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Research Manager For Ethiopia Based In Kampala, Kampala

Last update 2024-07-18
Expires 2024-07-17
ID #2233840632
Research Manager For Ethiopia Based In Kampala, Kampala
Uganda, Central Region, Kampala,
Modified July 9, 2024


BACKGROUND ON IMPACT AND REACHREACH 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.

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.

We are currently looking for a Research Manager to support our Ethiopia team.

Department: REACHPosition: Research Manager Contract duration:12 months Location: Addis, Ethiopia, with up to 50% travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Starting Date: August 2024 COUNTRY PROFILESince 2018, Ethiopia has witnessed an escalation in unrest including large-scale displacement, killings, and destruction of property following domestical political changes.

Such unrest has exacerbated the impact of climate-related crises, including the most devastating desert locust infestation in 25 years, which has damaged crops and fostered food insecurity.

In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic infiltrated Ethiopia leading to lockdowns and transport bans in many regions that restricted access to markets.

Then in November 2020, conflict erupted in the northern Tigray region, displacing many Ethiopians, and contributing to an approximate 1.1 million additional people needing assistance in Amhara, Afar and Tigray regions.

All of these events have severely disrupted livelihoods, affected the availability of staple market commodities, and threatened to sharply escalate humanitarian need for vulnerable populations across the country REQUIREMENTSExcellent academic qualifications, including a Master’s degree, if relevant;3-5 years of relevant work experience, such as program management, evaluation and assessments; Previous experience managing large and complex teams in a humanitarian setting required, ideally with experience in a senior management role in an INGO team; Excellent management, coordination, organisational and planning skills required, including an ability to manage large workloads, oversee multiple teams and effectively meet deadlines, through multi-tasking and prioritisation; Experience with external engagement (donors, partners and other key stakeholders) required; Familiarity with the humanitarian coordination system required; Excellent internal and external communication and drafting skills required for effective report writing; Excellent analytical skills required, and an ability to situate findings within a wider context; Fluency in English required; Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required; Experience in research cycle (design, data collection, analysis and reporting) implementation required.

Experience with quantitative research, including mobile data collection (ODK, ONA, KOBO) required; Experience with qualitative research, including focus group discussions and key informant interviews required, Knowledge of the Adobe Suite software, particularly Illustrator and In Design an asset; Prior knowledge of the Ethiopian context an asset; Experience working and living in challenging environments, for extended periods of time an asset; Willingness to relocate to Ethiopia and living in the organisation’s guesthouse, with up to 50% travel to Kampala. CONDITIONSFor this position, salary between 3’060 CHF and 3’600 CHF monthly (before income tax), etc as well as a monthly living allowance of 300 USD NB – IMPACT salaries are strictly determined by our salary grid depending on the grade of the position and the level of education of staff.

A location-dependent security and/or isolation adjustment is then applied as a recognition that some staff are required to work in difficult places where living and working conditions are much more difficult than elsewhere.

Accommodation and food provided in a guesthouse.

Depending on the country situation, a contribution to a housing allowance of up to 75% of country-specific benchmark can be considered instead.

Enrolment in Swiss private pension fund (Swisslife – approx.

9.975% of staff gross salary), health insurance, life insurance and repatriation assistance On a case-by-case basis, accompanied status and relevant benefits can apply (health insurance and flight tickets for dependents, education allowance for children)Flight tickets every 6 months & visa fees covered (in-country travel costs and professional expenses are fully covered)Contribution to the luggage transportation: between 20 and 100 kgs, depending on the length of the contract (+ luggage and personal property insurance)Annual leave of 36 days per year.

Public holidays of the country of assignment.

Family/compassionate leave when applicable.

Predeparture induction – 3 days at IMPACT Initiatives’s HQ in Geneva + one week pre-departure training in ACTED HQ in Paris, including a 4-days in situ security training; Enrolment in IMPACT Initiatives Research Foundational Learning Programme within the first 3 months from the start of contract.

IMPACT prioritizes the psychological safety of its staff and the health insurance provided covers, among others, up to 1000 € per year of psychosocial counselling fees

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Research manager for ethiopia based in kampala

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