Humanitarian Analyst at Save the Children

Humanitarian Analyst (National position)

The role holder uses best-to-date data and previous learning and provides contextualized analysis to actively support the response leadership in building in depth analysis of the context, designing and delivering quality humanitarian response. The Analyst acts as a curator of evidence, selecting information with high strategic value, and fosters the use of available data by translating it in a way that easily informs decision-making (synthesizing, interpreting, and putting it in perspective) within the organization and to influence the external actors. By providing informed and targeted analysis focused on delivering the best possible impact of our action for children, the role holder supports colleagues to influence key internal and external stakeholders. In performing her/his duties, the Humanitarian Analyst will ensure knowledge transfer (to and from her/him). She/he will make sure that relevant evidence, in particular related to children, marginalized, and deprived groups, from past analyses, analyses from our partners, external analyses, and any other source of reliable information is routinely used. Assessing the existing will allow to identify critical data gaps and guide new strategic, programmatic and advocacy decisions. New contextual insights on the crisis gained during the assignment will be captured in a way that promotes learning and future utilization (by the response team and/or Country Office). While harvesting evidence of the past and present, the Humanitarian Analyst role is forward-looking, directly contributing to risk monitoring, scenario planning, projecting evolutions of humanitarian needs, and anticipating critical changes in the aid system in country.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


  • A Master’s degree in relevant field (political science, social sciences, economics, international humanitarian law ,
  • At least three previous deployments in an emergency response.
  • Previous experience of at least three years in an analytical capacity for an aid organization.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of analytical methodologies and tools, particularly qualitative analysis.
  • Record of excellent communication and writing skills, demonstrating the ability to summarize key information in data-scarce environments and to make complex concepts and findings understandable to a large audience.
  • Critical thinker, capable of presenting the ‘bigger picture’ even in the rush of an acute crisis.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work autonomously under pressure and with tight deadlines.
  • Diplomatic mind-set, respectful of the diversity of experiences and points of view in intercultural teams.
  • Appetite for learning and making a difference in complex and challenging environments.


  • Established networks among the humanitarian analyst community
  • Previous experience in country of deployment
  • Visualization skills
  • Training in humanitarian foresight

Contract Duration: 12 months

Location: South Sudan, County office – Juba.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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