GIS and Research Officer

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 2672
Date Posted:Sep 13, 2018
Closing Date:Sep 29, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Engineering
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About UN-Habitat:

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, has been working within Afghanistan since 1992

Job Summary:

Knowledge Management Unit (KMU)
This post is located in the GIS and Research Section of the Knowledge Management Unit (KMU) UN-Habitat office in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The overall objective of the GIS and Research Section is to technically support and mainstream GIS-related work and analysis throughout UN-Habitat programmes and projects in Afghanistan and to strengthen the technical capabilities of the Afghan government partners for improved coordination, analysis and information management.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer and the Head of KMU, the GIS and Research Officer will perform the following duties:

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised English and Local Languages are required

Duties & Responsibilities:

The GIS and Research Officer will report to the Head of Knowledge Management Unit and will be responsible for the following specific duties and responsibilities:
GIS technical support and Urban Research

Develop map layouts (cartography), including standardized colors schemes and standard templates for high quality hard copy output;

Support the use of satellite images for data collection and analysis

Lead the selection and acquisition of satellite images and GIS-related material; collaborate with GIS officers and researchers in harmonizing and archiving GIS-related information in line with KMU parameters

Support GIS-related research and GIS-related analysis for Programs and management

Support security risk assessment and analysis

Make use of platforms like Open street maps, google maps, google earth and IMMAP platforms to conduct research and knowledge sharing throughout the organization and with partners and clients.

Support data collection and analysis through GIS-based tools for monitoring of the projects (i.e. online monitoring, mapping of project locations)

Devise and improve procedures for analysis or a wide arrange of data to measure the SDGs, especially SDG11 and produce baselines
Knowledge Management and Sharing

Develop and manage a geographical database, produce hardcopy outputs (maps, publications) and support the consultation and dissemination of findings with colleagues, clients, partners and stakeholders.

Support M&E and Reporting duties with GIS mapping and support reporting section on mapping programmes´ progress and producing GIS-related materials

Ensure data maintenance for all GIS files

Develop geo-databases and produce hardcopy outputs to support the dissemination of findings to stakeholders

Coordinate access to the layers of IMMAP website for the partners and overall coordination and data management in liaison with IMMAP team

Attend relevant meetings, workshops, and working groups to coordinate, search, and collect existing and potential GIS-related information

Support the work of the GIS Committee, its initiatives and the overall coordination in both technical and Knowledge Management terms

Capacity Development

Support the technical capacity development of partners in GIS techniques and analysis

Enhance and facilitate geographical information sharing and related capacity development within UN-Habitat Afghanistan
Key Result Areas / Success criteria:
Timely and professional production of thematic maps (e.g. Land use, density, etc.)
Accurate GIS Mapping and spatial database management
Smooth collaboration on GIS-related information and support to programmes and Management
Excellent command of ArcGIS and QGIS and willingness to learn and share knowledge.
Superb understanding of urban issues and strong capacity to link a wide array of concepts, supported by GIS and mapping

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


- University degree (Bachelor degree or above) in Geo- Science, Economics, Urban Studies or related field.
- A minimum of Three years of work experience in public/private sector, in the filed of Geo-Science, Statistics, or Knowledge Management-related area.

Job Keywords:

GIS and Research Officer
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