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We are currently looking for an Assessment Officer to support our Humanitarian Situation Monitoring Project in Afghanistan.

REACH Initiative Afghanistan is currently seeking a young professional with experience in research as  Assessment Officer (AO) to lead the implementation of a humanitarian situation monitoring (HSM) programme.

Whilst the overall availability and quality of data is high, there is a need to strengthen the overall analytical capacity of the humanitarian community in Afghanistan. The aim of the HSM programme is to support the humanitarian community to monitor humanitarian needs and displacement of populations across Afghanistan, in coordination with the newly established Assessments and Analysis Working Group (AAWG). This will entail conducting integrated analysis to coordinate and triangulate findings of sectoral and inter-sectoral information sources, on a regular basis, and implement rapid ad hoc assessments where needed. This requires consistent external engagement with key humanitarian, coordination, and technical stakeholders, to identify information gaps and provide support for needs-based prioritization across the response.

This position will sit within REACH’s Inter-Sectoral Research Unit (ISRU), which also coordinates the Whole of Afghanistan (WOA) (on behalf of the OCHA-led Inter-Cluster Coordination Team). In partnership with all Clusters and other key stakeholders, these programmes are integral to Afghanistan’s humanitarian needs analysis and response planning process. The HSM AO will be responsible for working with data from across this and other research cycles, as well as external data sources, to coordinate and produce a joint analysis and monitoring framework and regular situation overviews. In addition, this role will require continuous engagement with the dedicated HSM programme unit in HQ in Geneva, coordinating on global projects involving Afghanistan, and feeding into and implementing best practices of developed global frameworks.

The ideal candidate will be eager to work in a dynamic organization with opportunities to build upon existing data analysis and external coordination skills. Technical backstopping and support is provided by the Research Manager for the REACH Afghanistan Inter-Sectoral Research Unit (ISRU) and REACH Afghanistan Data Specialist, and the IMPACT Geneva HQ team. Past experience in the aforementioned areas is not essential although highly desirable. At minimum, experience with the subject matter, familiarity with the development and/or humanitarian sector, quantitative analysis skills, and effective communication skills are required.


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