We are currently looking for a (Senior) Assessment Officer to support our Area-Based Response Project in Afghanistan.
REACH Initiative Afghanistan is currently seeking a young professional with experience in research to lead the Area-Based Response (ABR) Project Portfolio in Afghanistan as an Assessment Officer, with seniority based on experience (S/AO). The position is based in Kabul, Afghanistan with travel to other areas and regions required.
Area-Based Response Consortium and REACH Assessments
A major pillar of the RRRU has been to assess and advocate for the needs of populations living in Informal Settlements (ISETs) across Afghanistan. These ISETs are predominantly located in and diffused through urban areas, and populated by displaced communities, often lacking access to secure land tenure, stable employment, and key services. In 2021, in coordination with ACTED and NRC, REACH Afghanistan launched its Area-Based Response (ABR) Consortium to respond to the critical needs of ISETs and their surrounding populations using an Urban Displacement Out of Camps (UDOC) approach. Within the consortium, REACH collects and analyses data that is used to inform this area-based approach, to respond to the emergency needs of Informal Settlement populations in four key cities (Herat, Mazar, Kunduz, and Jalalabad). This project will ensure that emergency services that are provided are in line with the informal settlement’s community needs and priorities, as well as strengthen local humanitarian coordination mechanisms in each of the four cities.
This position sits within REACH’s Resilience and Recovery Research Unit (RRRU). The ABR SAO will be responsible for overseeing all research streams within the project portfolio. This includes meeting contractual deliverables, including coordination of trainings with partners, and production of datasets, tabulated analysis, factsheets, situation overviews, and narrative reports.
The ideal candidate will be eager to work in a dynamic organization with opportunities to build upon existing data analysis and external coordination skills. Technical backstopping and support is provided by the Research Manager for the REACH RRRU, and REACH Afghanistan Data Specialist, and the IMPACT Geneva HQ team. Past experience in the aforementioned areas is not essential although highly desirable. At minimum, experience with the subject matter, familiarity with the development and/or humanitarian sector, quantitative analysis skills, and effective communication skills are required.
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