GIS Officer NGO Jobs – IMPACT Initiatives


Job Title:    GIS Officer

Organization:  IMPACT Initiatives

Duty Station:  Kampala,


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

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

available GIS data to inform secondary data review.

GIS requirements of research cycle/assessments are met.

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.

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

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

with assessment team to identify key spatial trends in assessment data or data

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

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

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

and access map data sources to provide additional context to analyses and

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

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

Support training
and capacity building of GIS and Database staff

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confidentiality and
Data Protection

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:

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

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

experience with QGIS and ArcGIS required

understanding of database management required

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

to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility;

in English is required;

experience in East Africa is desired;

to work independently.



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

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)

costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance

of medical, life and repatriation insurance + retirement package


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




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