The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.
Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
This position is created within the GIS Unit of the Emergency Division and reports to the Coordinator of the GIS unit.
The Emergency Division (EME) is responsible for enhancing the World Food Programme (WFP) preparedness and response capacity in emergencies, including early warning, preparedness planning, crisis support and information management.
As per directive OM 2008 / 005, EME is also the corporate focal point for GIS related projects and it considered data owner and data steward for relevant geo-referenced data as pertaining to locations.
Under this framework, the Geographical Information System (GIS) Team within EME gathers data from different sources and updates geo-referenced information to ensure that WFP is able to create detailed cartography as well as spatial analyses for areas of WFP’s interest.
Such information resides on a proper GIS infrastructure that the GIS team has implemented at the WFP headquarters and that it is rolling out in Regional and Country Offices together with GIS data preparedness activities to have ready-to-map information in case of emergencies.
The GIS Developer Lead will support this effort by developing procedures to automatically gather, process and map such information.
He / She will contribute to the maintenance and improvement of the infrastructure where this information is stored as well as provide support to country offices and regional bureaux to build their GIS infrastructure and carry out data preparedness initiatives.
The GIS Developer Lead will be also responsible for the implementation of GIS applications for various divisions in WFP and for capacity building activities related to various GIS software that will be delivered by the team to colleagues in WFP and cooperating partners.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Perform any other duties within his / her professional competence as required to support project objectives.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Advanced Degree, preferably in Geographic Information Systems or other relevant fields
Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language : Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and / or Portuguese (A WFP’s working language)
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed term as well as a non-rotational contract with a probationary period of one year.
WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.
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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
23 May, 2021
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV / AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.