Role Summary/Purpose:

The Data Analysis and Policy Consultant will examine and analyze the data related to health facility attacks/violations and will draft thematic advocacy materials, including the analysis report for the attacks on health facilities, and violations against staff, by linking trends and patterns, and issue proper conclusions and recommendations, in coordination with SAMS Advocacy team. S/he will also coordinate with the IHL Consultant on technical legal revisions required.

Key Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the SAMS senior program manager, and in close collaboration with the advocacy department and protection department, the Policy, Advocacy, and Data Analysis consultant will work on the following:

Activity 01: Data-analysis for the collected information in SAMS database for attacks on health.

  • Throughout this project, SAMS will work on cleaning and organizing its attacks on health facilities incidents database. After completion of the data cleaning, the archive will be shared with the data analysis and policy consultant, who will analyze the data. Analysis should be able to be reflected in proper data visualizations tools (charts, infographics, tables, etc.), and provide quantitative information about when and what kind of facilities were attacked, as well as statistics about the total casualties. There should also be compared with other datasets coming from partners who are also documenting attacks on health, and a timeline should be built that could be linked with the various military offensive milestones in the conflict. This analysis will be helpful in all products to be produced later on.

Activity 02: Collect testimonies from medical staff who were subjected to attacks

  • These testimonies will provide qualitative information and a context description of the impact of these attacks on health care. Testimonies should be conducted in Arabic, and then transcribed for the purpose of qualitative analysis. Quotes could be taken and utilized in the report. The estimated number of testimonies will be around 20-30. Some of these interviews could be utilized in advocacy products as well (with the proper consent from the participants.)

Activity 03: Write a detailed report using collected evidence on attacks on health facilities and testimonies from medical staff.

  • The previous analysis and testimonies will provide the basis from which to start writing a report. Such a report should also include a review of attacks on health in Syria, as well as efforts that were made to achieve accountability. The report should also demonstrate the facts and the analysis that SAMS was able to provide from its attacked facilities and the testimonies of staff, and include suggestions of best ways to use it in later legal processes. The report will be utilized and shared with the justice and accountability mechanisms that are working on the topic of attacks on health facilities, and would also support SAMS advocacy efforts related to this topic.

Activity 04: Provide five smaller advocacy products on various specialized themes related to accountability and attacks on health in Syria

  • Throughout this project, SAMS will produce advocacy documents that will support SAMS advocacy messaging on the topics of attacks on health facilities. The products could include policy documents, papers, and case studies that will treat different aspects of the attacks. These products will be shared and published for the wider humanitarian and justice mechanisms and will contribute to the collected evidence on the topic of attacks. The Policy, Advocacy, and Data Analysis Consultant is responsible for drafting these documents. SAMS advocacy team will help in the identification of appropriate topics. Another legal consultant will provide technical legal revisions and make sure that they comply with IHL and related legal terminology.
  • Advanced university degree in international humanitarian law, data analysis, public health, or related field;
  • Proven ability to produce policy documents, papers, reports, and analysis
  • Excellent knowledge of the context for protection of humanitarian workers and attacks on health in Syria.
  • At least 4 years experience in the above-mentioned fields;
  • As all products will be produced in English, professional fluency in English and Arabic, both oral and written;
  • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;
  • Ability and willingness to work with people of different cultural backgrounds from the Syrian social fabric;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
Desired Characteristics:
  • Ability to make international travels (including Turkey) (Desirable).

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