Research & Assessment

Job Field

Sri Lanka




Link to job description

We are currently looking for a Climate and Resilience Assessment Officer to support our team in Sri Lanka.

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.

  • For this position, salary between 2’040 CHF and 2’160 CHF monthly (before income tax), etc as well as a monthly living allowance of 300 USD
    NB – IMPACT salaries are strictly determined by our salary grid depending on the grade of the position and the level of education of staff. A location-dependent security and/or isolation adjustment is then applied as a recognition that some staff are required to work in difficult places where living and working conditions are much more difficult than elsewhere.
  • Accommodation and food provided in a guesthouse. Depending on the country situation, a contribution to a housing allowance of up to 75% of Sri Lanka benchmark can be considered instead. NB – IMPACT is hosted by ACTED in this country
  • Enrolment in Swiss private pension fund (Swisslife – approx. 9.975% of staff gross salary), health insurance, life insurance and repatriation assistance
  • Flight tickets every 6 months & visa fees covered (in-country travel costs and professional expenses are fully covered)
  • Contribution to the luggage transportation: between 20 and 100 kgs, depending on the length of the contract (+ luggage and personal property insurance)
  • Annual leave of 36 days per year. Public holidays of the country of assignment. Family/compassionate leave when applicable.
  • 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;
  • IMPACT prioritizes the psychological safety of its staff and the health insurance provided covers, among others, up to 1000 € per year of psychosocial counselling fees

Submit your application using the form below. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

In case you encounter challenges using the application form, please contact us via