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 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.
Supervisor: REACH Country Coordinator
Title: REACH Senior Assessment Officer (Cash and Markets) Contract duration: 6 months
Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland
Starting Date: ASAP
REACH has been operational in Somalia since 2012, providing information management support to humanitarian actors in a complex environment through assessment capacity, GIS services and support to Cluster IM practices. Projects have included tri-cluster assessments in support of the WASH, Shelter and Education Clusters, support to Food Security response analysis, and development of a Shelter Cluster M&E Framework.
REACH Somalia is looking to expand information support to the humanitarian response in several key areas, including Cash and Markets and its support to the Somalia Cash Working Group. Key strategic aims are to increase geographic and sectoral coverage and to enhance advocacy capacity through strengthened data collection and information targeting.
Under the supervision of the REACH Country Coordinator, the REACH Senior Assessment Officer will be responsible for the management and implementation of assessments related to Cash and Markets, including preparation, implementation and follow-up, and ensure sufficient quality and compliance with internal procedures. He/she will also be responsible for related logistics, partner coordination, reporting and finance requirements. The Senior Assessment Officer will work closely under the technical guidance of the Cash and Market Assessment Specialist.
The REACH Assessment Officer will: