IMPACT Initiatives IMPACT Senior Assessment Officer Jobs in Uganda

IMPACT Initiatives IMPACT Senior Assessment Officer Jobs in Uganda


Background of Impact

  • IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative.

  • The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis and GIS.

  • IMPACT was launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO whose headquarter is based in Paris and is present in thirty countries.

  • The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, enabling IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.

  • We are currently looking for a Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Assessment Officer to support our ULEARN Consortium team in Uganda.

    Position Profile

    Functions

  • Under the functional supervision of the IMPACT Country Focal Point in Uganda and of IMPACT’s HQ in Geneva, the IMPACT M&E Senior Assessment Officer is responsible for the management of all ULearn idependent verification research cycles, including implementation, partnership framework, dissemination and evaluation.

  • He/she directly supervises junior assessment and field staff and plays a key role in the development and implementation of IMPACT strategy in Uganda.

  • The position will be based in Kampala, with 30% travel to the refugee settlements.

  • In close coordination with the IMPACT Assessment Manager, the Senior Assessment Officer (M&E) is responsible for:

    Management of all Research Cycles

    Assessment Preparation and Planning

  • Ensuring that all of the consortium’s
  • Independent Verification activities are planned in line with relevant project and program objectives and with IMPACT’s research cycle and other relevant guidelines;

  • Provide technical support to the Assessment team on research design, sampling, methodology and analysis plans

  • Review and validate Independent Verification ToRs and ensure they are used by assessment staff and stakeholders, and updated as required; Review and validate in close coordination with Consortium Coordination, qualitative and quantitative data collection tools;

  • Direct line management of IMPACT assessment officers on requirements of research cycle/ monitoring activities;

  • Keep track of progress and delays of all assigned assessment throughout the research cycle.

  • Ensure that delays or identified challenges for specific assessments are reported in writing and orally in a timely manner;

  • Ensure relevant stakeholders and partners are engaged in assessment design and planning.

    Data collection and management

  • Monitor data collection, ensuring its correct implementation in line with agreed TORs;

  • Ensure that the Consortium Committee, IMPACT Country Focal Point and IMPACT HQ are alerted to any issues that prevents full implementation of the methodology in line with the agreed TORs;

  • ensure that all changes to the methodology are documented throughout implementation;
    Ensure logistics, financial, administration, security (for IMPACT staff only) and HR processes directly related to data collection activities have been appropriately implemented and coordinated with the relevant ACTED departments;

  • Ensure regular situation updates on data collection have been produced and circulated to the Consortium Committee, IMPACT, ACTED and external counterparts.

  • Provide support and follow up on identified challenges during the data collection process.

    Product drafting

  • Manage assessment staff toward timely and accurate assessment outputs (i.e. reports, factsheets, flash reports, etc.), which comply with IMPACT’s guidelines and quality standards;

  • Review and validate all products before
    they are sent to IMPACT CFP and IMPACT HQ for validation.

    Product dissemination and evaluation

  • Under the direction of the IMPACT Country Focal Point and in close coordination with the U-Learn Consortium, engage in the dissemination of monitoring products, targeted e-mails, presentations, meetings, etc, with DfID and their partners as appropriate, and in line with

  • IMPACT Dissemination and External Communication Guidelines and Research ToRs;

  • Ensure that lessons learned are gathered and documented throughout the life of the research cycles.

    Grants Management and Reporting

  • Liaise with Consortium finance and reporting units, with oversight from the IMPACT CFP and HQ for timely and accurate submission of reporting documents to DFID

  • Support the IMPACT Country Focal Point and ACTED support team in drafting of relevant

  • project narrative and financial reports

  • Maintain an oversight, in close coordination with the IMPACT Country Focal Point and the Consortium Finance Manager, of budget availability and burn-rates for all data collection activities

    External relations

  • In coordination with the Consortium Committee, meet with DFIDs BRAER implementing partners to ensure they are consulted and involved at all stages of research cycle:

  • the preparation of the assessment; data collection; data analysis; review of research products; product dissemination; and lessons learnt; ensure that partner engagement is documented;

  • In coordination with the Consortium Committee, present research findings to DfiD and partners to enhance their use and impact;

  • Ensure that external communications with partners and key stakeholders, including DfID and its partners, is conducted and documented as appropriate;

    Requirements

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

  • At least 4 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian, development or related settings such as research, evaluation, assessments and programmes;

  • Experience managing budgets exceeding GBP 1 million;

  • Experience coordinating interagency assessments or monitoring activities;

  • Excellent analytical skills;

  • Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting;

  • Excellent team management skills;

  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;

  • Past experience in the region is desirable;

  • Fluency in English required;

  • Ability to operate with Microsoft Word,

  • Excel and Project Management Software;

  • Ability to work independently and manage people remotely.

    Conditions

  • Salary defined by the IMPACT salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship,

  • security, and performance are considered for pay bonus

  • Additional monthly living allowance provided in country by IMPACT’s partner ACTED

  • Food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)

  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
    Provision of medical, life and repatriation insurance + retirement package

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; IMPACT Initiatives IMPACT Senior Assessment Officer Jobs in Uganda

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