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REACH Field Officer – Hargeisa Somaliland

Background on ACTED

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. ACTED 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 are committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development.

ACTED has been operational in Somaliland since 2009, actively delivering life-saving assistance coupled with resilience and recovery programming to communities. Programmatic interventions to date have been implemented in several sectors, including food security and livelihoods, WASH, shelter and non-food items, and camp coordination and camp management (CCCM). ACTED is further one of the major cash actors operating in Somaliland, actively providing critical relief for vulnerable households by the provision of cash transfers, both as a response to food insecurities and multi-sectoral needs.

Position profile

ACTED is looking for professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced, and committed team player to fill the Appraisal Field Officer position based in Hargeisa with occasional travels to the field missions.


Under the supervision of the REACH Senior Field Officer, the REACH Field Officer is responsible for the management and implementation of data collection and cleaning for multiple assessments in Somaliland.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assessment Preparation and Training.
    • In coordination with the REACH Senior Field officer prepare all details related to remote and in person data collection (field schedule, daily collection quote, logistics and administration) according to specified methodology.
    • Coordinate and plan assessment team training.
    • Facilitate sessions of the assessment training.
  • Data collection
    • Provide regular support to the REACH data collection team leaders.
    • Follow all guidance from REACH Senior Field officer while in the field; ask questions when necessary.
    • Supervise all data collectors and ensure accurate data collection as specified in the methodology.
    • Ensure care of all REACH inventory including daily check of assessment mobile phones
  • Data Validation
    • Download all data from the mobile phones at the end of each data collection day.
    • Spot-check online database for accuracy at the end of each day; question team leaders about any inaccuracies observed and review in daily team debriefs.
    • Is manual data is used spot-check data entries against hard copy surveys for accuracy daily?
    • Perform data cleaning at the end of each assessment day.
  • Reporting
    • Prepare final assessment reports including lessons learned, incidents and timeframe.
    • Assist in preparation of assessment factsheets and consolidated reports.
  • External Coordination
    • Coordinate field operations with participating agencies.
    • Report regularly to agency focal points about assessment progress and any changes to the plans
    • Prepare and dissemination assessment results and presentations in relevant coordination forums and meetings.
  • Internal Coordination
    • Daily reports / updates on work activities and outreach completed sent by email or verbally via phone.
    • Weekly situation analysis (context, activities completed, plans for next week, etc.)

Monthly REACH activity report noting activities completed against REACH strategy and objectives.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Number of enumerators trained conducted per the set standards and quality.
  • Number of data checks and cleaning conducted on time with set quality standard according to data cleaning SOPs

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent academic qualifications, including First Degree in relevant discipline;
  • Analytical skills in qualitative, quantitative and geo-spatial data
  • 3 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian settings a benefit.
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting.
  • Excellent team management skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel.
  • Experience with Kobo, ODK or similar mobile data collection tools.
  • Familiarity with the aid system and understanding of donor and governmental requirements.
  • Somali Language required, English an advantage.
  • Ability to operation Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management Software.
  • Prior experience of mobile data collection tools
  • Ability to operate qualitative data analysis.
  • Ability to work independently.

How to apply

Qualified  Nationals  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 to and received on or before 5.00PM on 2nd April 2023 with the subject line REACH-Field Officer-Hargeisa

Please note:

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Please do not attach any other documents while sending your applications, if required they will be requested at a later stage.

Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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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