Position Title : Information Management Officer (GIS)
Duty Station : Beira, Mozambique
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Five months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 20 August 2019
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IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.
Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.
For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:
1. Internal candidates
2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; El Salvador; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Libya; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, the direct supervision of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the coordination and implementation of GIS and information management support requirements related to the implementation of the DTM.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Oversee, coordinate, and manage effective Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the context of DTM implementation, including the production of GIS-related products both for operational purpose and information sharing and dissemination.
2. In close coordination with the DTM Coordinator, develop, implement and provide training for mobile (digital) data collection tools, in alignment with the DTM Country operational plan.
3. Assist in managing all databases used by the DTM Country team, and ensure that daily updates are cross-checked with the field teams and both uploaded and disseminated on a daily basis.
4. Train and support staff on GIS-related requirements for data collection and management, surveys, assessments, and the maintenance of database systems.
5. Supervise data collection processes and data management activities, including data mapping, encoding, storing, processing, and analysis, specifically in relation to GIS.
6. Contribute to the development of master lists of assessment location areas (IDP sites, locality administrative areas) and, through coordination with the DTM Programme Officer, check that all target areas have been covered by the DTM field teams for every round.
7. Identify and analyse existing GIS systems and structure capacities, availability of relevant datasets, and data and information gaps. Design effective solutions to meet GIS-related needs in an accurate and timely manner.
8. In coordination with the DTM Coordinator, design, develop, and maintain systems required for geodatabases and other spatial data infrastructures for better information management, including data collection activities, data analysis and processing, and production of various types of information products.
9. Establish and maintain strong partnerships and regular liaison with key stakeholders in relation to GIS such as the Information Management Working Group (IMWG), GIS unit from other clusters and the information management structure of implementing partners.
10. Liaise with relevant authorities, United Nations (UN) agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders at the hub level on issues related to GIS.
11. Identify gaps in GIS-related data and information relevant to the implementation of projects and contribute to the preparation of project proposals aiming to address such needs.
12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in in Information Management, Geographic Information Systems, Computer Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience of the use of GIS in emergency operation context;
• Expertise of ESRI ArcGIS and other GIS-related software;
• Knowledge of Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), and MS Office applications;
• Knowledge of data protection guidelines and principles
IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Portuguese, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results. • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 20 August 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment
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