Field Officer - AGORA

Maiduguri    09-12-2019


The Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) is recruiting for Field Officer - AGORA

ACTED has been committed since 1993, to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED, headquartered in Paris, France is present in four continents and our teams intervene in 37 countries towards 14 million people, responding to emergency situations, supporting rehabilitation projects and accompanying the dynamics of development. Over 5,000 staff are dedicated to implementing and developing our projects.

Job Title:

Field Officer - AGORA

AGORA is a joint initiative of ACTED and IMPACT Initiatives, founded in 2016. AGORA promotes efficient, inclusive and integrated local planning, aid response and service delivery in contexts of crisis through applying settlement-based processes and tools. AGORA enables more efficient and tailored aid responses to support the recovery and stabilization of crisis-affected communities, contributing to meet their humanitarian needs, whilst promoting the re-establishment of local services and supporting local governance actors.

AGORA promotes multi-sectoral, settlement-based aid planning and implementation, structured around partnerships between local, national and international stakeholders. AGORA's core activities include area-based needs and capacity assessments, evidence-based local planning, as well as support to area-based coordination mechanisms institutional cooperation and tailor-made capacity strengthening for local institutional actors.

The project Response to Resilience is being performed by a consortium of IRC, ACTED, and IMPACT. Based on the information delivered by IMPACT, ACTED and IRC will design their project activities. Those activities involve Community forums on the neighborhood level & city level, capacity development for decision makers & first responders, and resilience plans for the three targeted neighborhoods. In the framework of the project, IMPACT, through its initiative AGORA, will realize an area-based assessment in 3 target neighborhoods in Maiduguri. Household quantitative surveys with residents hosts communities and IDPs , focus group discussions FGDs and key informant interviews KIIs with service providers will be conducted during the assessment.

In light of the displacement in the north-eastern part of Nigeria, ACTED has set up an office in Maiduguri to respond to the humanitarian needs. AGORA a joint initiative of ACTED and IMPACT Initiatives is therefore looking for a Field officer to support its mission in Maiduguri.

The AGORA Field Officer will be responsible for:

  • AGORA Field Officer Under the supervision of AGORA Senior Field Officer will be responsible for hiring enumeration teams, training them on the use of data collection tools ODK and methodology, and leading the teams in the field.

  • He/She will be responsible for logistical and technical support to the enumerators.

  • Supervising Agora Field Assistant

  • Establishment and management of key informant network

  • Supervision household interviews and key informant interviews conducted by enumerators

  • Contribution to secondary data review

  • Facilitation of focus group discussions and key informant interviews

  • Logistics support

  • Translation of research tools

  • Any other tasks need to ensure the success of the IMPACT mission in Nigeria

The staff member is also responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities we work for are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner. Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about ACTED programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies. This is the responsibility of every ACTED staff member

About You

  • All employees should master ACTED's core Principles: Independence, Neutrality, Non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, Ethics, Professionalism, anti-Corruption, Transparency and Accountability

Moreover, we also expect the following:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience

  • Excellent skills with the Microsoft Office Suite

  • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn

  • Excellent communication skill

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility

  • Prior knowledge of the region is a must

  • Knowledge of KOBO is a must

  • Fluency in English, Hausa and Kanuri is a must

  • Previous experience in conducting surveys/assessment is a must

We Offer

  • Contract length: 3 Months with possibility of extension

  • Start date: As soon as possible Desirable