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  • Posted: Nov 11, 2021
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  • IMPACT Initiatives is a leading Geneva-based think-and-do tank, created in 2010 and firstly operationalized in 2012. IMPACT is a sister organization of ACTED. IMPACT implements assessment, monitoring & evaluation and organisational capacity-building programmes in direct partnership with aid actors or through its inter-agency initiatives, REACH and AGO...
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    REACH Senior GIS Officer (Public Health Unit)

    Reference No: 21 / NGA / SGISO01
    Location: Abuja / Maiduguri, Borno
    Department: REACH
    Contract Duration: 12 months
    Starting Date: ASAP

    Functions

    • Under the functional supervision of the head of the REACH data / GIS unit Nigeria, as well as the IMPACT Country Focal Point and ACTED Country Director, the REACH Remote Sensing and GIS Officer is responsible for application of geographic information systems and remote sensing in Nigeria including relevant aspects of research design, support in designing data collection tools, ensuring (spatial) data quality, geo-spatial and remote sensing analysis, drafting of maps, and production of web maps and information management systems. 

    Position Objectives and Functions
    Research Planning:

    • In coordination with relevant assessment officer(s), support assessment planning in line with project and program objectives and with IMPACT’s research cycle and other relevant guidelines;
    • Contribute to draft assessment ToRs with a specific focus on the analysis plan, and related mapping, as well as data management plan;
    • Develop geo-spatial analysis of assessment areas to be used in developing daily assessment plans, field movement plans and accompanying operational maps for field teams;
    • In coordination with relevant assessment officer(s), support construction of quantitative sample.

    Remote Sensing Research Implementation:

    • Harmonisation of available data through Secondary Desk Review (SDR) in the form of static maps, interactive dashboards or Web Maps;
    • Develop and lead GIS and Remote Sensing strategy for the mission to identify new workflows, secondary data uses, and analysis to support across REACH teams.
    • Plan and develop satellite-based modeling techniques (e.g. natural hazard susceptibility and early warning) which highlight hazards and risks for the country.
    • Understand, maintain and improve models already present and running, in order to use them upon request;
    • Suggest and conduct satellite-based analyses, such as rapid damage assessments, change detections, natural disaster mapping, and time series.
    • Such activities will be based on a variety of different sensors including multispectral optical sensors, SAR sensors and very high resolution optical sensors;
    • Work with IMPACT Global GIS Specialist on new Remote Sensing research viable for the context of Nigeria.
    • Liaise with IMPACT HQ on the procurement of UNOSAT services and satellite imagery.

    GIS Research Implementation:

    • Ensure that collected data is properly geo-referenced, enabling the production of maps and related products;
    • In coordination with relevant assessment officer(s), document all changes in data collection that lead to a modification in the agreed TORs, ensuring that the IMPACT CC and IMPACT HQ are informed and agree on the modifications.

    Drafting of Products (Maps and Factsheets):

    • Ensure accurate linkages between spatial databases and assessment data;
    • Ensure the drafting of timely and accurate GIS products, which comply with IMPACT’s guidelines on data visualization.
    • Support in reviewing other GIS Officer’s products to support in improving the mission’s GIS standards and quality;
    • Maintain regular communication with IMPACT HQ on progress and deadlines for GIS products.

    External Engagement:

    • Link with relevant partners to consult and involve them in the GIS components of a research cycle;
    • Represent IMPACT in relevant meetings/working groups and support the presentation of research findings through GIS inputs to relevant third parties in order to enhance their use and impact;
    • Follow up on issues identified by partners or during meetings/working groups;
    • Promote an active use of datasets, GIS products and research findings by partners and the broader humanitarian community for their decision making.

    Capacity Building:

    • In coordination with the Research Manager and GIS Specialist, support the development and implementation of capacity training plans for GIS and other team members, particularly on remote sensing capacities;
    • Be available to provide regular support and technical backstopping.

    Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Infrastructure Mapping assessment support:

    • Support in research design and implementation of WASH infrastructure mapping assessments in Nigeria;
    • Draft tools, cleaning scripts, analysis scripts, and reporting templates for assessment
    • Ensure data quality through support on data tasks, such as data cleaning and analysis to uphold standards.
    • Support in WASH Severity Classification (WSC) workshop and analysis.
    • Liaise with WASH Sector in Northeast Nigeria, and provide technical support for the sector as well as local government agencies  

