iş FIRSATI,Vacancy Announcement, IMPACTassessment Officer
Position IMPACT Assessment Officer
Contract duration 6 months
Location Antakya,Turkey with frequent travel to Gaziantep
Starting Date May 2016
Background on IMPACT and ACTED
IMPACT initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland.The organisation manages several initiatives, including the IMPACT 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 whose headquarter is based in Paris and is present in thirty countries. The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, which allows particularly IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.
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 which is both global and local, and adapted to each context. Their 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development.
Under the supervision of the IMPACT Assessment Manager in Turkey and IMPACT HQ in Geneva theAssessment Officer is responsible for the management and implementation of all IMPACT assessments in country, including theirs preparation, implementation and follow-up. He/she will also be responsible for related logistics, partner coordination, and reporting and finance requirements and will be required to provide input to the strategic development of IMPACT in country and region, if relevant.
The IMPACT Assessment Officer shall be responsible for:
In coordination with and under the supervision of the IMPACT Assessment Manager, design and implement IMPACT assessment strategy and methodology within the refugee camps
Management of IMPACT field team to ensure a smooth and timely implementation of activities;
Ensuring that monitoring and assessment strategies are 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.
Ensure the writing of timely and accurate assessment reports and factsheets;
Keep track of all projects and programmes assessment schedules and work with field staff to design and implement IMPACT assessment procedures;
Supporting the development/revision of assessment / program strategies, reports or new proposals;
Liaising with programm staff of other ACTED departments to ensure close coordination and information sharing is maintained;
Coordinate timely and accurate reporting to IMPACT Headquarters.
2. IMPACT Assessment Management and Coordination
· Objective 2.1: Management of assessments process
The IMPACT Assessment Officer is responsible for designing the methodology and tools associated with each assessment, according to IMPACT requirements and principles. He/she will manage the planning, implementation, and follow-up of all IMPACT and projects specific assessment activities conducted in country.
The IMPACT Assessment Officer shall manage logistics, financial, administration and HR processes directly related to IMPACT and liaise accordingly with the relevant ACTED counterpart.
· Objective 2.2: Implementation
The IMPACT Assessment Officer is responsible for contributing to the implementation of assessment projects, providing support to the development of assessment, database and GIS tools with the IMPACT team. 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.
· Objective 2.3: Coordination
The IMPACT Assessment Officer shall provide technical support to the relevant ACTED department
in terms of the preparation of new project proposals, development of programme strategies, implementation
of project activities, and any other required IMPACT input to ACTED projects for added-value.
The IMPACT Assessment Officer is responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of narrative and financial reports related to IMPACT activities in country through close liaison with the Project Development and Finance departments.
The IMPACT Assessment Officer shall liaise with other IMPACT Officers in the region and throughout IMPACT Initiatives’ and ACTED’s networks to provide and receive support in the expansion of IMPACT globally.
3. IMPACT Reporting
The IMPACT Assessment Officer is responsible for consolidating all analyses and conclusions from each assessment into IMPACT products such as factsheets, reports and briefs using standard formats. He/she will liaise with Geneva and Regional GIS/DB Specialists in order to represent data in interactive web map or static map format, as relevant.
The IMPACT Assessment Officer is responsible for following the designated timeline of reports to be submitted to project partners and donors. He/she must ensure the writing of timely and accurate assessment reports and factsheets, ensuring the quality and accuracy of technical information provided as well as the confidentiality and protection of collected information. He/she will ensure that assessment reports contribute to aid coordination and planning and add to the general base of field knowledge in the country for all organisations working in the areas.
He/she will also manage the drafting of narrative reports and contribute to the development of financial reports through regular budgetary follow-up.
4. IMPACT HR Management
The IMPACT Assessment Officer is responsible for day-to-day management of project and field staff both directly and remotely. He/she is expected to guide and direct IMPACT staff and prepares and follow up workplans with each staff member that directly reports to him/her. The IMPACT Assessment Officer will be required to take the lead in the recruitment of IMPACT assessment staff in coordination with the ACTED HR Officer. This will include the preparation of ToRs, observation of recruitment procedures by planning recruitment needs in advance, and undertake interviews.
The IMPACT 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 set by IMPACT.
Representation of IMPACT in meetings/ technical working groups in 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 working opportunities and mapped to support the partners IMPACT works with.
Under the direct supervision of IMPACT Assessment Manager, the IMPACT Assessment Officer will further represent IMPACT vis-a-vis current donors and communicate relevant information to relevant stakeholders.
More generally, the IMPACT Assessment Officer is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of both IMPACT and ACTED’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.
Accountability to Communities and Beneficiaries
The staff member is responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities we work are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner. Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about IMPACT program objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies. This is the responsibility of every IMPACT and ACTED staff member.
Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master degree in relevant discipline;
Previous experience on monitoring and evaluation, assessments, an strong asset
Excellent analytical skills;
At least 1 year of relevant working experience in humanitarian settings;
Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting;
Excellent team management skills;
Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;
Ability to work independently
Prior knowledge of the region an asset
Fluency in English required, French or Arabic is an asset
Ability to operation Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management Software.
Ability to operate SPSS or related statistical programming an asset
Salary defined by the IMPACT salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus.
Other conditions to be outlined during interview process.
How to apply
Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ref: 16/TURKEY/AO/Turkey IMPACT
Please indicate the reference in the subject line of your email.
Deadline: March 30th
For more information, visit us at http://www.impact-initiatives.org