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 Emergency Division and reports to the Deputy Director of the Emergency Division.
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 GIS Unit within EME gathers data from different sources and manages a network of GIS practitioners in the organization in order to update geo-referenced information required to produce detailed maps and analyses in support of WFP operations.
The GIS Unit supports a global network of clients in Headquarters, Regional Bureaux and Country Offices through cutting-edge geospatial information management tools and critical mapping outputs.
Diverse datasets are brought together for analysis including food security indicators, environment factors, conflict data, climate data, and weather forecasts.
Geospatial analyses enable WFP staff to develop insights into complex dynamics and provide actionable information.
Moreover, the unit is working on several GIS projects to improve GIS capacity and accessibility at all levels in the organization, such as the Automatic Disaster Analysis and Mapping (ADAM) tool, Access Mapping and the Emergency Mapping Kit, a framework to increase readiness of field offices to produce GIS products in support of Emergencies.
In addition to this, the unit supports Regional and Country offices with implementation of data preparedness initiatives and with deployment in WFP key-field location the GIS Infrastructure, which consists of the SDI (Spatial Data Infrastructure), a solid framework for the GIS data management dedicated to GIS officer, and the WFPGeoNode, a web portal to manage and share maps, data and trainings.
The incumbent will coordinate the team and he / she will be responsible for managing related activities.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
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.