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  • Posted: Oct 28, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 10, 2021
  • 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, f...
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    REACH Senior Assessment Officer


    REACH is seeking a Senior Assessment Officer (SAO) to serve as the Joint Multi-Cluster Needs Assessment (JMNCA) focal point for the Somalia mission, within the Inter-Sectoral Unit. In this role, the officer will be responsible for overseeing the JMCNA research cycle, including both technical and coordination aspects. Tasks will include indicator design, sampling strategy design, data collection tool and methodology design, data cleaning tool and methodology design, coordination of technical support during the implementation of data collection, output production and presentation of results, and supporting the incorporation of JMCNA findings into strategic planning documents.


    The senior Assessment Officer responsibilities include:


    Under the supervision of the REACH Inter-Sectoral Research Manager (RM), the SAO will be responsible for coordinating with all relevant stakeholders, to include the IM and Assessment Working Group, the humanitarian coordination structure, and relevant Cluster partners throughout all stages of the Research Cycle.**2.RESEARCH DESIG**N

    Under the supervision of the REACH RM, and in collaboration with the Research Unit at IMPACT HQ (Geneva), and all relevant JMCNA stakeholders as outlined in Objective 1, the SAO will be responsible for ensuring that the Research Design for the project is comprehensive, and follows the best practices as defined by the global standards of REACH and IMPACT.


    Under the supervision of the REACH RM, and in collaboration with the IMPACT Research Unit, and all relevant JMCNA stakeholders, the SAO will be responsible for supporting the implementation of all operational stages of the relevant data collection exercise(s), including tool and methodology design, coordination of data collection, data cleaning, and data analysis. The SAO will work cross-team with GIS and data colleagues within the Inter-Sectoral Unit and will be expected to coordinate closely to ensure all relevant team members are aware of their roles across the research cycle.


    Under the supervision of the REACH RM, and in collaboration with the IMPACT Reporting Unit and all relevant JMCNA stakeholders, the SAO will be responsible for producing and/or overseeing the production of all relevant outputs related to the aforementioned data collection exercise. These outputs may include cleaned datasets, factsheets, situation overviews, maps, reports, and online dashboards.


    The Assessment Officer will maintain the strictest confidentiality on all data collected and related processes, ensuring full compliance with IMPACT’s data protection policy and SOPs. He/she 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.

    Mainstreaming: Promoting of and adhering to Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policy and guidelines (for site residents, ACTED staff, partner agencies, casual labors)


    1. Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master degree in relevant discipline;
    2. Excellent analytical skills;
    3. At least 2 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian settings;
    4. Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting;
    5. Excellent team management skills;
    6. Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
    7. Ability to operate in a complex and challenging security environment;
    8. Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;
    9. Prior knowledge of the region an asset;
    10. Fluency in English required;
    11. Ability to operation Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management Software;
    12. Ability to operate R or related statistical programming an asset;
    13. Ability to work independently.

    Method of Application

    Qualified Kenyan Nationals 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 [email protected] and received on or before 5.00PM on 10th November 2021 with the subject line as;

    APPLICATION FOR SENIOR ASSESSMENT OFFICER. Note that Applications sent without this exact subject line will not be shortlisted.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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