Senior Assessment Officer

at IMPACT Initiatives
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted February 12, 2024
Category Management
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

RESEARCH CYCLE MANAGEMENT
Understanding key research cycles and how this research contributes to strategic response objectives.
Managing relevant research cycle, including oversight of research design, data collection, or analysis.
CONTEXTUAL UNDERSTANDING
Keeping up to date with the shifting Ugandan context.
RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL SKILLS
Overseeing development and implementation of analytical workstreams, including use of existing REACH data in thematic briefs, reports, presentations, etc.
Leading the research cycle including research design, tool development, and data collection.
STAFF MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING
Promoting capacity building across the IMPACT Uganda mission related to deepening analytical capacities using existing research (capacity building portfolio will depend on level of experience).
Providing day-to-day direct and indirect management of the research team within their unit/workstream.
COORDINATION
Internal Coordination

Interacting autonomously with HQ departments and may serve as mission focal point for particular themes or technical areas;
Coordinating with research units and teams to move forward or improve aspects of the research cycle;
Supporting senior management with designing, planning, and implementing strategies, and objectives.
External Coordination

Leading on external engagement related to analytical research findings as necessary.
The Senior Assessment Officer will maintain the strictest confidentiality on all data collected and related processes. They will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of any information and data belonging to IMPACT and its partners, or collected during his/her assignment with IMPACT.

REQUIREMENTS
Years of work experience 3 years of relevant working experience in a humanitarian setting, such as assessments, monitoring and evaluation, research design and analysis, etc.;
Research skills Excellent quantitative and qualitative research data analysis experience required;
Familiarity with aid system Good understanding of the aid system and the research community. Prior experience with humanitarian coordination forums preferred;
Thematic experience Prior experience with multi-sectoral or evaluation assessments is an asset;
Communication/reporting skills Excellent verbal and written communication and drafting skills for effective reporting required;
Academic qualifications Excellent academic qualifications, including a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g. international studies, development, humanitarian response, data science, political science, etc.);
Software skills Proven knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with R, SPSS and/or STATA or other statistical analysis software an asset
Security environment Ability to operate in a complex and challenging security environment.
Experience in geographical region Past experience in the region is desirable;
Language skills Fluency in English required.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
For this position, salary between 2’450 CHF and 2’640 CHF monthly (before income tax), etc as well as a monthly living allowance of 300 USD NB - IMPACT salaries are strictly determined by our salary grid depending on the grade of the position and the level of education of staff. A location-dependent security and/or isolation adjustment is then applied as a recognition that some staff are required to work in difficult places where living and working conditions are much more difficult than elsewhere.
Accommodation provided in a guesthouse OR rent allowance for private accommodation
Enrolment in Swiss private pension fund (Swisslife – approx. 9.975% of staff gross salary), health insurance, life insurance and repatriation assistance.
Flight tickets every 6 months & visa fees covered (in-country travel costs and professional expenses are fully covered).
Contribution to the luggage transportation: between 20 and 100 kgs, depending on the length of the contract (+ luggage and personal property insurance)

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