Geographic Information System (GIS) Assistant
United Nations Development Programme
Abuja, Nigeria
2d ago

Duties and Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-

Herder Crisis Project, the Incumbent will be required to work with the peace structures, existing and proposed, and other stakeholders in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states.

She / he also works with the Project Technical Team in guiding the process for spatial data collection on the crisis and interventions, extracting data from the Early Warning Early Response System (EWERS), running geospatial analysis and producing cartographic visualizations and maps for the use of UNDP.

This activity will enable the project to meet one of the project deliverables. Specifically, the incumbent will, among others, be required to perform the following tasks :

  • Support spatial data collection, cleaning and quality assurance;
  • Develop geospatial databases on different thematic areas relevant to the project’s concerns;
  • Develop baseline assessment cartographic products usable on several online platforms and hard copy communication materials;
  • Analyze data from satellite remote sensing platforms, code for web maps, run GIS automation and programming
  • Routinely update analysis and maps as required on the project and share these in appropriate and timely manner;
  • Travels to the three focal states to engage with key stakeholders and for data collection structures in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States;
  • Present draft and final versions of maps on attacks and human rights violations in the project geographic area;
  • Maintain the strictest confidentiality of data and processes. She / he will actively take measures to prevent unauthorized sharing of information and data; and
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager, Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-
  • Herder Crisis Project, as well as, the supervisor of the Governance, Peace and Security Unit who has oversight functions on the project.

    Expected Outcome / Deliverables The incumbent will be expected to deliver the following outcomes / results :

  • Gender and youth disaggregated spatial information management protocol.
  • Production of analytical briefs and updates on the crisis in the three states
  • Supported publishing outputs on online repositories
  • Baseline, midline and end line assessment geovisualizations
  • Monthly reports of work done, and geospatial outputs
  • Written reports of spatio-temporal analysis with evidence of collaboration and inputs from key stakeholders in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States
  • Competencies

  • Geographic Information System management skills.
  • Innovation
  • Communicating Information.
  • Teamwork
  • Information gathering skills.
  • Required Skills and Experience The candidate shall possess the right skills and competences to provide GIS and mapping services, to complement UNDP’s capacity for the implementation of the Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-

    Herder Crisis Project in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states. The preferred candidate for this must possess a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Geography / GIS or related course.

    Postgraduate degree is an added advantage. She / he should have at least 5 years post-graduate experience and 3 years of professional experience.

    Ability to use ESRI ArcGIS and one other GIS software for spatial analysis and map production is a must. Experience in map production, complex spatial data collection and management.

    Experience in working with UN or government organizations is an asset. Disclaimer

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