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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Reach Field Officer Job at REACH - Career Opportunity in Uganda

vacancy title:
Reach Field Officer
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Deadline of this Job:
2nd October 2017 by 5:00PM

Duty Station:
Moyo, Uganda

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Job details:
Reports to: Reach Senior Field Officer

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.
Job Summary: The Reach Field Officer will be responsible for:
  • Establishment and management of port monitoring
  • Communication with partner organizations
  • Identifying and reporting emergent displacement trends
  • Facilitation of participatory mapping sessions
  • Data cleaning, entry and analysis
  • Hiring, training and leading enumeration teams
  • Focus group discussion facilitation
  •  Logistics support
  •  Supervision of and capacity building in junior national staff
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage Port Monitoring: The REACH Field officer will work in collaboration with REACH assessment staff to identify port monitoring locations (market days), secure permission from local authorities, and execute weekly recurring and systematic data collection. While the focus of the FC’s work will be on establishing migration profiles of South Sudanese market users, (s)he will remain flexible and opportunistically collect information related to humanitarian conditions and IDP/refugee/alien movements within and without South Sudan.
  • Communication with partner organizations and government authorities: The REACH Field officer will work in collaboration with REACH assessment staff to communicate findings and coordinate activities with partner organizations and government officials operating in the area of focus.
  • Facilitation of participatory mapping sessions: The REACH Field officer will facilitate or co-facilitate participatory mapping sessions to help understand, identify and visualize common displacement routes of IDPs, refugees and self-settled aliens.
  • Data cleaning, entry and analysis: The REACH Field officer will clean, manage and analyze qualitative, quantitative and spatial data collected by the REACH team and enumerators.
  • Hiring, training and leading enumeration teams: The REACH Field officer will be responsible for hiring enumeration teams, training them on the use of data collection tools (ODK) and methodology, and leading the teams in the field.
  • Focus group discussion facilitation: The REACH Field officer will be responsible for identifying and organizing respondents for focus group discussion, facilitating or co-facilitating the discussion, and recording results.
  •  Logistic Support: The REACH Field officer will have custodial responsibility for all REACH assets (computers, GPS devices, smart phones, etc) at their operational base, and will need to work with the REACH team and ACTED Logistics to ensure serviceability of assets and availability of consumables (printer ink, paper, pens, etc…)
  •  Supervision of and capacity building in junior national staff: The REACH Field officer will be responsible for supervision junior national staff participating in their assigned duties as well as building technical capacity related to data collection, FGD facilitation and computer use
  • The REACH Field officer may be called upon to work on other REACH programmes in various locations in Uganda including, but not limited to, Kampala, Northern Region, and Western Region, as programming requires.
  • Any other tasks need to ensure the success of the REACH mission in Uganda
  • 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, Skills and Experience:
  • Previous exposure and experience collecting information using hand-held GPS devices
  • Experience using ODK for quantitative data collection, or the ability to rapidly master the process
  • The applicant should have considerable experience hiring and managing casual laborers
  • Previous experience conducting focus group discussions, or the ability to learn rapidly
  •  Positive attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Proven skills with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
  • Prior experience working in IDP/refugee displacement locations
  • Fluency in English, professional working proficiency in Bari and Kuku
  •  Ability to work independently
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated CVs, cover letters and daytime telephone contacts of three professional referees to . The subject line should read REACH senior field officer.
NB: Only online applications will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and Reach Impact Initiatives reserves the right to recruit before the deadline for receiving applications.