Regional Conflict and Access Analyst Senegal

In December 2020, NRC regional office for Central and West Africa (ROCWA) launched the 3A project, Anticipatory Analysis on humanitarian Access in Central Sahel.

Through this project, the NRC is spearheading efforts in strategic analysis to enhance humanitarian responses in complex operating environments across the Central Sahel. Conscious that maintaining presence across a wide diversity of areas requires innovation and adaptability, NRC wishes to use data and predictive analytics to be more anticipatory and proactive in its approach to access, trigger timely adaptation measures, and allocate adequate resources where needed. As part of this project, NRC aims at producing deep-dive analyses on humanitarian access, but also at training NRC teams to collect, analyse and use data. The objectives are:

To support the country offices in producing timely and appropriate analysis on contemporary dynamics in order to provide a more nuanced understanding of key issues and allow programme to adapt to contextual changes. To inform decision makers on the drivers of conflict and underlying trends in the region. To track changes in the operational capacity, motivations, objectives and narratives of the primary conflict related stakeholders.

To contribute to the body of knowledge – including evidence building, data collection and anticipatory analysis – of NRC country, regional and global offices, NRC is looking for a regional analyst on access and conflict for Central Sahel countries. This position is a short-term position to cover a maternity leave.  


Constantly monitor available sources to collect, compile and report information including incidents and trends pertinent to humanitarian access and security in the Sahel. Prepare and disseminate regular reporting and updates. Support the NRC team in network development and data collection on access and conflict. Train NRC staff in data collection and analysis methodology. Analyse gathered data and information to understand key trends, build anticipatory analysis and support country and regional level advocacy. Work in close collaboration with the country offices of Burkina Faso-Niger and Mali as well as the regional Head of Advocacy, global and regional access advisors. Provide timely thematic and/or area-based access analysis based on operational needs. Provide technical input and advice in assessments in new geographic areas, and regular assessment reviews for existing locations. As required provide workshops, briefings and training to NRC staff and partners. Participate in relevant international or local fora/conferences.


Relevant academic qualifications, and / or 5+ years' experience in conflict analysis. Experience in conducting actionable research on conflict and/or access in a humanitarian/development context, preferably some of it in the Sahel. Ability to identify and evaluate the broad range of drivers of conflict. Experience of narrative tracking and analysis, with the ability to frame narratives within the broader context. Fluency in written and spoken French and English.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility. At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

What we offer:

Grade 9 in NRC scale An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

Find the full job description: JD for regional Analyst.docx


To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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