IMPACT Initiatives Senior Assessment Officer (Cash and Markets) Jobs in Uganda

IMPACT Initiatives Senior Assessment Officer (Cash and Markets) Jobs in Uganda


Under the line management of the Research Manager, the Senior Assessment Officer is responsible for the implementation of IMPACT Sudan research cycles with a main focus on the Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI), including the preparation, data collection, analysis, drafting, dissemination, and evaluation stages.

Throughout the research cycle, the Assessment Officer engages with partners to promote their participation and maximize their impact. They also ensure an efficient and transparent use of resources required for project implementation.

This position requires strong research skills, an analytical mind, creativity, independence, and an interest in the regional context. Candidates should have strong data processing, analysis, and presentation skills and be able to communicate and coordinate clearly with various partners collecting data for the JMMI.

In his/her mission, the Senior Assessment 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 Assessment Officer’s responsibilities include:

Research Cycle Management

  • Understanding research cycles with a focus on cash and market specific research, and how they contribute to strategic response objectives;

  • Managing relevant research cycle, including oversight of research design, data collection, or analysis.

    Contextual Understanding

  • Keeping up to date with the shifting context in Sudan with a specific focus on the context of developments or markets.

    Research and Technical Skills

  • Overseeing development and implementation of analytical workstreams, including use of existing
    REACH data in thematic briefs, reports, presentations, etc;

  • Leading the research cycle including research design, tool development, and management of data collection partners.

    Staff Management and Training

  • Promoting capacity building across the IMPACT Sudan mission related to deepening analytical capacities using existing research (capacity building portfolio will depend on level of experience);, as well as building the capacity of JMMI data collection partners.

  • Providing day-to-day direct and indirect management of the research team within their workstream.


    Internal Coordination

  • Interacting autonomously with HQ departments and may serve as mission focal point for particular themes or technical areas;

  • Coordinating with research units and teams to move forward or improve aspects of the research cycle;

  • Supporting senior management with designing, planning, and implementing strategies, and objectives.

    External Coordination

  • Leading on external engagement related to analytical research findings as necessary. This includes but is not limited to the Cash Working Group (CWG) of Sudan.

  • The Senior Assessment Officer will maintain the strictest confidentiality on all data collected and related
    processes. They will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of any information and data belonging to IMPACT and its partners, or collected during his/her assignment with IMPACT.


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

  • Research skills Masters and proven experience with complex research methods. Excellent analytical skills and capacity to contextualize and interpret the data. Familiarity with qualitative analysis is required for this position – either through the saturation grid system or with software;

  • Program specific skills Experience conducting multi-sectoral or intersectoral research highly desired;

  • Software skills Proven knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Advanced skills in R, SPSS and/or STATA or other statistical analysis software are an advantage but not essential. However, this person must be familiar with statistical outputs and able to interpret them. Experience with InDesign / illustration software is an asset.

  • 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. The person chosen for this position will likely manage one junior Assessment Officer and will coordinate with the field team and data team.

  • Communication/reporting skills Excellent written and verbal communication; the Senior Assessment Officer will be responsible to engage different stakeholders and partners during the research design, analysis and reporting. Excellent writing 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; the person shall be culturally aware and able to establish effective relationship with a multicultural team. Ability to work effectively in a consortium and ability to be flexible in working closely with external actors

  • Security environment Ability to operate in a complex and challenging security environment;

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

  • Language skills Fluency in English

    How to Apply

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

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