REACH Assessment Officer

IMPACT Initiatives, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationProject Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th April, 2020

Job Description

Position Profile

Under the supervision of the REACH Research Manager, the Assessment Officer is responsible for the management and implementation of REACH assessments within the Rohingya Response in Bangladesh, including their preparation, implementation and follow-up. He/she will also be responsible for related logistics, partner coordination, reporting and finance requirements and will be required to provide input to the strategic development of REACH in Bangladesh.


The Assessment Officer shall be responsible for:

  • In coordination with the REACH Country Coordinator and Research Manager, the Officer will design and implement REACH’s assessment strategy and methodology within one or more of the thematic areas: Multi-sector, WASH, Education, Protection, or DRR;
  • Actively advocate for the establishment of a community of practice around common methodologies, tools and analysis, and provide oversight of analysis and reporting from collaborative assessments;
  • Liaise with REACH GIS/Data and Field Units to ensure a smooth and timely implementation of activities;
  • Ensure the drafting of timely and accurate assessment reports and factsheets from REACH-led assessments;
  • Represent REACH in assessment-related external coordination meetings, including participation in monthly coordination meetings, facilitation of assessment workshops, presentations of assessment findings, and participation in capacity-building initiatives;
  • Support with capacity building of internal REACH staff and external partners;
  • Liaising with programme staff of ACTED departments to ensure close coordination is maintained;
  • In coordination with REACH Country Coordinator, external representation of REACH with donors, partners and the wider aid community;
  • Support the development/revision of assessment / programme strategies, reports or new proposals

 Assessment Management and Coordination


 Management and implementation of assessment processes

The Assessment Officer, in close coordination with REACH GIS/Data and Field teams, is responsible for designing the assessment approach and methodology according to REACH requirements and principles as well as partners’ information needs. This will specifically include ensuring usage and understanding of the common methodologies, designing of data collection tools (household surveys, focus groups, and more), and analysis and contexualization of assessment data to contribute to activity outputs such as factsheets, reports, and other data visualizations.

The Assessment Officer will oversee the planning, implementation, and follow-up of REACH assessment activities conducted in country. The Assessment Officer shall manage logistics, financial, administration and HR processes directly related to their portfolio and liaise accordingly with the relevant ACTED support department.


The Assessment Officer is responsible for assessment logistics with partner organisations, identifying joint assessment areas, facilitating design workshops, managing joint data collection processes, and facilitating joint analysis workshops. This includes both direct assessments by REACH teams and indirectly by assisting with the implementation of the collaborative assessments conducted by partners.

 REACH Reporting


Assessment Reporting

The Assessment Officer is responsible for consolidating all analyses and conclusions from each assessment into REACH products such as factsheets, reports and briefs using standard formats. He/she will liaise with Geneva and Regional GIS/DB Specialists in order to represent data in interactive web map or static map format, as relevant.

The Assessment Officer is responsible for following the designated timeline of reports to be submitted to project partners and donors. He/she must ensure the writing of timely and accurate assessment reports and factsheets, ensuring the quality and accuracy of technical information provided as well as the confidentiality and protection of collected information. He/she will ensure that assessment reports contribute to aid coordination and planning and add to the general base of field knowledge in the country for all organisations working in the areas.


  • Excellent academic qualifications, including a Master degree in relevant discipline;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • At least 1.5 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian settings;
  • Experience working in Education, WASH, or Protection an asset;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting;
  • Excellent team management skills;
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;
  • Ability to operate in a complex and challenging security environment;
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;
  • Prior knowledge of the region an asset;
  • Fluency in English required, competency in Rohingya, Chittagonian, or Bangla an asset;
  • Ability to operation Microsoft Word, Excel and Project Management Software;
  • Ability to operate Stata, R, SPSS, or related statistical programming an asset;
  • Ability to work independently.


  • Salary defined by the IMPACT salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
  • Additional monthly living allowance
  • Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)
  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package


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