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:
DFID’s NENTAD Partners
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:
1.2 Data collection and management
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
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.
Interested and qualified? Go to IMPACT Initiatives career website on docs.google.com to apply