|Posting Title:||GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION OFFICER, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)|
|Job Code Title:||GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION OFFICER|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Posting Period:||13 December 2019 – 26 December 2019|
|Job Opening Number:||19-Information Management Systems-MONUSCO-128616-J-Goma (M)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Office of the United Nations Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator (EERC). The Geospatial Information Officer will be based in Goma and report to the Ebola Emergency Response Coordinator.
Takes responsibility for the timely preparation, maintenance and provision of geospatial information and maps in support of the Mission’s operations; Coordinates the collection, processing, evaluation and dissemination of geospatial data including vector, raster and thematic data; Conducts geospatial/terrain analysis studies and prediction of the effects of terrain, weather and situation on the Mission’s operations; Implements quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) procedures for all products generated and disseminated by the Section, including geospatial data and maps.
Designs, implements and maintains the Mission’s geospatial database system as well as other geospatial information systems (GIS) and associated services, ensuring appropriate data security and access controls; Designs, implements and maintains system backup and disaster recovery plans; Designs, implements and maintains the Mission’s geospatial information infrastructure including servers and network, large-format plotters and scanners, printers and mobile devices; and Leads the development of geospatial information and mapping applications including web-based applications.
Coordinates with counterparts in other offices of the Mission, UN agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the host nation on collection and sharing of geospatial data; Undertakes the timely exchange of geospatial information between the Mission and the Geospatial Information Section of the Operations Support Division, OICT; and undertakes day-to-day geospatial operation matters between the Mission and the Geospatial Information Section of the UN Global Service Centre (UNGSC).
Provides input and conducts geospatial information training and education programmes for Mission staff;
Participates in Mission start-up and other field work as required;
Professionalism: Strong analytical skills, and experience in information collection and management; excellent drafting and editing skills with the proven ability to produce cogent reports; proven analytical ability and experience in building information networks in a complex conflict and post conflict environment; ability to produce forward-looking, preemptive analytical products and relevant leadership advice, notably on security developments and the positioning of non-State armed actors; proven ability to integrate different perspectives, inter alia, political, civil affairs, military, police, security, humanitarian, human rights, rule of law, gender, child protection, development, environmental and electoral affairs, into analytical products; ability to coordinate with many different actors in both the Mission and the UN system, to develop and foster collaboration and contact networks and to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and backgrounds (including civilians, military and police); Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Technological Awareness: In-depth knowledge of the latest technological developments in geographic information, image processing, Global Positioning System (GPS) and web applications. Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Cartography, Geography, Geographic/Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), Computer Sciences and/or related fields. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two (2) years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the areas of planning and management of Geospatial Information related projects and/or Geospatial Analysis is required.
At least one (1) year of experience at the supervisory level is required
At least one (1) year of experience in an international organization, nongovernmental organization, and/or military or police organization in a volatile, conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required, knowledge of French is an added advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
• This position is temporarily available until [specific date]. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
• The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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