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Vacancy for Associate Program Officer at UNITAR in Switzerland.

Vacancy for Associate Program Officer at UNITAR in Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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There is an announcement for the Vacancy for Associate Program Officer at UNITAR in Switzerland. Interested candidates can apply for the position now.


The incumbent will have the following duties as the Associate Program Officer

  • Assisting on cultural heritage, human security, and human rights mapping;
  • Additionally, taking an active part in processes to identify and procure satellite images; imagery download, processing, and remote sensing and/or geospatial data analysis;
  • Also, providing accurate and timely cartographic, geospatial data, and ESRI ArcServer web service products derived from the analysis in the form of situation maps and analytical reports;
  • Furthermore, assisting in other areas of analysis including change detection, damage assessment and territorial monitoring, including conflict situation, protection issues;
  • In addition to that, the candidate should participate in quality control processes.
  • Similarly, the candidate also contributes to the design and delivery of training modules and courses including the delivery of training in-country and the participation in seminars and workshops.
  • Increasing UNOSAT ‘s visibility through bilateral meetings, participation in workshops
  • Furthermore, contributing to the production of reports, news article writing, and providing content for use on social media platforms and to media when appropriate.


The candidate should meet the given criteria for the Vacancy for Associate Program Officer at UNITAR in Switzerland

  • Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in one or more of the following: geography, international relations, environment, engineering, or other equivalent related technical field.
  •  Minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience at the international level in the field of geographic information, international humanitarian law, capacity development, and any other relevant fields.
  • Additionally, the candidate should showcase fluency in English. Knowledge of another UN official language is considered an important asset.


  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts, and approaches relevant to the use of Earth Observation (EO) and Geospatial Information Technology (GIT) for Human Security, Human Rights, and Peace.
  • In addition to that, he/she should have the ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems.
  • Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet, and other databases.
  • Additionally, the ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Likewise, the organization seeks a candidate who shows pride in work and in achievements.
  • Similarly, the candidate should act in full consultation and in compliance with instructions from the Manager and direct supervisor; takes responsibility for delegated assignments.
  • Likewise, speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.


The candidate should submit the following documents along with the application.

  • The applicants should send a letter of motivation, as well as the P11 form at [email protected]
  • Additionally, UN staff members must submit copies of their latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) report at the time of application.


  • The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a dedicated training arm of the United Nations system.
  • Additionally, UNITAR provides training and capacity development activities to assist mainly in developing countries.
  • Moreover, it provides special attention to Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other groups and communities who are most vulnerable, including those in conflict situations.

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Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline09 April,2020
Company NameUNITAR



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