Reach Field Officer NGO Jobs – REACH Impact Initiatives

Job Title:    Reach Field Officer
Organisation: REACH
Duty Station: Moyo, Uganda
Reports to: Reach Senior
Field Officer
About US:
REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two INGOs (IMPACT
Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Institute for Training and
Research (UNITAR) 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, supporting and
working within the framework of the humanitarian reform process. 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.
Job Summary: The Reach Field
Officer will be responsible for:
  • Establishment and management of port
  • Communication with partner organizations
  • Identifying and reporting emergent
    displacement trends
  • Facilitation of participatory mapping
  • Data cleaning, entry and analysis
  • Hiring, training and leading enumeration
  • Focus group discussion facilitation
  • Logistics support
  • Supervision of and capacity building in
    junior national staff
Key Duties and
  • Manage Port Monitoring: The
    REACH Field officer will work in collaboration with REACH assessment staff
    to identify port monitoring locations (market days), secure permission from
    local authorities, and execute weekly recurring and systematic data
    collection. While the focus of the FC’s work will be on establishing
    migration profiles of South Sudanese market users, (s)he will remain
    flexible and opportunistically collect information related to humanitarian
    conditions and IDP/refugee/alien movements within and without South Sudan.
  • Communication with partner
    organizations and government authorities: 
    The REACH Field officer will work in collaboration with
    REACH assessment staff to communicate findings and coordinate activities
    with partner organizations and government officials operating in the area
    of focus.
  • Facilitation of participatory mapping
    The REACH Field officer will facilitate or co-facilitate
    participatory mapping sessions to help understand, identify and visualize
    common displacement routes of IDPs, refugees and self-settled aliens.
  • Data cleaning, entry and analysis: The
    REACH Field officer will clean, manage and analyze qualitative,
    quantitative and spatial data collected by the REACH team and enumerators.
  • Hiring, training and leading
    enumeration teams:
    The REACH 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.
  • Focus group discussion facilitation: The
    REACH Field officer will be responsible for identifying and organizing
    respondents for focus group discussion, facilitating or co-facilitating
    the discussion, and recording results.
  • Logistic Support: The REACH
    Field officer  will have custodial
    responsibility for all REACH assets (computers, GPS devices, smart phones,
    etc) at their operational base, and will need to work with the REACH team
    and ACTED Logistics to ensure serviceability of assets and availability of
    consumables (printer ink, paper, pens, etc…)
  • Supervision of and capacity building in
    junior national staff:
    The REACH Field officer  will be responsible for supervision
    junior national staff participating in their assigned duties as well as
    building technical capacity related to data collection, FGD facilitation
    and computer use
  • The REACH Field officer may be called upon
    to work on other REACH programmes in various locations in Uganda
    including, but not limited to, Kampala, Northern Region, and Western
    Region, as programming requires.
  • Any other tasks need to ensure the success
    of the REACH mission in Uganda
  • Accountability to Communities and
    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 ACTED programme
    objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and
    methodologies.  This is the
    responsibility of every ACTED staff member.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • Previous exposure and experience
    collecting information using hand-held GPS devices
  • Experience using ODK for quantitative data
    collection, or the ability to rapidly master the process
  • The applicant should have considerable
    experience hiring and managing casual laborers
  • Previous experience conducting focus group
    discussions, or the ability to learn rapidly
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to
  • Proven skills with the Microsoft Office
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural
    environment requiring flexibility
  • Prior experience working in IDP/refugee
    displacement locations
  • Fluency in English, professional working
    proficiency in Bari and Kuku
  • Ability to work independently
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their updated CVs, cover letters and daytime telephone contacts of three
professional referees to The subject line should
read REACH senior field officer.
NB: Only online
applications will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted and Reach Impact Initiatives reserves the right to recruit before the
deadline for receiving applications.
Deadline: 24th September 2017 by 5:00PM

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