ASSOCIATE GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION OFFICER
Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) provides critical Supply Chain, Geospatial, Information and Telecommunications Technologies services and Training to all Secretariat Entities, Peacekeeping and Special Political Missions, Agencies, Funds and Programmes of the UN system worldwide.
This position is located within the Client Solutions Delivery Section (CSDS), Service for Geospatial Information and Telecommunications Technologies (SGITT), of the UNGSC, Brindisi, Italy.
The incumbent will report to the Chief of Data and Visualization Unit within the CSDS, or designated officer.
Under the supervision of the Chief of Section, the Associate Geospatial Information Officer will be responsible for the following:
• Engages in the timely preparation, maintenance, and provision of geospatial information and maps in support of the UN operations; Collects, process, and evaluates geospatial data including vector, raster, thematic, open data and big data; Compiles large-scale operation maps and small-scale briefing/report maps; and Conducts geospatial/terrain analysis studies and prediction of the effects of terrain, weather and situation on the UN operations.
•Assists in performing quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) on all products generated and disseminated by the Client Solutions Delivery Section, including data, visuals, web base & mobile map applications; Assists in providing geospatial information training and education programmes for UN staff; and assists in managing the technical work of junior staff.
• Archives global geospatial data and maintains the hybrid geospatial -database system; Maintains online dynamic web maps, 3D web scenes, web services, and visualization dashboards, including the enterprise geoportal and its associated services. Support cartographic standardization processes.
• Assists in the sharing of geospatial data with UN Field Offices, DOS UNGIS Section, and UNGSC customers, including UN Agencies Funds and Programmes, and Offices Away of HQ (OAH) and assists in the promotion of services and undertake day-to-day geospatial operation matters.
Professionalism: Knowledge of geospatial information systems (GIS), cartography, remote sensing, geography, and its related matters; demonstrated skills in enterprise geospatial databases engine (ArcSDE); Knowledge in innovative geo-visualization techniques (digital twins, AR/VR/MR), and good presentation skills; Shows pride in work and 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.
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; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows wiliness to learn new technology.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in geospatial information science, cartography, geography, or other disciplines that involve geospatial information related programmes. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two (2) years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.Job - Specific Qualification
Technical certification in ArcGIS Pro (Associate or Professional) is desirable.Work Experience
A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of geospatial information (e.g. geospatial information applications, geospatial database management, geospatial/terrain analysis, cartography and 2D/3D mapping, and image processing, ) or related fields, or the successful completion of the Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP)/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P) is required.
Experience in the use of geographic information systems (GIS) software ArcMap/ArcGIS Pro is required.
Experience in 2D/3D web mapping, including 3D scenes authoring & publishing workflows using ArcGIS Enterprise, and experience in geodatabase management using Enterprise Geodatabase (ArcSDE) is desirable,
Experience in mapping project management as well as managing technical teams is desirable.
Experience in innovative geo-visualization techniques and hands on 3D digital twin technologies (game engines, AR/VR/MR, photogrammetry) is desirable.
Prior experience in UN peacekeeping field operations, humanitarian operations or similar International related field experience is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, Fluency in English (oral and written) is required;Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
This position is open for recruitment for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations is Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.
United Nations Considerations
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