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IOM seeks to recruit a consultant – Geographic information systems (GIS) CON 2019/12 – Niamey, Niger

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IOM seeks to recruit a consultant – Geographic information systems (GIS) CON 2019/12 – Niamey, Niger

Position Title : Consultant – Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Duty Station : Niamey, Niger

Classification : Consultant, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Consultant, Three months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 27 February 2019

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Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


Context :

Under the overall supervision of the Migration Response and Resource Mechanism (MRRM) Program Manager and direct supervision of the Information Management Coordinator as well as other relevant IOM units as necessary, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following.


Core Functions / Responsibilities :

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the development and implementation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) support requirements to the implementation of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), which aims to provide a better understanding of migration trends and patterns, as well as in support of the Migration Response and Resource Mechanism (MRRM) :

  1. Coordinate and execute effective GIS in the context of DTM implementation and for supporting MRRM operations such as Search and Rescue, including the production of GIS-related products both for operational purpose and information sharing and dissemination ;
  2. Train and support staff on GIS-related requirement for data collection and management, surveys and assessments, and maintenance and support of database systems ;
  3. Support the supervision of data collection processes and data management activities, including data mapping, encoding, storing, processing, and analysis, in specific to aspects related to GIS ;
  4. Identify and analyse existing GIS systems and structure capacities, availability of relevant datasets, and data and information gaps. Design effective solutions to meet GIS-related needs in an accurate and timely manner ;
  5. Design, develop, and maintain systems required for geodatabases and other spatial data infrastructures for better information management, including data collection activities, data analysis and processing, and production of various types of information products ;
  6. Support in the creation and maintenance of interactive data visualization (geoportals, webmaps and dashboards) ;
  7. Establish and maintain strong partnerships and regular liaison with key stakeholders in relation to GIS such as the Information Management Working Group, GIS unit from other clusters and the information management structure of implementing partners ;
  8. Liaise with relevant authorities, United Nations (UN) agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders at the hub level on issues related to GIS ;
  9. Identify gaps in GIS-related data and information relevant to the implementation and contribute to the preparation of project proposals aiming to address such needs ;
  10. Support other units with geodatabase development and maps in close coordination with relevant units as necessary upon approval ;
  11. Some travel to the field to conduct trainings and support in data collection when necessary ;
  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Tangible and Measurable Outputs of the Work Assignment :

  1. Set up, manage and maintain geodatabase ;
  2. Create and regularly update (monthly basis) map on migration flows from DTM data ;
  3. Regularly update Search and Rescue (SAR) operational maps with data gathered from DTM data and other ad hoc sources (structured and un-structured) and ensure map will help facilitate operations and facilitate decision-making ;
  4. Create other maps to support operations as requested ;
  5. Conduct trainings to build staff capacity on how to collect, share and analyze geo-data (global positioning points) and GIS and geo-database management for relevant staff. Realistic Delivery Dates and Details as to how the work must be delivered The detailed workplan and delivery dates will be confirmed directly with the successful candidate :
  • Set up geo-database – within 1 month of start date and update regularly ;
  • Create migration flows map – within 1 month of start date and update on monthly basis ;
  • Update SAR operational maps – within 1.5 month of start date and regularly update ;
  • Conduct trainings – within 2.5 months of start date ;
  • Performance indicators for evaluation of results ;
  • Satisfactory completion of tasks indicated in this ToR ;
  • Initiative, planning and timeliness for completing and updating maps ;
  • Quality of maps created ;
  • Demonstration of knowledge gained from participants following trainings conducted.


Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education :

  • Master’s degree in Information Management, Geographic Information Systems, Computer Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.

Experience :

  • Experience of the use of GIS in development and emergency operation context ;
  • Expertise of ESRI ArcGIS and other GIS-related software ;
  • Knowledge of Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), and MS Office applications ;
  • Experience with graphic design ;
  • Proficiency in use of Adobe Creative Suite an advantage ;
  • Knowledge of IOM data protection guidelines and principles ;
  • Experience in capacity building in developing countries, training and support to local stakeholders ;
  • Experience working in hardship stations and remote field locations ;
  • Solid computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office package (Office, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), internet and Email ;
  • Previous experience in Niger or West Africa (especially remote field locations in the Agadez region) is a distinctive asset.

Languages :

Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of local languages is an advantage.

Note :

  • The consultant must adhere to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Data ;
  • Protection Principles (IN/138) and maintain confidentiality ;
  • The consultant will be responsible to follow IOM writing guidelines and latest glossaries in all given assignments for accurate translation.


Desirable Competencies :

Values :

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences ;
  • Encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible ;
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct ;
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators :

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results ;
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes ;
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate ;
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work ;
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators :

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential ;
  • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential ;
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

Other :

The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
No late applications will be accepted.


How to apply :

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 27 February 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement ;
  • For further information, please refer to : here
  • In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed ;
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.


Posting period :

From 14.02.2019 to 27.02.2019

Requisition CON 2019/12 – Consultant – Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – Niamey, Niger

(55835209) Released

Posting: Posting NC55835220 (55835220) Released

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