IMPACT Initiatives Climate and Needs Monitoring Assesment Officer Jobs in South Sudan

IMPACT Initiatives Climate and Needs Monitoring Assesment Officer Jobs in South Sudan

Broadly, REACH South Sudan implements assessments across three core units

  • Monitoring of the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, through monthly assessments covering over 2,000 settlements in South Sudan, conducting an annual representative Multi Sector Needs Assessment to provide a snapshot of needs, and ad hoc rapid assessments in times of sudden escalations in conflict or natural disasters.

  • Monitoring population movement trends in South Sudan, including tracking and analyzing large-scale displacement, returns and seasonal movements, through port and road monitoring, ad-hoc assessments, and a population movement baseline; assessing the perceptions of affected populations of the humanitarian response;
  • engaging with the protection cluster in identifying and filling major information gaps; and mainstreaming a context sensitive approach within REACH South Sudan.

  • Providing direct technical support to humanitarian clusters through active engagement with coordination bodies, dedicated assessments and information products, and strategic engagement to promote innovative methods towards understanding sector-related needs in South Sudan.


  • Under the direct supervision of the REACH Research Manager for the Sector Unit, the Climate and Needs Monitoring AO will be responsible for establishing REACH South Sudan’s approach to assessing the effects of climate change and weather-related events on humanitarian conditions, monitoring of food security and overall humanitarian needs, and engaging both internally and externally on related topics.

    This encompasses

  • In collaboration with the Research Manager for the Sector Unit, and under the guidance of the Country Coordinator, developing REACH South Sudan’s approach to monitoring climate change and weather-related events, and their effects on humanitarian needs.

  • Setting up and implementing assessments related to climate, food security and livelihoods, and other related sectors. Where relevant, conducting rapid and/or field-based assessments.

  • Carrying out analysis, including remote sensing, statistical analysis, and secondary data review, on topics related to climate, food security and livelihoods, and other related sectors.

  • In coordination with the Research Manager for the Sector Unit and the Food Security and Livelihoods Assessment Officer (FSL AO), engaging with the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) process for South Sudan on behalf of REACH, participating in
    IPC workshops, and advocating for the use of REACH data in the analysis.

  • In collaboration with the FSL AO, engaging with relevant partners and clusters to promote the use of data and technical analysis and to facilitate collaboration.

  • Implementing and expanding the Integrated Needs Tracking System (INT) and the Shocks Monitoring Index (SMI), two tools developed or under development by REACH to enable early warning and needs tracking. This includes incorporating climate-related indicators into the frameworks.

  • Engaging externally with (potential) users of the INT and SMI, advocating for their use, and regularly presenting findings at external fora including the Needs Analysis Working Group (NAWG).

  • Conducting verification assessments to test and/or support findings from the INT and SMI, illustrate humanitarian needs, and improve the existing analysis frameworks.

  • Providing technical support to the wider REACH South Sudan mission through expertise on climate-related issues, food security and livelihoods, research, and general understanding of and insights on humanitarian needs and dynamics.


  • Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline;

  • Excellent analytical skills:

  • Strong skills in Excel required;

  • Strong skills in remote sensing an asset;

  • Experience using R an asset;

  • Experience using SPSS an asset;

  • Experience using GIS software for map creation an asset;

  • Ability to design tools in Kobo, ODK, or similar mobile data collection tools an asset;

  • Experience conducting assessments and/or research independently;

  • Familiarity with the humanitarian aid system and relevant actors;

  • Familiarity with early warning systems an asset;

  • Familiarity with the IPC process an asset;

  • Fluency in English required;

  • Excellent communication and drafting skills;

  • Flexibility and adaptability to ever-changing needs and responsibilities;

  • Ability to work independently;

  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment;

  • Willingness to spend time in deep field locations away from IMPACT/ACTED support;

  • Openness to feedback and willingness to learn;

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Flexibility and adaptability to ever-changing needs and responsibilities;

  • Prior knowledge of the region an asset;

  • A sense of humour about bugs and bucket showers required.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; IMPACT Initiatives Climate and Needs Monitoring Assesment Officer Jobs in South Sudan

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