Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
In May 2019, the Ukraine conflict opposing the Ukrainian Government and non-state armed groups in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions entered its fifth year. The 427-km contact line separating the warring factions continue to experience hundreds of daily ceasefire violations often provoking both military and civilian casualties. As of January 2018, the conflict has killed more than 13,000 people. According to the Ministry of Social Policy more than 1.4 million people were displaced because of the war and have resettled away from conflict areas in Ukraine and non-government-controlled areas, in Russia and other neighbouring countries. The crisis in Ukraine is currently marked by regular spikes in fighting in strategic high-density urban areas in Avdiivka, Popasna, Stanitsa Luhansk and Mariupol the challenges facing IDPs after five years of displacement and the limited access to the large population residing in non-government areas.
In 2017 in partnership with the major aid actors, IMPACT started the process of implementing an area-based assessment understanding of the specific challenges facing settlements close to the contact line (within a 5km buffer). This was the first area-based assessment (ABA) implemented in Ukraine and paved the way for the implementation of Capacity and Vulnerability Assessments (CVA), which capitalized on the methodology of the ABA and increased the geographical scope of the analysis to all the raions (administrative unit level 2) and municipalities along the line of contact. In 2018, IMPACT was able to implement 8 such analysis available online. In 2018, IMPACT plans to scale up the CVA approach in areas further away from the line of contact to inform recovery programmes in the Government Controlled Areas (GCA) of Donetsk and Luhansk oblast.
For this program, IMPACT is looking for an assessment officer for a duration of 12 months based in Sloviansk.
Under the functional supervision of the IMPACT Assessment Manager in Ukraine and IMPACT HQ in Geneva, the AGORA Assessment Officer is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all assessments in Ukraine falling under the AGORA portfolio. He/she is also responsible for related coordination of logistics, partner engagement, reporting and project reporting.
In his/her mission, the Assessment Officer will be hosted by ACTED and will fall under the responsibility of ACTED’s Country Director and his/her delegates. S/he and will fully abide to ACTED’s Security, HR, Administration and Logistics rules and regulations.
Under the supervision of the Assessment Manager based in Kyiv, Ukraine, the AGORA Assessment Officer will be responsible with the support of the REACH team in-country:
To coordinate implementation of all CVAs in all geographical units targeted under the AGORA programme
Draft assessment reports and tools documenting the key steps of the research cycle
Share assessment results to key stakeholders
Provide project management and M&E capacity to the assessment component of the REACH programme
The Assessment Officer will maintain the strictest confidentiality on all data collected and related processes. He/she will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of any information and data belonging to or collected during his/her assignment.