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ICRC Water & Habitat GIS Officer Assistant Job Vacancy

The ICRC’s Somalia Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Somalia.

Employment Opportunity

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.

It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.

Water & Habitat GIS Officer Assistant

The Water & Habitat Unit carries out various projects in Somalia which include borehole rehabilitation and rain water catchment’s structures, as well as medical structures construction or renovation.

In the frame of its activities, the Somali Delegation ¡n Nairobi is seeking a skilled and highly motivated person to fill the GIS (Geographic Information System) Assistant position.

  • Produce maps and process GIS data for the delegation’s departments and management;
  • Carry out GIS based data analysis for the delegation;
  • Maintain, manage and update the delegation’s GIS datas and databases;
  • Carry out assessments and technical GIS surveys in Somalia;
  • Close collaboration with GIS and information officers from local and international organisations working in Somalia;
  • Organize for and provide technical training and support to ICRC staff;
  • Perform the duties of the GIS Officer when needed.
Minimum requirements
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Surveying/Geomatics Engineering from a recognized university;
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in the GIS and Survey fields;
  • Experience and fluency in ESRI GIS products as well as Open Source GIS software;
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Powerpoint, any other interactive software’s)
  • Good command of AutoCAD;
  • Interest and ability to use web based mapping platforms.
Other Requirements
  • Experience in humanitarian work;
  • Practical working knowledge of visual basic, java, web-based mapping and any other relevant programming language is an asset.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel occasionally to Somalia and ability to work in hardship areas;
  • Good report writing and administrative skills, ability to supervise and train staff;
  • Excellent research skills, self initiative, self-directed learning and ability to work independently.
Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to the Head of Human Resources on the above address (mention GIS SOK), before 31st January 2011.

Please include detailed curriculum vitae, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

International Committee of the Red Cross
Denis Pritt Road
P.O. Box 73226, Nairobi
ICRC 00200-Kenya

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