GISConsultant - Nigeria
International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
11d ago
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    IFES has long supported the Operations Department of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in identification and implementation of innovative projects and technologies in their work.

    In preparation for upcoming 2019 Elections and implementation for nationwide Election Monitoring and Support Centre (EMSC) activities, along with logistics and movement planning, it is essential for the INEC to have exact GIS (Geographical Information System) mapping of the Polling Units across the country.

    INEC needs an experienced GIS Consultant to work with its team to share the knowledge and built up the capacity that will help the Commission both in preparation for upcoming elections as well as establishment of long term capacity for GIS integration across their electoral work via development of a permanent GIS laboratory.

  • Specific requirements include : supporting INEC to establish an internal, professional GIS laboratory; training the INEC staff;
  • planning for efficient integration of GIS databases into other electoral data sets such as voter registration databases;
  • technical assistance in key pre-national election GIS activities as outlined below; and other related professional tasks.

    Division : Program Management

    Status : Consultant

    Position Number : 18 : 138

    Job Responsibilities : Assignment


    The GIS Consultant will undertake the following tasks :

    Assess the current status of preparations for setting up the INEC GIS laboratoryTrain the INEC staff to operate and manage the GIS laboratorySupport INEC staff in development of GIS databases (both relational and spatial)Support integration and linkage of the GIS data with the voter registration databases as well as data harmonization of voter registration and GIS datasetsSupport development of spatial datasets for development of web mappingSupport identification, mapping, gathering of coordinates and reconfiguration (additions, relocation, consolidation and splitting) of polling unitsSupport the mapping of approximate boundaries of registration areasSupport preparation of geographical demarcation and maps for usage in electoral purposesSupport INEC collaboration with the Office of the Surveyor-

    General of the Federation (OSGOF) and the National Boundary Commission (NBC) to ensure INEC utilizes the official and most up-

    to-date administrative boundary datasets as well as collaboration with the National Population Commission (NPopC)Support development of security risk mappingSupport collaboration with all stakeholders in utilization of a full spatial data infrastructure for Nigeria to facilitate GIS support for electoral activitiesOther related tasks as assigned by the CoP.

    Qualifications : Requirements


    A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a relevant field (Geography, Geology, Geo-Spatial Analysis).10+ years’ experience in the creation of GIS maps and manipulation of other GIS software.

    Ability to be in-country in Nigeria for up to six months full time for the length of the consultancy.Experience in the production of cartographic publications (in print or digital).

    Experience advising and training electoral management bodies on GISElectoral GIS experience is required.Knowledge of Nigerian electoral environment is strongly preferred.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should forward their application, current resume and cover letter by email to .

    Only applications sent by email will be considered and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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