Consultancy: GIS Consultant, Beirut, Lebanon, 3 months (Home-based)

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UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

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LB Home-based; Beirut (Lebanon)

Application deadline 2 months ago: Monday 7 Nov 2022 at 21:55 UTC

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope

UNICEF started to work in Lebanon in 1948 and established its office in 1950. For more than 70 years we’ve been working closely with the Government of Lebanon, other UN agencies, international and local NGOs, universities, and more than 100 partners to meet the needs of disadvantaged children in Lebanon. Responding to life-saving needs and ensuring equal access to quality public services, the impact of our work is felt in every aspect and every sphere of society. To learn more about our work, please refer to:

How can you make a difference?

  1. Utilisiation of GIS/Remote Sensing to illustrate current Cholera situation in Lebanon. This will include updating Cholera Risk Map, mapping number of suspected/confirmed cases and testing of water positive for cholera bacteria.
  2. Presentation of UNICEF Cholera response in Lebanon. Weekly mapping of chlorine distribution, partner intervention and fuel distribution.
  3. Creation of Interactive Web Map for Water Infrastructure in Lebanon. This will include water stations (including WWTPs) and their level of functionality, capacity, and productivity. It can also include levels of repair/maintenance ongoing or requested.
  4. Production of indicator maps for UNICEF indicators to present to MoPH or Donors (i.e # of sites reached per partner for desludging services or distribution of family hygiene kits).
  5. Remote Sensing Forecast for Cholera ( An analysis could be undertaken to investigate which areas of Lebanon are susceptible to Cholera using remote sensing. Further GIS spatial analysis of cholera situation also.
  6. Further mapping on request to support the field team at a governorate/district/site level.
  7. Mapping of settlements and local WASH infrastructure in most vulnerable areas.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s) in GIS.
  • Experience: 4 Years of relevant experience with GIS in humanitarian context
  • Experience in emergency Humanitarian Response, use of GIS in water scarcity and WASH as an asset.
  • Remote Sensing experience in temporal analyses in environmental factors is an asset.
  • Cholera response and awareness of water-borne illnesses and the appropriate responses is an asset.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

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