Senior GIS Officer

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1206
Date Posted:Feb 7, 2019
Closing Date:Feb 13, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Engineering
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration: 1Year & 3 Months
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:

Under the direct supervision of National Programme Manager, he/she undertakes the following duties and responsibilities:

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

At least five years of experience with (i) using GIS in urban areas to monitor land use and dwelling counts (ii) complex development programmes in Afghanistan; (iii) providing policy and technical assistance to the government;(iv) and familiarity with the UN system in Afghanistan.

Fluency in spoken and written English, and Dari (and/or Pashto) required.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Prepare all Maps for city wide addressing system for 8 provinces

Train and Guide the GIS assistant at 29 site.

Under take field monitoring

Develop geo-databases and produce hardcopy outputs to support the above mentioned projects and other GIS activities;

Undertake missions to Provincial Offices to train local staff in use of GIS and database management software and development of geo-databases;

Report on GIS and database quality;

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

Support monitoring maps project progress at community and municipal levels;

Support the property registration component of CFA Programme in municipalities;

Support the selection and acquisition of satellite images;

Process satellite images and produce hardcopies of the images;

Actively search and obtain relevant existing GIS files developed by other intentional, national, local and private entities;

Evaluate the current database design and develop proposals for improvement including conversion from English to Pashtu/Dari language;

Work as a link between GIS staff and the NPM and Urban Development Advisor regarding the development and progress in the development of geo-databases for property registration and other applications;

Facilitate the development of indicators of success of Property Registration and support data collection to demonstrate Programme impact;

Support the capacity development of partners, including Municipalities in GIS

Perform any other tasks given by his/her supervisor

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


At least a Bachelor’s degree in remote sensing, geo-sciences GIS, urban studies, or related field, or high-school completion qualification in combination with ten additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of a university degree.

Job Keywords:

Bachelor’s degree in remote sensing, geo-sciences GIS, Urban Studies
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