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United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) is now hiring a Senior Geographic Information Assistant!
This position is located in the Geospatial Information Management Systems Section of the African Centre for Statistics in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The incumbent reports to the Chief of Economic, Infrastructure, and Agriculture Statistics Section under the supervision of the Director, African Centre for Statistics.
Independently provides a full range of geospatial data analysis assistance at all phases of a geospatial data analysis initiative, seeking guidance only in exceptional circumstances.
Participate in the development of geographic information systems, databases, as well as applications along with the necessary geospatial data collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination.
Assist in design, development, as well as maintenance of online application systems and programs
Also, serves as a focal point for coordination, monitoring, and expedition of geospatial data analysis activity, involving extensive liaison with diverse parts of the organization to request geospatial data as well as to communicate geospatial data needs to other parts of the organization.
Maintains specific information products in their area and assists more senior staff in providing information products to others.
Drafts correspondence as well as communications related to all aspects of geospatial data analysis
In addition, prepares newsletters and other products related to geospatial data analysis activities
drafts inputs for a wide range of documents/reports, briefings/debriefings, correspondence, etc.
Provides guidance and training to new/junior staff as well as other users of geoinformation services in ECA and partners organizations.
Supervises other general service staff in the function.
Passing the UN’s Global General Services Test (GGST) is required. Please refer to the Special Notice section for additional information about the GGST.
10 years of experience in geospatial information, analysis, mapping data visualization, information management, or related area is necessary.
Experience with GIS software: ArcGIS Suite and also ERDAS Imagine are desirable.
Also, experience with geographic information system design and development, geodatabase design and management, software programming languages, and proven skills in web application development is desirable.