Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.
ACTED manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. REACH’s purpose is to provide granular data, timely information, and in-depth analysis to support the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts. The work of the REACH Initiative directly feeds into aid response and decision-making by providing accessible and precise information on the humanitarian situation of crisis-affected populations.
REACH Initiative has been present in Afghanistan since 2016, providing a growing evidence base for humanitarian response planning through sectoral, multi-sectoral and area-based assessments as well as information management services.
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Whole of Afghanistan Assessment:
Facilitated by the Inter-Cluster Coordination Team (ICCT), the WOA assessment is designed to capture needs, vulnerabilities, and coping strategies of 'people in need' across all 34 provinces of Afghanistan. The WOA is aimed to collect representative data on all vulnerable population groups targeted for assistance by the humanitarian community and is conducted annually in July-August to inform the HNO/HRP
ISETs: Facilitated by the ICCT, the ISETs program seeks to identify urban informal settlements with IDP, returnee, and other migratory populations, as well as understand the needs and infrastructure and service access available at each location. Over several rounds in 2020, REACH supported the identification, mapping, and assessment of ISETs across urban centres in Afghanistan.
Cash and Markets:
In coordination with the ECHO-funded Emergency Response Mechanism (ERM), and the Cash and Voucher Working Group (CVWG) of Afghanistan, REACH conducts a number of assessments and provides information management support to the humanitarian cash response in Afghanistan. This ranges from daily processing of beneficiary vulnerability assessments, conducting third party post-distribution monitoring, as well as facilitating the implementation of the CVWG-led Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) to conduct market price and supply chain monitoring.
ES/NFI: In partnership with the ES-NFI Cluster, this sectoral research is aimed to facilitate a more effective and sustainable assistance through reviewing and profiling existing local/traditional shelter architecture to inform common humanitarian & government response designs. In addition, the research provides a stronger evidence-base on winterization response strategies through programme evaluations.
Under the line-management of the REACH Research Manager, the Senior Assessment Officer will fulfill the role as the technical lead for their respective research cycle, providing the tool design, partner coordination, data analysis, and output production for the entire research cycle. It will include the following functions:
Coordinate assigned activities across the assessment, data, and operations department (including field staff in all regions of Afghanistan) and keep the Senior Management Team (SMT) updated about process and delays.
Plan, implement, and follow-up of all assigned assessment activities conducted in country;
Train assessment staff on assessment tools and sampling methodologies for data collection;
Research Development and Output Production
Design the methodology and tools associated with each assigned assessment, including the drafting of assessment Terms of Reference (ToRs);
In coordination with the data team, design data analysis plans to analyse all data collection and consolidate all analyses and conclusions from assigned assessments;
In coordination with data team, field teams, and external stakeholders, develop quantitative and qualitative tools and associated sampling and data collection methodologies for assessments;
Develop accurate assessment outputs using Microsoft and Adobe software (specifically InDesign), ensuring the quality and accuracy of technical information provided in both technical factsheets and detailed written reports;
Develop dissemination strategies to ensure the usefulness and impact of the unit programmes and research;
Engage with in-country senior management and international HQ on research design, tool development, data analysis, output production, and external coordination.
Project/Research Cycle Management
Keep track of all progress and delays throughout unit projects and research cycles;
Ensure relevant stakeholders and partners are engaged in assessment design and planning to ensure usefulness of products and maximum project impact;
Draft English-language reports for donors and humanitarian focal points as product deliverables, including detailed written reports and technical factsheets using Adobe InDesign;
Monitor output achievement, project expenditure and ensure a timely completion of the projects from a programme management perspective.
In coordination with the SMT, present outputs and findings at sectoral and inter-sectoral fora, as well as the wider humanitarian aid community in Afghanistan.
In coordination with the SMT, represent REACH at sectoral and inter-sectoral fora..
Bachelor or Master degree in social science, humanitarian or development studies, or another relevant discipline; master would be given preference
At least 5 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian, or development or transitional settings, through either research, evaluation, assessments, or programmes
Past experience in managing field studies or assessments is essential.
Excellent organizational skills
Demonstrated capacity in written fluency in English writing skills
Experience in analysing either quantitative and/or qualitative data for analysis.
Demonstrated ability to write analytical research reports using analysis of data
Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting
Previous experience in survey and tool design
Ability to operate in a complex and challenging security environment
Excellent ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe InDesign Software
Ability to work independently
Knowledge and experience with GIS software are considered and asset
Those who fulfill the above-mentioned criteria should send their updated CV to below submission Email:
Kindly mentioned Vacancy number, position title along with province name in subject line or your application may not be considered.
Please do not send heavy size documents (i.e. Tazkira, Education documents, and work certificates)
Only shortlisted candidates will be call for the next stage of recruitment.
No CV will be received after closing date.