NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Jordan
Organization: Magenta FZC
Closing date: 31 Mar 2021

Location: Based in Amman, Jordan, with frequent travels
Reporting Manager: Asia Regional Manager Start date: May 2021
Remuneration: 2,900 – 3,700 USD per month depending on level of experience and qualifications, plus benefits


MAGENTA is a leading Social and Behavioural Change (SBC) Research and Communications agency that specialises in understanding human decision-making processes in order to design communications solutions for positive change in fragile and development settings. Headquartered in Amman and implementing programs across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, we use the latest in behavioural science principles and a rigorous approach to research, strategy, campaign design and implementation.

Our client base includes UN agencies, INGOs, governments and private sector. We aim to amplify the voices of local actors while bringing international expertise and methodological rigour. To do so, we partner with civil society, creative agencies, media and academics to design innovative, relevant and impactful solutions to some of the most challenging problems of our time. Whether we are aiming to shift parenting practices to improve children’s outcomes or to understand how social norms underpin corruption, we always go the extra mile to ensure we can create positive impact for some of the most underserved populations in the world.

The Programme Analyst position will be based in MAGENTA’s Amman office, which is the current hub for our Asia portfolio, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, and other countries in the region. The primary responsibilities of the Programme Analyst will include: 1) conducting programme and context analysis; 2) assisting with programme management; 3) contributing to programme design and business development; and 4) contributing to organisational knowledge management. The Programme Analyst will work under the guidance of the Asia Regional Manager and/or Programme Managers, and will be a founding member of the MAGENTA Asia team. We are looking for exceptional individuals, driven by a keen desire to deliver social impact. In return, we offer a strong mentoring and training program, and exceptional growth possibilities within an expanding team.


The Programme Analyst will provide project management support for a number of programs in the research and communications field. Typical tasks include:**

Programme and Context Analysis

· Strategically consider the objective of analysis exercises, including research questions, and plan the analysis accordingly, including which sources to consult, to add maximum value to the project/research

· Conduct thorough literature reviews on a variety of topics to inform the design of projects and research studies

· Conduct stakeholder mappings and situational analyses to inform the design of projects

· Contribute to technical reports, project presentations, and program updates through strategic thinking and analytical writing

· Conduct analysis of primary and secondary data (qualitative and quantitative) to support programme implementation using relevant software (e.g. Nvivo, Excel)

· Conduct stakeholder consultations with subject matter experts, key informants, academics, etc. to inform situational analyses

Programme Management

· Utilise SBCC models at research and implementation phases of programmes

· Coordinate project partners, e.g. consultants, media, civil society

· Provide inputs to project plans, Gantt charts and resource plans

· Monitor project KPIs and update monitoring and evaluation tracking tools

· Track project finances

· File project documentation

· Organise project logistics, including travel and calendar scheduling

Programme Development

· Contribute to programme design, including theories of change, activity design, M&E frameworks, resource plans, financial plans

· Apply SBC models to the design of new programmes

· Contribute to proposal preparation and submission

· Contribute to the expansion of MAGENTA’s professional network in the Asia region

Knowledge Management

· Update MAGENTA databases, including past performance records, contact lists, partner testimonials

· Record detailed meeting notes

· Compile project case studies and contribute to updating MAGENTA thematic portfolio on a regular basis

Requirements & Competencies

· 2-3 years of professional experience

· Top tier university graduate

· Robust logic chain analytics and strong general analytical skills

· Familiarity with the project management cycle

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Highly numerate, with strong commercial acumen

· Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities

· Demonstrated desire for excellence and an ability to inspire others to attain professional excellence

· Demonstrated passion, interest, and knowledge in the Asia region

· Innovation driven

· Technological fluency

· Fluency in English is required; other Asian language skills are desirable

· Willingness to travel to developing/post-crisis settings

· Good sense of humour, personable and demonstrated ability to build networks

· Entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to get hands dirty

· Strong moral commitment to international and local development

· Software familiarity: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Office 365; SPSS/STATA is preferred but not required

Working Conditions

· Some long hours including evening and weekends to complete tasks or attend events

· May involve working in regions that are remote and lack basic modern infrastructure

· Willingness to travel to Afghanistan and Pakistan regularly

How to apply:

Applicants should submit a maximum two-page CV, cover letter, and a relevant writing sample to by 31 March 2021 with the subject line “Programme Analyst – [your name]”. The cover letter should clearly describe why you want to join the MAGENTA team and describe what makes you a strong asset. Cover letters that have not been tailored to this opportunity, or CVs longer than two pages are strongly discouraged.

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