Background on ACTED
ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development, and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Their interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach that is both global and local and adapted to each context.
ACTED is looking for a professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced, and committed team player to fill the AGORA ASSESSMENT Officer Position in Hargeisa, Somaliland.
Under the supervision of the Intersectoral Research Manager, the AGORA Assessment officer is responsible for the management and implementation of the AGORA assessments in Hargeisa, including the preparation, implementation, and follow-up. He/she will also be responsible for related logistics, partner coordination, and reporting.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The AGORA Assessment Officer shall be responsible for:
· Under the supervision of Intersectoral Research Manager, design and plan the AGORA assessment;
· Management of AGORA assessment field staff to ensure a smooth and timely implementation of activities;
· Ensuring that the AGORA assessment is 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/DB team, mapping of datasets, ensure that all collected data are geo-referenced;
· Works closely with GIS/SB team in-country and in IMPACT headquarter in Geneva;
· Producing the key deliverables on time:
o Settlement factsheets and maps
o Settlement profiles
o Durable solution analysis Report
o Programmatic recommendations
· Supporting the development/revision of assessment/programme strategies, reports, or new proposals;
· Liaising with program staff of other ACTED departments to ensure close coordination and information sharing is maintained;
· Under the supervision of Intersectoral Research Manager, external presentations of the AGORA project with Donors, Partners, and the wider Aid Community through clusters and sectoral working groups;
· Coordinate timely and accurate reporting to the Intersectoral Research Manager.
The AGORA Assessment Officer is responsible for designing the methodology and tools associated with the AGORA pilot, according to area-based assessments’ requirements and principles. He/she will manage the planning, implementation, and follow-up of the AGORA pilot. Since AGORA is a project component of a wider ACTED intervention, the Assessment Officer is required to contribute to the preparation and follow-up of the Project Management Framework and ensure that activities are properly coordinated and implemented as per the Project Cycle Management.
The AGORA Assessment Officer shall manage logistics, assessment, and HR processes directly related to the AGORA project and liaise accordingly with the relevant ACTED counterpart. He/she is directly responsible for the implementation of proper ACTED FLAT procedures in all AGORA interventions.
The AGORA Assessment Officer is responsible for contributing to the implementation of the project, providing support to the development of assessment, database, and GIS tools with the AGORA Intersectoral Unit. 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 mapping thereof through ARC GIS and other ESRI products in particular, and analysis of spatial and other information to contribute to reports and the like.
The AGORA Assessment Officer shall provide technical support to the relevant ACTED department in terms of the preparation of new project proposals, development of program strategies, implementation of project activities, and any other required AGORA input to ACTED projects for added value.
The AGORA Assessment Officer is responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of narrative and financial reports related to AGORA activities in-country through close liaison with the Project Development and Finance departments.
The AGORA Assessment Officer will also store, organize and disseminate assessments, project documents, and best practices among ACTED and IPs. He/she will coordinate timely and accurate reporting to the Intersectoral Research Manager.
The AGORA Assessment Officer is responsible for the day-to-day management of project and field staff both directly and remotely who are working on the AGORA pilot. He/she is expected to guide and direct AGORA staff and prepare and follow up work plans with each staff member that is working on the assessment at that time.
The AGORA 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.
The AGORA Assessment Officer will represent AGORA in the cluster and multi-sector meetings/ technical working groups in the country and follow up on technical issues identified in cluster meetings in other parts of the country. 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 AGORA Assessment Officer 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 AGORA Assessment Officers are expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of ACTED’s mandate, ethics, values, and stand-point with regard to other actors.
The staff member is responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities we work in are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner. Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about ACTED program objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies. This is the responsibility of every ACTED staff member.
Ability to work independently and proactively
Qualified Nationals with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document i.e. with the cover letter being on the first page and the CV starting on the second page, detailing three work-related referees and contacts to firstname.lastname@example.org and received on or before 5.00 PM on 7th September 2021 with the subject line AGORA ASSESSMENT OFFICER_HARGEISA”
Please do not attach any other documents while sending your applications, if required they will be requested at a later stage.
Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
ACTED will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, ACTED has not retained any agent in connection with recruitments.
*ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.