IMPACT Initiatives REACH Data/R Senior Officer Jobs in South Sudan

IMPACT Initiatives REACH Data/R Senior Officer Jobs in South Sudan


  • Under the direct supervision of the REACH GIS/IM Specialist, the REACH Data/R Senior Officer will be responsible for the design of data processes, the management of large sets of data, and supporting all three research units with data-related tasks, including cleaning, analysis, reporting, and automating recurring tasks. This encompasses:

    Designing Innovative Data Solutions

  • Taking the lead on engaging creatively with new and existing data collection cycles to identify opportunities for innovation, improved data quality, and increased strategic engagement with data;

  • Improving data quality by automating data checking and cleaning processes in R, including for large country-wide assessments;

  • Automating recurrent data analysis processes to reduce the amount of time between data collection and the creation of information products;

  • Designing products and technical processes to improve the use of and engagement with REACH data within the humanitarian response;

  • Supporting the development of innovative frameworks for data analysis, such as early warning systems and methods for needs prioritisation, by providing technical expertise

    Assessment Support

  • Supporting team members with designing and implementing assessment strategies and methodologies, including sampling frameworks, data analysis plans, data collection tools, and data quality checks;

  • Ensuring the quality and accuracy of REACH data as well as the confidentiality and protection of collected information;

  • Managing the analysis of data in line with IMPACT’s guidelines;

  • Designing and producing engaging information products, including dashboards, reports, and maps;

    Technical Support

  • Advising staff on IMPACT Initiative’s R based analysis packages, developed by
    IMPACT headquarters in Geneva;

  • Working with staff to troubleshoot issues with existing scripts and data processes;

  • Training staff on statistical analysis and programming;

  • Pro-actively identifying data support needs across the mission and addressing them.


  • Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Management Systems, Statistics, Mathematics, etc.) including Master's level Statistics courses in R required;

  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to identify outliers and key trends, and to situate findings in a winder context required;

  • Advanced experience analysing complex data with R required;

  • Advanced understanding of database management required;  Strong skills in Excel required;

  • Experience with cleaning large datasets required;

  • Experience conducting temporal or spatial trends analysis required;

  • Good understanding of various sampling frameworks an asset;

  • Experience writing R packages an asset;

  • Knowledge of other statistical programming languages and packages an asset;

  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (QGIS, ArcGIS) an asset;

  • Experience with JavaScript an asset;

  • Experience with Tableau an asset;

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

  • A self-starter with a strong existing ability to work independently;

  • Good attention to detail, and commitment to producing high quality work;

  • Openness to feedback and willingness to learn;

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;

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

  • A sense of humour with bugs and bucket showers required!

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; IMPACT Initiatives REACH Data/R Senior Officer Jobs in South Sudan

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