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Regional Humanitarian Context Analyst - Open to Internationals/Nationals

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises. Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.


The Regional Humanitarian Context Analyst position is a key member of the East and Southern Africa regional humanitarian team (for 50% of his/her time) and is embedded within the Somalia country office (working on Somalia for the remaining 50% of his/her time). The role will be leading the production and uptake of humanitarian analyses at regional and country level. Delivering high-quality analyses upon request from internal strategic entities within the ESA region, as well as from external partners when relevant, the role holder is also responsible for growing a bespoke organizational capability dedicated to context analysis in complex crises by supporting in-country Analysts across the region and providing technical support across a broad range of functions. The Regional Analyst is also expected to influence an external, region-based, network of senior Humanitarian functions among peer organizations and institutions. Within Somalia, the role holder is to support the Somali Disaster Management Agency (SoDMA) with technical support as required to strengthen the government’s capacity and efforts.

The Regional Analyst is part of Save the Children’s Somalia country office humanitarian team and works closely with the Context Analysis and Foresight Unit (CAFU), a technical network coordinated at global level by Save the Children’s Chief Analyst - a position embedded in the global Crisis Anticipation and Response Team.

The role provides timely, quality and tailored contextual and foresight analysis for the purpose of informing strategic decision-making at national, regional, and global levels, as well as enhancing the organization’s response capacity, preparedness and comparative advantage, with a focus on East and Southern Africa countries.

Scope For Role

Reports to:  Regional Emergencies Director (50%) and Somalia Country Office Humanitarian Director (50%)

Staff reporting to this post:  None





 Master’s or bachelor's degree in relevant field (political science, social sciences, economics, international humanitarian law, etc.)



  • Expert knowledge of analytical methodologies, approaches and tools
  • 4-5 Years of experience in similar field 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Excellent ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Theoretical and practical experience of conflict sensitivity
  • Diplomatic mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to lead team efforts and successfully influence others
  • Appetite for learning and making a difference in complex and challenging environments.
  • Record of research, publications and writing on humanitarian and development issues


  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in humanitarian contexts in East and Southern Africa
  • Experience working in Somalia is an added value
  • Background in quantitative analysis (/statistics) appreciated.


Application Information:

Please apply in English saving your cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document.

 For more information about Save the Children in Somalia and to see a full a job description, visit our website at

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, and our working environment is inclusive and accessible.

We need to keep children safe, so our selection process includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Application will be closed on 4th March 2024

We need to keep children safe, so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.




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20 Feb 2024

4 Mar 2024 - 20:59 UTC


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