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  • IMPACT Field Officer - Monguno at IMPACT Initiatives

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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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 Initiatives, with operational support from its global partner ACTED, and in consortium with Girl Effect and Ground Truth Solutions will be conducting Third Party Monitoring of the DFID funded North East Nigeria Transition to Development (NENTAD) programme to bring an objective / external verification of delivery as well as ensuring optimal monitoring, verification, accountability and analysis of good practices are drawn for this UK multi year’s humanitarian programme.

    IMPACT Field Officer - Monguno

     

    Chain of Command

    Under the authority of:

    • In country: ACTED Country Director
    • In country: IMPACT Regional Coordinator
    • In country: IMPACT Country Focal Point
    • In country: IMPACT Field Manager
    • In country: IMPACT Sr Field Officer

    Responsible for:

    • Their own activities
    • Enumeration teams

    Working Relations

    Internal Relations:

    • IMPACT Sr Field Officer
    • IMPACT Assessment Officer
    • IMPACT, Finpact and Girl Effect Monitoring Teams
    • Other relevant ACTED departments (Finance, Logistics, Secuirty, etc…)

    External relations

    DFID’s NENTAD Partners

    Responsibilities

    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

    1.  Research Cycles

    1.1 Assessment Preparation and Planning:

    • The IMPACT Field Officer will be responsible for hiring enumeration teams, training them on the use of data collection tools (ODK) and methodology, and leading the teams in the field.
    • Ensuring that IMPACT monitoring activities are implemented in the field with relevant project and program objectives and with IMPACT’s research cycle and other relevant guidelines

    1.2 Data collection and management

    • Monitor data collection, ensuring its correct implementation in line with agreed TORs;
    • Ensure regular situation updates on data collection is properly communicated. Provide support and follow up on identified challenges during the data collection process.
    • In close coordination with the IMPACT Senior Field Officer, S/He will clean and manage qualitative, quantitative and spatial data collected by the IMPACT team and enumerators.
    • The IMPACT Field Officer will be responsible for identifying and organizing respondents for focus group discussion, facilitating or co-facilitating the discussion and recording results

    2. Internal Relations

    Routine communication of all field activities, data collection progress and other key findings to management in timely and effective manner

    Responsible for directly supervising the activities of the enumerators.

    3. External Relations

    The IMPACT Field Officer  will work in close coordination with the field teams of other TPM consortium partners to ensure achievement of the overall goals

    Foster strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in the field; establish and maintain a network of Local stakeholders (Bulamas, SEMA, NEMA, Government officials and other local authorities) to ensure smooth running of data collection.

     4. FLAT Support

    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…)


    5. Other Responsibilities

    • 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.

    REQUIREMEnTS

    • Minimum of two years working in humanitarian responses
    • Bachelor’s degree with a strong focus on both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies preferred
    • Previous experience in Third Party Monitoring (TPM), an asset.
    • Strong skills with the Microsoft Office Suite
    • Strong technical writing skills
    • Experience collecting information using hand-held GPS devices
    • Experience using ODK for quantitative data collection
    • Experience hiring and managing casual laborers
    • Experience conducting focus group discussions, or the ability to learn rapidly
    • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn
    • Excellent communication skill
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
    • Prior experience working in IDP displacement locations
    • Fluency written and spoken fluency in English a must; additional fluency in Hausa and Kanuri preferred
    • Ability to work independently

    Method of Application

    Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered. ACTED/IMPACT considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

    Due to the large numbers of expected applicants ACTED will only inform shortlisted candidates. We apologise for the inconvenience. Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.

    For general information about ACTED/IMPACT, please consult: www.acted.org;     http://www.impact-initiatives.org

    Interested and qualified? Go to IMPACT Initiatives career website on docs.google.com to apply

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