UN Job Vacancy: UNOCHA GIS Officer/ IT VACANCY in United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Position: GIS Officer/ IT Duty station OCHA Padang – West Sumatra Reporting to: Information Management Officer (IMO) Duration: Three months with possibility of extension Under the direct supervision of the Information Management Officer (IMO), and in association with an information management team, the candidate will provide GIS and mapping support to staff of the UN Coordination Centre and Clusters, in order to improve the overall quality of data collection, management, analysis, exchange and dissemination Responsibilities: – Liaise with counterpart staff in government agencies, national NGO’s, and members of the international response community in matters related to data collection, GIS and mapping; – Develop and maintain spatial databases on the relief effort, including database design, development, interface construction, report design and updating; – Develop and produce high quality map products according to the needs of the humanitarian and recovery community; – Promote data and map standards and provide related technical support to organizations; – Manage spatial data and organize these data into a documented data management system; – Undertake data cleaning, entry, and maintenance; – Serve as focal point for the operation of internet connectivity in terms of hardware and software Lotus-Notes, acts as help desk for IT related issues for the office. – Maintain operational the internet connectivity in terms of hardware and software Lotus-Notes, acts as help desk/trouble shooting for IT related issues for the office – Any other tasks as directed by the IMO. Qualifications and Experience – Bachelor degree in Geography, Geology, GIS or equivalent discipline. – Practical experience in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) including 3- 5 years experience with ESRI’s ArcView, ArcMap or ArcInfo; – Practical experience in data management including 2 years experience with Microsoft Access and Excel; – Familiarity with GPS; – Experience in areas of data collection, entry and maintenance; – Good command of written and spoken English, and ability to communicate with users; – Good communication and interpersonal skills and experience in working effectively in a multicultural environment. Please send your application letter and curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be submitted no later than 9 November 2009. Only qualified candidates will be notified.