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United Nations Development Programme UNDP Job Islamabad, Information Management And GIS Officer

United Nations Development Programme UNDP Job Islamabad, Information Management And GIS Officer

Organizational Context:
– The Early Recovery Preparedness & Response Project initiated in 2013 and seeks to improve recovery preparedness and response at all levels both internally within the UNDP Country Office, through the Community Restoration Cluster which is led by UNDP and also in support of Government and civil society counterparts.
– In terms of response, the project is currently responding to both the large-scale displacement situation in KP/FATA and the floods emergency. In addition to providing technical assistance to the relevant Government authorities for the recovery assessment and frameworks in both of these situations, the project has also launched a community resilience component in the host communities of Bannu, FR Bannu, Lakki Marwat and DI Khan in order to increase the resilience of both the IDPs and the host communities.
– Under the overall guidance of the Project Manager & National Project Coordinator of the Early Recovery Preparedness & Response Project, the IM/GIS Officer will be responsible to produce timely, accurate and high-quality information products, in particular maps, GIS products and infographics. He/she will also be responsible for the provision of updated information to Cluster Coordinator for community cluster. Information Management Officer will coordinate closely with community cluster counterparts and other stakeholder.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Summary of Key Functions:
– Under the overall guidance and supervision of Programme Manager, the Information Management & GIS Officer will be responsible for the development of ERPPR’s information management system and related data bases, and to develop mapping skills. He/she will also be the focal person for the provision of updated information to community restoration cluster for monitoring purposes. Information Management Officer will coordinate closely with Provincial Cluster Coordinator and other stakeholders.

Furthermore the IM/GIS Officer will be responsible to undertake the following tasks:

1. Establish GIS/MIS system for CPRU :
– Recommend on the requirements/specification both hardware and software for setting up the system in light of the requirements for recovery coordination and response;
– Prepare necessary instruments/tools for data-collection;
– Undertake GIS mapping and remote sensing-related work requested by UNDP;
– Compile geographic data from a variety of sources, including census, field observation, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps.
– Analyse spatial data for geographic statistics to incorporate into documents and reports;
– Prepare terms of reference for carrying out risk/vulnerability analysis and other studies involving data-collection and analysis, and coordinate with the IPs for timely implementation of projects;
– Support CPRU in development, implementation and analysis of assessments.
– Prepare infographs and other visual aids to explain project results.
– Maintain ArcGIS online and manage the Web Map Gallery and the array of GIS Data that is contained within the Hub.

2. Capacity Development:
– Provide training to the UNDP/project staff and ensure sustainability of the system;
– Conduct training on data entry, data analysis and report generation.

3. Coordination in IM/GIS related areas:
– Coordinate with other UN agencies and members of Community Restoration Cluster for 4W- mapping and generate required reports;
– Represent UNDP/CoRe Cluster in the information management related technical meetings of humanitarian coordination mechanism;

Impact of Results:
– The key results will have an impact on enhancing the technical quality, results and sustainability of information management which will contribute to the overall results of the programme, timely delivery of IM/GIS outputs, forging stronger linkages with other projects and agencies on development, and strengthening the technical capacity of the Government and IP’s.

Competencies and Critical Success Factors

– Advanced knowledge of the use of information management and GIS in humanitarian environments; highly developed conceptual, analytical and innovative ability to identify and articulate the information management requirements of complex situations requiring a coordinated response between actors; demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to use sound judgment to ensure the effective and timely completion of complex tasks; ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. natural disasters).

– Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Technological Awareness:
– Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Planning and Organizing:
– Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

– Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates and peers, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Client Orientation:
– Considers all to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; designs solutions and bases recommendations on the principles of usability; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients’ informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.

Judgment / Decision-Making:
– Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision.

Commitment to Continuous Learning:
– Demonstrated history of keeping abreast of new developments in the field plus a commitment to continuous learning.

Skills Required:
– Knowledge and experience in Database and GIS management (MySQL), ESRI Software, Open Source GIS Software (QGis, GeoServer/Map Server, Open Layers) and MS Office Package.
– ractical infographic design experience with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.
– Programming skills in JavaScript, Java, HTML, XHTML, XML and CSS.
– Ability to do in-depth analysis of data using Excel, SPSS or other similar software.

Recruitment Qualifications & Experience:
– Advanced university degree in Management (Geographic Information Systems/Information Management).
– At least 01 year of progressively responsible experience in GIS and information management; demonstrated and proven experience in the design and successful implementation of new GIS-based IM processes and systems are essential.
– Experience in the application of information management in development, disaster risk reduction, humanitarian response and recovery operations (complex emergencies and/or natural disasters) are desirable.

Language Requirements:
– Fluency in the English and Urdu required. Knowledge of Pashto would be an asset.

Duration of Contract: 6 months.

UNDP provides the Equal Opportunity for all equally qualified male & female including the physically challenged candidates, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply’’ (local and internal VA)

“United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) does not charge fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interviews, selection or induction etc. Moreover, UNDP does not concern itself with any information on the applicants’ bank accounts.”

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