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REACH Database Officer

Website ACTED

Company Name: ACTED

Posted Date: 2023-11-20

Deadline: 2023-12-11

Job Type: Full time

Salary: TBC

#Research and Development



Job Description

Background on IMPACT and REACH

REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two International NGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts, supporting and working within the framework of the humanitarian reform process. REACH facilitates information management for aid actors through three complementary services: (a) need and situation assessments facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using satellite imagery; (c) provision of related database and (web)-mapping facilities and expertise.

IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. IMPACT was launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO headquartered in Paris and present in thirty countries. The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, enabling IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its field intervention.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Data Management & Analysis

1.1. Support the set-up of all the data-related processes required by the project, developing the related tools (database structures, daily data checks to support field teams, data cleaning scripts, analytical scripts)

We are currently looking for a REACH Database Officers to support our team in Ethiopia.

1.1. Oversight of ODK coding for the REACH team Server management (KOBO, Ethiopia internal servers)

1.2. Provide data cleaning and data quality assurance through the creation of data quality control protocols;

1.3. Create operational data management and data analysis systems using R, MS Excel, or other software to enable effective monitoring and evaluation;

1.4. Deal with routine problems arising in the course of data handling;

1.5. Create geographic data visualizations such as static maps or interactive web maps or dashboards;

1.6. Training of enumerators and program staff on management of data and interpretation of results and findings;

1.7. Provide trend analysis on key indicators of projects per sector, e.g. WASH, Education, Shelter, Food Security, etc.

2. Support to Assessment Preparation and Planning

2.1. In coordination with relevant Assessment Officers, support assessment planning in line with project and program objectives and with IMPACT’s research cycle and other relevant guidelines;

2.2. Develop qualitative and quantitative data collection and interpretation tools, ensuring GIS requirements of research cycle/assessment are met;

2.3. Support the identification and training of enumerators for primary data collection;

2.4. Support internal cross-team learning, including training on tools, methodology, basic data analysis and reporting;

2.5. Work closely with the GIS staff to ensure an accurate and dynamic link between the GIS and REACH, ensuring data collected can be spatially referenced;

2.6. Keep track of progress and delays of all assigned tasks throughout the research cycle and immediately inform the line manager in case of problems, delays, deviations from agreed work plans.

3. Confidentiality and Data Protection

3.1. The REACH database officer will maintain the strictest confidentiality of data and processes. S/he will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of information and data.

4. Capacity Building

4.1. Work with each field staff and/or enumerator individually where repeated data entry issues to address in the cleaning process and flag up for general improvement.

4.2. Provide trainings on data processing and management, data quality control, and tool coding to other IMPACT staff

Under the direct supervision of the GIS/Data manager, the Database Officer (DBO) is responsible for all data management and analysis processes across multiple REACH Research Cycles in Ethiopia.

Accountability to communities and beneficiaries

The staff member is responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities REACH and partners work are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner. Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about REACH program objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies. This is the responsibility of every REACH staff member.

Job Requirements

Qualifications/Skills Required:

· University degree in relevant discipline required, including but not limited to Statistics, Quantitative Research Methodologies, Computer Sciences.

· At least 2 years of relevant working experience working in data, analysis, or research, including experience in all data management process and steps.

· At least 2 years of relevant working experience in emergency or development contexts.

· Proven experience developing assessment methodology and analytical frameworks.

· Proven experience managing large datasets.

· Proven skills in Excel, R, SPSS, Stata, and other data visualization and statistical analysis software.

· Proven skills in ODK coding and/or ArcGIS, QGIS, MapBox a strong asset.

· Experience training enumerators and field teams on basic principles of data quality, analysis, and reporting.

· Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting.

· Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.

· Fluency in oral and written English is required.

· Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility.

· Ability to work independently.


· Previous experience in GIS.

· An interest in web-visualization tools like dashboards.

· Knowledge of 2 or more Ethiopian languages is an asset.

· Knowledge of the humanitarian coordination structure.

How to Apply

Application Procedure:

Qualified national persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter asa single documenti.e. with the cover letter being on the first page and the CV starting on the second page, detailing three work related referees and contacts received on or before5.00PMon10th December 2023with the subject line“REACH Database Officer– Addis Ababa”

Do not attach any other documentswhile sending your applications, if required they will be requested at a later stage.

Please note that REACH reserves the right to shortlist on ongoing basis. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

REACH will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, REACH has not retained any agent in connection with recruitments.

REACH is committed to protecting beneficiaries within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and any kind of misconduct. REACH has specific policies, including PSEA and Child Protection, which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, beneficiaries, consultants and other stakeholders and has zero tolerance towards misconducts. Any candidate offered a job with REACH will be expected to sign REACH’s organizational Policies and Code of Conduct as an annex to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

REACH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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