Research & Assessment

Job Field

South Sudan


Juba with 25% minimum in field and deep field settings


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We are currently looking for a REACH Research Manager to lead our Emergency Prioritization Unit in South Sudan.

The Emergency Prioritization (EP) Unit Research Manager leads the second of these work streams, focusing on improving data availability and analysis in four core sectors (FSL, WASH, Health, and Nutrition), as well as monitoring the impact of climatic shocks and increasing humanitarian needs in general. The EP Research Manager leads the critical connection from the life-saving sectors workstreams to the Emergency Rapid Response Mechanism and Areas of Concern (AoC) tracking to analyze and identity locations that are facing -or likely to face – severe needs that may lead to catastrophic outcomes (such as drought or famine). The Emergency Prioritization Unit regularly engages with both internal and external assessment teams, technical agencies, and key analysis forums to identify information gaps and provide technical support as needed.

The Research Manager will be responsible for overseeing the development of the Emergency Prioritization Unit, under the supervision of the IMPACT Country Coordinator and IMPACT HQ in Geneva, with a technical support management line to the IMPACT Deputy Country Coordinator for Programs.

They will be responsible for the implementation and completion of the various work streams within the Emergency Prioritization unit, and linking outcomes to other REACH workstreams such as the Needs Analysis Working Group (NAWG), and Multi-Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA). They will work with the Assessment Specialists, Senior Assessment Officers (SAOs) and Assessment Officers (AOs) in the unit to develop new research cycles, reviewing data collection tools, methodologies, and any related outputs. They will engage with cluster partners, as well as with technical forums and workshops, including the Needs Analysis Working Group, IPC Technical Working Group and the Emergency Rapid Response Mechanism Consortium. Additionally, their role will include supporting the Operations Support Manager in terms of logistics, administration, HR, partner coordination, reporting, grants management, and finance and providing input to the strategic development of REACH in the country and region.


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