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GIS Assistant (Shelter) Job in Dadaab Kenya

Vacancy No.: IOMKE/036/12
Position Title: GIS Assistant - Shelter
Classification: Equivalent to G5/1 (based on the UN Salary Scale for the General Service Staff in Kenya)
Duty Station: Dadaab, Kenya

Type of Appointment: 6 months special all inclusive contract, renewable
General Functions
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Kenya Mission with coordinating function for the Horn of Africa and under the direct supervision of the Head of Sub-office (HSO) Dadaab, the successful candidate will assist in the implementation, monitoring and reporting of IOM activities aimed at supporting integrated response to refugee influx and improving facilities for the host community through the establishment of a GIS database.
He/She will produce and disseminate various information classified from a database and be responsible for analyzing baseline and monitoring data and creating new measurements into IOM work-plans and systems.
Essential Functions
  • In collaboration with project staff, ensure monitoring information is included in the database.
  • Analyze baseline and monitoring data to determine which further assessments may be needed.
  • Prepare periodical reports based on the analysis of information collected from meetings, reports and other sources.
  • Assist in the review of the movement and shelter program’s implementation and contribute to prepare and formulate reports.
  • Design and coordinate data collection, analyze the results, and present clear findings to the IOM authorities.
  • Oversee data collection and manage systems to store and analyze data.
  • Assist in developing program strategies and direction by providing relevant information status.
  • Perform other duties as may be required from time to time. 
Desirable Qualifications
1. Completed Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Information Technology, Mathematics or related field from an accredited academic institution.
2. At least five years professional work experience in database development and administration.
3. Proven experience with Geo-database ArchSDE & RDBMS, GIS mapping analysis and reporting and GPS.
4. Desirable IOM Competencies:-
a. Behavioural - Accountability, Client Orientation, Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity and Initiative, Leadership and Negotiation, Performance Management, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Teamwork, Technological Awareness and Resource Mobilization.
b. Technical - Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations, effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners, works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.
5. Proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook and use of internet research.
6. Excellent command of spoken and written English and Swahili. Knowledge of Somali is an advantage
Mode of Application: Submit Cover Letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address to: 

International Organization for Migration (IOM), 
Human Resources Department, 
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi 

or send by email to 

or hand deliver them to the IOM Sub Office, Dadaab.
Closing Date: 10 May 2012

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