IMPACT Initiatives REACH Senior Data Officer Jobs in South Sudan

IMPACT Initiatives REACH Senior Data Officer Jobs in South Sudan

Position Profile

Under the line management of the IMPACT Country Coordinator / Representative or his/her delegates in South Sudan, the Senior Data Officer is responsible for the production of IMPACT’s analysis products in South Sudan, including the preparation of research design, support in designing sampling methods, data analysis plans, data collection tools, data cleaning scripts and processes, analysis scripts, analysis outputs and (as relevant) production of web maps, dashboards and information management systems.

The Senior Data Officer will provide technical expertise and cross-cutting support on research design, data analysis and R challenges, as needed. The Senior Data officer will support in the dissemination and evaluation stages of the research cycle.

Throughout each research cycle, the Senior Data Officer, in (as relevant) close liaison with the assessment teams, engages with partners to promote their participation in data processing, analysis or relevant topics as designated by the line manager, to maximize the uptake and use of IMPACT research.

When relevant, or managing a project, he/she also ensures an efficient and transparent use of resources required for project implementation. This can include the direct supervision of data and assessment teams during data collection, analysis or output production.

In his/her mission, the Senior Data Officer will be hosted by IMPACT’s global partner ACTED and will fall under the direct responsibility and management of ACTED’s Country Director and his/her delegates for all Administrative, Security, and relevant Logistics and Finance issues. S/he will therefore fully abide to ACTED’s Security, Administration, and relevant HR, Logistics and Finance rules and regulations.


The Senior Data Officer responsibilities include the following:

Research Planning:

  • Contribute towards the identification and implementation of effective and adapted data management and analysis solutions for IMPACT research in South Sudan, in line with IMPACT’s relevant research and data guidelines.

  • Support sampling design, creation and management of data collection tools (ODK or KoBo), training on data cleaning and management techniques, support for data analysis set up (specifically conducted in the R environment).

  • Contribute to draft research ToRs with a specific focus on sampling, data collection tools, the data analysis plan, as well as data management plan;

  • Support the development of qualitative and quantitative data collection tools, ensuring requirements of research cycle/assessment are met;

  • In coordination with relevant assessment and GIS officer(s), support construction of quantitative sample;

  • Keep track of progress and delays of all assigned tasks throughout the research cycle. Ensure that delays or identified problems are reported by writing and orally in a timely manner.

    Data Management, Cleaning and Analysis

  • Monitor accuracy of data collected in line with IMPACT’s Data Cleaning Minimum Standards Checklist;

  • Cross check data collected in the field, ensure regular updates and solve eventual discrepancies;

  • Manage, update and deploy monthly questionnaires, as required;

  • Maintain, update and expand R-based systems of data management and analysis for data dissemination and reporting and act as technical focal point for all R and data related issues;

  • Serve as focal point for statistical analysis and quantitative reporting on assessments and across all data workstreams;

  • Serve as focal point for certain monthly data aggregation systems including the Shocks Monitoring Index (SMI) and Integrated Needs Tracker (INT);

    Drafting of Products

  • Ensure that all IMPACT analysis products the requirements of IMPACT and concerned partners;

  • Ensure accurate findings are reported given the data collection and analysis methodology planned in TORs.

  • Ensure that all analysis outputs are validated by IMPACT HQ before external release;

  • Support the regular maintenance and update of online products in coordination with IMPACT HQ;

    External Engagement

  • Upon the request of the line manager, support in consulting with partners at all stages of research cycle: assessment preparation; data collection; data analysis; review of research products; product dissemination; and lessons learnt;

  • After validation by the line manager, represent IMPACT in relevant meetings/ working groups, including the Needs Analysis Working Group
    (NAWG), Cash Working Group and others;

  • Follow up on issues identified by partners or during meetings / working groups;

  • Promote an active use of datasets and research findings by partners and the broader humanitarian community for their decision making;

  • After validation by line manager, present research findings to relevant third parties in order to enhance their use and impact;

  • Ensure that all partner engagement and all external relations are clearly documented and communicated with the line manager and relevant colleagues;

  • More generally, contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of IMPACT’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.

    Project Cycle Management

    Upon request of the line management:

  • For relevant projects, ensure compliance to project cycle management requirements and guidelines at all phases;

  • Before project start, support the organization of a kick off meeting and the availability of key project management documentations to plan the efficient use of assets, financial and human resources;

  • Ensure that any issue in relation to project implementation is reported to the line manager, finance and grants colleagues, and HQ;

  • Ensure that a project completion meeting is held and documented for all relevant projects;

  • Support the line manager, finance and grants colleagues in drafting of relevant project narrative and financial reports;

    Team Management and Capacity Building

    In case the Senior Data Officer provides direct line management to staff:

  • Conduct regular meetings with staff members to assess progress in relevant research cycles and to review work plan;

  • In coordination with CC/CR, RM or Specialists, conduct induction for new staff members, including training in basic technical data processing and analysis competencies

  • Support to the IMPACT CC/CR, RM or Specialists in the development and implementation of capacity training plans for data and other team members. He/ she is responsible for setting clear and personalised development goals, and designing training and mentorship plans to assist team members in professional development.


  • Academic Excelle
    ding a Master degree in relevant discipline;

  • Research skills Excellent research and analytical skills required, including a sound understanding of sampling frameworks and their application, advanced data analysis skills including an ability to clean, analyse and report on large data sets, as well as conduct temporal and/or spatial trend analysis.

  • Software skills Advanced knowledge of R, STATA, Python or equivalent statistical software. Proven knowledge of Microsoft office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of ArcGIS an advantage. Experience with dashboard development and management using Tableau, RShiny, PowerBI or an equivalent software is an advantage.

  • Familiarity aid system Familiarity with the aid system is required;

  • Years of work experience At least 3 years of relevant working experience;

  • Management skills Proven team management experience and skills; ability to build assessment capacity of team through training and mentoring is an asset;

  • Communication/reporting skills Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting;

  • Multi-tasking skills Ability to multitask with tight deadlines, on numerous research cycles;

  • Level of independence Proven ability to work independently;

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

  • Experience in geographical region Past experience in the East Africa is desirable;

  • Language skills Fluency in English required;
    Security environment Ability to operate in a complex and challenging security environment

    How to Apply

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

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