Field Officer Job in Kenya

Position: REACH Field Officer

Department: REACH
Direct hierarchy: REACH Assessment Officer
Contract duration: 3 Months
Location: Kakuma
Starting date: August, 2020

Background on ACTED

REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two INGOs (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.

ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which
supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide.
ACTED provides 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 interventions seek to cover the
multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a
multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each
context. Their 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies
worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable
We are currently looking for professionally confident, self-motivated,
experienced and committed team player to fill the position of a Field Officer
to be based in Kakuma, Kenya.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the REACH Assessment Officer, the REACH
Field Officer is responsible for the management and implementation of REACH
assessments; with anticipated travel to field locations as required. This is a
temporary position for three months, with the potential for renewal based on
performance and funding.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Assessment Preparation and Training;

    • Undertake travel and conduct
      preliminary planning missions in assessment sites

    • In coordination with the REACH
      senior assessment officer and operations staff prepare all details
      related to data collection (field schedule, daily collection quote,
      logistics and administration) according to specified methodology

    • Coordinate and plan assessment
      team training, and facilitate sessions of the assessment training.

  • Data Collection in the Field

    • Follow all guidance from REACH
      senior assessment staff while in the field; ask questions when necessary

    • Collect data independently in
      line with specified tools and methodology.

    • Accompany and actively manage
      data collectors in the field and ensure accurate data collection as
      specified in the methodology.

    • Communicate any delay in data
      collection to relevant senior staff

    • Participate in debriefings
      with senior staff as needed.

    • Assure the quality of the data
      collected based on REACH quality standards. Spot-check for accuracy
      during data collection.

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

  • Data Validation and Data Cleaning

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

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

    • Perform data cleaning at the
      end of each assessment day

  • Safety and Security

    • Follow ACTED safety and
      security protocols and norms inside the country.

    • Follow ACTED code of conduct
      in country.

    • Communicate any security
      incidents immediately to the relevant senior staff.

    • Ensure that data collected is
      removed from paper or smartphone platforms as soon as the data has been
      transferred to the REACH senior staff

    • Ensure the privacy and
      security of the information collected in the field

  • Protection mainstreaming

  • Promoting of and adhering to Prevention of Sexual
    Exploitation and Abuse policy and guidelines (for site residents, ACTED
    staff, partner agencies, casual labours etc).


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in humanitarian
    or development organizations, preferably in Kakuma.

  • Willingness and ability to work in a dynamic and
    fast-paced field environment for extended periods of the time required

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (social
    science, development) required

  • Strong skills with the Microsoft Office Suite

  • Experience using ODK for quantitative data

  • Candidates must be from Kakuma host community

  • Experience managing casual labourers

  • Experience conducting focus group discussions

  • Experience collecting information using hand-held
    GPS devices

  • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn

  • Good communication skills

  • Good time management skills

  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment
    requiring flexibility

  • Prior experience working in refugee settlements an

  • Written and spoken fluency in English and Swahili
    required. Juba Arabic is also preferred.

  • Ability to work independently

How To Apply:

Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit
their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter 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
[email protected] and received on or
before 5.00PM on 17th July 2020 with the subject line as;

Applications sent without this exact subject line will not be shortlisted.

Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be

ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to
make payments of any kind. Further, ACTED has not retained any agent in
connection with recruitments.
ACTED is committed to protecting beneficiaries within our programmes from
exploitation and abuse and any kind of misconduct. ACTED has specific policies,
including PSEA and Child Protection, which outlines the expected behavior and
the responsibility of all staff, beneficiaries, consultants and other
stakeholders and has zero tolerance towards misconducts. Any candidate offered
a job with ACTED will 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.

ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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