Research & Assessment

Job Field

South Sudan




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We are currently looking for a (Senior) Assessment Officer to support our cash and markets assessment work in South Sudan.


REACH conducts regular cash and markets assessments and analysis work in South Sudan, through supporting commodity price and market functionality monitoring, providing analytical support to the Cash Working Group, and conducting ad-hoc cash and markets related assessments. This position entails working closely with the Cash Working Group and other humanitarian actors in South Sudan to support informed decision-making, with the objective of improving the lives of crisis-affected populations in the country.

REACH South Sudan, with the Cash Working Group and the support of humanitarian partners to collect data nationwide, leads the Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI), which provides frequent, localised data to inform cash programmes. Moreover, REACH conducts in-depth market assessments using various methodologies in strategically important marketplaces across the country. Recently, REACH began using the Market Functionality Score (MFS) methodology, taking a deep dive into the functionality of key individual markets in South Sudan. REACH South Sudan collects a vast amount of data on cash and markets and needs an Assessment Officer (AO) or Senior Assessment Officer (SAO) to come up with sound research ideas and is motivated to implement them in a fast paced environment to support humanitarian actors make informed decisions to ameliorate the situation of affected populations in South Sudan.


Under the supervision of the Humanitarian Situation Monitoring Research Manager in South Sudan, the (Senior) Assessment Officer is responsible for the management of all REACH research cycles relating to cash and markets, including design, implementation, dissemination and evaluation. He/she works closely with Assessment Officers, GIS/Data Officers, and Field Officers on the content of assessments, ensuring high quality data collection. In addition, the (S)AO will lead in the development and implementation of IMPACT strategy in South Sudan related to cash and markets work. The position will be based in Juba.


In close coordination with the IMPACT South Sudan team, the (Senior) Assessment Officer is responsible for:

  • Compile and analyse available data related to the project produce secondary data reviews, assessment reports, situation overviews, and factsheets.
  • Responsible for conducting all assessments related to the research cycle
  • Working in close collaboration with project partners in the design, implementation, data cleaning and analysis survey.
  • Ensure that assessment strategies are implemented in a structured and coherent manner in line with project and strategic objectives
  • Coordinate logistical aspects of assessments with partner organisations; support the Field Officers in managing and directing data collection teams in the field
  • Provide oversight of data analysis and reporting from the collaborative assessments
  • Ensure the writing of timely and accurate assessment reports and factsheets from collaborative assessments
  • Support the development/revision of assessment / programme strategies, reports or new proposals;
  • Lead external representation of IMPACT with donors, partners and the wider aid community through coordination mechanisms and sectoral working groups (if necessary);
  • Coordinate timely and accurate reporting to IMPACT Headquarters as required.


  • 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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