Job Opening

Posting Title: GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION ASSISTANT, FS5
Job Code Title: GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION ASSISTANT
Department/Office: United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Duty Station: NAQOURA
Posting Period: 07 November 2022 - 21 November 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Information Management Systems-UNIFIL-193505-F-Naqoura (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Geospatial Information Services Unit, Field Technology Section, Operations and Resource Management Service, Mission Support Division, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbent will report to the Chief Geospatial Information Service (GIS) or his/her designated officer.

Responsibilities

Leads the GIS survey cell in UNIFIL’s survey related activities including technical support to the Blue Line Marking Project;
Organises and conducts field survey using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) survey methodologies;
Participates and contributes in geospatial activities by the unit including management, quality assurance and quality control of centimetric field survey, data management, mapping, analysis and web-mapping services support through maintenance and provision of geospatial information and maps in support of the mission's operations;
Coordinates the collection, processing, evaluation and dissemination of geospatial data including vector, raster and thematic data;
Participates in geospatial/terrain analysis studies and prediction of the effects of terrain, weather and situation on the mission's operations;
Implements geospatial quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) procedures for all products generated and disseminated by the unit;
Provides input and conducts geospatial information training and education programmes for mission staff;
Coordinates with counterparts in other offices of the mission, UN agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the host nation on collection and sharing of geospatial data;
Undertakes the timely exchange of geospatial information between the mission and the GIS Section of the Office of Information and Communications Technology – OICT and missions including the UN Global Service Centre (UNGSC).

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge in land and field surveying and knowledge in remote sensing, geospatial information systems (GIS), geography, cartography and its related matters; Ability to organise and manage diverse stakeholders across geographically dispersed locations and institutions; Ability to understand geopolitical sensitivity of the mission mandate, analyse, evaluate and provide feasible operational options; Ability to organise, plan and manage a multi-stakeholder programme or a project; ability to provide technical advice and guidance to Senior Management; ability to draft communication and produce reports on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others; ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations; Knowledge of relevant UN rules, regulations, administrative procedures, policies and directives, and of inventory and control guidelines, directives and procedures. 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.

Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments, takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Technological awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology including in-depth knowledge of the latest technological developments in surveying and geospatial technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows ability to embrace and implement new technology.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of geospatial information or related fields is required.

Experience of GIS software, ArcGIS (ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro), ERDAS Imagine, open source GIS is required.

Direct experience with geo-databases and geospatial information applications including IPB (Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield) military experience, especially in terrain analysis is desirable.

Proficiency in the use of GNSS surveying equipment, Global Positioning System (GPS) and associated GIS applications is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

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.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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No Fee

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