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  • Under the direct line management of the IMPACT Country Coordinator, the REACH Research Manager is responsible for managing research cycles, including research design, data collection, data cleaning and analysis, output creation, dissemination and evaluation. He/she directly supervises assessment and field staff and plays a key role in the development and implementation of IMPACT strategy in Nigeria.
  • In his/her mission, the REACH Assessment Officer will be hosted by ACTED and will fall under the responsibility of ACTED’s Country Director and his/her delegates. S/he and will fully abide to ACTED’s Security, HR, Administration and Logistics rules and regulations.

The R.E.A.C.H Research Manager will fulfil the following functions:

  • Ensuring that all assessments are planned in line with relevant project and program objectives and with REACH research cycle and other relevant guidelines.
  • Ensure that required secondary data analysis has been conducted in preparation of an assessment.
  • For each assessment, review ToRs before they are sent to Geneva for validation and ensure that TORs are validated by HQ before any data collection begins.
  • Ensure that ToRs are understood and used by assessment staff and stakeholders, and updated as required; Compose and construct, in close coordination with GIS and data management team, qualitative and quantitative data collection tools; ensure engagement with GIS teams on GIS requirements of research cycle/assessment;
  • Keep track of progress and delays of all assigned assessment throughout the research cycle. Ensure that delays or identified challenges for specific assessments are reported in writing and orally in a timely manner.
  • Ensure relevant stakeholders and partners are engaged in assessment design and planning.
  • Ensure that required enumerators are identified and trained for primary data collection.
  • Monitor data collection, ensuring its correct implementation in line with agreed TORs.
  • Ensure that Country Coordinator is alerted to any issues that prevents full implementation of the methodology in line with the agreed TORs; ensure that all changes to the methodology are documented throughout implementation.
  • Ensure that meaningful techniques are used to analyze the data collected.
  • Ensure that data and its analysis are validated by IMPACT HQ before product drafting stage.
  • Ensure that data and its analysis do not contain personal information and are validated by IMPACT HQ before sharing to external parties.
  • Maintain regular communication with IMPACT HQ on progress and deadlines for written products.
  • Ensure the drafting of timely and accurate assessment outputs i.e. reports, factsheets, etc., which comply with IMPACT’s guidelines and quality standards.
  • Review all products before they are sent to IMPACT HQ for validation.
  • Ensure that all written products are validated by IMPACT HQ before external release.
  • Under the direction of the Country Coordinator, engage in the dissemination of research products, including through articles, IMPACT social media contents, targeted e-mails, presentations, meetings, etc., in line with IMPACT Dissemination and External Communication Guidelines and Research ToRs;
  • Under supervision of IMPACT HQ, ensure that research products are uploaded in relevant data portals, as specified in Research ToRs;
  • Ensure that lessons learned are gathered and documented at the end of each research cycle.
  • Support the Country Coordinator to conduct monitoring and evaluation as specified in the research ToRs and in line with IMPACT Guidelines.
  • Conduct regular meeting with all Assessment Team members to assess progress in all research cycles and to review work plan.
  • Management of assessment, data/GIS and field team members, including in consultation with Country Coordinator the conduct of appraisals, as well as participation in staff career management.
  • In coordination with Country Coordinator, conduct induction for new staff members, including training in basic technical competencies for assessment design, implementation, and analysis.
  • Support to the Country Coordinator in the development and implementation of capacity training plans for REACH assessment and field team member.
  • Be available to provide regular support and technical backstopping.
  • When relevant, support/ lead staff appraisal and recruitment process in collaboration with Country Coordinator.
  • In coordination with the Country Coordinator, ensure that relevant partners are consulted and involved at all stages of research cycle: the preparation of the assessment; data collection; data analysis; review of research products; product dissemination; and lessons learnt; ensure that partner engagement is documented;
  • In coordination with the Country Coordinator, present research findings to relevant third parties, to enhance their use and impact.
  • Ensure that external communications with partners and key stakeholders, including relevant UN agencies, local and national government, and NGOs has been conducted and documented as appropriate.
  • In coordination with the Country Coordinator, represent REACH/IMPACT in technical external engagements related to assessments.
  • Support the IMPACT Country Coordinator in external engagement in relation to REACH/IMPACT strategy or when requested and with focal point to fundraising and grants management.

About You

  • All employees should master ACTED’s core Principles: Independence, Neutrality, Non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, Ethics, Professionalism, anti-Corruption, Transparency and Accountability
  • Moreover, we also expect the following:


Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master’s degree in relevant discipline.
  • 3 years of relevant working experience in a humanitarian setting.
  • Experience with external engagement donors, partners, and other key stakeholders required.
  • Familiarity with the humanitarian coordination system required.
  • Excellent analytical skills required.
  • Experience managing budgets an asset.
  • Ability to work independently and manage people remotely required.
  • Solution-oriented, flexible, and open-minded, including ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment required.
  • Good understanding of the Nigeria context – experience in the region is desirable.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • A sense of curiosity and a drive to work to improve the humanitarian sector.


We Offer

  • Contract duration: 6 months
  • Number of positions 1
  • Supervisor: IMPACT Country Coordinator
  • Location: Borno
  • Level: B2-1 national contract
  • Start date: 13th July 2020

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