GIS Officer

  Afghanistan Unspecified 1394
Date Posted:Aug 31, 2010
Closing Date:Sep 19, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About ACTED:


ACTED, the Agency for Technical Co-operation and Development is an NGO registered in France with global operations in Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, South Asia, Middle East and Africa. ACTED has been active in Afghanistan since 1993, and is one of the largest NGOs in the country, capitalizing on a continued 15-years presence in Afghanistan throughout successive regimes and on established operations throughout Central Asia. ACTED operates mainly in the North, Northeastern and Central areas of Afghanistan. Originally focused on humanitarian relief, ACTED Afghanistan is now working through an integrated development approach. Although still responsive to natural and humanitarian crisis, including support to flood and drought affected populations as well as sustainable reintegration for returnees, ACTED Afghanistan main area of intervention is now the promotion of community-driven rural development. Within this framework, ACTED Afghanistan is the largest NGO facilitating partner of the National Solidarity Programme, working in 1,721 communities spread over five provinces in the North. Its present operations reach about 7,8% of the Afghan rural population.

Job Summary:

Supervision and monitoring of mapping related data
• Conceptualize methodologies for collecting GPS and other GIS related data, as according to need.
• Undertake GIS field missions under the supervision and request of direct line managers
• Assist other IPs in data collection

Duties & Responsibilities:

GIS Officer responsibilities include:
A. Preparation, conception and production of maps
• Identify map information needs
• Identify and access map information sources
• Ensure accurate link between map and Database data, solving all eventual discrepancies
• Train other project staff the basic GIS issues in case requested by Technical Manager
• Works closely with the Database Assistant to enter and cross check data collected in the field
• Produce maps that meet the requirements of concerned ACTED departments
• Conduct analysis and relate separate datasets to create analytical products

Job Requirement:

The preference will be given to those who will have most of the following qualifications;

• High School, Bachelor Degree in a relevant field.
• Excellent written English skills required.
• Good command of GIS software, especially those used by ACTED, Excel, Word and Database software such as Access or Foxpro. Familiarity with other information and data sources related to GIS to be recommended to ACTED for better GIS practices is highly recommended.
• Honesty, forthrightness, and clear reporting: Understanding the nature of the work carried out by program is necessary, thereby ensuring the relevancy and usability of the maps produced.
• Willingness to learn and capacity to innovate: The GIS Officer inventive and eager to improve his or her own skills, and be capable to adapt, shape and develop tools best suited for ACTED’s activities.
• Good organizational and communication skills with international and national staff.
• Knowledge of Design, Monitoring and Evaluation concepts methodologies and practices preferred.
• Organized and detail oriented, with an ability to multi-task.
• Must be able to function effectively in a fluid, loosely structured, but complex work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements.
• Must be able to work independently, with minimum supervision, within the context of a larger team.
• Willingness to live and work in an insecure environment and to travel regularly to program locations as security allows.

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