UN GIS and Mapping Assistant Job Careers – United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Job Title:      GIS
and Mapping Assistant
Organisation: United
Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Vacancy code: VA/2018/B5323/16386
About UNOPS:
United Nations
Office for Project Services (UNOPS)’ mission is to expand the capacity of the
UN system and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and
development operations that matter for people in need. Working in some of the
world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy
partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality,
speed and cost effectiveness. By assisting UN organizations, international
financial institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes
significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The GIS and Mapping
Assistant working under Assessment and GIS Expert, will be required to
undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:-
  • Assist the UNOPS Assessment and GIS expert to produce a clear and
    transparent  georeferenced
    information database and maps;
  • Assist in verification and recording of all field data from
    surveyors; manage data related to road network, services and
    infrastructures (health, schools, market, water points, and other social
  • Assist in gathering, integrating existing spatial data, determining
    how best the information can be displayed using GIS and in producing map
  • Assist in analyzing data with spatial analysis for the accessibility
    and infrastructures mapping undertaken (analysis of satellite image,
    production of list of GPS coordinate for the villages, facilities,
    critical points etc)
  • Assist in making the Rural Access Index calculation, in producing
    and printing maps following the instruction of the Assessment and GIS
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation of assessments;
  • Contribute in intermediate and final reports;
  • Assist the Assessment and GIS expert to provide trainings in the use
    of GIS tools;
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Project Manager and team;
Key Results:
  • Counties/Region/East Africa dataset on accessibilities,
    infrastructures, facilities
  • A georeferenced dataset (layers of information on infrastructure)
  • List of critical points with GPS coordinates verified by the
  • List of infrastructure
  • Road networks
  • Analyzed and mapped GPS trace of the inspected roads
  • Summarized statistics on data collected and analyzed (nb of houses,
    nb of critical points, nb water cross path…)
  • Organized collection of georeferenced pictures/photos
  • Organized list of electronically filled forms with GPS coordinate of
    visited infrastructures
  • Maps and schematics services/facilities assessment;
  • Information sheet on infrastructures/road sections/facilities/services
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills; resourceful, pro-active, maturity of
    judgement and behavior skills;
  • Ability to build and sustain effective work relationship with
    subordinates and peers to achieve common goals;
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize work well under stress,
    meet deadlines;
  • Self-motivated, ability to take on leadership and ownership of
    actions, and provide flexible and effective solutions to challenging
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to constant change;
  • Willingness to learn and openness to suggestions for

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Office for Project
    Services (UNOPS) GIS and Mapping Assistant job opportunity should have
    completed secondary education. Relevant professional diploma or Bachelor’s
  • Secondary education completed and a minimum of 5 years’ experience
    in Geospatial, spatial analysis and mapping is required; 
  • Experience in use on android smartphone and its apps, computer
    software or its equivalent is desired;
  • Experience in collecting electronic Geomapping data and in using
    tools in a multi-faceted program as well as using Management Information
    Systems (MIS) is required;
  • Experience in field 
    collection is desired;
  • Skills in Geospatial/ terrain analysis, Geographic Information
    System, ArcGIS,Spatial and Geographical database acknowledgement are
  • Previous UN/NGO experience is an asset
  • Languages: Fluency
    in written and oral English required
  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to
    differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational
    and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model
    for diversity and inclusion.
  • Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit.
    Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers
    only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and
    inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners
    and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong
    external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant
    to the role).
  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self
    and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task
    accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees
    opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that
    responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively
    adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements.
    Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is
    consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic
    decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks.
    Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner.
    Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of
    others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles
    conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding
    common ground.
How to Apply:
If interested in
joining the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in the
aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create
profile or express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system.
Deadline: 5th October 2018
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