2 Entry Level AGORA Field Officer INGO Job Opportunities – IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED

Organisation: IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: ACTED country Director, REACH Regional Coordinator, REACH Senior Assessment Officer, REACH Operations Manager and REACH Senior Field Officer
REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two INGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts, supporting and working within the framework of the humanitarian reform process. REACH facilitates information management for aid actors through three complementary services: (a) need and situation assessments facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using satellite imagery; (c) provision of related database and (web)-mapping facilities and expertise.
In 2018, REACH will expand its operations in Uganda addressing service delivery and information gaps in the refugee response across the country. REACH will provide direct support to UNHCR’s coordinated information management efforts through response gap analysis, coordinated needs assessments and geospatial analysis. The activities will be conducted in all refugee settlements across Uganda, from the South Sudanese response to the DRC and Burundian responses.
Job Summary: The AGORA Field Officer is responsible for supporting REACH GIS/Assessment Officer, Operations Manager, and Senior Field Officer to ensure the successful completion of assessments in the refugee settlements. He/she will also be responsible for related logistics, data cleaning, focus group discussion facilitation, leading enumeration teams and any other reasonable tasks need to ensure the success of the REACH mission in Uganda. This position will work closely with experienced national and international staff members and will require a minimum of 80% of time in remote field locations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Leading Enumeration Teams: The AGORA Field Officer will lead enumeration teams of up to 10 individuals during assessments in host community areas and refugee settlements. They will be responsible for providing direction, logistical and technical support to the enumerators and will support the AGORA Assessment/ GIS Officer and Senior Field Officer as needed. They will directly manage and be responsible for the output of their enumeration teams.
  • Developing and managing key informant network  The AGORA Field Officer, in close coordination with other AGORA team members, will develop, manage and conduct data collection activities through AGORA’s key informant network across Arua.
  • Mapping Focus group discussion facilitation: The AGORA Field Officer will facilitate or co-facilitate focus group discussion in the refugee settlements and host community areas
  • Logistics Support: The AGORA Field Officer will provide logistics support to the AGORA field team by filling and tracking order forms and tracking existing and incoming AGORA assets in field locations.  They will also provide support in organizing movement of AGORA teams to and from field locations, identifying accommodations and office space, and liaising with appropriate government authorities to ensure AGORA can conduct activities as needed.
  • Other Tasks: The AGORA Field Officer will participate in other, undefined tasks that are necessary to support the AGORA mission in Uganda.
  • Accountability to Communities and Beneficiaries: The staff member is responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities we work are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner.  Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about AGORA and ACTED programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies.  This is the responsibility of every ACTED staff member.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (social science, development)
  • One year of experience in humanitarian or development organizations, preferably in a field-based position
  • Willingness and ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced field environment for extended periods of the time required
  • Proven skills with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience using ODK for quantitative data collection, or the ability to rapidly master the process
  • Previous experience in managing casual laborers
  • Experience conducting focus group discussions, or the ability to learn rapidly
  • Experience collecting information using hand-held GPS devices
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Good communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
  • Prior experience working in refugee settlements an asset.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English required
  • Working knowledge of Juba Arabic and/ or regional languages of Equatorian South Sudan an asset
  • Ability to work independently
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs, cover letters, certified copies of academic documents and day-time telephone numbers of three professional referees to Uganda@reach-initiative.org with the subject line indicated as “AGORA field officer.” You can also hand deliver your credentials to the ACTED Head Office, Plot 1102, Nsambya Road, Kampala. Uganda.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 16th February 2018 by 5.00pm.


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