Senior Assessment Officer

at IMPACT Initiatives
Published February 5, 2024
Location Lviv, Ukraine
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


REACH is currently looking for a Senior Assessment Officer (SAO) to join its Durable Solutions Unit.

IMPACT is seeking an experienced candidate, who should be comfortable representing IMPACT with a range of senior external partners. The Senior Assessment Officer will be responsible for overseeing all research cycles of the CSM and CCCM thematic assessments, under the supervision of the Durable Solutions Unit Research Manager.

The overall goal of the Senior Assessment Officer will be to ensure the smooth running of activities, and he/she will be responsible for the implementation and completion of the various work streams within the unit. This will include operational and programmatic oversight, management of assessments, including line-management of the 2 – 3 Assessment Officers who lead the CSM, and CCCM thematic workstreams, and 2-3 Data Officers.

1.1. Management of assessment processes

The Senior Assessment Officer (SAO) is responsible for designing the methodology and tools associated with each assessment, according to IMPACT requirements and principles. He/she will manage the planning, implementation, and follow-up of all IMPACT and project specific assessment activities conducted under the work stream of their responsibility.

1.2. Implementation

The SAO is responsible for contributing to the implementation of assessment projects, and providing support to the development of assessment, database and GIS tools with the IMPACT team. This will specifically include, designing of data collection tools; development or review of databases; contributing to GIS data collection procedures; and analysis of information to contribute to reports. The SAO is also responsible for investigating information gaps across Ukraine, and will coordinate and conduct assessments in Ukraine according to identified needs.

1.3. Coordination

The SAO is responsible to support the Research Manager for the timely and accurate preparation of narrative and financial reports related to IMPACT activities in country through close liaison with the Project Development and Finance departments.

1.4. Reporting

The SAO is responsible for consolidating analysis and conclusions from each assessment into IMPACT products such as factsheets, reports and briefs using standard formats.

He/she will liaise with Geneva HQ and with Ukraine GIS/Data Specialists in order to represent data in static map formats, as relevant. The SAO is responsible for following the designated timeline of reports to be submitted to project partners and donors. He/she must ensure writing of timely assessment reports and factsheets, ensuring the quality and accuracy of technical information provided as well as the confidentiality of collected information.

He/she will ensure that assessment reports contribute to aid coordination and planning and add to the general base of field knowledge in Ukraine for all organisations working in the region. The SAO will also store, organise and disseminate assessments, project documents and best practices among partners and potential partners. He/she will coordinate timely and accurate reporting to IMPACT.



Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (International Relations, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Economics, Development Studies, or similar);
Technical requirements:

Previous experience of team management, ideally in an INGO at field level;
Familiarity with the aid system, and the research community;
Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting, including proven experience in contributing to high level presentations/briefings;
At least 3 years of relevant working experience;
Excellent research and analytical skills. Experience in assessments, M&E, field research, or evaluations;
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;
Ability to multitask with tight deadlines, on numerous research cycles in complex environment;
A self-starter with a proven ability to work independently;
Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
Fluency in English is required;
Additional capacities:

Good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to think creatively in terms of process development and optimization.
Flexibility and adaptability to ever-changing needs and responsibilities.
Ability to work independently.

This vacancy is for national staff only. Applications only in English should be submitted via email with the title or reference of the position (CV without mentioned position will not be considered).


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