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  • Posted: Nov 5, 2020
    Deadline: Nov 18, 2020
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  • 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 Assessment Assistant- Nairobi (Nationals only)

    We are looking for experienced self-driven and self-oriented professional to fill the position of an this position based in Nairobi- Kenya.

    POSITION PROFILE: Under the direct supervision of the senior REACH Assessment Officer, the REACH Assessment assistant is responsible for the management and implementation of all REACH assessments in country, including their preparation, implementation and follow-up, if relevant. S/he will also be responsible for related logistics, partner coordination, reporting and finance requirements and will be required to provide input to the strategic development of REACH in country.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Designing and implementing REACH assessment strategy and methodology and corresponding analytical frameworks;
    • Ensuring the writing of timely and accurate assessment reports and factsheets with integration of cluster and/or partner feedback;
    • Data quality checks and follow up with the Database team on quality of data and ensuring that data analysis is reflective of the assessment objectives
    • Manage project timeframes and assessment schedules and work with field staff to design and implement REACH assessment procedures;
    • Supporting the development of assessment TORS, analysis plans and indicator lists;
    • Under the supervision of REACH Assessment Officer, external representation of REACH with Partners and the wider Aid Community through clusters and sectoral working groups;
    • Coordinate timely and accurate reporting to REACH Assessment Officer
    • Managing of REACH assessment field staff to ensure a smooth and timely implementation of activities;
    • Coordinating and ensuring timely data collection, analysis and, in partnership with GIS/DB team, mapping of datasets and ensuring that all collected data are geo-referenced

    Reporting

    The REACH Assessment assistant is responsible for supporting the consolidation of all analyses and conclusions from each activity into REACH products such as factsheets, profiles, reports and briefs using standard formats. S/he will liaise with the REACH GIS/Database (DB) team in order to represent data, as relevant.**

    Representation

    The REACH Assessment assistant will store, organize and disseminate assessments, project documents and best practices among ACTED and Implementing Partners (IPs). S/he will coordinate timely and accurate field-level information, when needed, and support Nairobi-level dissemination activities.

    Implementation

    The REACH Assessment assistant is responsible for the preparation of project ToRs, observation of field-level procedures. The REACH Assessment assistant will ensure that all field teams are comprehensively briefed on the objective, expected outputs and that the overall implementation strategy of any given activity is clearly understood. S/he will ensure that project/field staff are given training and complete all the necessary documentation in line with program requirements set by REACH.

    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 ACTED programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies. This is the responsibility of every ACTED staff member.

    Data Confidentiality and Protection

    The REACH Assessment assistant will maintain the strictest confidentiality on all data collected and related processes. He/she will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of any information and data belonging to REACH and its partners, or collected during his/her assignment with REACH.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (social science, development studies, research, statistics, monitoring and evaluation) required
    • Established quantitative and qualitative analytical skills;
    • Experience in conducting interviews including in-depth key informant interviews and facilitating Focus Group discussions.
    • At least 3 years of relevant working experience in data analysis, report writing, conducting research or monitoring and evaluation.
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Excellent communication and drafting skills for reporting and external coordination;
    • Strong skills with the Microsoft Office Suite
    • Strong technical writing skills
    • Excellent experience using ODK for quantitative data collection, or the ability to rapidly master the process
    • Some experience creating ODK questionnaires, or ability to learn rapidly
    • Fluency in English required;
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Knowledge in Excel as well as other statistical programming desirable;

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    REACH Field Assistant- Dadaab- Kenya (Nationals only)

    We are looking for experienced self-driven and self-oriented professional to fill the position of an this position based in Dadaab- Kenya.

    position profile: Under the supervision of the REACH Senior Field Officer, the REACH Field Assistant is responsible for the implementation of REACH field activities in Dadaab.

    Duties and responsibilities

    1. Managing enumeration teams

    The REACH Field Assistant will lead enumeration teams and be responsible for providing direction, logistical and technical support to the enumerators. They will directly manage enumeration teams and ensure key informant networks are developed and maintained. The Field Assistant will assist in training enumerators on the tools and processes before data collection.

    2. Data collection and quality

    The REACH Field Assistant will conduct data collection in the field including household data, key informant interviews and individual interviews as required. In particular, the REACH Field Assistant will conduct in-depth key informant interviews with relevant key informants including community leaders, NGOs and CBOs representatives, Government representatives and other informants that will be identified through the project activities. The Field Assistant will be responsible for taking relevant notes in the field and feedback this to the Senior Field officer.

    3. Focus group discussion facilitation and analysis

    The REACH Field Assistant will facilitate or co-facilitate focus group discussions as may be required both in the refugee camps and host community, providing transcription, translation and qualitative analysis of the results as required.

    4. FLATS support

    The REACH Field Assistant will provide FLATS support to the Senior Field Officer by filling and tracking order forms and tracking existing and incoming REACH assets in field locations as needed. In coordination with the Senior Field Officer, they will manage the hiring process for enumerators and ensure their payments are processed.

    5. Local Engagement

    The REACH Field Assistant will seek to build positive relations with local governments, partners, and other stakeholders. They will follow guidelines from the Senior Field Officer and report any challenges to the Senior Field Officer.

    6. Data quality checks and Cleaning

    The REACH Field assistant will assist the senior field officer in ensuring daily data quality checks and following up the same with enumerators. They will assist the senior field officer in the initial cleaning of data, and will be the link between the GIS/DB team and the enumerators during the data cleaning process.

    7. The REACH Field Assistant will participate in other, undefined tasks that are necessary to support the REACH mission in Kenya, including support for data collection activities in other locations.

    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 ACTED programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies. This is the responsibility of every ACTED staff member.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Minimum of 2 year of experience in humanitarian or development organizations, preferably in a field-based position
    • Diploma in relevant discipline (social science, development studies, statistics) required
    • Strong skills with the Microsoft Office Suite including excel and word
    • Experience using ODK or KOBO Collect for quantitative data collection, or the ability to rapidly master the process
    • Experience conducting focus group discussions and In-depth Key informant interviews
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Prior experience working in Refugee setting an asset
    • Spoken fluency in English and the local language required
    • Strong written skills in English

    Method of Application

    Qualified Kenyan candidates are invited to submit their detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document i.e. 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 18th November 2020 with the subject line being; APPLICATION FOR ASSESSMENT ASSISTANT or APPLICATION FOR FIELD ASSISTANT. Note that applications sent without this exact subject line will not be considered.

    Please note:

    Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    Selection will be on rolling basis and ACTED reserves the right to hire before the deadline.

    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 recruitment.

    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.

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

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