Research & Assessment

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South Sudan




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We are currently looking for a REACH (Senior) Assessment Officer to support the REACH South Sudan team’s work on Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), social cohesion, and protection

As REACH South Sudan is expanding it’s work related to people-centred research, the team is seeking a (Senior) Assessment Officer to work on some of the following key topics:

  • Accountability to Affected Populations – aiming 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
  • Social cohesion / conflict sensitivity – aiming to better understand dynamics between communities, as well as how aid can impact relations between groups. This may also involve research into durable solutions to inform and enable an accountable and conflict-sensitive approach to displacement solutions-related programming and advocacy in South Sudan from a community-centred lens.
  • Protection – supporting the development of research in areas pertaining to protection, including Child Protection, Gender-based violence and mine action, as well as research adopting a conflict sensitivity lens of analysis.

As the position outlines various areas of focus, candidates with expertise in any of the outlined topics are encouraged to apply.

In this role, the (Senior) Assessment Officer will be responsible for the design, implementation and follow up of assessments focusing on one or more of the above topics. Together with the Deputy Country Coordinator, the Senior Assessment Officer will develop the 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 support in mainstreaming AAP and conflict sensitivity across the REACH mission in South Sudan, including integrating these topics 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/or protection-focused research methods. 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.

  • For this position, salary between 2’520 CHF and 2’880 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. 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)
  • R&R after 3 months (flight ticket up to 500$ + 200$ of living allowance)
  • 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

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