GIS Consultant

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    Website WFP World Food Programme

    Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

     

    • Design and develop automated GIS analysis workflows, processing spatial datasets derived from various sources
    • Develop the mapping engine of HTA (Humanitarian Topographic Atlas), platform for automatic production of highly detailed printable maps;
    • Develop custom Python tools in ESRI environment
    • Perform spatial analysis, vector and raster manipulation, data cleaning and data management.
    • Maintains existing GIS applications including system modifications and troubleshooting system problems
    • Maintain the GIS Data Harvesting System, build workflows to automatically process geospatial data, run analyses, produce and disseminate maps
    • Create automated workflows for estimating the impact of natural disasters, population vulnerability and potential response planning.
    • Collaborate with the GIS team for the maintenance and further improvement of existing mapping systems and platforms, i.e. ADAM (Automated Disaster Analysis and Mapping).
    • Prepare and update both technical documents and user manuals

     

    Deliverables at the end of the contract:

     

    • The Humanitarian Topographic Atlas is able to produce and disseminate maps covering all WFP countries, at three resolution levels: Country, District/Region and High-Resolution.
    • Automated analysis on natural disaster impact and population vulnerability are performed in case of tropical storm, maps are produced and disseminated with non-supervised process (ALIA pilot project)
    • WFP spatial data harvesting engine is up and running, collecting and managing spatial data from different sources.
    • ADAM Earthquakes, ADAM Tropical Storms, and other WFP GIS tools are up and running and map outputs disseminated for field use;
    • New functionalities and extensions of ADAM are developed and integrated with the main platform.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

     

    Education:

     

    Master’s degree in Geomatics, Computer Science or relevant field, OR equivalent work experience is required.

     

    Experience:

     

    Minimum of 3 years of increasingly relevant professional experience; OR without a master degree: 5 years of proven working experience in developing GIS applications.

     

    Knowledge and skills:

     

    • Proficiency in Python development language is a must.
    • Demonstrated capability developing, testing, and integrating custom software tools;
    • Extensive knowledge of GIS software ARCGIS 10.X and ArcGIS Pro (QGIS or other open source software knowledge is an asset);
    • Familiarity with ArcGIS’s Data Management, Spatial Statistics, and Spatial Analysis Toolboxes;
    • Advanced GIS development skills, both in ArcGIS and QGIS environment (ArcPy and PyQGIS);
    • Proven experience in map automation processes, preferably with ArcPy Mapping Library;
    • Experience with Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) computer software library;
    • Working experience in the management of Relational geodatabases based on PostgreSQL/PostGIS and ArcSDE and proficiency with SQL language;
    • Experience in Numpy and Pandas libraries for data manipulation and analysis;
    • Advanced mapping and geospatial data management skills;
    • Understanding and appreciation for Clean Code, TDD, Design Principles and other best practices. Proficient understanding and experience with code versioning tools such as Git.
    • Basic knowledge on server administration tasks (Linux and Windows based systems)
    • Basic experience working with AWS cloud based servers;
    • Ability to work independently and within a team;
    • Courtesy, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing;

     

    Languages:

     

    • Working knowledge of English (proficiency/level C) is required.
    • A second UN language would be an asset (preferably French, Spanish or Arabic)

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