2 REACH Senior Field Officer Job Opportunities – REACH (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED)

Title:             REACH Senior Field Officer (2
Job Placements)
Organisation: REACH
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 REACH
Senior Field Officer is mainly responsible for supporting REACH GIS/Assessment
Officer to ensure the successful completion of assessments in the refugee
settlements. He/she will also be responsible for related field team management,
logistics, data management, external relations 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
    of field teams:
    The REACH
    Senior Field Officer will lead field teams comprised of Field Officers,
    Field Assistants, and teams of enumerators up to 20 individuals in the
    refugee settlements. They will directly manage Field Officers, Field
    Assistants and their enumeration teams and be responsible for managing
    data collection activities and guiding the teams through REACH standard
    weekly meetings and workplans. They will support the REACH assessment/ GIS
    Officer as needed.
  • Data
    The REACH
    Senior Field Officer will manage datasets collected by the REACH field
    team. They will support and manage data cleaning, ensure datasets are
    properly stored onto the Dropbox server, and enter textual data into
    spreadsheets or databases for easier tracking and analysis as necessary.
  • Logistics
    The REACH
    Senior Field Officer will manage all logistics for their field teams
    during data collection activities by coordinating vehicle transport,
    accommodation, and the team’s schedule. They will provide workplans and
    schedules as necessary to the REACH assessment/GIS Officer/operations
    coordinator, and are responsible for coordinating all of their activities
    with these same people. They will also provide support in organizing
    movement of REACH teams to and from field locations and identifying
    accommodations and office space.
  • External
    Relations Support:
    REACH Senior Field Officer will be the primary face of REACH in the field,
    representing REACH with partners, UNHCR field offices, and liaising with
    appropriate government authorities to ensure REACH can conduct activities
    as needed. They are responsible for properly representing REACH in all
    interactions and managing the external interactions of Field Officers and
    Field Assistants. They are responsible for ensuring that all external
    contacts are properly updated on the Google Doc as they are in the field
    to ensure that all relevant staff and team members receive REACH products
    and updates.
  • Other
    The REACH Senior
    Field Officer will participate in other, undefined tasks that are
    necessary to support the REACH 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
    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)
  • At
    least four years of progressively more responsible experience in
    humanitarian or development organizations, preferably in a field-based
  • Willingness
    and ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced field environment for
    extended periods of the time required
  • Strong
    skills with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong
    technical writing skills
  • Considerable
    experience using ODK for quantitative data collection, or the ability to
    rapidly master the process
  • Some
    experience creating ODK questionnaires, or ability to learn rapidly
  • Considerable
    experience hiring and managing casual laborers
  • Considerable
    experience guiding and managing field teams
  • Experience
    collecting information using hand-held GPS devices
  • Knowledge
    of creating kml/ kmz files in Google Earth
  • Positive
    attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Excellent
    communication skills
  • Excellent
    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; French an asset.
  • Working
    knowledge of Juba Arabic and/ or regional languages of Equatorian South
    Sudan or DRC an asset
  • Strong
    written English skills
  • 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 “REACH Senior field officer.” You can also hand
deliver your credentials to the ACTED Head Office, Plot 1102, Nsambya Road,
Kampala. Uganda.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 11th February 2018 by 5.00pm.
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