Knowledge of Syria humanitarian context and Middle East geopolitical dynamics.
  • Previous experience in data management, data analysis and visualization, and Information Management Systems
  • Experience in program design and development of MEAL frameworks (Ability to design MEAL tools, assessments/surveys, systems oversight, and evaluations)
  • Experience on analysing quantitative and/or qualitative data
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working on similar role in a humanitarian/development context.
  • Excellent command in Word, Excel (advanced), Outlook, Powerpoint, and statistical packages and GIS software would be an asset.
  • Knowledge on humanitarian programs, experience in Health and Protection sector is an asset.
  • Excellent Command in written and speaking English, with capacity be summarize and compile information in a comprehensive manner.
  • Understanding and knowledge of humanitarian and protection principles would be an asset.

Key competencies:

  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Strategic thinking
  • Strong writing and analytical skills
  • Solution oriented and positive thinking
  • Solid organizational and planning skills
  • Self-critic, curious and eager to develop further professionally
  • Communicate with impact and respect

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Relief International is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics

Relief International (RI) is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to RI’s Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct e-learning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.

We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Agility and innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

How to apply.

  • To apply for this post, click on the “Apply” button in the job advert page
  • You will be asked to upload a CV and Cover Letter. The cover letter should be no more than 2 pages long and explain why you are interested in this post with Relief International and how your skills and experience make you a good fit.

Closing date. Please apply immediately we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis, therefore may withdraw the position for the job board closing date.

Due to limited resources, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Note to external agencies, we will not be accepting CVs from third parties.

Relief International is committed to protecting our staff and the communities we work with from abuse and harm including sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and sexual harassment.

All staff are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct.

Recruitment to all roles in Relief International include a criminal records self-declaration, references and other pre-employment checks, which may include police and qualifications checks.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Relief International is committed to diversity and gender equality, we strongly encourage applicants from the global south and female candidates to apply.

About the Organization

About Relief International.

Relief International (RI) is a leading nonprofit organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Relief International includes the four members of the RI Alliance in the USA, UK, France, and Belgium. Under our alliance agreement, we operate under a single, shared management structure with one CEO and one Board of Directors.

About our Programs.

RI is active in 16 countries around the world, including some of the most fragile: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen. Often, RI is the only organization providing assistance to highly vulnerable communities.

  • RI employs 7,000+ staff and auxiliary workers

  • 97% of staff are in-country nationals

  • We only have some 90 ex-pat staff out of 7,000+

  • RI spent $125 million in 2019 on our programs.

RI invests in four broad program sectors: Economic Opportunity, Education, Health, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). We design our programs to incorporate The RI Way: local participation, integrated programming, the development of civic skills, and partnerships including with local NGOs, governments, and the private sector.

RI supports solutions that reinforce and improve upon existing in-country systems. Where such systems do not exist or are chronically underperforming, RI’s crisis response lays the foundation for long-term, sustainable change.

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