Geographic Information System Officer - Fixed Term NOA
Egypt, Cairo
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  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Officer Fixed Term NOA
  • 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?


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    Education :

    University degree in relevant areas including Geographic Information System, Remote Sensing, and computer science

    Experience :

    Three years post-graduate professional experience in using GIS / RS analysis

    Knowledge & Skills :

  • Up-to-date with latest mapping techniques, geospatial data management and applications development is needed; Extensive knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server;
  • 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-

  • personal and general communication skills; Strong service orientation; Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment; Knowledge of data modeling languages including PYTOHN, R and familiarity of statistical packages such as SPSS and STATA will be preferred;
  • Demonstrated data visualization skills are needed.

    Languages :

    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)

  • Under the supervision of Regional GIS, Information & Knowledge Management Officer, the National GIS Officer will be responsible for;
  • Following corporate guidelines, designing and developing standardized maps and infographics to inform WFP, donors and stakeholders on achievements and response in the region;
  • Contributing to the development / updating of the interactive web-mapping applications to support effective information management in line with WFP and UN corporate policies and practices;
  • Maintaining and updating the spatial data infrastructure (SDI) for the storage of geospatial data layers in a centralized regional repository for all the countries in the region and establishing linkages to the corporate SDI database in close coordination with relevant teams at RBC and HQ, including the GIS teams from the Emergency Preparedness Division (OSE) and VAM;
  • Ensuring the use of standardized and updated geospatial data layers and best practices in the region;
  • Coordinating the execution of the new set-ups and the implementations of commonly agreed-upon GIS infrastructure in selected COs while ensuring data integration between the RBC and the HQ nodes for data sharing and interoperability;
  • Updating and maintaining the inventory of GIS / Remote Sensing (RS) datasets and maps to ascertain data / map needs and gaps while identifying new data sources to ensure data preparedness for timely solution and response;
  • Ensuring the production of metadata to document on all existing database implementations while conducting regular updates;
  • Updating data layers in the SDI following the corporate guidelines of spatial data management;
  • Server management of Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) at the regional level;
  • Coordinate with ICT to ensure the availability of geodatabase server and timely SDI backups;


  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives : Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change : Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal / external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team : Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions : Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.
  • People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills : Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture : Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback : Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an I will / We will spirit : Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.
  • Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions : Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results : Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments : Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-
  • changing country or functional priorities.

  • Be Decisive : Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.
  • Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units : Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships : Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and / or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable : Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships : Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.
  • 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.


  • Designing and developing standard procedures to synchronize the geodatabase between country offices and headquarters and ensure the synchronization on regular agreed intervals;
  • Providing data management / updating trainings in the region;
  • Ensure the development and production of maps and related mapping documents to effectively support WFP / VAM in its cartographic needs;
  • Work with WFP’s partner to identify needs and advise on the GIS products and mapping capacity;
  • Provide training and develop WFP and national skills in GIS and Remote Sensing;
  • Identify requirements for spatial analysis and products relevant to activities of WFP;
  • Prepare and distribute maps, in various formats (hard-copy with small to large format printing, digital and web-compatible);
  • Supervise the collection, data structuring and archiving of geographic information related to food security and vulnerability data;
  • Participate in sectoral working groups to identify GIS information needs and provide technical support;
  • Any other duties as may be requested by the Head of VAM unit;

  • Standardized maps and infographics are timely updated.
  • Develop and maintain web mapping applications to visualize food security and emergency preparedness information online.
  • Maintain and update Spatial Data Infrastructure to ensure the availability of updated geospatial information layers when needed;
  • Implementations of the corporate Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) in selected countries as prioritized in the annual workplan;

    JOB TITLE : Geographic Information System Officer (GIS)


    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


    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.

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