GIS Officer (Warszawa)
Organizacja humanitarna IMPACT poszukuje osoby na stanowisko:
Background on IMPACT and REACH
REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two International NGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts. REACH facilitates information management for aid actors through three complementary services: (a) need and situation assessments facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using satellite imagery; (c) provision of related database and (web)-mapping facilities and expertise.
IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis and GIS. IMPACT was launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO whose headquarter is based in Paris and is present in thirty countries. The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, enabling IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.
Following the start of the conflict in Ukraine, beginning February 24th, 2022, military hostilities have caused widespread damage to infrastructure and houses, hundreds of civilian deaths, disrupted markets and essential services, and precipitated massive displacement in Ukraine and into neighbouring countries. REACH Initiative proposes to support the setup and scale-up of the assessment and analysis systems required to inform joint planning and monitoring by government and humanitarian actors in such a complex and rapidly evolving situation.
ACTED is looking for highly qualified national staff for the following vacant position:
Position: IMPACT GIS Officer
Contract duration: 3 months, with potential renewal
Starting date: ASAP
The GIS Officer will report to the Assessment Officer. The person will be responsible for the analysis of spatial data to contribute to broader information products related to the situation of refugees at border crossing points and in the temporary hosting centres.
The GIS Officer will be responsible for:
1. Spatial data analysis
- Analyse spatial data using software such as ArcGIS or QGIS
- Lead the production of information products, including static maps and online dashboards
- Contribute to the production of information products such as factsheets, presentations and reports
- Commit to the humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality and non-discrimination;
- Report and clarify any work-related issues and challenges to supervisor in timely manner;
- Respect time including to work, meetings, deadlines and other reasonable requests;
- Maintain a good team spirit and stimulating working environment amongst staff and colleagues;
- Commit to honest, high quality work in all aspects of responsibilities;
- Undertake any other tasks as reasonably assigned by the Assessment Officer
- Fluency in English required; additional competency in Ukrainian strongly preferred
- Extensive experience in geo-spatial analysis
- Excellent computer skills, particularly ArcGIS or QGIS
- Good personal relationship skills and empathy
- Having a driving licence and own car is a plus, but not a requirement