We are currently looking for a REACH Senior Assessment Officer to support the REACH South Sudan team’s Accountability to Affected Populations work stream.
REACH South Sudan is seeking a Senior Assessment Officer to serve as the focal point for the Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) pillar within the AAP and conflict sensitivity cross-cutting pillar, which aims to inform the wider humanitarian response with relevant contextual information on and analysis of affected communities’ perceptions and preferences relating to humanitarian assistance in South Sudan and on how aid impacts conflict dynamics. In this role, with the support of the AAP and CE Field Officer, the Senior Assessment Officer will be responsible for the design, implementation and follow up of assessments focusing on AAP. Together with the Deputy Country Coordinator – Programs, the Senior Assessment Officer will develop the AAP workstream’s strategy and contribute to the pillar’s overall strategic direction. They will also be required to undertake strategic engagement with response coordination and partners to identify existing gaps in knowledge within the humanitarian response, design assessments to fill the identified gaps and present assessment findings to key stakeholders and fora.
Moreover, the Senior Assessment Officer will mainstream AAP across the REACH mission in South Sudan, including integrating AAP within REACH South Sudan’s existing research cycles through close collaboration with other REACH South Sudan units.
The role requires prior experience in AAP and CE, research methods, and ideally, a working understanding of key Protection principles. This position maintains a qualitative focus and requires a Senior Assessment Officer who is flexible and confident in working independently, often with limited structure. It brings with it the potential for deployment to the field and deep-field locations, which requires a considerable amount of resilience and independence. Additionally, this position has the potential to be tasked with supporting mission expansion in neighbouring countries, or short to mid-term surge support for sudden onset disasters globally.
 Protection is not a primary responsibility of this role. The AAP and CE SAO will be expected to support on implementing protection in REACH research cycles and will be required to maintain relationships with protection actors. However, this will be a tertiary responsibility given the role’s focus on accountability and community engagement with affected populations.
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