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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 GIS OFFICER
Ref: 17/NIGERIA/GISO01
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Starting Date: ASAP
Contract duration: 6 months
Department: Impact

FUNCTIONS
The REACH GIS Officer will fulfill the following functions:
1.) GIS Activities
Preparation, conception and production of maps:

Identify map information needs;
Identify and access map information sources;
Ensure accurate linkages between spatial databases and assessment data;
Ensures that the produced maps meet the requirements of REACH and concerned partners.
Supervision and monitoring of mapping related data collection:

Conceptualize methodologies for collecting data in the field, as according to need;
Organize and supervise GIS field missions;
Monitor accuracy of data collected;
Cross check data collected in the field, ensure regular updates and solve eventual discrepancies.
2.) Data Management and Analysis Activities
Supervision and monitoring of remote data collection:

Monitor accuracy of data collected;
Cross check data collected in the field, ensure regular updates and solve eventual discrepancies;
Manage, update and deploy monthly questionnaire.
Data cleaning, management, and merging:

Manage data received monthly from the team;
Maintain, update and expand R-based system of data management and analysis for data dissemination and reporting;
Maintain, update and expand R system from automated data analysis and map production for factsheets
Organize and expand the system to other REACH projects across Nigeria
Product production:

Create and update monthly factsheets for areas of analysis across Nigeria;
Provide mapping support for supplementary products developed by the assessment team.
3.) Technical Support

The REACH GIS Officer will contribute towards the identification and implementation of effective and adapted technical solutions for assessments and projects for REACH Nigeria.
The REACH GIS officer will provide technical support assessments and analysis for REACH Nigeria.
These responsibilities will include creation and management of data collection tools, training on data cleaning and management techniques, support for data analysis, and ad hoc mapping support upon request.
4.) Internal Communication Processes

The REACH GIS Officer will liaise with IMPACT in Geneva to guarantee a quality product that suits the needs of the field office. He/she will respond to information requests from IMPACT Initiatives and keep Geneva informed of the MIS activities in the field.
5.) Confidentiality and Data Protection

The REACH GIS Officer will maintain the strictest confidentiality of data and processes.
He/she will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of information and data.
Accountability to Communities and Beneficiaries

The staff member is responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities REACH and partners work are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner.
Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about REACH programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies.
This is the responsibility of every REACH staff member.
Working Relations

Internally, the GIS Officer will work closely with REACH Assessment staff and where required IMPACT HQ. These relations will also extend to ACTED country staff including Program Development, AMEU and Area Coordinators.
Externally, the GIS Officer will be expected to liaise with national and international partners, notably IM focal points in NGOs, UN agencies and clusters.

REQUIREMENTS
A good sense of humour about bugs, snakes and bucket showers required;
Master degree in Geography/GIS or a related discipline;
2 years of experience in GIS / Database management, preferably in humanitarian context;
Considerable experience analysing complex data with R mandatory; knowledge of other statistical programming languages and packages a plus;
Previous experience with mobile data collection (ODK, ONA, KOBO);
Knowledge of the Adobe Suite, particularly Illustrator and InDesign;
Excellent team management skills;
Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;
Prior knowledge of the region an asset;
Fluency in English required;
Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management Software;
High level of autonomy and willingness to spend time in deep field locations away from IMPACT/ ACTED support;

REACH ASSESSMENT OFFICER

Ref:17/NIGERIA/AO01
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract Duration: 6 Months

FUNCTIONS
Under the supervision of the REACH country coordinator and IMPACT HQ in Geneva, the REACH Assessment Officer is responsible for the management and implementation of all REACH assessments in country, including theirs preparation, implementation and follow-up.
He/she will also be responsible for related logistics, partner coordination, reporting and finance requirements and will be required to provide input to the strategic development of REACH in country and region, if relevant.

SUMMARY
The REACH Assessment Officer shall be responsible for:
In coordination with REACH country coordinator and senior assessment officer design and implement REACH assessment strategy and methodology within the refugee camps
Management of REACH assessment field staff to ensure a smooth and timely implementation of activities
Ensuring that assessment strategies are implemented in a structured and coherent manner in line with project and strategic objectives
Coordinate and ensure timely data collection, analysis and, in partnership with GIS/DB team, mapping of datasets, ensure that all collected data are geo-referenced
Works closely with GIS/SB team in country
Ensure the writing of timely and accurate assessment reports and factsheets
Keep track of all projects and programmes assessment schedules and work with field staff to design and implement REACH assessment procedures
Supporting the development/revision of assessment / programme strategies, reports or new proposals
In coordination with REACH country coordinator and senior assessment officer external representation of REACH with Donors, Partners and the wider Aid Community through clusters and sectoral working groups.
REACH Assessment Management and Coordination

