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Geospatial Developer

Juba (South Sudan)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Juba (South Sudan)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
  • Closing Date: 2020-06-16

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible.

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of Chief of the GIS Unit, GITTS or his/her designated officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assisting with the development of IT and Web mapping services applications and web templates/ web services for GIS clients using ESRI or FOSS4G software;
  • Utilizing ArcGIS Server, SQL, ArcGIS Monitor, ArcSDE, ArcMap;
  • Supporting the operating of the mission’s intranet map server and its associated web map services;
  • Undertaking GIS server administration, which includes the installation, configuration, testing, server backup and implementing disaster recovery plans in coordination with the Geospatial Information and Telecommunications Technology Section (GITTS); as well as optimising the availability and responsiveness of various server functions such as geo-database, file and web/applications;
  • Assisting in providing technical support including: software; hardware; and geographic information systems support;
  • Archiving mission geographic data and maintaining the mission's geo-database system using SQL for SQL Server;
  • Providing technical support in the administration of desktop workstations including first level troubleshooting, application software installations and updates, as well as the upkeep of peripheral equipment including plotters and scanners;
  • Maintaining GIS Stock & Assets Inventory on a monthly basis;
  • Populating the GIS data repository and implementing appropriate data security and access controls;
  • Assisting the GIS Unit in software and hardware procurement, and budgetary matters;
  • Preparing training materials, tutorials and presentations and cross training;
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

Bachelor or master’s degree in the field of GIS, Mapping, Engineering or equivalent which involves GIS and a strong background in the field of Information Technology (IT) or a bachelor’s degree in the field of IT and a strong background in the field of GIS.

Required experience: 36 Months Experience remark:
  • Minimum three (3) years extensive and progressively responsible experience in GIS system integration, web GIS developing, programming with Java, C#, .net, SQL server;
  • Designing Geodatabase and its related works are required;
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Other information and telecommunications technology experience Area of expertise details:
  • Experience in a multinational working environment an asset;
  • Experience with server administration and maintenance;
  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc) and other IT applications and office technology equipment;
  • Have a valid driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 vehicles;
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
  • Sound security awareness.
Driving license: Yes Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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