The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is a disaggregated data collection, analysis, and crisis mapping project. The ACLED team conducts analysis to describe, explore, and test conflict scenarios and makes both data and analysis open for free use by the public. ACLED material is regularly used to inform journalism, academic research, and public discourse on conflict, and to support the work of practitioners and policymakers. ACLED is the highest quality and most widely used real-time data and analysis source on political violence and protest around the world.
ACLED is recruiting a Regional Specialist to support region-specific work on the Africa region. The Regional Specialist will be responsible for coordinating analytical outputs across the region, providing support to the relevant regional desk(s) and identifying and assisting Research Managers and Researchers to engage in analysis. The Regional Specialist produce original analysis on political and security developments across the region, working in close collaboration with the Analysis team.
Additionally, the Regional Specialist will provide support around methodology for regional contexts, working in close context with both relevant Research Manager(s) and the Methodology team. This will include supporting research desk(s) on methodology issues and drafting methodology documents, sourcing supplementation, as well as supporting the Communications team with relevant media requests. This position reports to the Associate Analysis Manager, while working across various research teams.
The position is fully remote and can be done from any location with reliable internet service. The positions is best-suited for ACLED Coordinators, Research Managers, Associate Research Managers, or Senior Researchers with expert knowledge of the larger region.
Specific roles and responsibilities
(a) Contribute to regional analysis products
(b) Contribute to thematic analysis products
(c) Provide regional expertise, including but not limited to:
(d) Engagement with donors and users
Candidates should have familiarity with ACLED and preferably have experience translating complex analysis for users.
Skills and competencies:
To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter detailing qualifications and experience. Please be sure to note your regional expertise and which regional focus you are specifically applying for.
Further information on the project is available online at acleddata.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are advised to apply early.
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