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UN Jobs: Geospatial Information Assistant 2021

Posting Title: Geospatial Information Assistant, G5

Job Code Title: Geospatial Information Assistant

Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan

Duty Station: Malakal, South Sudan

Posting Period: 17 May 2021 – 15 June 2021

Job Opening Number: 21-Information Management Systems-UNMISS-151659-R- (M)

Staffing Exercise: N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in GIS/FTS, United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), duty station Malakal. The incumbent will report to Chief GIS or his/her designate.

Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Chief Geographic Information Services (GIS) or his designated officer, the Incumbent is responsible for the performance of the following duties:
•Produce maps for operations in the UNMISS Sector North area of responsibility;
•Compile geographic data such as vector, raster, satellite imagery and other data sources;
•Process satellite imagery;
•Conduct GPS survey with commercial device and/or Mobile Solution;
•Prepare and carry out the impression of maps;
•Assist GIS staff on the software/hardware side such as GPS data transfer, Plotter ink replacement, loading roll of paper for printing maps;
•Archive mission geographic data and maintain the mission’s geo-database;
•Supports in the creation of a common set of attributes, rules and representation, and workflows for specific geospatial solutions;
•Documents clients’ requirements, designs and develops of the geo-databases in support of operational solutions and decision support tools;
•Liaises with the other sections to ensure compliance of designed geospatial data models and geo-databases with the standards and security protocols;
•Maintain GIS Stock & Assets Inventory on a monthly basis;
•Perform other related duties.

Competencies

Professionalism:
Demonstrated skill and knowledge in spatial database engine; knowledge and skill in Remote Sensing for processing various satellite imagery; ability to understand cartographic and GIS production and mapping; good presentation skills; Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication:
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others correctly, interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork:
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.

Education

High school diploma. Post-secondary education at college, university or specialized training institution in GIS related field, in cartographic or survey for practical operations. Knowledge of GIS software (ESRI and ERDAS Imagine) is required. Familiarity with information technology (IT) and other GIS software like QGIS is an added asset.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of experience in Geospatial Information System, data collection and management, mapping, data visualization, or other related area, is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable”.
Knowledge of other languages spoken in South Sudan is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview

Special Notice

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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