GIS Officer

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1464
Date Posted:Nov 26, 2018
Closing Date:Dec 8, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Agriculture
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66


The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock is implementing “On Farm Water Management (OFWM)” Project, financed by the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), in five (5) regions, namely: Kabul, Nangarhar (Jalalabad), Balkh (Mazar-i-Sharif), Baghlan and Heart. The overall development objective (PDO) of the OFWM-Project is to improve agricultural productivity in the Project Areas by enhancing the efficiency of water used. A Kabul-based Project Management Unit (PMU) headed by the Project Manager, with the assistance of Core Team of Specialists, is responsible for execution of the project. Five Area Teams: one each in Kabul, Nangarhar (Jalalabad), Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh), Bamyan and Heart, have been established for implementation of field activities. The project started its implementation from March, 2011 for a period of 3 years and is being monitored by Worlds Bank. The project closing date has recently been extended up to April 2016. The project has received additional fund from the World Bank (the Bank) and the period of the OFWMP has been extended to December 2019.

Job Summary:

GIS officer will be responsible to collect, store, analyze the geographical and spatial data and overlay all these types of data into one map, use GPS tool in order to capture the location of CPMO project’s structures. He/she should have Knowledge of GIS tools such as spatial referencing, data management, Vector and Raster Analyses, Hydrology tool etc...
He/she will also respond and report directly to CPMO Monitoring and Evaluation, Communication and Reporting Sr. Manager and will provide support to all projects under the CPMO.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

As a GIS officer, He/she will be involved in both the collection of geographical and spatial information and its storage, analysis and presentation. He / She will need to:

Use GPS tool in the field to capture the locations; such as command area, canal, irrigation structures etc… of projects under CPMO.

Manipulate, analyze and present geographical information by creating programs to convert GIS information from one format to another

Develop tools for loading/transferring GIS data between different systems

Prepare required maps under CPMO irrigation/agriculture projects

Cooperate with Engineering department in survey and digitization of maps

Train engineers of different projects under CPMO.

Be able to us Knowledge of GIS tools such as spatial referencing, data management, Vector and Raster Analyses, Hydrology tool etc...

Coordinate with the CPMO MIS and M&E Officers on data entry, collection and analysis

Do any other task or activities assigned by CPMO Program Director , Deputy Program Director and direct supervisor.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


1. At least Bachelor degree in Engineering, Computer, Irrigation or any other related field.
2. Minimum of 4 years of overall experience in GIS, mapping.
3. Minimum of 4 years of overall experience, at least 2 years of experience on similar position.
4. Good communication/presentation skills in English and in both Afghan languages Pashto/Dari
5. To be able to travel to ADB projects sites

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