WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
Programme Associate (Geographic Information System)
This vacancy announcement is for Pakistani nationals only. Deadline for applications is 24 March 2021 . Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world's largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.
This job is based in Country Office Islamabad, and the job holder typically reports to a Programme Policy Officer or designated official.
At this level, job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance.
There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.
To provide specialized technical and implementation support related to GIS based cartography, analysis and mapping activities of WFP.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
Maintain and update databases of geospatial and socio-economic data in a form ready to be mapped; Preparation of maps that support other country-level operational functions central to WFP programming, e.
Assist in imparting GIS mapping capacity to relevant WFP staff and Government staff when needed; Printing and dissemination of large maps when needed, Maintain mapping repository and update GIS related data folders.
Other works as desired by the Head of VAM unit or the management.
Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance
Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers)
Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas
Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w / Government
Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of higher secondary school education, preferably supplimented by a university degree in the discipline of Geographic Information System (GIS) or other relevant field.
Six or more years of increasingly relevant professional experience in GIS and with experience working in a humanitarian or development context.
TECHNICAL SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE :
Fluency in English and Urdu is required. Knowledge of local language is added advantage.
Female applicants and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply
WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organisation.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection & recruitment process, and for work-related needs upon joining the Programme.
WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination.
All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.