2 Entry Level AGORA Field Officer INGO Job Opportunities – IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED

Organisation: IMPACT
Initiatives and ACTED
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: ACTED country
Director, REACH Regional Coordinator, REACH Senior Assessment Officer, REACH
Operations Manager and REACH Senior Field Officer
About Us:
REACH was born in 2010 as a
joint initiative of two INGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United
Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satellite
Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate
the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian
community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction
and development contexts, supporting and working within the framework of the
humanitarian reform process. REACH facilitates information management for aid
actors through three complementary services: (a) need and situation assessments
facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using satellite imagery; (c)
provision of related database and (web)-mapping facilities and expertise.
In 2018, REACH will expand its
operations in Uganda addressing service delivery and information gaps in the
refugee response across the country. REACH will provide direct support to
UNHCR’s coordinated information management efforts through response gap
analysis, coordinated needs assessments and geospatial analysis. The activities
will be conducted in all refugee settlements across Uganda, from the South
Sudanese response to the DRC and Burundian responses.
Job Summary: The AGORA Field
Officer is responsible for supporting REACH GIS/Assessment Officer, Operations
Manager, and Senior Field Officer to ensure the successful completion of
assessments in the refugee settlements. He/she will also be responsible for
related logistics, data cleaning, focus group discussion facilitation, leading
enumeration teams and any other reasonable tasks need to ensure the success of
the REACH mission in Uganda. This position will work closely with experienced
national and international staff members and will require a minimum of 80% of
time in remote field locations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Leading
    Enumeration Teams:
    AGORA Field Officer will lead enumeration teams of up to 10 individuals
    during assessments in host community areas and refugee settlements. They
    will be responsible for providing direction, logistical and technical
    support to the enumerators and will support the AGORA Assessment/ GIS
    Officer and Senior Field Officer as needed. They will directly manage and
    be responsible for the output of their enumeration teams.
  • Developing
    and managing key informant network  
    The AGORA Field Officer, in close coordination
    with other AGORA team members, will develop, manage and conduct data
    collection activities through AGORA’s key informant network across Arua.
  • Mapping
    Focus group discussion facilitation:
    The AGORA Field Officer will facilitate or co-facilitate focus group
    discussion in the refugee settlements and host community areas
  • Logistics
    The AGORA Field
    Officer will provide logistics support to the AGORA field team by filling
    and tracking order forms and tracking existing and incoming AGORA assets
    in field locations.  They will also
    provide support in organizing movement of AGORA teams to and from field
    locations, identifying accommodations and office space, and liaising with
    appropriate government authorities to ensure AGORA can conduct activities
    as needed.
  • Other
    The AGORA Field
    Officer will participate in other, undefined tasks that are necessary to
    support the AGORA mission in Uganda.
  • 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
    AGORA and ACTED programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection
    criteria, and methodologies.  This
    is the responsibility of every ACTED staff member.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (social
    science, development)
  • One
    year of experience in humanitarian or development organizations,
    preferably in a field-based position
  • Willingness
    and ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced field environment for
    extended periods of the time required
  • Proven
    skills with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience
    using ODK for quantitative data collection, or the ability to rapidly
    master the process
  • Previous
    experience in managing casual laborers
  • Experience
    conducting focus group discussions, or the ability to learn rapidly
  • Experience
    collecting information using hand-held GPS devices
  • Positive
    attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Good
    communication skills
  • Good
    time management skills
  • Ability
    to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
  • Prior
    experience working in refugee settlements an asset.
  • Written
    and spoken fluency in English required
  • Working
    knowledge of Juba Arabic and/ or regional languages of Equatorian South
    Sudan an asset
  • Ability
    to work independently
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their updated CVs, cover letters, certified
copies of academic documents and day-time telephone numbers of three
professional referees to Uganda@reach-initiative.org with the subject
line indicated as “AGORA field officer.” You can also hand deliver your
credentials to the ACTED Head Office, Plot 1102, Nsambya Road, Kampala. Uganda.
NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 16th February 2018 by 5.00pm.
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