REACH ASSESSMENT OFFICER FOR LIBYA
IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. 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 particularly IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.
We are currently looking for a REACH Assessment Officer to support our REACH team in Libya.
Position: REACH Assessment Officer for Libya
Contract duration: 6 months
Location: Tunis, Tunisia
Starting Date: ASAP
Our team in Tunisia manages our operations based in Libya.
REACH has been present in Libya since 2011, providing assessment and information management services to humanitarian actors. REACH’s intervention in Libya has been divided in two phases: during and in the aftermath of the first conflict in 2011-2012 and since 2015. Since late 2015, REACH established a full time presence in country conducting various assessments such as Multi Sector Needs Assessments, IDP profiling exercises, rapid and damage assessments.
In 2017 and beyond REACH Libya is looking to expand information support to the humanitarian response in several key areas, including market assessment and market monitoring, protection monitoring and improved remote data collection. Key strategic aims are to increase geographic and sectoral coverage and to enhance advocacy capacity through strengthened data collection and information targeting.
Under the supervision of the REACH Country Coordinator, the REACH Assessment Officer is responsible for the management and implementation of REACH assessments in Libya including their 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 Libya. The REACH Assessment Officer will work under the umbrella of a newly set up consortium consisting of NGOs implementing Cash Transfer Programming in Libya with the aim of delivering a rapid and more flexible response. The Assessment Officer will play a central role in information management for consortium partners, coordinating closely regarding research framework and the development of tools as well overseeing assessments conducted under the consortium’s umbrella.
The REACH Assessment Officer shall be responsible for:
· In coordination with the REACH Country Coordinator, design and implement REACH assessment strategy and methodology especially for a newly established NGO consortium in Libya working on cash transfer programming;
· Coordinate closely with NGO consortium members to ensure data collection tools are harmonized and used for data collection for assessments conducted under the consortium’s umbrella;
· Take the lead in information management for consortium partners;
· Assist in development of strategy for remote data collection in inaccessible areas of Libya;
· Management of REACH and other assessment field staff affiliated with consortium partners 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 team, mapping of datasets, ensure that all collected data are geo-referenced;
· 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;
· Development of assessment staff training matrices, and overseeing development of capacity in capital and field assessment staff;
· Liaising with programme staff of ACTED departments as well as external partners to ensure close coordination and information sharing is maintained;
· In coordination with REACH Country Coordinator, external representation of REACH with Donors, Partners and the wider Aid Community through sectoral working groups;
· Overseeing development of training in mobile data collection for development partners in Libya.
1. REACH Assessment Management and Coordination
· Objective 1.1: Management of assessments process
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 NGO consortium intervention, the REACH Assessment Officer is required to contribute to the preparation and follow up of the Project Management Framework with partners and ensure that activities are properly coordinated and implemented as per the Project Cycle Management, in coordination with the REACH Country Coordinator.
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 REACH interventions.
· Objective 1.2: Implementation
The REACH Assessment Officer is responsible for contributing to the implementation of assessment projects and in close coordination with REACH teams and consortium partners, providing support to the development of assessment, database and GIS tools. 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 analysis of spatial and other information to contribute to reports and the like. · Objective 1.3: Coordination
The REACH Assessment Officer shall provide technical support to consortium partners and in coordination 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 Consortium member projects for added-value.
The REACH Assessment Officer will assist the Country Coordinator in 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.
The REACH Assessment Officer shall liaise with REACH partners for projects jointly run partner organisations in which REACH play a key role in coordination and information management.
2. REACH Reporting
- Objective 2.1: Assessment 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 Geneva and Regional GIS/DB Specialists 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.
- Objective 2.2: Programmatic Reporting
He/she will also manage the drafting of narrative reports and contribute to the development of financial reports through regular budgetary follow-up, in coordination with the REACH Country Coordinator.
The REACH Assessment Officer will also store, organize and disseminate assessments, project documents and best practices among ACTED and IPs.
3. REACH HR Management
· Objective 3.1: Staff Management
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 assessment staff in coordination with the ACTED HR Officer and REACH Country Coordinator. 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.
- Objective 3.2: Internal Capacity Development
The REACH Assessment Officer is responsible, in coordination with the Country Coordinator, for the development and implementation of capacity training plans for REACH assessment 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 4.1: External Coordination
Representation of REACH in the newly established NGO Consortium working on Cash Transfer Programming. Moreover, the REACH Assessment officer will represent REACH in multi-sector meetings/ technical working groups in country and follow up on technical issues identified in sector meetings. 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.
The REACH Assessment Officer will further represent REACH vis-a-vis current and potential donors and communicate relevant information to the REACH Country Coordinator, ACTED Project Development Manager and Country Director. He/she will participate in inter-NGO meetings and those of UN agencies and any other relevant inter-governmental institutions at the national or provincial level.
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 and ACTED’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.
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;
Ability to operate in a complex and challenging security environment;
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 operation Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management Software;
Ability to operate SPSS or related statistical programming an asset;
Ability to work independently;
Knowledge or prior experience of implementation cash transfer programming is an asset;
Ability to speak Arabic is an asset.
Salary defined by the IMPACT salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
Additional monthly living allowance
Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)
Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package