Geospatial Technical Officer

Job categories Urban Planning/Design, Water Management
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5311/15765
Department/office AFR, KEOH, Somalia
Duty station Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-8
Duration 6 Months with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance
Application period 09-Jun-2018 to 15-Jun-2018


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The Somali Urban Investment Planning Project (SUIPP), financed by the Somali Multi-Partner Fund (MPF), is supporting the preparation of Feasibility Studies (FS) and Preliminary Engineering Designs (PEDs) across three cities of Somalia (Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa). The Project is currently planning for 17 km of urban roads in Mogadishu and 29 km of urban roads in Garowe, community roads in all 17 districts of Mogadishu, improvement of the solid waste and liquid waste services and disposal in Hargeisa, and supplemental investment in the water supply improvement program of the Hargeisa Water Agency'. The FS and PEDs are currently being undertaken by UNOPS. The civil works for the above infrastructure will be implemented in the proposed follow on Somali Urban Development Project (SUDP).

A variation order has been approved for a new project to develop a Drainage Master Plan and Roads Inter-Connectivity in the city of Mogadishu.

a) The objective of the proposed study is to develop a road connectivity assessment and a trunk drainage masterplan for Mogadishu that guide the strategic and harmonized investments.

b) Such a plan gives an overview of the existing road network and drainage systems, allows BRA to identify key gaps, standardize the system design, and prioritize future investments based on evidence. Moreover, potential investors, namely the private sector and development partners are better able to identify investments that will have the highest economic and environmental returns.

Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types.

This position is open to Kenyan nationals or those with Kenyan residency permits.

This position requires travelling in and out of Somalia.



The Geospatial Technical Officer will include but not be limited to: Guide,...

A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field i.e. Information System or ot...

A minimum of 2 years in Information Technology and/or Geospatial database manage...

Full working knowledge of English is essential.

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Contract type: Local Contractor Agreement Contract level: LICA 8 Contract durati...

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Please note t...

  UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peac...
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