Job Title: GIS Assistant Officer
Organisation: Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Project Name: World Bank Third Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF3) Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Coordinator DRF
The Government of Uganda has received a credit from the International Development Association/ World Bank towards the cost of the Third Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF3) Project. The development objective of NUSAF3 is to provide effective income support to and build the resilience of poor and vulnerable households in Northern Uganda.
Job Summary: The GIS Assistant Officer will support DDMCs in data collection, mapping, and preparation of digital maps at region, district scales using various GIS soft wares.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- The incumbent will support DDMCs in data collection, mapping, and preparation of digital maps at region, district scales using various GIS soft wares.
- Develop spatial data at the appropriate scales, and standardisation of non-spatial data from the various sources to formulate GIS products.
- Organize the data collected from the field into the agreed data storage format, for processing and retrieval to generate value added information decisions.
- Present GIS data into Disaster Risk Financing web-portal in NECOC.
- Assist the DRF coordinator and project team in organising meetings and trainings.
- If necessary, other works as assigned or instructed by the Project Focal Person in the DRDPM related to the DRF Subcomponent during implementation of this project.
Key Result Areas:
- Monitor GIS Systems operations.
- Develop spatial data at the appropriate scales
- Ensure that GIS data is entered into Disaster Risk Financing web-portal in NECOC
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate for the World Bank NUSAF3 GIS Assistant Officer career opportunity should hold a degree in Geography or Environmental Sciences or Climate Sciences or Related Sciences.
- Possess a Post Graduate diploma in Geographic Information Science/Systems and Remote Sensing.
- At least two years’ experience in the field of GIS.
- A minimum of two years’ experience working with rural communities.
- Knowledgeable on the use of GPS, Geo-ODK for field data collection.
- Previous experience in risks assessments and related studies.
- Proven ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-discipline team environment
- Excellent analytical and report writing skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send cover letters and updated CVs via email only to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please indicate the Post Title in the Subject line when applying
- Submitted copies should strictly be in PDF and all in one document
- Relevant academic documents will be required at the interview stage.
- Only E-mail applications will be accepted
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Deadline: Friday, 1st July 2016 by 5:00PM
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