Management of Assessments Process:
Under the supervision of the REACH senior assessment officer, the REACH Assessment Officer is responsible for designing the methodology and tools associated with each assessment, according to REACH requirements and principles.
He/she will manage the planning, implementation, and follow-up of all REACH and projects specific assessment activities conducted in country.
In operations in which REACH is a project component of a wider ACTED intervention, the REACH Assessment Officer is required to contribute to the preparation and follow up of the Project Management Framework and ensure that activities are properly coordinated and implemented as per the Project Cycle Management.
The REACH Assessment Officer shall manage logistics, financial, administration and HR processes directly related to REACH and liaise accordingly with the relevant ACTED counterpart.
He/she is directly responsible for the implementation of proper ACTED FLAT procedures in all REACH interventions.

Implementation:
Under the supervision of the senior assessment officer and senior GIS officer, the REACH Assessment Officer is responsible for contributing to the implementation of assessment projects, providing support to the development of assessment, database and GIS tools with the REACH team.
This will specifically include, with the GIS/DB team, designing of data collection tools (household surveys, focus groups, and more); development or review of databases; contributing to GIS data collection procedures and mapping thereof through ARC GIS and other ESRI products in particular; and analysis of spatial and other information to contribute to reports and the like.

Coordination:
When requested by the REACH country coordinator and REACH senior assessment officer, the REACH Assessment Officer shall provide technical support to the relevant ACTED department in terms of the preparation of new project proposals, development of programme strategies, implementation of project activities, and any other required REACH input to ACTED projects for added-value.
When requested by the REACH country coordinator and REACH senior assessment officer, The REACH 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 Project Development and Finance departments.

REACH Reporting
The REACH Assessment Officer is responsible for consolidating all analyses and conclusions from each assessment into REACH products such as factsheets, reports and briefs using standard formats.
He/she will liaise with the Senior assessment officer and senior GIS officer in order to represent data in interactive web map or static map format, as relevant.
The REACH Assessment Officer is responsible for following the designated timeline of reports to be submitted to project partners and donors.
He/she must ensure the writing of timely and accurate assessment reports and factsheets, ensuring the quality and accuracy of technical information provided as well as the confidentiality and protection 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 the country for all organisations working in the areas.
When requested by the senior assessment officer, he/she will also manage the drafting of narrative reports and contribute to the development of financial reports through regular budgetary follow-up.
The REACH Assessment Officer will also store, organize and disseminate assessments, project documents and best practices among REACH.
He/she will coordinate timely and accurate reporting to IMPACT Headquarter.
REACH HR Management
Staff Management:

Under the direct line management of the REACH senior assessment officer, the REACH Assessment Officer is responsible for day-to-day management of project and field staff both directly and remotely.
He/she is expected to guide and direct REACH staff and prepare and follow up workplans with each staff member that directly reports to him/her.
The REACH Assessment Officer will be required to take the lead in the recruitment of REACH field assessment staff in coordination with the ACTED HR Officer. This will include the preparation of ToRs, observation of recruitment procedures by planning recruitment needs in advance, and undertake interviews.
The REACH 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.
He/she will ensure that project/field staff are given training and complete all the necessary documentation in line with program requirements set by REACH.
Representation

In close coordination with the REACH country coordinator and REACH senior assessment officer, representation of REACH in cluster and multi-sector meetings/ technical working groups in country and follow up on technical issues identified in cluster meetings in other parts of the country. This specifically will include liaising with external partners to identify potential for data sets to be integrated into existing databases and mapped to support the coordination of the broader humanitarian community.
More generally, the REACH Assessment Officer is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organisation, notably through the application of REACH’s vision, 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 REACH programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies.
This is the responsibility of every REACH staff member.

REQUIREMENTS
Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master degree in relevant discipline
Excellent analytical skills
At least 1.5 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian settings
Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting
Excellent team management skills
Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements
Prior knowledge of the region an asset
Fluency in English required; professional fluency in French and/or Arabic an asset
Ability to operation Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management Software
Ability to operate SPSS, related statistical programming, or GIS an asset
Ability to work independently.

TO APPLY
Applicants should send their CV's, cover letters and three references to: jobs@impact-initiatives.org

Note: Please indicate the above reference code in the subject line of your email.

DUE DATE: 13 June, 2017

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