from IMPACT Initiatives
Closing date: 27 Apr 2018


IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian think tank, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in research design; data collection, management and analysis; GIS and remote-sensing. For more information visit: and

We are currently looking for a Data Analysis Officer to join our IMPACT Initiatives team in Geneva, Switzerland.

Position: Data Analysis Officer

Department: Research

Supervisor: Head of Research

Duration: Open ended

Start date: ASAP

Location: Geneva, Switzerland


The Data Analysis Officer will be part of the IMPACT Research department, under the supervision of the Head of Research and supported by the Data Analysis Intern and/or the Junior Data Analysis Officer. The Data Analysis Officer will be responsible for the processes and outputs related to data collection, cleaning, analysis, sharing and storing, ensuring transparency, accuracy, reproducibility, adequacy and interoperability at each stage of IMPACT / REACH Research Cycles.

Specifically, s/he will be responsible for ensuring data cleaning is conducted according to IMPACT /REACH standards and that meaningful statistical analysis and techniques are used to infer results from the data collected. The Data Analysis Officer will be responsible for implementing the data sharing standards used by IMPACT /REACH; ensuring accuracy, consistency, comparability and privacy of the data shared. S/he will also be responsible for supporting the maintenance of a global database for the consolidation of all assessment-related and GIS data in country/region. S/he will ensure that data processing and analysis steps are fully documented and replicable.


1. Guidelines, processes & Workflow

The Data Analysis Officer is responsible for ensuring that guidelines and processes are in place to guide data collection, processing and analysis by IMPACT / REACH teams in countries of intervention. Specifically;

  • Lead the creation of guidelines for data processing, data analysis and data sharing.
  • Lead the creation of tools to facilitate the implementation of data processing, data analysis and data sharing guidelines both at HQ and field level.
  • Lead on advising IMPACT / REACH teams on how to implement guidelines, tools and processes.
  • Manage the Data Analysis team, including processes and workflow.

2. Data processing

The Data Analysis Officer is responsible for ensuring that the processing of data collected in countries of intervention meets IMPACT / REACH research standards. Specifically;

  • Ensure that data is collected by IMPACT /REACH country teams in accordance with the research term of reference;
  • During data collection, ensure that incoming data collected by country teams is monitored on a regular basis;
  • After data collection, ensure that data cleaning implemented by country teams follows IMPACT /REACH research standards and guidelines;
  • · Ensure that all changes in the dataset are replicable and transparent through accurate logging according to IMPACT /REACH research standards.

3. Data analysis

The Data Analysis Officer is responsible for ensuring that the data analysis produced by country teams is accurate and meets IMPACT / REACH minimum standards. Specifically;

  • Ensure that meaningful statistical analysis and techniques are used to infer results on data collected;
  • Ensure that qualitative data analysis and findings are traceable to collected data.
  • Monitor accuracy and adequacy of results produced, including of spatial data.
  • Ensure that all data analysis steps are replicable and transparent through accurate logging according to IMPACT / REACH research standards.

4. Confidentiality, Data Protection. storage and sharing

The Data Analysis Officer will maintain the strictest confidentiality on all data collected and related processes. S/he will ensure all data are stored according to REACH / IMPACT data storage guidelines. S/he will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of any information and data belonging to IMPACT and its partners, or collected during assignment with IMPACT. When data is to be shared, the Data Analysis Officer will also ensure that data sharing standards are implemented; ensuring accuracy, consistency, comparability and privacy of the shared data.

4. Accountability to Communities and Beneficiaries

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



  • Good academic qualifications, preferably a Master degree in relevant discipline (e.g. Data science, Statistics)
  • Experience with quantitative analysis, including descriptive and inferential statistics.
  • Extensive experience working with at least one software package/language (Python, R, SPSS, Stata, etc.).
  • Good working knowledge in R software.
  • Experience with mobile data collection platforms
  • Proven ability to manage processes and teams.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to producing high quality work
  • Openness to feedback and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to manage time effectively thrive in a fast paced, results oriented working environment.
  • Ability to work independently, with initiative, and strong capacity to work in intercultural team


  • Experience in coding data collection tools for mobile data collection platforms.
  • Experience with qualitative analysis, including relevant softwares such as NVivo, Atlas_ti, or similar.
  • Experience in assessments, monitoring & evaluations, especially in field research settings in an international context
  • Familiarity with the humanitarian aid system
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How to apply

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