GIS Officer

  Ministry of Energy and Water
  Afghanistan Unspecified 2915
Date Posted:Mar 9, 2010
Reference:MEW- 010/2010
Closing Date:Mar 18, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:IT - Software
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

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Job Summary:

THE GEOGRAPIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) SPECIALISTS in MoEW will work with related software and programs to create and maintain data and/or maps that can be combined with geographically referenced data. GIS software has the capacity to relate different types of data such as socioeconomic, demographic, administrative or political boundaries, land use, land cover, environmental, infrastructure, and transportation networks

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Responsible to plan the GIS activities according to the aims and goals of the IT Project.
• Responsible to meet with users to define data needs, project requirements, required outputs, or to develop applications.
• Responsible to conduct Research to locate and obtain existing databases.
• Responsible for capacity building of staff in GIS and GPS usage
• Responsible to gather, analyze, and integrate data from staff and determine how best the information can be displayed using GIS.
• Responsible to compile geographic data from a variety of sources including censuses, field observation, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps.
• Responsible to analyze data for geographic statistics to incorporate into documents and reports.
• Responsible to design and update database, applying additional knowledge of spatial feature representations.
• Responsible to enter new map data through use of a digitizer or by direct input of coordinate information using the principles of cartography including coordinate systems, longitude, latitude, elevation, topography, and map scales.
• Responsible to prepare metadata and other documentation.
• Responsible to operate and maintain GIS system hardware, software, plotter, digitizer, color printer, and GPS.
• Responsible to move, copy, delete, and add files, drawings, and maps to output reports in hard copy or electronic transfer.

Job Requirement:

• Graduate in the fields of Computer Science or at least 12 grade graduated;
• At least 2-3 years of professional working experience in the field in governmental or non-governmental organizations;
• Familiarity with GIS 9, GIS 9.1, GIS 9.2, Arc Info Work Station, Spatial Analysis, GPS;
• Excellent interpersonal and written communication skill;
• Fluent in written /spoken Dari, Pashtu and English;

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