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Analyst - Durable Solutions Platform


Who are we?

The search for durable solutions to the protracted displacement stemming from the Syrian crisis is a key humanitarian and development necessity for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This search for durable solutions is a regional, cross-border issue and demands a multi-sectorial response that goes beyond the existing humanitarian agenda. The discussion around the options and rights of the displaced are highly politicised.

DRC, IRC, and NRC have recently established the Durable Solutions Platform (DSP). The objective of this platform is to generate knowledge and promote dialogue and strategic programme approaches to the long term future of Syrian refugees and internally displaced people based on international best practice and principles for preparing and supporting durable solutions for people in displacement.

The platform’s work consists of research, stakeholder engagement, advocacy and liaison with civil society. The platform’s research assists NGOs in setting joint programmatic principles and strategies, continue advocacy work, develop guidance on mechanisms for cross border programming, and take this common approach for leverage with donors and stakeholders.

The platform consists of a small team and is hosted by the DRC regional office in Amman, Jordan.


About the job

The analyst will lead on selected research projects, design data collection and initiate analysis for the durable solutions platform:


Duties and Responsibilities

Research (70%):

  • Lead on research projects related to refugee and IDP displacement patterns in Syria and neighbouring countries
  • Develop research proposals, methodological frameworks and data analysis plans, using both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Provide technical support to the development of training modules as part of the platform’s civil society capacity building programme
  • Provide support to the design and organization of seminars, workshops, and conferences on durable solutions
  • Develop research reports, briefing papers and fact sheets
 Representation (20%):
  • Develop and maintain a network of analysts among the INGO community and UN agencies
  • Deliver presentations and briefings on research results to internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide technical support to programme advisors on durable solutions when needed
 Administration (10%)
  • Manage administration for research activities, sub-contracting and information management

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Advanced university degree or equivalent in the social sciences, preferably with a focus on migration, displacement or humanitarian emergencies
  • At least 3 years of experience in a research position
  • Experience doing research to inform humanitarian programming in a displacement context is highly desirable
  • Proven research experience, including working independently on complex research projects
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Expertise on displacement issues in a humanitarian setting is highly desirable
  • Sound knowledge of social science research methodologies
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to easily establish and maintain relationships with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  •  Experience working in the MENA region is an added value

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:  

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.  
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.  
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.  
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.


We offer

DRC will offer the successful applicant a eight-months contract (till end of March). You must be available to start work from July 2017 and be willing and able to work in Amman.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. This position will be placed at A16 level for Expatriates.


Application process

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All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact

Applications close 19 July 2017

Please note:  Due to the urgency to fill the post, recruitment will be done on the rolling basis and DRC reserves the right to recruit before the deadline.  


Need further information?

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

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.

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  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: Level not specified
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  • Closing Date: 2017-07-19

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