Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The Associate Geospatial Information Officer will directly report to Chief Geographic Information
administration of system access and security of the enterprise GIS and related services.
and Conduct geospatial / terrain analysis studies and prediction of the effects of terrain, weather and situation on the mission's operations.
Assist in providing geospatial information training and education programmes for mission staff; and Assist in managing the technical work of junior staff.
Co-ordinates all actions required for the effective implementation of technical co-operation projects by :
ability to establish priorities, direct others in the execution of the programme and ensure timely delivery of results. Knowledge in graphic software.
remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of geospatial information (e.
g. geospatial information applications, geospatial database management, geospatial / terrain analysis, cartography and mapping, image processing is required.
Experience in Geo-database systems, GIS Enterprise system designing, and web technologies is required.
Proficiency in the use of geographic information systems (GIS) software, (Arc GIS 10, ARC GIS PRO) is required.
Prior experience in field operations such as UN peacekeeping or humanitarian operations is desirable.
Experience in development of web mapping applications is desirable.
Knowledge or experience in graphic software, Adobe acrobat and Photoshop is desirable.
Proficiency in the use of GIS applications and Global Positioning System (GPS) is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an online assessment exercise which may be followed by an informal interview.
This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body.
Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates.
Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station / s specified in the Job Opening.
Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50 / 50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.
Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
The term sexual exploitation means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.
The term sexual abuse means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
The term sexual harassment means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship.
Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.
The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.
Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.
No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.