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**BACKGROUND ON IMPACT AND REACH**:
IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote sensing. IMPACT was launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO with headquarters based in Paris and presence in thirty countries. The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, which allows IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support in its fields of intervention.
• *COUNTRY PROFILE**:
Mozambique has been experiencing a multifaceted and enduring crisis over the past several decades. This crisis is characterized by a convergence of climate-driven shocks, poverty, and insurgency in the northern region. In Cabo Delgado, the northernmost province, a conflict has been raging since 2017, instigated by the Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama (ASWJ) Islamist militia... and fuelled by pre-existing socio-economic marginalization, political and religious ideologies, as well as the exploitation of valuable natural resources. This protracted conflict has resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of families, straining the region's limited capacity to address their needs.

In addition to the conflict, Mozambique faces constant risks related to natural hazards, including cyclones, floods, and droughts. The country ranks 11th globally and 3rd in sub-Saharan Africa in vulnerability to natural disasters. Mozambique's geographical location, topography, weak socio-economic infrastructure, and reliance on rain-fed agriculture contribute to this vulnerability. The population, already burdened by high poverty rates and a low Human Development Index, is particularly susceptible to the impact of these natural disasters. Cyclones and flooding pose significant threats to the coastal population, while droughts disrupt subsistence agriculture, driving food insecurity and malnutrition.

Following two brief missions in 2019 and 2023 in Mozambique, IMPACT will establish an in-country team starting in 2024. This team will be dedicated to delivering essential information regarding key humanitarian needs and supporting in the efficient prioritization of the humanitarian response.
• *We are currently looking for a Research Manager to lead our Intersectoral unit in Mozambique.**
• *Position**: Research Manager***
• *Contract duration**: 12 months
• *Starting Date**: 1 February 2024
• *Location**: Pemba, Mozambique
• *POSITION PROFILE**:
• *RESPONSIBILITIES**:
The Research Manager’s responsibilities will include:
STAFF MANAGEMENT
- Direct management of international and senior national team members, including recruitment and staff career management.
- Development and implementation of capacity training plans for team members;
- Day-to-day management of team members, including the development of work plans and performance indicators.

PROJECT/RESEARCH CYCLE MANAGEMENT
- Ensure all assessments and analysis are planned and implemented in a structured and coherent manner, in line with relevant project and strategic objectives, and with global REACH guidelines;
- Oversee all research cycles, including reviewing ToRs, methodology notes, tools, products and dissemination strategies.
- Ensure the writing and production of timely, accurate and analytically rigorous reports, assessments, and factsheets;
- Ensure relevant stakeholders and partners are engaged in assessment design and planning;
- Monitor output achievement, project expenditure and ensure timely completion of the project.
- Actively advocate for the improving of analysis within REACH products, and using common methodologies, tools and analysis frameworks across units where relevant

GRANTS MANAGEMENT
- Under the guidance of the Country Coordinator, manage grants in the Intersectoral unit, including initial discussions with donors, conceptualization of new projects, drafting proposals, regular reporting, and M&E;
- Under the guidance of the Country Coordinator, oversee the financial management of all grants covering the Intersectoral unit projects, including oversight of budget and expenditure;
- Ensure that contractual obligations are met in terms of programs deliverables.

EXTERNAL ENGAGEMENT
- In coordination with the Country Coordinator, represent REACH with donors, partners, and the wider development community in Mozambique

STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION
- Under the guidance of the Country Coordinator, develop the Intersectoral unit strategy, engagement and involvement with various technical and coordination forums;
- Work with key clusters and partner organizations and working groups to understand the various relevant information gaps within Mozambique and identify how the Intersectoral unit can fill these gaps;
- Contribute to the development and implementation of the REACH Mozambique country strategy;
- Develop and implement disseminatio
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