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REACH Field Assistant- Dadaab- Kenya (Nationals only) ACTED

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ACTEDis a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTEDprovides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Their 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development.

We are looking for experienced self-driven and self-oriented professional to fill the position of an this position based in Dadaab- Kenya.

position profile:

Under the supervision of the REACH Senior Field Officer, the REACH Field Assistant is responsible for the implementation of REACH field activities in Dadaab.

Duties and responsibilities

1. Managing enumeration teams

The REACH Field Assistant will lead enumeration teams and be responsible for providing direction, logistical and technical support to the enumerators. They will directly manage enumeration teams and ensure key informant networks are developed and maintained. The Field Assistant will assist in training enumerators on the tools and processes before data collection.

2. Data collection and quality

The REACH Field Assistant will conduct data collection in the field including household data, key informant interviews and individual interviews as required. In particular, the REACH Field Assistant will conduct in-depth key informant interviews with relevant key informants including community leaders, NGOs and CBOs representatives, Government representatives and other informants that will be identified through the project activities. The Field Assistant will be responsible for taking relevant notes in the field and feedback this to the Senior Field officer.

3. Focus group discussion facilitation and analysis

The REACH Field Assistant will facilitate or co-facilitate focus group discussions as may be required both in the refugee camps and host community, providing transcription, translation and qualitative analysis of the results as required.

4. FLATS support

The REACH Field Assistant will provide FLATS support to the Senior Field Officer by filling and tracking order forms and tracking existing and incoming REACH assets in field locations as needed. In coordination with the Senior Field Officer, they will manage the hiring process for enumerators and ensure their payments are processed.

5. Local Engagement

The REACH Field Assistant will seek to build positive relations with local governments, partners, and other stakeholders. They will follow guidelines from the Senior Field Officer and report any challenges to the Senior Field Officer.

6. Data quality checks and Cleaning

The REACH Field assistant will assist the senior field officer in ensuring daily data quality checks and following up the same with enumerators. They will assist the senior field officer in the initial cleaning of data, and will be the link between the GIS/DB team and the enumerators during the data cleaning process.

7. The REACH Field Assistant will participate in other, undefined tasks that are necessary to support the REACH mission in Kenya, including support for data collection activities in other locations.

Accountability to Communities and Beneficiaries

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

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 2 year of experience in humanitarian or development organizations, preferably in a field-based position
  • Diploma in relevant discipline (social science, development studies, statistics) required
  • Strong skills with the Microsoft Office Suite including excel and word
  • Experience using ODK or KOBO Collect for quantitative data collection, or the ability to rapidly master the process
  • Experience conducting focus group discussions and In-depth Key informant interviews
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Prior experience working in Refugee setting an asset
  • Spoken fluency in English and the local language required
  • Strong written skills in English

Qualified Kenyan candidates are invited to submit their detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document i.e. the cover letter being on the first page and the CV starting on the second page, detailing three work related referees and contacts to

with the subject line being; APPLICATION FOR ASSESSMENT ASSISTANT or APPLICATION FOR FIELD ASSISTANT. Note that applications sent without this exact subject line will not be considered.

Please note:

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Selection will be on rolling basis and ACTEDreserves the right to hire before the deadline.

ACTEDwill at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, ACTEDhas not retained any agent in connection with recruitment.

ACTEDis committed to protecting beneficiaries within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and any kind of misconduct. ACTEDhas 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 ACTEDwill be expected to sign ACTED’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.

ACTEDis an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing Date : 18th November, 2020

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