Senior Knowledge Officer – Senegal

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We’re at the moment searching for a Senior Database Officer to assist our staff in Senegal.

Division: PANDA

Place: Senior Knowledge Officer

Contract period:12 months

Location: Dakar, Senegal (with common travels to Abuja, Nigeria)

Beginning Date: ASAP


Senegal serves as a regional base for IMPACT Initiatives in West Africa. This place relies in Dakar, Senegal, but totally devoted to a Third-Social gathering Monitoring (TPM) Challenge carried out by IMPACT Nigeria, within the BAY (Borno, Adamawa, Yobe) States of Nigeria.

Nigeria is confronted by a number of safety challenges. The Insurgency of The Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) and Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād (JAS) – extra popularly generally known as Boko Haram – has entered its twelfth yr and has spawned a humanitarian disaster rendering sections of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe state inaccessible, limiting affected inhabitants`s entry to primary infrastructure and providers, and displacing hundreds of thousands. Within the Norhtwest, banditry has emerged as a key problem, turning into extra sanguinary with yearly. The excessive ranges of crime and elevated use of violence and kidnappings have led mother and father and authorities to drag hundreds of thousands of scholars out of faculty. The highlight stays on the Northeast but wants – each humanitarian and developmental – are rising within the Northwest, long-running discontent and militancy prevails within the Niger Delta, discontent is rising between herders and farming communities spreading from the central belt southwards, and separatist Biafra agitations within the Igbo Southeast simmer on.

Towards this backdrop, IMPACT Initiatives has developed a variety of analysis cycles to supply an evidence-base for the humanitarian group. Traditionally, IMPACT Initiatives has been current in each the Northeast and Northwest of Nigeria. Thematically, throughout 2021 – 2023 IMPACT Initiatives fielded Multi-Sectoral Wants Assessments (MSNAs), Exhausting to Attain (H2R) assessments, Space Based mostly Assessments (ABA), Fast Overviews of Areas of Return (ROAR), Thematic Assessments (TA), Fast Assessments (RA), and WASH Infrastructure Mapping, whereas additionally enjoying a key position in Famine Monitoring, Diet and Meals Safety Surveillance, and the Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI).


The place is recruited for the Third Social gathering Monitoring (TPM) Challenge overlaying FCDOs Humanitarian and Resilience Programme (HARP) Facility. For this programme, IMPACT has entered right into a consortium with CLEAR International and FACT Basis.

When in Senegal, the Senior Knowledge Officer might be hosted by IMPACT’s international companion ACTED and can fall underneath the direct duty and administration of ACTED’s Nation Director and his/her delegates for all Administrative, Safety, and related Logistics and Finance points. S/he’ll due to this fact totally abide to ACTED’s Safety, Administration, and related HR, Logistics and Finance guidelines and rules.

When in Nigeria, employees shall be hosted by CLEAR International and for his or her mission, the Nation Coordinator will fall underneath the direct duty and administration of CLEAR International’s Nation Director and his or her delegates for all Administrative, Safety, Logistics and Finance points. S/he’ll due to this fact totally abide by CLEAR International’s Safety, HR, Administration, and Logistics guidelines and rules, and in coordination with CLEAR International, make sure that all IMPACT employees abide by them.


The REACH Senior Knowledge Officer will fulfill the next features:

Underneath the road administration of the IMPACT Nation Coordinator or his/her delegates in Nigeria, the Senior Knowledge Officer ensures the validity and strengthens the standard and effectivity of all IMPACT analysis cycles in Nigeria, in accordance with IMPACT’s requirements, companion expectations, and IMPACT’s ethos of facilitating an evidence-based response. In coordination with the Nation Senior Administration Crew, the Senior Knowledge Officer will present technical inputs in any respect phases of related analysis cycles, together with for secondary information critiques, evaluation conceptualization, analysis design, information cleansing, information evaluation, manufacturing of knowledge merchandise (inclusive of maps and factsheets), and dissemination of knowledge merchandise, and many others. S/he might be concerned in companion coordination, donor reporting, displays, and might be required to supply enter to the strategic improvement of IMPACT in Nigeria. The Senior Knowledge Officer may also be chargeable for growing and implementing a steady capability constructing program for nationwide and worldwide staff members, and (when related) for offering trainings to companions.


Analysis planning and implementation

  • Determine and organise all the mandatory databases current in Nigeria to be utilised for Secondary Knowledge Evaluations for the TPM Challenge.
  • For every ToR, present a assessment with an especial concentrate on the sampling design, information assortment methodology, information evaluation plan, and information administration plan.
  • The place mandatory, conduct the sampling design, and develop the info assortment methodology, whereas actively supporting the RM and evaluation staff with the info evaluation and information administration plans.
  • In shut coordination with the RM and the evaluation staff, co-construct qualitative and quantitative information assortment instruments, guaranteeing information necessities of the analysis cycle or evaluation are met.
  • Create information cleansing processes, information cleansing R Scripts, information evaluation R Scripts, and dashboards the place wanted.
  • Assist the RM and evaluation staff with the compiling of validation packages, paying especial consideration to the data-related parts.

Knowledge administration, cleansing and evaluation

  • Be certain that all collected information is saved in keeping with IMPACT’s Knowledge Administration Tips, and with the Knowledge Administration Plan’s Annex within the respective Analysis ToRs.
  • Clear uncooked information and make sure that all revisions are recorded.
  • Assist the RM and evaluation staff with information evaluation, particularly with R Scripts both for analyses that may be automated or for analyses which are particularly complicated.
  • Assist the RM and evaluation staff to make sure that information and analyses are validated by IMPACT HQ earlier than the product drafting stage.
  • Be certain that information and its evaluation don’t include private info and are validation by IMPACT HQ earlier than sharing with FACT and Implementation Companions.

