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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The Associate Geospatial Information Officer will directly report to Chief Geographic Information Officer.

Responsibilities- Assist in GIS Enterprise administration, which include the installation, configuration, testing and maintenance of geographic information systems, as well as the optimization of availability and responsiveness of various GIS server functions: geo-database, file and web application development; development of mapping applications and web templates/services; analysis, troubleshooting, and resolution of GIS application/services problems; administration of system access and security of the enterprise GIS and related services.

- Engage in the timely preparation, maintenance, and provision of geospatial information and maps in support of the mission's operations; Collect, process, and evaluate geospatial data including vector, raster and thematic data; Compile large-scale operation maps and small scale briefing/report maps; and Conduct geospatial/terrain analysis studies and prediction of the effects of terrain, weather and situation on the mission's operations.

- Assist in performing quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) on all products generated and disseminated by the Section/Unit including data and maps; Assist in providing geospatial information training and education programmes for mission staff; and Assist in managing the technical work of junior staff.

- Archive mission geospatial data and maintain the mission's geo-database system.

-Assist in the sharing of geospatial data with other offices of the mission.

Co-ordinates all actions required for the effective implementation of technical co-operation projects by:

  • Monitoring project implementation at all stages, including the analysis of implementation difficulties and initiating remedial action;
  • Preparing and/or reviewing documents and revising as required;
  • Requesting actions for recruitment of experts and placement of fellowships and ensuring satisfactory and expeditious completion of action;
  • Reviewing requisitions for procurement of equipment with substantive offices and following up on the status of purchase and delivery;
  • Preparing and/or reviewing various project reports, i.e. periodic progress reports, technical contractors' agency terminal reports, and, as requested, project status reports, fiscal reports and briefing notes;
  • Arranging for the completion of projects and ensuring all documents and books are finalized.

    Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge of geographic information and its related matters; recognized expert in the field; policy and operational objectives; conceptual and strategic analytical capacity to understand geographic information applications for field operations such as UN peace operations and mapping in general; ability to establish priorities, direct others in the execution of the programme and ensure timely delivery of results. Knowledge in graphic software. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment 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.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors’ language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork: -Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; -Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise and 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

Education- Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in geospatial information science, cartography, geography or other disciplines that involve geospatial information related programmes. - 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.

Work Experience A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of geospatial information (e.g. geospatial information applications, geospatial database management, geospatial/terrain analysis, cartography and mapping, image processing is required. Experience in Geo-database systems, GIS Enterprise system designing, and web technologies is required. Proficiency in the use of geographic information systems (GIS) software, (Arc GIS 10, ARC GIS PRO) is required. Prior experience in field operations such as UN peacekeeping or humanitarian operations is desirable. Experience in development of web mapping applications is desirable. Knowledge or experience in graphic software, Adobe acrobat and Photoshop is desirable. Proficiency in the use of GIS applications and Global Positioning System (GPS) is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an online assessment exercise which may be followed by an informal interview.

Special Notice This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

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.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.


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