Consultant: GIS Field Assistant (Water Sector)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Zahleh, Lebanon
Position Type: 
Consultancy
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a chance

How can you make a difference?

GIS Field Assistant Consultant.

Duty Station: Zahle Office, with field visits to Informal settlements and other fields.

 

Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

 

Syria’s conflict has generated a crisis not only inside Lebanon but throughout the region. This crisis has resulted in the displacement of over one million people into Lebanon alone. Today, through the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) the Government and partners are addressing the needs persons displaced from Syria and vulnerable affected Lebanese and Palestinian refugees. The water sector, currently one of 11 sectors under the LCRP, primarily undertakes humanitarian and stabilization type water,sanitation and hygiene related activities and projects.

 

Scope of Work:

 

The humanitarian coordination section- water sector is heavily reliant on information management systems including GIS at both national and field level and needs technically a capable assistant to assist the water working group in rationalize and increase the effectiveness of GIS at field level.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

 

Under the direct supervision of the water sector coordination unit, the GIS assistant will:

• Create maps and graphs, using GIS software and related equipment;
• Meet with users to define data needs, project requirements, and required outputs;
• Gather, analyze, and integrate spatial data and determine how best the information can be displayed using GIS;
• Compile geographic data from a variety of sources including field observation, and existing maps;
• Develops procedures and tools for effective use and sharing of knowledge and information related to GIS across UNICEF through selection, storage and visual display of data according to Field’s priorities and other specific programme needs.
• Supports the sector monitoring team in improving quality assurance of indicators, planning, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and services;
• Exchange information with other UN agencies, NGOs, governmental and educational institutions.
• Participate in internal and external meetings and trainings organized by the water working group and/or as may be required by supervisor;
• Prepare monthly reports and/or as may be directed by supervisor.
• Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

• Data Management and Capacity Building
• Prepare and file minutes of meetings for the bekaa water working group
• Prepare and file reports (field report)
• Collect, revise and file data
• Participate to technical meetings as per request
• Assist in organizing the workshops, seminars and technical documentation (photocopy, etc.)
• Prepare monthly reports and/or as may be directed by supervisor.
• Assist in staff capacity building using the GIS technology by providing trainings and support to partners when necessary to improve their reporting and presentation of the services;

 

GENERAL DELIVERABLES:

• Generation of graphs and static maps
• Technical support of the sector monitoring team
• Data collection and analysis and generating maps
• Data management and filing including minutes of meetings
• Monthly tracking of partners in bekaa

 

Evaluation Criteria:

a) Point system: Technical  70% /Financial 30%

 

Work Assignment Overview

 

Tasks/Milestone 1:  

 

- Supports the sector monitoring team in improving quality assurance of indicators, planning, monitoring and evaluation
of programmes and services;

- Support the Field Water coordinator in preparing and conducting the Water WG meetings.

 

Main Deliverables/Outputs 1:

 

Technical support of the monitoring team

Monthly tracking of partners 

Timeline: 3 months / 63 days by end of January 2020

Tasks/Milestone 2:  

 

Develops procedures and tools for effective use and sharing of knowledge and information related to GIS across UNICEF through selection, storage and visual display of data according to Field’s priorities and other specific programme needs

 

Main Deliverables/Outputs:

 

Geographic information systems database storage

 

Main Deliverables/Outputs: 

 

Data and filing Management

 

Timeline: 63 days / 3 months and by end of April

 

Tasks/Milestone 3:  

 

Meet with users to define data needs, project requirements, and required outputs;

 

Main Deliverables/Outputs:

 

Data collection and analysis and generating maps

 

Timeline: 21 days and before end of May 

 

Tasks/Milestone 4:

 

 

Create maps and graphs, using GIS software and related equipment;

 

Main Deliverables/Outputs:

 

Generation of graphs and static maps

 

Timeline 21 days and before end of June 

 

Tasks/Milestone 5:

 

Assist in staff capacity building using the GIS technology by providing trainings and support to partners when necessary to improve their reporting and presentation of the services; 

 

Main Deliverables/Outputs:

 

Capacity Building for staff and partners
21 days and before end of July 21 days and before end of August

 

Tasks/Milestone 6:  

 

Supports the sector monitoring team in improving quality assurance of indicators, planning, monitoring and evaluation
of programmes and services;

 

Main Delivrable / Outputs: 

 

Update of the 2019 graphs and static maps, and plans for monitoring
21 days and before end of September 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

Masters degree in  GIS, Information systems, engineering or related field.

At least two years of relevant and progressively responsible work experience, including in a humanitarian/refugee’s context.
Fluency in English and another UN language is required, preferably Arabic or French.
Geomatics and GIS (Essential): Good knowledge of methods and tools for geographic data acquisition.
Strong experience in using GIS for data management, analysis and visualization to support decision making.
Experience and knowledge of the following tools: ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online (and ArcGIS applications)
Experienced in using Microsoft Office software with strong knowledge of Excel (Essential) including knowledge of statistical, conditional, and text-based functions, integration with Access or other database applications such as MySQL and Oracle.
Experienced with ArchiCAD/AutoCAD.
Basic Knowledge with Python for GIS and anaconda.

For every Child, you demonstrate integrity

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

Candidates are requested to submit an all inclusive financial proposal, indicating the daily fees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Opening Date Thu Oct 31 2019 08:00:00 GMT+0100 (Central European Standard Time) Middle East Standard Time
Closing Date Sun Nov 10 2019 22:55:00 GMT+0100 (Central European Standard Time)