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Technical Officer - GIS developer


  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Cairo
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Population matters (trends and census)
  • Closing Date: 2022-10-09


The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.
The Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment Unit is responsible for identifying new public health events, assessing risks to public health, conducting epidemiological surveillance and field investigations, monitoring public health interventions, and communicating public health information to technical partners.


Develop GIS tools using ArcGIS Python scripts, produce GIS applications and GIS services with ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS server.
Maintain and update the Regional GIS Portal for health emergencies by updating the geodatabase repository, map stories, dashboards and signal and events application, and cooperating with system administrators to ensure the smooth running and accessibility of GIS services.
Produce infographics and thematic maps for operational, reporting and monitoring purposes.
Participate in the development and implementation of capacity-building activities related to GIS.
Provide technical input in the implementation of the IT platforms and DHIS2 in the Region by setting new instances, customizing the platform and building new data sets.
Work closely with the country offices to support the emergency health Information systems and GIS related activities and maintain the contact lists of GIS network.
Perform any other related incident-specificduties, as required by the functional supervisor.



Essential: University degree in information or data management, GIS, computer science, statistics or a relevant field.
Desirable: Advanced university degree in computer science, health statistics, epidemiology and/or information management.


Essential: At least 2 years of relevant experience in GIS and information management with experience in complex emergencies and humanitarian settings.
Desirable: Prior experience in humanitarian work at field level, with WHO/UN agencies, or with an international nongovernmental organization.



  • Demonstrated knowledge of health information principles.
  • Excellent skills in the assessment, monitoring, analysis and evaluation of emergency health situations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in developing and using different tools of information management including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and in developing decision support and planning tools for emergency preparedness and response.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, with emphasis on writing skills.
  • Sound analytical and organizational skills.


  • Demonstrated ability to interact in complex situations involving technical, cultural andpolitical elements.
  • Proven ability to work and produce results under pressure in critical situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Excellent knowledge of English. Excellent knowledge of Arabic.
Desirable: Knowledge of French would be an asset.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at EGP 650,279 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
  • Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line through Stellis. For assessment of your application, please ensure that:
    1 -Your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated.
    2- All required details regarding your qualifications, education, training and experience are provided under relevant sections.
    3- Your experience records are properly entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time.
  • Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model:
  • 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: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  • 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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