Research Analyst


Organization Name: Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS)
Location: Ukraine, Poland
Apply email: Not Specified
Start Date: 25 Jan 2023, 05:56 am
Closing Date: 22 Feb 2023, 12:00 am


ACAPS is looking for 2 engaged Research Analysst to join its Ukraine Analysis Hub. This position can be filled in wherever there is an NRC Office in Ukraine (Dnipro, Lviv, Ternopil, Kyiv or other) or Poland.

Ukraine Analysis Hub

ACAPS is establishing a Ukraine Analysis Hub to provide impartial, independent, timely, and high-quality analytical products, which strengthen the evidence base for decision making and response programming among humanitarian stakeholders related to the crisis in Ukraine. To achieve this, ACAPS will put together a team of one Team Leader, two Senior Analysts, two Data Analysts, five Research Analysts, and three Data Collectors, with support from Expert Analysis Advisors and others within the organisation.

The Ukraine Analysis Hub will:

Provide independent, high-quality analysis of the humanitarian crisis and response in Ukraine through building a platform connecting data and analysis of both local and international sources, in order to achieve a more nuanced, in-depth understanding of the humanitarian situation.

The role

Under the supervision of the Senior Analyst, the Research Analyst is expected to produce independent analysis products through implementing their own research activities including regular monitoring of the humanitarian situation, analysis design, secondary data review, qualitative analysis, and producing analysis. This person will also engage in joint analysis with international and local partners and collaborate with other analysis actors on research design and analysis.

Required skills, knowledge and experience

• Relevant Bachelor’s degree, preferably in humanitarian action, social sciences (anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, psychology, geography, etc.), area studies, international relations, public health, epidemiology or other relevant education
• Previous experience (at least 2 years) in research, analysis, information management, advocacy, or other relevant experience in the humanitarian sector or related fields (development, international relations, social science, etc)
• Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research and analysis methods (mixed and multi) and ease with handling large amounts of data
• Written clarity, including ability to analyse complex concepts and synthetize information
• Fluency in English and either Ukrainian or Russian, both written and verbal
• Excellent time management skills and ability to organize multiple, simultaneous tasks, and deliver results within a specified period
• Proven cooperation and inter-personal skills, including proven capacity to work very efficiently in a team
• Ability to assess the reliability of information, identify internal and external biases, and adhere to independent and neutral nature of analysis
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative, manage own use of time and self-motivate
• Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
• Flexibility

Behavioural Competencies

• Planning and delivering results
• Working with people
• Communicating with impact and respect
• Social perceptiveness
• Active listening
• Adhering to principles and values
• Deciding and initiating action


Research and analysis

• Review assessments, reports, and information products on the Ukraine crisis to understand the information landscape, current gaps, and humanitarian conditions
• Support the design, coordination, and production of ACAPS analytical products
• In consultation with key stakeholders, identify analysis gaps and propose and design thematic analytical products
• Support the team and partners in designing and conducting research of primary and secondary data and provide analytical support for qualitative and quantitative analysis
• Support the overall informational needs of the Ukraine response through the compilation, synthesis and analysis of relevant qualitative and quantitative information
• Support the Senior Information Analyst on additional products where needed

Information management and monitoring

• Regularly monitor the humanitarian situation in Ukraine and provide updates on the current situation and new developments to increase the understanding of the context within the team
• Conduct consistent monitoring of secondary data and ensure that all assessments are recorded, maintaining of internal monitoring tracking sheet
• Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of the ACAPS Ukraine Analysis Hub’s information management systems and ensure that internal and external needs for information are processed in a structured and efficient manner
• Ensure monitoring feeds into analytical products


• In collaboration with the Team Leader develop and maintain a list/informal network of key interlocutors for information
• Develop and maintain strategic relationships with local partners to ensure regular joint analysis activities and analysis support
• Coordinate joint analysis with other key analysis colleagues and partners.


• Contribute towards learning and innovation within the Hub and the response
• Support the development and maintenance of ACAPS strategic products
• Support ACAPS global on ad hoc products and expertise-sharing

Any other tasks which are jointly agreed upon may be added to the job description, as per the project needs.



ACAPS is dedicated to helping humanitarians make better decisions. We want to put evidence at the heart of decision-making. To achieve this, we collaborate with a variety of partners across the humanitarian sector and beyond. We strive to be an evolving platform providing:

• Independent analysis to support evidence-based decision making for humanitarian operations.
• Deployment of experts to support assessments and analysis in crisis.
• Innovative approaches to collect more reliable and timely data and conduct rigorous analysis
• Capacity development of humanitarian actors to carry out better needs assessments and analysis.


More than five months since its escalation, the violent conflict continues to affect Ukraine, particularly in easters and southern regions, with daily reports of attacks throughout the country. While the conflict is becoming protracted, the available information and analysis on the crisis remains limited. The escalation of conflict in Ukraine has caused widespread civilian casualties and resulted in one third of Ukrainians fleeing their homes to seek safety, protection, and assistance. Close to seven million people are currently estimated to be displaced within the country and likely unable to meet their basic needs, with access remaining a key challenge in areas facing active hostilities. More than five million Ukrainian refugees have been officially recorded across Europe. Both the overall number of people displaced inside and outside Ukraine and locations of their displacement continue to be difficult to effectively track.

The ongoing conflict is resulting in significant humanitarian needs, particularly in the parts of the country which continue to suffer from regular airstrikes and shelling. The impact of the crisis is being felt on multiple levels, with the subsequent economic crisis further compounding existing needs and negatively impacting the living conditions of the population. There is a gap in understanding the severity of needs and scope of the humanitarian crisis at a more granular level.

We offer:

• Type of contract: till the end of June of 2023, contingent upon availability
• Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms and conditions.
• Duty station: Based in Ukraine with an NRC office or in Poland
• Probation Period : 3 months probation period for contracts with more than 6 months duration.

This position is for Ukrainian nationals only.

Please note that we will contact only shortlisted candidates.

NRC retains the discretion to cancel the recruitment.

NRC might review applications before advert deadline, therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

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