BACKGROUND ON IMPACT AND REACH
REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two International NGOs ( and ) and the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme ().
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.
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 organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative.
The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis and GIS. IMPACT was launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO whose headquarter is based in Paris and is 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 fields of intervention.
We are currently looking for a U-LEARN Data Specialist to support our U-LEARN Consortium team in Uganda.
Department : IMPACT
Contract duration : One year
Location : Kampala, Uganda
IMPACT, as part of the U-LEARN consortium led by Save the Children International’s Response Innovation Lab (RIL) and in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (UK), will implement a three year cross-sectoral field-driven learning programme for the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development’s Building Resilience and an Effective Emergency Refugee Response (BRAER) business case.
U-LEARN will focus on improving quality, accountability and innovation in the Uganda refugee response through the delivery of an integrated programme to enable continuous improvements to the response in Uganda whilst ensuring better accountability to refugee and host communities.
The consortium will optimize existing financial resources, systems for Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and knowledge assets to enhance learning with each partner responsible for the implementation of one component.
Consortium partners will develop synergies amongst the findings and make results appropriately and easily accessible to various audiences through a Learning Hub, established as a key output of the programme.
IMPACT will provide oversight of aid delivery by DFID’s partners and mitigate risk through systematic and regular visits to DFID-funded project sites to independently verify (IV) the approach taken by partners in a mixed-methods and multi-pronged approach, centered on risk-reduction and clear Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP).
IMPACT’s activities will seek to capture detailed information about aid delivery and experience of beneficiaries in close coordination with IRC.
These experiences will be conveyed to both DFID and their partners, and other actors in the broader humanitarian response as necessary and will directly inform the AAP and learning components of U-LEARN.
IMPACT will take a flexible approach to IV to allow for real time adaptations, and to ensure activities are useful and relevant.
All activities will be tailored to provide quantitative and qualitative information across refugee settlements where BRAER partners operate.
IMPACT’s IV approach will include, but will not be limited to :
Under the supervision of the IMPACT Country Coordinator, the IMPACT Data specialist will be responsible for providing technical support on all U-Learn research cycles, including methodology design, data quality assurance, analysis, and spatial verification, through the development of automated systems and the functional management of GIS (GISO) and Database Officers (DBOs).
The Data specialist will ensure the implementation of GIS and DB activities including preparation, implementation, and follow-up, and ensure sufficient quality and compliance with internal procedures.
The position will be based in Kampala. In close coordination with the IMPACT Country Coordinator and U-LEARN Research Manager, the Data Specialist is responsible for :
Functional management of the Uganda GIS and DB team
g. staff availability, need for support, etc.).
Management of functions within research cycles and Terms of References (TORs)
Review and verification of Uganda GIS outputs
Management of all data
Strategy Development and Implementation
In particular s / he will support in identifying :
Represent the Uganda mission in relevant Information Management (IM) fora, other external engagement as needed for presentations or technical workshops.
Confidentiality and Data Protection
The Research Manager will maintain the strictest confidentiality of data and processes. He / she will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of information and data.
ACCOUNTABILITY TO COMMUNITIES AND BENEFICIARIES
The staff member is responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities IMPACT 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 IMPACT programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies.
This is the responsibility of every IMPACT staff member.