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REACH Assessment Officer

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Location: Addis Ababa
Salary: TBC
Deadline: Jul 4, 2022

Job Description

Background on ACTED/REACH

ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Their interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context.

REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two International NGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts, supporting and working within the framework of the humanitarian reform process. REACH facilitates information management for aid actors through three complementary services: (a) need and situation assessments facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using satellite imagery; (c) provision of related database and (web)-mapping facilities and expertise.

IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. REACH’s field interventions benefit from ACTED’s operational support. REACH/ACTED staff span across 6 regions in Ethiopia, with a central office in Addis Ababa.

ACTED/REACH is looking for professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team player to fill REACH Assessment Officer position in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Position profile

Under the supervision of a Research Manager, the Assessment Officer will be responsible for the management and implementation of specific rounds of assessment activities, including activity methodological design, overall project cycle management and coordination with internal technical teams, report writing and output drafting, and external presentations or briefings related to the work. S/he/they will also be responsible for partner coordination and monitoring and evaluation of activity implementation, and will be requested to provide input to the strategic development of IMPACT/ REACH in country and region.

The Assessment Officer shall be responsible for:

1. Assessment IMPLEMENTATION and Coordination

1.1 Management of assessment processes

–          The AO is responsible for designing the methodology and tools associated with each assessment, according to REACH requirements and principles. S/he/they will manage the planning, implementation, and follow-up of all REACH and project specific assessment activities conducted.

–          The AO is responsible for contributing to the implementation of assessment projects, and providing support to the development of assessment, database and GIS tools with the REACH team. This will specifically include, designing of data collection tools (household surveys, focus groups, and more); development or review of databases; contributing to GIS data collection procedures; and analysis of information to contribute to reports.

–          The Assessment Officer is responsible for consolidating all analyses and conclusions from each assessment into IMPACT products such as factsheets, reports and briefs using standard formats. S/he/they must ensure the writing of timely and accurate assessment reports and factsheets, ensuring the quality and accuracy of technical information provided as well as the confidentiality and protection of collected information. S/he/they will ensure that assessment reports contribute to aid coordination and planning and add to the general base of field knowledge in the country for all organisations working in the areas.

–          The Assessment Officer will also store, organize and disseminate assessments, project documents and best practices among partners and potential partners. S/he/they will coordinate timely and accurate reporting to IMPACT.

–          The AO is responsible for managing logistics, financial, administration and HR processes directly related to REACH and liaise accordingly with the relevant support counterpart.

2. Technical Representation

·       Under the supervision of the Research Coordinator, the AO is responsible for supporting REACH’s participation in Working Groups and response-wide prioritization workshops, analysing and interpreting response-wide indicators, including REACH’s internal data sources as well as other secondary data sources.

·       The Assessment Officer may represent IMPACT and present on activity-specific briefings to current and potential donors, inter-NGO groups, and any other relevant inter-governmental institutions at the national or regional level.

·       Generally, the Assessment Officer is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organisation, notably through the application of IMPACT’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.

3. Internal Coordination

·       The Assessment Officer is responsible for proper coordination with technical Data, GIS, and Field teams in the overall management of specific research activities. All officers also responsible for informal learning across the team.

·       The AO may be requested to provide support to Research Manager and Country Coordinator in the preparation of narrative reports as part of regular grant management processes, as well as the preparation of new project proposals, development of programme strategies, implementation of project activities, and any other required reporting mechanisms.

Accountability to Communities and Beneficiaries

The staff member is responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities we work are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner.  Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about IMPACT programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies.  This is the responsibility of every IMPACT staff member.

Confidentiality and Data Protection

All IMPACT / REACH staff are expected to maintain the strictest confidentiality on all data collected and related processes. S/he/they will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of any information and data belonging to IMPACT and its partners, or collected during his/her assignment with IMPACT.

Job Requirements

–       At least 3 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian settings such as operational research, Food Security or Nutrition programming, coordination;

–       Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master degree in relevant discipline;

–       Excellent analytical skills;

–       Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting;

–       Excellent team management skills;

–       Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;

–       Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;

–       Prior knowledge of the region an asset;

–       Fluency in English required;

–       Ability to operation Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management Software;

–       Ability to operate R (or related statistical programming), and/ or GIS an asset;

–       High level of autonomy and ability to work independently.

How to Apply

  1. Application Procedure:

Qualified national persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document i.e. with the cover letter being on the first page and the CV starting on the second page, detailing three work related referees and contacts to ethiopia.jobs@acted.org and received on or before 5.00PM on 04th  July 2022 with the subject line “REACH Assessment Officer – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Please do not attach any other documents while sending your applications, if required they will be requested at a later stage.

Please note that ACTED reserves the right to shortlist candidates on ongoing basis. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, ACTED has not retained any agent in connection with recruitments.

ACTED is committed to protecting beneficiaries within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and any kind of misconduct. ACTED has specific policies, including PSEA and Child Protection, which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, beneficiaries, consultants and other stakeholders and has zero tolerance towards misconducts. Any candidate offered a job with ACTED will be expected to sign ACTED’s organizational Policies and Code of Conduct as an annex to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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