United Nations Jobs in Brindisi, Italy
Position: Geospatial Information Officer at United Nations Logistic
The Geospatial Information Officer will be liable for the following duties
- 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 the 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 geographic information systems (GIS) and associated services, ensuring appropriate data security and access controls.
- Similarly, designs implements and maintains system backup and disaster recovery plans. Again, designs, implements and maintains the mission’s geospatial information infrastructure including servers and network, large-format plotters and scanners, printers and mobile devices.
- 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 GIS Section of the Office of Information and Communications Technology – OICT.
- Similarly, undertake 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 programs for mission staff. Also, participates in mission start-up and other fieldwork as required.
- Furthermore, manage junior staff and consultants in carrying out technical tasks in the Section/Unit.
In order to be eligible for the position, the candidate must have the following qualifications
- High School Diploma or equivalent. In addition to that, Technical qualification in Geospatial Sciences (Cartography, Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or equivalent) which involves geospatial information and image processing program is necessary.
- However, Certificates in the field of GIS, geography, cartography, image processing, and geospatial related skills are desirable.
- At least ten years of progressively responsible experience in geospatial information or related fields. However, university degree holders can apply with only five years of experience.
- Experience of GIS software, ArcGIS (ArcInfo, ArcEditor, ArcView and its extensions) and ERDAS Imagine is desirable.
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English, (oral and written) is required. In addition, knowledge of other UN languages is desirable.