BACKGROUND ON IMPACT AND REACH
REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two International NGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts. REACH facilitates information management for aid actors through three complementary services: (a) need and situation assessments facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using satellite imagery; (c) provision of related database and (web)-mapping facilities and expertise.
IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis and GIS. IMPACT was launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO whose headquarter is based in Paris and is present in thirty countries. The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, enabling IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.
We are currently looking for an IMPACT Assessment Manager to support our IMPACT team in Niger.
Department: IMPACT- Information management / Rapid Response Mechanism
Position: IMPACT Assessment / IM Manager
Contract duration: 6 months
Location: Niamey, Niger
Starting Date: ASAP
REACH has been present in Niger since 2012, where it has contributed to humanitarian coordination and strategic planning through the mapping of socio-economic infrastructure, sectoral, and multi-sectoral assessments, particularly in the Diffa region. In fact, REACH assessments were referred to 21 times in the 2019 Niger Humanitarian Needs Overview. Moreover, REACH provides information management support to a wide range of humanitarian actors in Niger in the form of mapping, trainings and targeted advice. REACH works closely together with humanitarian coordination structures and plays an active role in the UNOCHA-led Information Management Working Group, for which REACH is likely to be co-chair from mid-2019, and it provides support to information management for the Rapid Response Mechanism in the country.
Under the supervision of the IMPACT Country Focal Point in Niger, the IMPACT Information Management (IM) Manager will be responsible to supervise the IM projects implemented by REACH Initiative in Niger. In particular, he/she would be supporting the IM Working Group (IMWG), co-chaired with OCHA, assisting the IM needs of the humanitarian community in Niger. In addition, he/she will be supporting IM needs in the context of the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM), a consortium of ACTED, IRC, DRC and ACF, for which IM is coordinated by UNICEF and supported by REACH. The IM Manager’s tasks would include external engagement and as well as the development and revision of assessments tools, in close collaboration with cluster coordinators, partners, IMWG members, and other relevant humanitarian coordination structures and working groups. The IM Manager will ensure regular training to partners’ assessment team to guarantee that data collected matches REACH standards in terms of quality and reliability.
In the context of the RRM, this person will be responsible for reviewing key tools and processes related to information management, as well as designing and performing analyses on available data from partner organisations to detect trends and measure the performance of the RRM. This review will be closely coordinated with the RRM partners and the humanitarian clusters. Based on the review, the IM Manager will propose improvements that allow for easy implementation and rapid data collection. He/she will also monitor data collection to identify inconsistencies, and offering solutions and best practices to address recurring issues. The IM Manager will train on a regular basis RRM field teams and RRM partners in information management tools and practices, including Kobo and Excel. In addition, the IM Manager will organise trainings provided by other IMPACT team members or external partners for the RRM consortium, for example in GIS software.
He/she will supervise the rapid production of static maps on targeted crisis and issues as well as providing required inputs for the development of mapping solutions. The IM Manager will work in close collaboration with partners and existing GIS structures (such as in the framework of the IMWG), to ensure compilation and revision of existing datasets. He/she supervise the production of maps on request to support data collection and analysis, as per REACH standards.
The IMPACT IM Manager will co-chair the Niger IMWG to identify humanitarian IM needs and define IM strategy in the country (IMWG ToRs, referential data to set up). He/she will be called to take part to IMWG projects, including capacity building and IM support to other humanitarian partners.
Finally, the IM Manager will respond to information requests from IMPACT and its partners. He/she will maintain regular interactions and reporting with key IM partners including cluster lead agencies, UN agencies, NGOs and technical partners. He/she will respond to information requests from IMPACT partners in country related to GIS data and mapping as well as solicit information from partner organizations to be incorporated into database. He/she will liaise with these partners to ensure the data is shared with IMPACT MIS team when required.
Under the functional supervision of the IMPACT Country Focal Point in Niger, the Assessment Manager is responsible for the management of REACH IM support activities (Niger/Mali/Burkina Faso), in particular in relation to the IMWG and the RRM in Niger, including implementation, resource mobilization and management, partnership framework, dissemination and evaluation. He/she directly supervises all Assessment staff and plays a key role in the development and implementation of all Sahel (Niger / Mali / Burkina) REACH IM /RRM strategy.
In his/her mission, the Assessment Manager will be hosted by ACTED and will fall under the direct responsibility and management of ACTED’s Country Director and his/her delegates for all Administrative, Security, Logistics and Finance issues. S/he will therefore fully abide to ACTED’s Security, HR, Administration and Logistics rules and regulations.
The Assessment manager will interact on regular basis with the RRM Coordinator and will work closely with the RRM partners and IMPACT HQ. These relations will also extend to ACTED country staff including Project Development, AMEU and Area Coordinators.
Externally, the Assessment officer will be expected to liaise with OCHA, the cluster IM and coordinators, national and international partners, notably IM focal points in NGOs, UN agencies and clusters.
In coordination with the Country Focal Point, the Assessment Manager is responsible for (1) the overall management of Sahel (Niger / Mali / Burkina) REACH IM /RRM Information Management activities, (2) for the management of the Information Management unit, and plays a key role in (3) external relations and (4) the development and implementation of REACH IM /RRM strategy in Sahel (Niger / Mali / Burkina). More specifically:
1.1 Assessment Preparation and Planning:
1.2 Data collection and management
1.3 Product drafting
1.4 Product dissemination and evaluation
Key performance indicators
Accountability to communities and beneficiaries
The staff member is responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities IMPACT and partners 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.
Confidentiality and data protection
The Assessment Manager 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.
|Expériences / Formation du candidat|
|Experience||5 à 10 ans|
|Fonctions||Gestion de projets/programmes|
|Salaire / Indemnité|
|Postuler en ligne||https://www.impact-initiatives.org/work-with-us/vacancies/impact-assessment-information-management-manager-rapid-response-mechanism/|
|Date de fin de validité||25/10/2019|