Geographic Information System (GIS) Officer – World Food Programme

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the supervision of Regional GIS, Information & Knowledge Management Officer, the National GIS Officer will be responsible for;

Following corporate guidelines, designing and developing standardized maps and infographics to inform WFP, donors and stakeholders on achievements and response in the region;
Contributing to the development/updating of the interactive web-mapping applications to support effective information management in line with WFP and UN corporate policies and practices;
Maintaining and updating the spatial data infrastructure (SDI) for the storage of geospatial data layers in a centralized regional repository for all the countries in the region and establishing linkages to the corporate SDI database in close coordination with relevant teams at RBC and HQ, including the GIS teams from the Emergency Preparedness Division (OSE) and VAM;
Ensuring the use of standardized and updated geospatial data layers and best practices in the region;
Coordinating the execution of the new set-ups and the implementations of commonly agreed-upon GIS infrastructure in selected COs while ensuring data integration between the RBC and the HQ nodes for data sharing and interoperability;
Updating and maintaining the inventory of GIS/Remote Sensing (RS) datasets and maps to ascertain data/map needs and gaps while identifying new data sources to ensure data preparedness for timely solution and response;
Ensuring the production of metadata to document on all existing database implementations while conducting regular updates;
Updating data layers in the SDI following the corporate guidelines of spatial data management;
Server management of Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) at the regional level;
Coordinate with ICT to ensure the availability of geodatabase server and timely SDI backups;

Job Details

Posted Date: 2019-07-21
Job Role: Support Services
Company Industry: Community/Social Services/and Nonprofit

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Mid Career