In close coordination with the US Embassy and USAID, the goal of the USAID/OTI-funded Littorals Regional Initiative (LRI) is to support US foreign policy priorities to shore up stability and prevent violent extremism in the Littoral region, including Ghana.
Initial objectives include:
The Security & Conflict Analyst collects, analyzes, and reports on complex information related to the social, political and security context prevailing in five West Africa coastal countries: Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, and Togo. The Security Analyst will product periodic reports (weekly or bi-weekly) based on open-source data collection as well as primary data collected with partners operating at the community, regional and national level. The Security & Conflict Analyst must demonstrate superior written and oral communication skills in English and French, be highly motivated and capable of rapidly producing relevant analyses.
Reporting & Supervision
The Security & Conflict Analyst reports to the MEL Manager and works in close collaboration with all members of the Senior Management Team, as well as the Security Manager. The Security & Conflict Analyst should expect significant direct interactions and requests for information directly from USAID and other US Government staff. The position is based in Accra, with travel expected across Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, and Togo, including the northern border areas of these countries.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: