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Since May 2013, the Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria has destroyed infrastructure, provoked dramatic livelihoods erosion and triggered the displacement of over 2 million people, out of which 1.4 million people are in Borno State. The humanitarian situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) is critical. Following years of conflict, the majority of the state’s rural areas are empty. Much of the population has fled to the relative safety of Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, or other Local Government Area (LGA) capitals. In the IDP camps of Maiduguri and other enclaved LGA capitals, large portions of the population are extremely vulnerable and in need of immediate humanitarian support. While some areas have recently experienced returns in proximity of main roads, the population from many LGAs is likely to remain displaced for the medium term, lacking security, shelter and livelihoods in their villages of origin. When returns are made possible, it will be essential to support returnees in rebuilding their homes, which are in many cases completely destroyed, and resuming their productive lives and livelihoods.
IMPACT Field Officer
Supervisor: IMPACT Senior Field Officer
Location: Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States
IMPACT will now launch its own activities, leading a consortium that will provide Third Party Monitoring (TPM) for DFID’s North-east Transition to Development (NENTAD) programme – a GBP 300 million investment in emergency nutrition, protection, food security and education programming across Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.
The NENTAD TPM facility will form a key aspect of DFID’s risk management approach and ensure optimal monitoring, verification and accountability of the UK’s multi-year humanitarian programme in north east Nigeria. The IMPACT led consortium will support and supplement DFID partners’ internal monitoring capability. This will include systematic visits by third party monitors to DFID-funded humanitarian projects to remote locations across the three target states to verify the approach taken in terms of quality and results.
Under the direct line management of the IMPACT Senior Field Officer, the IMPACT Field Officer is responsible for (1) Coordination of IMPACT data collection activities in field locations (2) Hiring, training and leading data collection teams (3) internal and external relations
Two field officers will be hired for each state (Adamawa, Borno, Yobe)
Assessment Preparation and Planning:
Data collection and management
The IMPACT Field Officer will have custodial responsibility for all IMPACT assets (computers, GPS devices, smart phones, etc) at their operational base, and will need to work with the IMPACT team and ACTED Logistics to ensure serviceability of assets and availability of consumables (printer ink, paper, pens, etc…)
The IMPACT Field Officer will be responsible for supervising junior national staff participating in their assigned duties as well as building technical capacity related to data collection.
The IMPACT Field Officer may be called upon to work on other IMPACT programmes in various locations in Nigeria including, but not limited to, remote LGA capitals, as the security situation allows.
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