Job Opening

Posting Title: GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION ASSISTANT, G5
Job Code Title: GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION ASSISTANT
Department/Office: United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Duty Station: NAQOURA
Posting Period: 11 September 2018 - 10 October 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Information Management Systems-UNIFIL-103352-R-Naqoura (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

These two positions are located in the Field Technology Section (FTS), United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbents will report to the Chief Geospatial Information Section or his/her designate.

Responsibilities

Technical work on geospatial information service:
•Assist in the preparation of maps and geospatial analysis products;
•Collect, process and evaluate geospatial data;
•Archiving mission geospatial data and products;
•Carry out administration of the GIS web site;
•Print/plot out map production;
•Assist in carrying out geospatial/terrain analysis with extraction of data from satellite imagery.
•Assist in designing and creating info graphic maps and graphic elements developed in Adobe.
•Assist in creation, design and maintenance of the GIS web services and GIS web applications.

Administrative work performing a wide range of administrative support functions:
•Draft routine correspondence and other communications;
•Review outgoing correspondence for format, style and grammatical accuracy;
•Coordinate administrative arrangements for official travel and training requests;
•Initiate procurement action for geographic information system (GIS) equipment, software, supplies and services as well as satellite imagery by raising requisitions, and monitor expenditures and payment of invoices;
•Assist to prepare briefings and trainings to customers on GIS web applications, Google earth or others.
•Advice staff on administrative procedures and maintain up-to-date office files as well as electronic databases in various systems such as UMOJA;
•Monitor staff attendance and perform other functions that may be assigned by the Chief Geospatial Information Office or his/her designated officer.

Perform other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of geospatial information, mapping. Good knowledge of Arc GIS. Knowledge with extraction of data, and satellite imagery. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men an all aspects of work.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; 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.
Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education

High School diploma or equivalent is required. Technical qualification in Geospatial Sciences (Cartography, Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or equivalent), which involves geospatial information and image processing programmes is required. Certificates in the field of GIS, geography, cartography, image processing and geospatial related skills are desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of relevant progressively responsible experience in the field of administrative and geospatial information related work are required. Good understating of maps is required.

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. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Recruitment against these two positions is on a local basis; applicants in the General Service category shall meet the relevant employment requirements of the host country (Lebanon), including fulfilling visa or work permit stipulations. If you fulfill the visa and work permit stipulations for Lebanon, please specify in your cover letter and attach a copy of your visa and work permit under ‘attachments” of your application in Inspira.
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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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.

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No Fee

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