iMMAP Thematic Subject Matter Expert (Food Security and WASH) Jobs in Ethiopia

iMMAP Thematic Subject Matter Expert (Food Security and WASH) Jobs in Ethiopia


  • The military conflict in the Tigray region, which began in November 2020, has caused additional forced displacement and increased humanitarian needs in Tigray and in other parts of the country. Since the beginning of the conflict, humanitarian actors have faced strong difficulties in conducting on the ground assessments of the humanitarian needs due to the lack of access and communication blackout. Alternative ways for assessing have been explored and different actors have already positioned themselves to provide those services. Since the end of December 2020, access is being slowly permitted and telephone lines are beginning to be restored in some areas. Therefore, actors are starting to conduct their own assessments. Nevertheless, OCHA and other clusters consider that many needs are still not addressed: for example, there are still information gaps on specific thematics or specific areas that are not covered by the existing assessment initiatives. Additionally, some actors implicated in some joint assessments or conducting their own assessments don’t always have the capacity to manage the data in a qualitative way and would need support for cleaning, managing, analyzing and visualizing the data. Through this project, iMMAP proposes to fill the information gaps and provide the needed technical support in order to meet the needs shared by the implicated actors.

  • In this framework, iMMAP is searching for a Thematic Expert to join the team in Addis Ababa. The position is meant to work home-based.

    Description of Duties

  • The Thematic expert will work with the iMMAP analysis team to provide in-depth analysis on certain specific sectors: WASH and Food Security.


  • The Thematic Expert will primarily be involved in tracking data and conducting analysis, composing contextual reports based upon said analysis, supporting the production of reporting products

  • Produce regular reports and analysis while shaping tracking outputs to best fit the information needs of iMMAP partners and the humanitarian architecture;

  • Stay aware of social, economic developments that have an impact on the context
    for inclusion in analysis ;

  • In coordination with iMMAP’s IM and analysis teams, develop a reporting matrix and follow up throughout life of project to ensure timely and regular publishing of high-quality reports and information;

  • Develop report outlines and work with the IM team to enhance and automate regular reporting functions;

  • Provide high quality research and analysis to the iMMAP analysis team enabling evidence-based representation from the field and ensure documentation is supported;

  • Develop and maintain a network of key informants for the purpose of attaining and triangulating sensitive information pertaining to the local context;



  • Advanced degree in economics, international relations or related field required.


  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience, experience with the humanitarian ecosystem is desirable

  • At least 5 years of experience in the specified sectors required

  • High level of proficiency in English written and spoken (required)

  • Demonstrated sectorial expertise, in line with the hereby Terms of Reference, in regards to needs assessments and mobile data collection

    Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent analytical capacity

  • Excellent writing and secondary data analysis skills

  • Effective communication skills to work among clusters, agencies and the government

  • Good organisational skills to deliver products on time and with quality

  • Capacity to work under tight deadlines

  • Excellent written and spoken English

  • Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills

  • Ability to operate in cross-cultural environment and work independently

  • Advanced prior knowledge of local context required

  • Familiarity with the humanitarian cluster system and an understanding of donor requirements

  • Prior experience in humanitarian context required

  • Strong skills in humanitarian emergency needs assessments and sectorial needs assessments, including mobile data collection and survey design


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office package with strong skills in Excel is mandatory;

  • Knowledge of The DEEP platform ( is an advantage;

  • Knowledge of Premise ( is an advantage;

  • Knowledge of ODK and/or KoBo is an asset;

  • Knowledge of ArcGIS an asset. Principles Guides

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; iMMAP Thematic Subject Matter Expert (Food Security and WASH) Jobs in Ethiopia

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