Regional Syrian Response Operations Analyst

Amman | Amman

CARE is seeking to recruit an experienced, committed, and suitable professional to fill the following vacancy to support CARE’s “Whole of Syria” approach.
The Regional Syrian Response Operations Analyst will join CARE’s Regional Syrian Response Team (RSRT). The aim of the post is to provide information, analysis and to support programme decisions in order to implement CAREs humanitarian projects safely inside Syria and in neighbouring countries. CARE has 4 country offices (COs) actively responding to the Syrian crisis supported by a regional structure based in Jordan. For more information on CARE’s response to the regional Syrian crisis, please visit

The RSRT supports CARE’s “Whole of Syria” humanitarian approach both inside and around Syria. This includes overall strategic direction, improved coordination, program alignment and development, technical support, advocacy, media and communications, resource mobilization, contextual analysis and exploring new operational models.

The RSRT is seeking to improve its capacity and expertise on humanitarian analysis to support increased access and more impactful programming, especially inside Syria, but also to inform our programs and operations across the region as a whole. The Regional Syrian Response Operations Analyst will be responsible for the delivery of context analysis and monitoring focused on enabling humanitarian access to CARE’s Regional and Country Office Programs.

He/she will combine a strong humanitarian and safety and security analytical background with practical field experience in conflict settings. In addition they will be required to represent CARE in multiple fora both internally and externally, as well as to be able to foster a wide network of contacts (including UN/NGO agencies as well as other stakeholders in the crisis) to facilitate CARE’s improved humanitarian access and increased aid delivery.

This position will work in close collaboration with both programme staff and safety and security staff in the region to provide a client based service across key functional roles.

Regional Syrian Response Operations Analyst:**

  • Provide specialist operational analyst support:

    • Conduct frequent context analysis of the conflict both inside and around Syria.
    • Conduct stakeholder / actor mapping.
    • Maintain/update CAREs programme area mapping and projected areas for humanitarian intervention, especially inside Syria.
    • Conduct impact analysis of context developments against CARE’s programme areas.
    • Monitoring of trends and forecasting dynamics in order to foster situational awareness for the country offices and implementing staff.
  • Provide operational support to COs to:

    • Develop and provide routine reports to Regional Security Manager (MENA), RSRT and COs.
    • Provide operational and analysis support to COs and implementing partners (through COs).
  • Provide analysis support to the RSRT on:

    • Strategy development and regional direction and alignment with the wider MENA strategy.
    • Advocacy and communications efforts in order to strengthen messaging and advocacy deliverables
    • Support and collaboration with the “Whole of Syria” CARE-lead consortium.
  • Provide analysis support to Regional and country office initiatives in order to increase CARE’s humanitarian access related to the Syrian Response Strategy and MENA Strategy.

  • Liaise/bridge internally across a range of CARE teams in order to strengthen the organisation’s holistic approach to responding to the Syria crisis, specifically:

    • Lead Members in the region:
    • Regional Management Unit (RMU).
    • Regional Security Manager
    • CARE France security focal point.
    • CARE DL Head of Mission
    • CARE International:
  • CARE Emergency Group (CEG).

  • CARE International Safety and Security Unit (CISSU)

  • CARE Member Partners (CMPs) involved in the RSR.

  • Country offices.

  • Liaise/bridge across UN/NGO security organisations and access technical working groups.

  • Deliver internal training on operational analysis as and when required.

  • Conduct “discrete/one off” operational analysis in support of humanitarian scenario and context development.

  • Attend RSRT workshops meetings and visit COs as required and in consultation/coordination with the Regional Security Manager.

Required Education:

  • An undergrad qualification (such as Bachelor’s Degree in humanitarian studies, social/political sciences).

  • Demonstrated political/social/economic analysis skills.

  • Exceptional English writing skills and research ability.

  • Ability to work under pressure and against deadlines.

  • Knowledge of the Middle East (for example: a demonstrable understanding of the history, politics and culture of the Middle East).

  • Knowledge of INGO and UN security management systems.

Desired: Master’s degree (for example: Social Sciences, Humanitarian studies, Economic Development or other related fields).

Required Experience:

  • 5 years of experience working with NGOs preferably in a complex and/or conflict/post-conflict setting.

  • Experience of working in the Middle East and familiarity with the society and culture.

  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural and diverse environment

  • Experience in living and working in moderate to high risk locations.

Desired: Specialist experience, Security management or organizational Safety and Security Focal Point experience, Humanitarian Program management, Knowledge and experience of using GIS Mapping tools.

Other critical skills:

  • A proven ability to work independently or within a small team.

  • Skilled in the use of all MS Office applications, especially Excel.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral), and ability to translate complex concepts into digestible/non-technical language

  • Enthusiasm to learn.

  • Experience of presentation and workshop facilitation.

Desired: Arabic language skills a significant advantage; experience in delivery of training, GIS and database management experience.

This position requires travel to moderate to high risk work locations.

Women and Men are equally encouraged to apply.

Applications only per E-Mail to:

Ms. Judith Berger

CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg e.V.

Dreizehnmorgenweg 6

D-53175 Deutschland

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: CARE
  • Location: Amman | Amman
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
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  • Closing Date: 2016-01-03

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