REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two INGOs (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.
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. Their 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development.
Contract Type: Fixed
Duty Station: Samburu (Maralal) and Nairobi with frequent travel to field sites
Proposed starting Date: September 2019
Context / Country
REACH, has been working in Kenya and regionally supporting inter-agency information management and assessment capacity since 2012. In 2012-2016 REACH supported the development of an early warning monitoring system through training of monitors and support to county analysts for the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA). In 2017, REACH has supported the collection of information in Dadaab refugee camp and in border areas through technical support and assessment coordination services to NRC and its partner the Refugee Consortium of Kenya (RCK). REACH has continued to provide information management support to various humanitarian agencies and Government institutions in Kenya, and currently have strong presence and participation in Key working groups and forums including the Kenya Cash working group, Long and Short Rains assessments working group, Regional durable solutions secretariat and many others.
The REACH Field Officer shall be responsible for:
Qualifications and Experience
Qualified applicants with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter detailing three work related referees and contacts to firstname.lastname@example.org and received on or before 5.00PM on 28 August 2019 with the subject line “REACH FIELD OFFICER_SAMBURU” or "REACH FIELD OFFICER_NAIROBI" depending on which duty station you are applying for.
Please do not attach any other documents while sending your applications, if required they will be requested at a later stage.
Please note that shortlisting will be on rolling basis and ACTED reserves the right to hire prior to the deadline. 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 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 behavior 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.