Data Officer

at IMPACT Initiatives
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted February 13, 2024
Category Computer & IT Jobs in Uganda
Currency UGX


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 with headquarters based in Paris and presence in thirty countries. The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, which allows IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support in its fields of intervention.

Uganda is currently hosting more than 1.5 million refugees and asylum seekers, the largest number in the region. Most have fled civil unrest and conflicts in neighbouring countries of South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia, and Burundi. Refugee flows into Uganda are likely to continue due to ongoing conflicts, violent wars, unrest and human rights violations in neighbouring countries. The vast majority of refugees are hosted in settlements in 12 refugee-hosting districts in northern and mid/south-western Uganda, while 5% of them reside in urban Kampala.

In Uganda, the response coordination is held by UNHCR and by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). The Uganda government, in coordination with the humanitarian partners, has granted a welcoming policy for all asylum seekers. The asylum seekers, once registered as refugees, receive a piece of land in one of the refugee settlements and a monthly general food assistance from WFP. In the past years Uganda has been affected by a general decreasing of humanitarian funds that have triggered a prioritization of the humanitarian assistance.

We are currently looking for a Senior Data Officer to support our REACH team in Uganda.

Position: Senior Data Officer

Contract duration:6 months

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Starting Date: May 1st, 2024

Under the line management of the IMPACT Country Coordinator / Representative or his/her delegates in Uganda, the Senior Data Officer is responsible for the production of IMPACT’s analysis products in Uganda, including the preparation of research design, support in designing sampling methods, data analysis plans, data collection tools, data cleaning scripts and processes, analysis scripts, analysis outputs and (as relevant) production of web maps and information management systems. The Senior Data officer will support in the dissemination and evaluation stages of the research cycle. Throughout each research cycle, the Senior Data Officer, in close liaison with the assessment teams, engages with partners to promote their participation in data processing, analysis or relevant topics as designated by the line manager, to maximize the uptake and use of IMPACT research. When relevant, or managing a project, he/she also ensures an efficient and transparent use of resources required for project implementation. This can include the direct supervision of data and assessment teams during data collection, analysis or output production. The Senior Data Officer will also work closely with other data and GIS staff to support capacity-building and mainstreaming of best practices in the mission.

In his/her mission, the Senior data Officer will be hosted by IMPACT’s global partner ACTED and will fall under the direct responsibility and management of ACTED’s Country Director and his/her delegates for all Administrative, Security, and relevant Logistics and Finance issues. S/he will therefore fully abide to ACTED’s Security, Administration, and relevant HR, Logistics and Finance rules and regulations.

The Senior Data Officer responsibilities include the following:


Contribute towards the identification and implementation of effective and adapted data management and analysis solutions for IMPACT research in Uganda, in line with IMPACT’s relevant research and data guidelines.
Support (as designated by line manager) sampling design, creation and management of data collection tools (ODK or KoBo), training on data cleaning and management techniques, support for data analysis set up (specifically conducted in the R environment).
Contribute to draft research ToRs with a specific focus on sampling, data collection tools, the data analysis plan, as well as data management plan;
Support the development of qualitative and quantitative data collection tools, ensuring requirements of research cycle/assessment are met;
In coordination with relevant assessment and GIS officer(s), support construction of quantitative sample;
Keep track of progress and delays of all assigned tasks throughout the research cycle. Ensure that delays or identified problems are reported by writing and orally in a timely manner.

When relevant, support the identification and training of enumerators for primary data collection;
When relevant, support oversight of data collection, in line with agreed TORs (including their Annexes), including data cleaning processes, checks and data cleaning scripts;
In coordination with relevant assessment officer(s), document all changes in data collection that lead to a modification in the agreed TORs, ensuring that the IMPACT CC/CR and IMPACT HQ are informed and agree on the modifications.

Monitor accuracy of data collected in line with IMPACT’s Data Cleaning Minimum Standards Checklist;
Cross check data collected in the field, ensure regular updates and solve eventual discrepancies;
Manage, update and deploy monthly questionnaire;

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