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Master’s Degree in Geography/GIS or a related discipline required;
    • 3+ years of experience in GIS / Database management, preferably in humanitarian context
    • Demonstrated expertise in manipulation and analysis of remotely sensed data, spatial analysis, zonal statistics, and other complex geoprocessing tasks required
    • Demonstrated expertise in automation of cartographic and spatial analytical process required
    • Experience writing and editing scripts and analysing complex data with R required; knowledge of other statistical programming languages and packages a plus;
    • Knowledge in dashboard development and maintenance required (Shiny, Tableau, PowerBI or other)
    • Thorough understanding of humanitarian data landscape an extreme asset
    • Demonstrated expertise in the use of collaborative online workspaces and data storage applications
    • Demonstrated experience designing and maintaining web-based GIS solutions an asset
    • Experience with mobile data collection (ODK, ONA, KOBO);
    • Knowledge of the Adobe Suite, particularly Illustrator and InDesign required; demonstrated ability to integrate workflow processes between ArcGIS and Adobe Suite a must
    • Excellent teamwork skills required
    • Demonstrated ability to build capacity in team members
    • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility a must
    • Demonstrated familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements required
    • Fluency in English required
    • High level of competency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management Software; High level of autonomy and willingness to spend time in deep field locations away from support staff.

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    REACH Nutrition Assessment Officer (Public Health Unit)

    Reference No: 21/NGA/AO01
    Location: Abuja / Maiduguri, Borno
    Contract duration: 6 months
    Start date: ASAP
    Supervisor: Reach Research Manager - Public Health Unit

    Position Profile

    • REACH’s Public Health Unit engages with sectors and working groups across the humanitarian response. This includes Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Nutrition, WASH, Cash, CCCM/Shelter and more.
    • REACH Nigeria’s Public Health Unit is seeking an assessment officer with experience with nutrition assessments to support various activities, including SMART surveys, MUAC screenings, IPC Acute Malnutrition analysis, as well as the Cadre Harmonisé, a comprehensive analytical framework that considers various indicators of food and nutrition security outcomes and the inference of contributing factors.
    • Engagements of the position will include conducting assessments, supporting in analysis, building capacity building, supporting coordination and strategic engagement to promote innovative methods towards understanding sector-related needs in North East Nigeria.

    Responsibilities

    • Under the direct supervision of the REACH Research Manager of the Public Health Unit, the Nutrition Assessment Officer (NAO) will be responsible for assessing nutrition, health, and mortality needs and conditions in North East Nigeria and for working closely with other sectoral specialists and REACH teams to provide relevant analysis to the humanitarian response.

    This includes:

    • In collaboration with the Public Health Unit Research Manager, and under the guidance of the Deputy Country Coordinator, providing support to humanitarian actors in Nigeria working in the field of Nutrition, specifically including the Nutrition Cluster with relevant and timely data and analysis;
    • Further developing and expanding REACH’s nutrition and health portfolios, ensuring close collaboration with other sector-specific analysts including the WASH;
    • Supporting the development of new projects and programme strategies, as well as the production of donor reports and new proposals;
    • Conducting nutrition assessments either as technical support to nutrition partners in Nigeria, or as ad hoc rapid nutrition assessments, including the design, planning, training and implementation, data cleaning and analysis, and reporting of the assessment results;
    • Representing REACH Nigeria in Nutrition and Health Sector meetings and as a technical representative on the Nutrition Information Working Group (NIWG);
    • Providing ad hoc technical support to the Nutrition Cluster or the NIWG in the analysis of nutrition data or other secondary data sources, or technical training of staff, as requested;
    • Participating in the Cadre Harmonise (CH) analysis workshops for Acute Malnutrition;
    • Providing technical support to other REACH departments on the collection or interpretation of nutrition, health, and mortality data as requested;
    • Coordinating and ensuring timely data collection, including management of field staff whererelevant;
    • In coordination with the REACH Country Coordinator, Deputy Country Coordinator and Public Health Unit Research Manager, representing REACH externally with donors, partners and the wider aid community through sectors and working groups.

    Confidentiality:

    • The NAO will maintain the strictest confidentiality on all data collected and related processes. He/she 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.

    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 IMPACT programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies. This is the responsibility of every IMPACT staff member.

    Requirements

    • Excellent academic qualifications, including a University Degree (preferably a Master’s Degree) in a relevant discipline (for example, but not limited to Public Health, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Statistics, etc.);
    • SMART Survey Manager certification is highly preferred
    • IPC Acute Malnutrition Level 1 training is highly preferred
    • Experience conducting nutrition assessments (SMART, SQUEAC, RNA), or experience conducting
    • quantitative data collection (household surveys) in emergency contexts is highly preferred;
    • Training, certification, or relevant programmatic experience in other relevant nutrition topics (CMAM, IYCF, etc.) is considered an asset;
    • Strong skills in Excel are required;
    • Experience using statistical software such as EpiInfo, SPSS, STATA, or R is required;
    • Experience using GIS software such as QGIS, ArcGIS, Google Earth is considered an asset;
    • Experience designing data collection forms in Kobo, ODK, or similar mobile data collection tools is considered an asset;
    • Prior knowledge of Nigerian context an asset;
    • Ability to work independently;
    • Familiarity with the humanitarian aid system and relevant actors.

    Conditions

    • Salary defined by the IMPACT salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
    • Additional monthly living allowance
    • Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)
    • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
    • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package

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    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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