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We are currently looking for a Research Manager to lead our Humanitarian Needs Monitoring Unit in Ukraine. The RM would manage humanitarian needs assessments to assist in response prioritisation. 

IMPACT is seeking an experienced candidate to oversee the development and management of our HNMU, the smooth completion of Research Cycles (RCs) under the unit, and promotion of knowledge created through these research cycles. The ideal candidate has previously managed teams and implemented projects in a complex humanitarian setting. The candidate should be comfortable discussing qualitative and quantitative methods, extracting and explaining key findings, representing IMPACT with donors, and be able to coordinate and consult with a range of senior external partners.  

The overall objective of the RM will be to ensure the smooth running of the HNMU. Under the authority of the IMPACT Country Representative (CR) and supervision of the IMPACT Deputy Country Coordinator (DCC), the RM will be responsible for overseeing all research cycles under the HNMU. They will be responsible for ensuring unit teams have the information and skills to complete the various work streams of the Unit, and proactively identifying areas for capacity building and training as required. The RM will manage team planning, research-related coordination and procurement, administration, HR, logistics, partner coordination, reporting, grants management, and finance. The RM is accountable for the quality and timeliness of the research output from the HNMU. 


  • For this position, salary between 3’300 CHF and 3’480 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 the guesthouse.  
  • 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 2-3 months (flight ticket up to 500$ + 200$ of living allowance) if duty station allows 
  • 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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