Senior Assessment Officer

at IMPACT Initiatives
Published February 9, 2024
Location Kampala, Uganda
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

We are currently looking for a Senior Assessment Officer to support our team in Uganda

In his/her mission, the Senior Assessment Officer will be hosted by IMPACT’s global partner ACTED and will fall under the direct responsibility and management of ACTED’s Country Director and his/her delegates for all Administrative, Security, and relevant Logistics and Finance issues. S/he will therefore fully abide to ACTED’s Security, Administration, and relevant HR, Logistics and Finance rules and regulations.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Assessment Officer is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation and follow up of research cycles to which s/he is assigned, in close coordination with other team members and with relevant external partners. In doing so, the Senior Assessment Officer will ensure an effective management of related projects and resources, including (when relevant) line-management national and international assessment staff.

RESEARCH CYCLE MANAGEMENT
Understanding key research cycles and how this research contributes to strategic response objectives.
Managing relevant research cycle, including oversight of research design, data collection, or analysis.
CONTEXTUAL UNDERSTANDING
Keeping up to date with the shifting Ugandan context.
RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL SKILLS
Overseeing development and implementation of analytical workstreams, including use of existing REACH data in thematic briefs, reports, presentations, etc.
Leading the research cycle including research design, tool development, and data collection.
STAFF MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING
Promoting capacity building across the IMPACT Uganda mission related to deepening analytical capacities using existing research (capacity building portfolio will depend on level of experience).
Providing day-to-day direct and indirect management of the research team within their unit/workstream.
COORDINATION
Internal Coordination

Interacting autonomously with HQ departments and may serve as mission focal point for particular themes or technical areas;
Coordinating with research units and teams to move forward or improve aspects of the research cycle;
Supporting senior management with designing, planning, and implementing strategies, and objectives.

REQUIREMENTS
Years of work experience 3 years of relevant working experience in a humanitarian setting, such as assessments, monitoring and evaluation, research design and analysis, etc.;
Research skills Excellent quantitative and qualitative research data analysis experience required;
Familiarity with aid system Good understanding of the aid system and the research community. Prior experience with humanitarian coordination forums preferred;
Thematic experience Prior experience with multi-sectoral or evaluation assessments is an asset;
Communication/reporting skills Excellent verbal and written communication and drafting skills for effective reporting required;
Academic qualifications Excellent academic qualifications, including a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g. international studies, development, humanitarian response, data science, political science, etc.);
Software skills Proven knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with R, SPSS and/or STATA or other statistical analysis software an asset
Security environment Ability to operate in a complex and challenging security environment.

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