Research & Assessment

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Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan with frequent travels to Kabul and Faryab provinces


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IMPACT Afghanistan is looking for Senior Assessment Officer to lead on AGORA research.


IMPACT is looking for an assessment profile to lead an exciting portfolio of area-based research, working with communities to identify priorities that directly inform the programming of implementing NGOs.

The ideal candidate will be eager to work in a dynamic organization that has been leading globally in the implementation of holistic, area-based assessments. The candidate will oversee research portfolios that feed into response-wide initiatives around area-based programming and Durable Solutions, as well as lead the development of research for a pilot initiative focused on helping communities mitigate the effects of climate change.

AGORA activities have been implemented in Afghanistan since September 2018, providing an evidence base for local community leadership boundaries, stakeholders, and resource management in rural Afghanistan to inform a large, multi-year development project funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NoMFA). The project aims to identify and map local communities, understand how they are structured and led, and catalogue the available shared resources and economic activities, in order to provide an evidence base for locally-led development initiatives and facilitate peaceful and prosperous early recovery following decades of conflict.  Resource and stakeholder mapping, detailed secondary data reviews, and multisector assessments are all activities conducted as part of AGORA to improve socioeconomic development, public service access, and local government inclusivity in communities in rural Afghanistan. The portfolio also includes small, pilot research projects related to local resource management in the face of climate change.

Under the supervision of the Country Coordinator in Afghanistan and IMPACT HQ in Geneva, the AGORA Senior Assessment Officer is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all assessments in Afghanistan falling under the AGORA project portfolio. He/she is also responsible for related coordination of logistics, partner engagement, information product drafting and project reporting.

  • Salary between 2’220 EUR and 2’300 EUR monthly (before income tax), depending on the level of education, security level, etc as well as a monthly living allowance of $300
  • Accommodation and food provided in ACTED guesthouse
  • Pension, health insurance, life insurance and repatriation assistance (& unemployment insurance for EU citizens)
  • Flight tickets every 6 months & visa fees covered
  • R&R after 2 months in country (flight ticket up to 500$ + 200$ of living allowance)
  • Contribution to the luggage transportation: between 23kg and 100kg, depending on the length of the contract
  • Annual leave of 36 days per year
  • Predeparture induction – 3 days at IMPACT Initiatives’s HQ in Geneva + one week pre-departure training in ACTED HQ in Paris, including a 4-days in situ security training Tax advice (free 30-minute call with a tax consultant)
  • IMPACT and ACTED prioritize the psychological safety of its staff and the health insurance provided covers, among others, up to 1000 € per year of psychosocial counselling fees

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