GIS and Mapping Assistant, Multiple positions

Job categories IT
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5323/16386
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya
Duty station Kampala, Uganda
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-5
Duration Short term (3 Months)
Application period 19-Sep-2018 to 11-Oct-2018

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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Access to basic services is essential to poverty alleviation. Better access leads to more efficient agricultural production, better market opportunities, diversification of rural economics and general improvement of living conditions is seen due to increased access to essential services like hospitals and schools.

UNOPS East Africa Hub is supporting Word Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Uganda (Central and District) in understanding South Western and Karamoja Regions Road Network and Infrastructure by conducting an assessment: Rural Access to Basic Social Services using Evidence Based Decisions tools for Optimal Investments and Attainment of the SDGs.

In order to provide access to services for host communities or displaced/refugee or marginalized vulnerable populations, it is imperative that a comprehensive knowledge of the existing network, its bottlenecks, its used infrastructure and choke points are analysed and understood in order to provide smart and relevant connectivity solutions and to identify and prioritize development needs and ultimately optimize investments based on evidence. This comprehensive knowledge must be coupled with accessibility to other infrastructure and social services (School, Hospitals, Markets.. etc) to understand the services available to these populations. Knowledge and infrastructure will be express on maps.

The GIS and Mapping Assistant working under Assessment and GIS Expert, will be r...

Secondary education is required ; Relevant professional diploma or Bachelor's de...

Secondary education completed and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Geos...

Fluency in written and oral English required

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

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: LICA 5 ...

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