|Date Posted:||Sep 13, 2018|
|Closing Date:||Sep 29, 2018|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||2|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableUSD|
|Years of Experience:||3 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Open Ended|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
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
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:
Requires travel to provinces:
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
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.