Job Opportunities

Assessment Manager

Location: Remotly

Closing date: 7 August 2021

Timeframe: Subject to funding availability

Overview: This Scope of Work (SoW) outlines the Assessment Manager consultancy with the Operations and Policy Center (OPC). The assessment will follow an area-based approach with the strong incorporation of a solid intersectoral analysis framework, including conflict sensitivity and displacement/durable solutions analysis. The Assessment Manager will produce deliverables (as outlined below) through an understanding of both the Syrian context and the donor-funded humanitarian and development responses. The assessment manager will be expected to support multiple tasks through fast-paced, real-time collection of qualitative and quantitative data and analytical writing and team work.

About Operations and Policy Center: Operations and Policy Center (OPC, formerly, Orient Policy Center) is an independent think tank and service provider based in Gaziantep, Turkey. Established in 2014, OPC conducts original research and provides consulting services to enhance policymaking, development programs, and humanitarian response projects. Syrian-led and owned, OPC combines local knowledge with technological and scientific expertise, utilizing in-house statisticians and graphic designers to create original and intuitive final products. Between 2014 and 2018, OPC was an exclusive service provider to the Orient Research Center (ORC) in Dubai. Since then, OPC has focused on cultivating relationships with governmental and non-governmental bodies working in Syria or with the Syrian diaspora. Currently, OPC is in a stage of growth after significantly upscaling its capabilities due to increased demand from a growing clientele.

Assessment Objectives:

To support/lead on short-form reporting, Area based assessment that focus on key topics, to include:

  1. Cross-sectoral needs analysis
  2. Stakeholder analysis and analysis of local-level conflict dynamics, including gender dynamics
  3. Availability and functionality of relevant services and infrastructure
  4. Population profile and displacement trends
  5. Potential for durable solutions, including the (re)integration of displaced populations

To lead, support, and collaborate to ensure the timely submission of high-quality deliverables.
To provide well-researched, evidence-based insight and programmatically-relevant recommendations using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

About the role

  • Collaborate with other team members and donors/clients to develop research plans, methodologies, and timelines for Area based assessment;
  • Lead and support OPC’s data visualization and analytics by collaborating with OPC’s research team, analyst, information management, graphics designer, and a proofreader and bear the ultimate responsibility for the area and needs assessment project;
  • Design the research tools for the assessment , which consist of a survey, structured interviews, and focus group discussions.
  • Interpret the data sourced from local researchers with the help of a statistician
  • Write a report based on the analysis
  • Remote work
  • A two-month full-time assignment that might be extended
  • Priority will be given to applicants who can start immediately


  1. An inception report, Items to be addressed in the inception report include:
    • Refined research questions and methods for data collection (including sample size and process for participant selection), list of secondary data sources to be used
    • Data collection plan
    • Team composition (Female / Male Balance)
    • Detailed work plan and timeline
    • Proposal for a joint analysis session
    • Research / Assessment Framework
    • Risk Assessment (Includes potential Protection)
  2. Set of final data collection tools and methodology documents
  3. Cleaned datasets from all field data collection, including clear metadata
  4. Facilitation of a joint analysis session with our partner’s team.
  5. A draft and final report on key findings of the area-based assessment

About the applicant

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a constantly changing environment
  • Clear and coherent writing skills in English
  • Good spoken Arabic
  • Understanding of the humanitarian aspects of the Syrian conflict with a minimum of three years of experience at a leadership level
  • Excellent sense of numbers and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing programmatic assessments to inform planning and program implementation
  • Experience in participatory research methodologies and data collection with children
  • Experience in a multi-sector and multi partnership approach to emergency and early recovery programming, with a specific focus on intersectoral analysis and area-based methodologies
  • Experience in conflict sensitivity and social cohesion analysis, as well as durable solutions analysis

    Submission guidelines

    Attach a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post,


    Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

    * OPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer *

    * Female candidates are encouraged to apply *