- Since May 2013, the conflict in North East Nigeria has destroyed infrastructure, provoked dramatic livelihoods erosion, and triggered the displacement of over 2 million people, out of which 1.4 million people are in Borno State.
- The humanitarian situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) is critical. Following years of conflict, most the state’s rural areas are empty. Much of the population has fled to the relative safety of Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, or other Local Government Area (LGA) capitals. In the IDP camps of Maiduguri and other enclaved LGA capitals, large portions of the population are extremely vulnerable and in need of immediate humanitarian support.
- While some areas have recently experienced returns in proximity of main roads, the population from many LGAs is likely to remain displaced for the medium term, lacking security, shelter, and livelihoods in their villages of origin.
- When returns are made possible, it will be essential to support returnees in rebuilding their homes, which are in many cases destroyed, and resuming their productive lives and livelihoods. Since April 2017, IMPACT has been deployed to Nigeria to help meeting the information needs of humanitarian actors operating in the State and build a better understanding of the needs of conflict affected populations.
About the Job
- IMPACT is seeking an experienced candidate, who has previously designed and implemented mixed-methods assessments ideally in a humanitarian setting.
- The candidate should be capable of synthesizing qualitative, quantitative, and geospatial information to write clear, engaging reports conveying the results of the monitoring assessments.
- The candidate should also be comfortable representing IMPACT and the consortium in multi-sector meetings and able to coordinate and liaise with external partners on technical issues.
- Under the supervision of the IMPACT Officer in Charge (OiC) & Country Coordinator in Nigeria and of IMPACT’s HQ in Geneva, this IMPACT Assessment Officer will be responsible for the management and implementation of TPM assessments.
- S/he will be responsible for ongoing data analysis and coordination with IMPACT/Nigeria’s field teams, database officers, and GIS officers to produce to support with the production of outputs.
The IMPACT Assessment Officer’s responsibilities include:
- Oversee implementation of the TPM assessment in North East Nigeria in coordination with the IMPACT Officer in Charge & the Country Coordinator.
- Conduct integrated analysis using quantitative, qualitative, and geospatial data, in combination with awareness of regional variations and security developments in the areas of interest.
- Identify and analyse secondary data collected from DFIDs implementing partners;
- Oversee and validate the TPM data processing cycle in coordination with the Data team (including Geneva HQ);
- Design and produce maps in coordination with the GIS team (including Geneva HQ).
- Coordinate with the IMPACT field manager to monitor implementation of TPM field activities.
- Ensure that TPM assessments are planned and implemented in line with project and program objectives, IMPACTs research cycle, and other relevant guidelines.
- As needed, visit data collection sites to oversee routine data collection or pilot test potential changes.
- Write timely and accurate assessment outputs in compliance with IMPACT’s guidelines, tracking progress and delays of all assigned assessments throughout the research cycle. Ensure that delays or identified challenges for specific assessments are reported in writing/orally in a timely manner.
- Represent IMPACT externally with partners and the wider humanitarian community through sectoral working groups.
- Support the revision of assessment strategies in response to feedback from field teams and lessons learned.
- Ensure that project Terms of Reference are drafted and approved before each project cycle understood and used by assessment staff and stakeholders and updated as required.
- Keep track of the project schedule and ensure that any identified problems are reported in a timely manner.
- Other tasks falling within IMPACT’s functions as requested by supervisors.
Qualifications and Experience
- Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master’s degree in relevant discipline.
- Excellent analytical skills, ideally with experience in mixed-methods research design and analysis.
- At least 3 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian settings.
- Excellent English-language communication and drafting skills for effective reporting and external coordination.
- Advanced skills in SPSS, STATA,R or related statistical programming;
- Prior experience with Adobe InDesign and/or GIS is helpful but not required.
- Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility.
- Ability to operate in a complex and challenging security environment.
- Ability to work independently and autonomously.
- Excellent team management skills.
- Fluency in English, both written and oral, is required.
- Contract duration: 6 months
- Number of positions 1
- Supervisor: Assessment Manager
- Location: Abuja Nigeria
- Level: D1-3 (national contract)
- Start date: ASAP
Method of Application
- Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter and an updated CV as a single document (3-page minimum) in English.
- Contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional references must be provided, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer including that of the HR/Admin person. Please do not attach any written recommendations.
- Applications should be addressed to: The Recruitment Manager.
- Only motivated applicants who can perform the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered. CV’s – only applications will not be considered. Please note: The position title and location must be written in the subject line of the e-mail; otherwise, it may not be considered
- Female candidates are highly advised to apply
- CVs will be review on rolling bases
- Due to the large numbers of expected applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. We apologies for the inconvenience.
- ACTED considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.
- For general information about ACTED, please consult: http://www.impact-initiatives.org
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