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GIS Specialist (Geographical Information System)

Abuja (Nigeria)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Abuja (Nigeria)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Population matters (trends and census)
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2019-11-23

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The objective of the post is to provide technical GIS/data management support to WHO-EPI country office and national EOC by (a) ensuring availability of quality, timely, and complete information that guides the Polio Eradication program (b) Conducting all round GIS/Spatial data analysis of the polio related data sets, (c) Monitoring the availability of latest polio related data sets in the EOC Web portal, (d) Managing the special intervention data from security compromised areas, including Borno, (e) supporting the effort of data team as a member of different working groups, including Nomadic Working Group, GIS Working Group, and Household Enumeration; and (f) Supporting establishment of environmental surveillance through GIS technology

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under the overall guidance of the WHO country office representative and Technical supervision of EPI focal point and direct supervision of country office monitoring and evaluation officer the incumbent will carry out the following specific task\: 1. Provide technical GIS/DM support to EOC and its working groups (Strategy Group, Operation Working Group, Communication Working Group, and Surveillance Working Group) 2. Track and obtain missing or incomplete settlements using VTS during Ds/OBRs3. Support in capacity building training in data management, GIS, and transition of new technologies including VTS to government personnel4. Prepare post campaign summary report and present to members of the EOC within agreed timeline5. Make sure campaign related final data sets are cleaned and uploaded to the EOC portal and extract specific data set from the portal if requested by partners and approved by the Incident manager.6. Conduct detailed analysis using multiple data layers and produce spatial maps showing triangulated data sets for decision.7. Ensure quality pre, intra and post campaign data is made available in time for regular and adhoc analysis as requested by Strategy, Operation and other partners/donors8. Support identification of Priority LGA for vaccination tracking system and ensure state and implementing partners are informed in good time. Ensure missed settlement list from the VTS is shared timely and monitor feedback from respective states.9. Participate in biweekly Borno GIS partner call and ensure all mapping products are appropriately used at national and state EOC level10. Produce different maps with multiple layers and triangulate data sets that can show program performance and identify potential gaps for action11. Prepare large scale maps and posters for display at different conferences and stakeholder meetings12. Perform other activities as required by EPI Team leader and WHO REpresentative

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential\: Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Monitoring & Evaluation or data management related field with additional data management training.
Desirable\: ICT Knowledge and experience

Experience

Essential\: At least 2 years' experience in health-related data management.
Desirable\: Experience in quality collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of health information for program planning and management.Experience in database development.Working knowledge of statistical application programs (EPI INFO, SPSS, STATA etc.) and mapping programs (HealthMapper, ArcGIS, QGIS etc)

Skills

Working Data Management experience Advanced GIS/QGIS skillPolio Eradication knowledge and experience

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential\:
Desirable\:

REMUNERATION

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 16,353,792 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link\: http\://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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