The ongoing conflict has caused significant disruptions to the supply chain and to the overall availability of services. In light of the reduced or even absent provision of public services, communities have been affected by disease and environmental degradation. Physical damage to infrastructure and the lack of functionality in one sector often spills over into other sectors with significant consequences on both the access to, and quality of services, that are often interrelated.
UNOPS is undertaking a multi-sectorial engagement aims at restoring urban services mainly in energy, urban roads, water and sanitation (WASH), municipality services with focus in Water and Sanitation targeted cities in Yemen using an integrated approach.
The GIS Specialist shall work under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager and will coordinate with the IT specialist in Amman hub ,In close consultation with UNOPS Amman Hub, Public Works Projects, Road Maintenance Fund-PIU , and Urban Water PMU The GIS Specialist will:
Develop maps for specific proposed sectoral projects that UNOPS planned to implement in targeted cities in Yemen
Illustrate protentional integration of these projects with existing sectoral structure in these cities, namely; in roads transport, WASH, energy, health, education, and municipal services.
Carry out the quality analysis of satellite data with a view on their usefulness in the context of UNOPS Planned interventions and other spatial analysis on GIS data.
Contribute in the updating of maps on IFAD’s Environment and Climate web site;
Develop at least one knowledge product on the use of GIS and Earth observation for projects planning and integration
Establish working relationships with the clients requesting GIS data and members of the assigned team
Provide innovative tools for presentations related to project management
Organize common data sets to be made available to GIS users in IFAD
Provide methodologies to improve geographic data flow in UNOPS Office in Yemen
Support any other GIS-related activities as required;
The consultant will be expected to deliver the following:
Map products to be used and shared in raw and light format for the targeted cities
Map products to be shared with UNOPS Amman Hub and other partners for programming, knowledge management or communications purposes
Any other Outputs as required
Advanced degree (Master’s level or higher) in Information Management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), computer sciences or any related area is required. A first-level university degree (Bachelors degree or equivalent)
At least 5 years of relevant GIS software & technology work experience required;
Strong practical and technical experience in using and developing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is essential;
Good experience in using ArcGis;
Experience in geographic database management is an advantage;
Good skills for map production and presentation is essential;
Good written and verbal communication in English and Arabic