3 Fresher Field Officer Job Opportunities – REACH (ACTED and IMPACT Initiatives)

Title:             REACH Field Officer (3 Fresher
Job Opportunities)
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
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:
The REACH Field Officer shall
be responsible for:
  • Data
    cleaning, analysis and entry:
    The REACH Field Officer will clean and analyze datasets given by
    REACH staff.  They will also enter
    textual data into spreadsheets or databases for easier tracking and
    analysis, and ensure that all data they collect is properly stored onto
    the Dropbox server.
  • Managing
    enumeration teams:
    REACH Field Officer will lead enumeration teams of up to 20 individuals in
    the refugee settlements and be responsible to providing direction,
    logistical and technical support to the enumerators. They will also
    support the REACH Assessment/ GIS Officer as needed; they will directly
    manage Field Assistant and their enumeration teams.
  • Focus
    group discussion facilitation and analysis:
    The REACH Field Officer will facilitate
    or co-facilitate focus group discussion in the refugee settlements and
    provide qualitative analysis of the results.
  • Logistics
    The REACH Field
    Officer will provide logistics support to the REACH Senior Field Officer
    by filling and tracking order forms and tracking existing and incoming
    REACH assets in field locations as needed. 
    They will also provide support in organizing movement of REACH teams
    to and from field locations, identifying accommodations and office space,
    and liaising with appropriate government authorities to ensure REACH can
    conduct activities as needed.
  • Other
    The REACH 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)
  • 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
  • Strong
    skills with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience
    using ODK for quantitative data collection, or the ability to rapidly
    master the process
  • Experience
    hiring and managing casual laborers
  • Experience
    conducting focus group discussions, or the ability to learn rapidly
  • 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 field officer.” You can also hand deliver
your credentials to the ACTED Head Office, Plot 1102, Nsambya Road, Kampala.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 11th February 2018 by 5.00pm.

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