Geographic Information System (GIS) Officer - Fixed Term NOA
Organization : UN WFP - World Food Programme
Grade : Junior level, NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
Occupational Groups :
Communication and Public Information
Meteorology, Geology and Geography
Population matters (trends and census)
Scientist and Researcher
Closing Date : 2019-07-28
WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.
Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
Are you passionate about Monitoring & Evaluation and are your keen to apply your knowledge and skills in a humanitarian context and contribute to our mandate of achieving Zero Hunger?
SAVING & CHANGING LIVES
Make a difference, the world will notice.
We are driven by our mission to fight world hunger and feed people’s dreams of a brighter future.
Build bridges that unite people across the world.
Being part of a global, diverse and multicultural community like WFP, will continuously expose you to new ideas and perspectives.
How we deliver our mission in a deep respect for personal and cultural differences and close collaboration between every member of our global team, will certainly enrich your experience and knowledge on so many levels.
Unlock possibilities you never thought you’d find.
WFP goes anywhere it is needed and does whatever it takes to get the job done.
Reach beyond yourself and discover your true potential.
WFP offers the kind of life-changing experiences you’re unlikely to find in many other organizations.
Join us to make a difference
Watch this video to know more about us!!
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
University degree in relevant areas including Geographic Information System, Remote Sensing, and computer science
Three years post-graduate professional experience in using GIS / RS analysis
Knowledge & Skills :
Proficiency with Spatial Data Engine (SDE), geodatabase design, and geodatabase management; Familiarity with developing web-
mapping application using ArcGIS Online (AGOL) and other web mapping and smart phone apps designing is essential; Excellent inter-
Demonstrated data visualization skills are needed.
Good writing and communication skills in English and Arabic
Since mid-2017, RBC has initiated the process of implementing a regional GIS strategy and setting up a regional GIS infrastructure in coordination with relevant teams at the Headquarter, including the GIS teams from the Emergency Preparedness Division (OSE) and VAM, as well as the Operation Technology Division (OST) at the RBC.
Through the process of setting up the GIS infrastructure, data standardization for geospatial data has been achieved for priority countries.
The data standardization for socio economic data and its integration into the geospatial data is yet to be achieved.
Against the background, the RBC VAM seeks for an experienced, resourceful, strategic and dynamic professional, who can further explore opportunities in the region and bring a tangible progress in the areas described above.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
changing country or functional priorities.
FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-
design. Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher) Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.
g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development. Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.
e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.) Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w / Government Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
JOB TITLE : Geographic Information System Officer (GIS)
TYPE & LEVEL OF CONTRACT : Fixed Term, NOA
DURATION & START DATE : 12 months, renewable
UNIT / DIVISION : Vulnerability & Mapping (VAM)
DUTY STATION (City, Country) : Regional Bureau in Cairo (RBC), Cairo, Egypt
REPORT TO (JOB TITLE) : Head of VAM Unit
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
No later than 28th July 2019
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV / AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.