Drafting of merchandise

  • Keep common communication with IMAPCT HQ on progress and deadlines for data-related merchandise. That is particularly related for dashboards, which shall be developed and managed by the Senior Knowledge Officer.

Crew purposeful and line-Administration

  • For all information employees which are employed for the Nigeria mission, the Senior Knowledge Officer shall present technical assist to line administration.
  • Conduct common conferences with all worldwide and senior nationwide information staff members to evaluate progress in all analysis cycles and to assessment work plans.
  • Conduct bilateral administration of worldwide and senior nationwide information staff members as wanted, together with (in session with the CC) the assist to or conduct of value determinations, and participation in employees profession administration. This could primarily be for information employees, and when the necessity arises maybe as effectively for GIS employees.
  • Usually, conduct common assist and technical backstopping.

Inside Information sharing, Studying and Capability Constructing

  • Determine capability gaps, and resolve to bridge these by means of focused capability constructing, coaching, efficiency monitoring, and backstopping the place wanted, particularly associated to information.
  • Professional-actively monitor dangers on information high quality throughout all analysis cycles and guarantee any points flagged to administration in nation and HQ analysis design and information unit.
  • Assist information and evaluation staff to systematically assessment the effectivity and high quality of analysis cycles and data merchandise.
  • Contribute to producing and documenting sturdy classes discovered on the finish of related analysis cycles or assessments.
  • Interact with the International Models and international studying processes, corresponding to methodology notes, classes study, Communities of Observe, and many others.
  • Extra usually, contribute to making a tradition of rigour, innovation, and studying inside IMPACT Nigeria.

Exterior Engagement

  • Underneath the coordination of the CC, (remotely) have interaction in related technical fora in Nigeria (e.g. Data Administration Working Group).
  • In assist of the CC, have interaction with different organisations concerned within the upkeep of knowledge in Nigeria, guaranteeing IMPACT databases are up-to-date and in keeping with Frequent operational Datasets (CODs) and Elementary Operational Datasets (FODs).
  • When warranted, assist the CC with the presentation of knowledge merchandise to FCDO, Implementing Companions, or different stakeholders.

Knowledge Confidentiality and Safety

  • The Senior Knowledge Officer will keep the strictest confidentiality on all information collected and associated processes. He/she is going to actively take measures to stop the unauthorized sharing of any info and information belonging to IMPACT and its companions or collected throughout his/her task with IMPACT.


  • Tutorial Glorious tutorial {qualifications}, ideally together with a Grasp’s diploma in a related
  • self-discipline (Laptop or Knowledge Science, Statistics, Social Science, Economics, or associated);
  • Analysis abilities Superior expertise in information science. Glorious information evaluation abilities.
  • Software program abilities Superior information of R, STATA, Python or equal statistical software program (with a
  • willingness to study R). Information of ArcGIS or Energy Bi a bonus;
  • Years of labor expertise A minimum of 2 years of related worldwide working expertise. Expertise in humanitarian settings extremely fascinating. Discipline expertise required and skill to function in complicated safety environments.
  • Familiarity assist system Familiarity with the help system and with the analysis group.
  • Coaching abilities Capacity to conduct trainings and mentor IMPACT groups and companions on evaluation abilities.
  • Communication/reporting abilities Glorious communication and drafting abilities for efficient reporting.
  • Multi-tasking abilities Capacity to multitask with tight deadlines, on quite a few analysis cycles.
  • Stage of independence Sturdy present potential to work independently in assist of colleagues and companions.
  • Cross-cultural work surroundings Capacity to function in a cross-cultural surroundings requiring flexibility.
  • Expertise in geographical area Previous expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa is fascinating.
  • Language abilities Fluency in English required, competency in French an asset.


  • For this place, wage between 2’460 CHF and a pair of’520 CHF month-to-month (earlier than revenue tax), and many others in addition to a month-to-month dwelling allowance of 300 USD NB – IMPACT salaries are strictly decided by our wage grid relying on the grade of the place and the extent of schooling of employees. A location-dependent safety and/or isolation adjustment is then utilized as a recognition that some employees are required to work in tough locations the place dwelling and dealing situations are far more tough than elsewhere.
  • Lodging and meals offered within the guesthouse.
  • Enrolment in Swiss non-public pension fund (Swisslife – approx. 9.975% of employees gross wage), medical insurance, life insurance coverage and repatriation help.
  • Flight tickets each 6 months & visa charges coated (in-country journey prices {and professional} bills are totally coated).
  • Contribution to the bags transportation: between 20 and 100 kgs, relying on the size of the contract (+ baggage and private property insurance coverage)
  • Annual depart of 36 days per yr. Public holidays of the nation of task. Household/compassionate depart when relevant.
  • Predeparture induction – 3 days at IMPACT Initiatives’s HQ in Geneva + one week pre-departure coaching in ACTED HQ in Paris, together with a 4-days in situ safety coaching;
  • IMPACT prioritizes the psychological security of its employees and the medical insurance offered covers, amongst others, as much as 1000 € per yr of psychosocial counselling charges.

Find out how to apply

Please apply straight on IMPACT’s web site: Senior Knowledge Officer | Impression (


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