The project “Promoting Disaster Risk Reduction for Livelihood Resilience via Community-led, Area-based Approaches in Sri Lanka” aims to promote community-driven disaster risk reduction actions for marginalized communities, mitigating the disproportionate impacts of external shocks and stresses, thus enhancing community resilience to future disasters and safeguarding their lives. IMPACT will play a role in gathering local data and informing ACTED activities on existing hazards, vulnerabilities and capacities in target territories as well as livelihood resilience startegies, by utilizing geospatial analysis and participatory research tools. ACTED will lead on mobilizing and empowering marginalized communities to effectively implement livelihood resilience-building strategies.
Under the line management of the IMPACT Country Coordinator the Assessment Officer (AO) is responsible for the implementation of IMPACT’s research cycles in Sri Lanka, including the preparation, data collection, analysis, drafting, dissemination and evaluation stages. S/he is also responsible for tight collaboration with GIS and Field officer during the whole research cycle. This position will provide research, analytical and coordination skills and capacity for the implementation of current research cycle. The ideal candidate will approach this role strategically, ensuring that the data collected and outputs disseminated can meet the information needs of partner organization ACTED to inform their implementation activities as well as of relevant local and regional government authorities.
With the support of the IMPACT Assessment Specialist and ACTED Project Manager, s/he will be in charge of the identification of knowledge gaps on climate-related hazards and shocks the project area is facing, communities’ vulnerabilities and capacities to withstand these shocks and livelihood resilience startegies and opportunities available to community. S/he together with ACTED collegues will develop a research design and respective tools to address those information gaps and inform ACTED livelihood resilience-building actions. S/he will engage with a range of external stakeholders to ensure the data is appropriately align with the local needs and strategies and to disseminate research findings among community members and local actors. The ideal candidate will be eager to work in a dynamic and fast-paced organization, with opportunities to help build the mission’s environment and climate portfolio.
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