Iraq nationals: Senior GIS Officer


Mosul, Iraq 🇮🇶

Erbil, Iraq 🇮🇶

Country: Iraq
Duty Station: Mosul / Erbil
Type: Full Time
Status: National Consultant
Organization: iMMAP
Opening Date: 16 January 2023
Closing Date: 30 January 2023


iMMAP is an international nongovernmental organisation that provides information management services to humanitarian and development organizations. Through information management, we help our partners target assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations. Our core philosophy is that better data leads to better decisions and that better decisions lead to better outcomes. iMMAP’s critical support to information value chains helps to solve operational and strategic challenges of our partners in both emergency and development contexts by enabling evidence-based decision-making for better outcomes.


iMMAP supports project partners to improve their information management processes and procedures to support operational planning and decision-making. iMMAP conducts needs assessment to identify gaps in partner’s existing information management systems to support streamlining of processes, development of new IM and GIS tools, as well as IM/GIS capacity development. iMMAP supports data cleaning and processing of existing datasets, as well analysis and visualization to turn partners’ data into actionable information for key decision-makers. GIS tools, such as ArcGIS, support data analysis and visualization through creation of interactive web maps, dashboards, story maps and other information products. Training packages developed and delivered to partners, as well as on-the-job training and technical support, supports partners’ to improve their IM procedures, as well as capacity in new IM/GIS tools. The role will be based in Mosul, or in Erbil with frequent visits to Mosul.


The Senior GIS Officer will lead the project by designing tools and conducting an in-depth assessment of the partners’ existing information management system. They will lead the project team to conduct an in-depth assessment of existing information management procedures and make recommendations for improvement to streamline data collection, processing and analysis. The Senior GIS Officer will identify key analyses to be conducted on the existing datasets and support creation of information products, as well as capacity development of partner staff to improve access to timely and relevant information.

  • Develop the project workplan and oversee project implementation, with support of the Program Coordinator
  • Develop information management system assessment tools, to assess the existing procedures, software, infrastructure and capacities of the partner staff.
  • Conduct key informant interviews with partner staff to identify their information needs to support planning and management of water resources.
  • Lead assessment of the information management system to identify gaps and improvements for streamlining of existing processes and procedures.
  • Support the IM Officer to conduct review and assessment of existing datasets and identify needs for additional data collection.
  • Advise the partner of the types of analyses that could be conducted to improve access to information for operational planning and decision-making.
  • Conduct relevant data analyses and create IM tools to support the partner to visualize data.
  • In coordination with the Training Cordinator, develop and deliver IM training packages.
  • Support the creation of information products to visualize data and disemminate to project stakeholders.
  • Provide on-the-job training and technical support to partner staff to support data collection, processing and analysis.
  • Oversee drafting of standard operating procedures for information management processes.
  • Draft project progress reports.


  • Education
  • Graduate of an Institute or University in the field of Information Technology, Information Management or Computer Sciences.
  • ·Experience
  • In-depth knowledge of database software, and computer networks and good knowledge of related hardware and peripheral equipment.
  • A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible experience in information management, data analysis and data visualization is required.
  • Significant experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative data analysis in ArcGIS and other IM/geospatial tools.
  • Understanding of data QA/QC processes for information management are essential.
  • Experience in team management and project management would be an advantage.
  • Advanced knowledge of software engineering theory and applications would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of programming theory and relational database principles.
  • Soft skills
  • Ability to coordinate with local administrators, government and NGOs.
  • Ability to work under pressure at different locations.
  • Flexible and adaptable to any situation.
  • Self-reliant and able to work independently.
  • Good oral and written skills in Arabic and English.
  • Programmes
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Access, MS SQL server, PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Experience in ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online.

Guiding Principles

Personnel is expected to conduct itself in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and iMMAP’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all Countries.

iMMAP has zero-tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, human trafficking, child abuse and exploitation. Any violations of these principles and policies will be treated as serious misconduct.

iMMAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background.






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