WFP-GIS Officer (capacity for programme support)-P3-Juba, South Sudan

Location: Juba, South Sudan
Date Posted: 05-10-2017
Profile: GIS Officer (capacity for programme support)
Duty Station: South Sudan, Juba                                  
Duration of deployment: 3 months
Start date: as soon as possible
Managing locations is a key element in humanitarian and development activities and enables effectively managed resources. In the challenging environments associated with WFP South Sudan's field operations, precise knowledge about the location of resources, facilities, administrative boundaries, and hazards is of paramount importance, and often critical. While significant advances have been made in the provisions payam-level (i.e., one administrative unit lower than a county) standardization, gaps are still encountered at the boma-level (i.e., village) and the final distribution point (FDP) level. WFP South Sudan has a great need for a consistent set of boma and FDP-level geographic data that can be shared within the organization, and also with the external community. Geographic data, in the form of maps and digital databases for the location of points, features, natural and social phenomena, and logistic-oriented information, is vital for operational implementation.
The GIS officer will report directly to the Head of Programme but will coordinate closely with the GIS officers of the VAM team and Logistics Cluster
Responsibilities: The GIS officer shall actively support and advise the South Sudan country office on best approaches to data standardization, including the application of place codes (p-codes). He/she will work in close coordination with GIS focal points within the VAM team and Logistics Cluster to integrate existing p-codes established by OCHA, and to create new p-codes where there are none. The GIS officer will also work with nominated focal points within the programme and other operational units working with data to standardize data sets across the country office.
Specific Tasks:
1. Map existing p-codes to the latest operational plan (those with no nomenclature confusion)
2. Coordinate with programmatic teams and GIS focal points to complete the p-code mapping exercise
3. Review operational templates with geographic information to ensure the integration of p-codes and the application of best applicable technologies
4. Coordinate with programmatic teams and other operational units to create relevant dashboards using Tableau
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