GIS Officer NGO Jobs – IMPACT Initiatives

 

Job Title:    GIS Officer

Organization:  IMPACT Initiatives

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

IMPACT Initiatives
is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization manages
several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. The IMPACT team comprises
specialists in data collection, management and analysis and GIS. IMPACT was
launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO whose headquarter is
based in Paris and is present in thirty countries. The two organizations have a
strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, enabling IMPACT to
benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.

 

Job Summary:  Under the functional supervision of the
U-Learn Research Manager and technical supervision of the GIS/Data Specialist,
the IMPACT GIS Officer will be responsible for managing the processes and
outputs related to GIS products, remote sensing, and other data tasks,
including web applications. The GIS Officer will provide support on all U-Learn
research cycles, including methodology design, data quality assurance,
analysis, and spatial verification, through the development of automated
systems and the functional management of GIS (GISO) and Database Officers
(DBOs). The GIS Officer will ensure the implementation of GIS and DB activities
including preparation, implementation, and follow-up, and ensure sufficient
quality and compliance with internal procedures, with technical support from
the GIS/Data Specialist.

 

The position will be
based in Kampala. In close coordination with the U-Learn Research Manager and
GIS/Data Specialist, the GIS Officer is responsible for:

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Ensure GIS
functions within Research Cycle by working in close coordination with
assessment staff

·       
Ensure
that assessments are planned in line with GIS input and support.

·       
Identify
available GIS data to inform secondary data review.

·       
Ensure
GIS requirements of research cycle/assessments are met.

·       
Develop
geo-spatial analysis of assessment areas to be used, as relevant, in developing
daily assessment plans, field movement plans, and accompanying operational maps
for field teams.

·       
Support
development of quantitative sampling frames and ensure that collected data is
geo-referenced, enabling the production of maps and related products.

·       
Facilitate
data cleaning and analysis automation process for assessments. Ensure accurate
linkages between spatial databases and assessment data.

·       
Work
with assessment team to identify key spatial trends in assessment data or data
gaps.

Produce and review
GIS products (including maps and web products) to standalone or incorporate
into other outputs

·       
Work
with GIS/Data Specialist and assessment team to identify map information needs
based on project objectives.

·       
Work
with GIS/Data Specialist and assessment team to identify narrative and key
findings related to spatial analysis to communicate in output.

·       
Identify
and access map data sources to provide additional context to analyses and
outputs.

·       
Create
high quality maps, inforgraphics, and dashboards/interactive maps as needed in
close partnership with assessment team and in line with IMPACT global guidelines.

·       
Review
and validate all GIS and spatial analysis products prior to IMPACT HQ review

Support training
and capacity building of GIS and Database staff

·       
Manage
1-2 GIS/Database Officers, providing daily support, training, and capacity
building to support career development.

·       
Build
overall GIS and data analysis/automation capacity of team through formal and
informal trainings.

·       
Provide
regular support and technical backstopping to all GIS/Database staff members.

·       
Work
with the GIS specialist, technical focal points, and IMPACT HQ members to
identify and implement best GIS, remote sensing, and other technical practices.

·       
Participate
in regular meetings with GIS and database staff to assess progress on research
cycles and review/track progress of work plans

·       
Provide
oversight in GIS procedures regarding GIS data management and organization,
data security, file sharing, output tracking, and asset management

Confidentiality and
Data Protection

·       
The GIS
Officer will maintain the strictest confidentiality of data and processes.
He/she will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of
information and data.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal applicant must hold a Master’s degree in GIS, mathematics, statistics,
computer science or related field. M.S. level statistics courses in R required

·       
Advanced
experience analyzing complex data with R and/or Python required, preferably
related to a humanitarian context

·       
Advanced
experience with QGIS and ArcGIS required

·       
Advanced
understanding of database management required

·       
Previous
experience with java-script, Tableau, and mobile data collection preferred 
Excellent team management and capacity building skills;

·       
Ability
to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;

·       
Fluency
in English is required;

·       
Previous
experience in East Africa is desired;

·       
Ability
to work independently.

 

Conditions

·       
Salary
defined by the IMPACT salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship,
security, and performance are considered for pay bonus

·       
Monthly
living allowance provided in country by IMPACT’s partner ACTED

·       
Food and
lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance
(depending on grade level, contract length, and country of assignment)

·       
Transportation
costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance

·       
Provision
of medical, life and repatriation insurance + retirement package

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

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