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GIS and Information Management Assistant (Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI)

Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Port-au-Prince (Haiti)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Nutrition
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Population matters (trends and census)
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
    • Administrative support
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-09

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task
  1. Support the SWG Coordinator in identifying the relevant information requirement of the Working Group partners and facilitate information sharing among stakeholders.
  1. Support the Working Group Coordinator in all information gathering and coordinating information collection process including monitoring and analysing of data.
  1. Participate in the analysis of data as well as visualization (such as mapping, gap analysis, infographic, etc) and reporting to Working Group partners.
  1. Upon SWG Coordinator’s demand participate Establish and maintain systems to ensure data confliction at field level hilts avoiding duplication.
  1. Regularly engage and represent the Shelter Working Group in the Information Management Working Group and the Assessment Working Group, feed backing to the Working Group as relevant.
  2. Elaborate and maintain the Shelter Working Group information management and mapping tools including but not limited to Working Group website, 4W, dashboard, snapshot and presence and intervention tracking as required.
  3. Support the Working Group Coordinator and Technical Coordinator in developing a monitoring framework for the Working Group indicators.
  4. Liaise with humanitarian stakeholders and relevant government counterpart on behalf of the Shelter Working Group as required. Maintain contact with appropriate partner agencies when basic or special needs are identified.
  5. Perform other duties as may be assigned.
  6. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:- Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day)- Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country- Provide annual and end of assignment reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities using UNV’s Volunteer Reporting Application- Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.- Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers- Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

  7. Perform Information Management activities for the Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI) Working Group:

    Ensure that the 4W is compiled nationally and at field level and kept up to date with de-conflicted information;

    Maintain web presence at Sheltercluster.org and verify that up-to-date and relevant information is easily accessible to partners; Ensure that Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI) Working Group meetings and facilitate access are well advertised, organized and that partners have access to discussed issues;

    Maintain mailing lists in order to reach relevant partners and answer or redirect their requests.

    Perform GIS activities for the Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI) Working Group:

    Provide on demand mapping; provide mapping of Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI) Working Group partners activities Inform the Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI) Working Group coordination on Geographic Information issues.

    Maintain contact with other Working Groups and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

    Monitor humanitarian IM / GIS initiatives;

    Advise the Shelter Working Group on IM / GIS initiatives;

  8. The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

University degree in Information Technology, Geographic Information Systems, Social Sciences, Statistics, Mathematics, economics or a related field from an accredited academic institution with 3 years of relevant professional experience; or

School diploma with 7 years of relevant professional experience.

Required experience: 36 Months Experience remark:

3 years of relevant professional experience; or School diploma with 7 years of relevant professional experience.

Experience in shelter and information management related activities in natural disaster or conflict situations, analysis, displacement mapping, tracking and monitoring.Experience in the areas of information management, coordination, shelter, displacement management, disaster risk reduction, Humanitarian reform are preferred; Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, and with other national and international institutions;

Language skills:
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations, Geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing Area of expertise details:

University degree in Information Technology, Geographic Information Systems, Social Sciences, Statistics, Mathematics, economics or a related field from an accredited academic institution.

Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations Mandatory Geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing Mandatory

Area of Expertise Requirement

Experience with GIS software (ArcGIS, QGIS), experience in managing a GIS team and in capacity development, experience in atlas’ system, advanced use of Excel, experience in data collection tools for challenging environments Experience with open data software’s and data base management

Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations

Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners

Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives

Emergency or Crisis

Works effectively in high pressure, rapidly changing environments

Coordinates actions with emergency response actors and making use of coordination structures

Supports adequate levels of information sharing between internal units, Working Group partners, IOM and other emergency response actors

Establishes and maintains effective relationships with implementing partners

Makes correct decisions rapidly based on available information

Driving license: Yes Competencies values:

Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

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Application deadline: 09-July-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

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