Garoowe: Fursad Shaqo REACH – Field Officer

Garoowe: Fursad Shaqo REACH – Field Officer

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Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae as a single document i.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 to [email protected] and received on or before 5.00PM on 7thSeptember 2018 with the subject line “FIELD OFFICER GAROWE” Please do not attach any other documents while sending your applications, if required they will be requested at a later stage. CVs will be shortlisted on an on-going basis.

Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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.

We are currently looking for a REACH Field Officer to support our REACH team in Somalia.


PositionREACH Field Officer

Contract duration6 months

LocationGarowe, Somalia with travel

Starting DateOctober 2018

Position profile.

Under the supervision of the REACH Country Coordinator and the REACH Senior Field Manager, the REACH Field Officer is responsible for the management and implementation of REACH assessments in Somalia; with anticipated travel to field locations as required.

The REACH Field Officer shall be responsible for:

Ø Assessment Preparation and Training;

o Undertake travel and conduct preliminary planning missions in assessment sites

o In coordination with the REACH Field Specialist prepare all details related to data collection (field schedule, daily collection quote, logistics and administration) according to specified methodology

o Coordinate and plan assessment team training.

o Facilitate sessions of the assessment training.

Ø Data collection

o Provide regular support to the REACH collection team leaders

o Follow all guidance from REACH Country Coordinator and REACH Field Specialist while in the field; ask questions when necessary

o Accompany all data collectors in the field and ensure accurate data collection as specified in the methodology.

o Ensure care of all REACH inventory including daily check of assessment mobile phones

Ø Data Validation

o Download all data from the mobile phones at the end of each data collection day

o Spot-check online database for accuracy at the end of each day; question team leaders about any inaccuracies observed and review in daily team debriefs.

o Is manual data is used spot-check data entries against hard copy surveys for accuracy daily

o Perform data cleaning at the end of each assessment day

Ø Reporting

o Prepare final assessment reports including lessons learned, incidents and timeframe

o Assist in preparation of assessment factsheets and consolidated reports.

Ø External Coordination

o Coordinate field operations with participating agencies

o Report regularly to agency focal points about assessment progress and any changes to the plans

o Prepare and dissemination assessment results and presentations in relevant coordination forums and meetings

Ø Internal Coordination

o Daily reports / updates on work activities and outreach completed sent by email or verbally via phone;

o Weekly situation analysis (context, activities completed, plans for next week, etc.)

o Monthly REACH activity report noting activities completed against REACH strategy and objectives;

Qualifications/Skills Required

· Excellent analytical skills of qualitative, quantitative and geo-spatial data

· 3 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian settings a benefit;

· Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting;

· Excellent team management skills;

· Flexibility and willingness to travel;

· Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;

· Somali Language required, English an advantage

· Ability to operation Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management Software.

· Prior experience of mobile data collection tools

· Ability to operate qualitative data analysis

· Ability to work independently.