Consultant - North East Syria Analyst

Programming Amman, Jordan


Project/Consultancy Title:

North East Syria Analyst

Project Location(s):

Remote / Amman, Jordan / Beirut, Lebanon



Mercy Corps aims to become a leading organisation in the field of crisis analysis. Our objective is to provide Mercy Corps and the wider humanitarian community, donors, policy makers and governments, with in-depth qualitative and quantitative analysis into the most complex and protracted crises across the globe. By achieving this objective we enable Mercy Corps and other humanitarian and development actors to improve the relevance and quality of programs delivered to populations in need; we strengthen our influence within relevant networks; and raise the voice of the organization and communities we work with onto the international arena.


Mercy Corps implements a range of humanitarian programming across Syria. The Syria Humanitarian Access Team’s (HAT) work informs program and operational decision-making, policy, advocacy and external communications, and is widely shared across the broader community engaged in the response to the crisis. The HAT’s products and services range from rapid updates to in-depth reports and scenario forecasting, as well as internal due diligence assessments on potential partners and vendors.



Purpose / Project Description:

The Mercy Corps Syria HAT requires support for the production of analytical products and provision of advisory services to our internal teams, specifically for the North-East Syria (NES) region (Raqqa, Al-Hasakah, Deir ez-Zor governorates). Given the collaborative nature of the role, it can be performed remotely with sufficient overlap of Eastern European Standard Time working hours, or from Mercy Corps offices in Amman or Beirut.


Consultant Activities:

The Consultant will:

  • Contribute to team brainstorming on unfolding events in Syria and the region
  • Support junior analysts and work through them to task field researchers
  • Attend meetings and engage with colleagues from programme implementation teams
  • Contribute to quality assurance of the team’s products
  • Budget and resource tracking



Consultant Deliverables:

Deliverables include:

  • Contributions to weekly report
  • Daily updates on NES
  • Assessments of specific geographic areas
  • At least two (2) in-depth reports on a thematic area or scenario forecasting (~15 pages)
  • Ad hoc reports as required



Timeframe / Schedule: 


Timeframe for the Consultant

December 9


January 27

First in-depth report due

March 20

Second in-depth report due

March 31

Completion of consultancy 


The Consultant will report to:

Interim Syria HAT Director, Mercy Corps


The Consultant will work closely with:

Lead Analyst, Mercy Corps