WHO WE ARE
IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote-sensing. IMPACT was launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO whose headquarter is based in Paris and is present in thirty countries. The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, which allows IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.
Following the onset of the wide-scale conflict in Ukraine on February 24th, 2022, has caused widespread damage to infrastructure and houses, hundreds of civilian deaths, disrupted markets and essential services, and precipitated massive displacement in Ukraine and into neighbouring countries such as Poland. IMPACT support the setup and scale-up of the assessment and analysis systems required to inform joint planning and monitoring by government and humanitarian actors in a complex and rapidly evolving situation.
The Senior Assessment Officer shall be responsible for:
REACH HR MANAGEMENT
Objective 3.1: Staff Management
The SAO is responsible for management of 2-3 project staff. S/he is expected to guide and direct REACH staff and prepare and follow up work plans with each staff member that directly reports to him/her.
A key responsibility of the SAO will be to support REACH Assessment Officers to design assessment, dissemination and information management capacity building approaches and implementation plans. This will be done in close coordination with the GIS/Data, Field teams and FLATs team. The SAO will ensure that the methodological approach for these activities takes into account existing data, consultations with local stakeholders and best practice, as well as IMPACT Initiatives standards, donor requirements and/or project partner needs. This will specifically include ensuring that Assessment Officers use and understand of common assessment methodologies, the process for designing of data collection tools (household surveys, focus groups, and more), and standards for analysis assessment data. It will also involve guiding Assessment Officer in the production of factsheets, reports, and other data visualizations.
This may also involve line management of GIS and Database Officer, with support from the GIS/Database Manager on technical issues. As line manager, the SAO will be responsible from responding to HR queries, developing workplans, conducting appraisal and ensuring professional development opportunities for staff under their supervision.
The SAO may be required to take the lead in the recruitment of other assessment staff in coordination with the HR Department(s) and Country Coordinator. This will include the preparation of ToRs, observation of recruitment procedures by planning recruitment needs in advance, and interviews. The Senior Assessment Officer 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.
Objective 3.2: Internal Capacity Development
The Senior Assessment Officer is responsible, in coordination with the Country Coordinator, for the development and implementation of capacity training plans for REACH assessments and field team members. He/ she is responsible for setting clear and personalised development goals, and designing training and mentorship plans to assist team members in professional development.
Objective 2.1: Assessment Reporting
The Senior Assessment Officer will be responsible for overseeing the consolidation of analysis and conclusions from assessments into contractual outputs (such as factsheets, reports, presentations and briefs using standard formats) and semi-regular communications pieces. Specifically, s/he will assist in guiding the Assessment Officers under their supervision on the analysis and interpretation of data; data visualisation and presentation; and, outlining and drafting sections for reports and factsheets. They will additionally lead on identifying key findings and drafting the executive summary, and will ultimately be responsible for accurate reporting of findings based on defined information needs. In their work, s/he will safeguard the confidentiality and protection of collected information. S/he will ensure that assessment reports add to knowledge with the identifies field interest.
Objective 2.2: Programmatic Reporting
The Senior Assessment Officer is responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of narrative and financial reports related to REACH activities in country through close liaison with the Grant Management and Finance departments. The Senior Assessment Officer is responsible for following the designated timeline of grants management reports to be submitted to project partners and donors. S/he must ensure the writing of timely and accurate monthly/ quarterly reports.
REPRESENTATION and EXTERNAL ENGAGEMENT
Objective 4.1: External Coordination
Representation of REACH in interactions with humanitarian agencies in the cluster working groups including the IMWG, ICCG, and other sectoral working groups and any other relevant humanitarian coordination and technical working groups. The Senior Assessment Officer will follow up on technical issues identified in meetings. This specifically will include liaising with external partners and wide dissemination of the research findings to ensure their engagement in the assessment process and buy-in of the assessment findings.
The Senior Assessment Officer may further represent REACH vis-a-vis current and potential donors and communicate relevant information to the IMPACT Country Coordinator. More generally, the Senior 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, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.
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 programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies. This is the responsibility of every IMPACT staff member.
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