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Research Analyst ACAPS Poland Warsaw


  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Poland
  • Grade: Junior level - Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: 2022-12-04

ACAPS, a project hosted by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), is looking for a Research Analyst to join the ACAPS Ukraine Analysis Hub. 

If you are willing to provide impartial and high-quality analysis, which strengthens the evidence base for decision making and response programming among humanitarian stakeholders related to the crisis in Ukraine, join our team! 

Ukrainian nationals with the right to live and work in Poland are encouraged to apply.


More than nine months since the escalation of violent conflict in Ukraine, humanitarian needs continue to grow both inside and outside the country. The crisis 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 seven 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.  

Although the conflict is becoming protracted, available information and analysis on humanitarian needs remains limited, particularly at the regional level. As a result, there is a growing need for regional analysis in affected neighbouring countries. Existing humanitarian data, which is urgently needed to make sense of the crisis, remains fragmented, and scattered across many different sources and languages. Understanding the socioeconomic impact and the different dimensions of vulnerability of the affected populations in countries including Poland, Romania, and Moldova will help humanitarian actors to understand the broader implications of the crisis and address humanitarian needs accordingly.  

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, three Data Analysts, six Research Analysts, 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 and neighboring countries 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 in the wider region, 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.


Research and analysis 

  • Review assessments, reports, and information products on the impact of the Ukraine crisis in neighbouring countries 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 Analyst on additional products where needed

Information management and monitoring

  • Regularly monitor the humanitarian situation in the wider region 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.

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


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.

ACAPS is a project hosted by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

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