Position: Information Management Officer (GIS)
Receiving Agency: OCHA
P Level: P3
Duration: 6 months
Location: Rzeszow, Poland
Languages: English fluency, Working knowledge of Russian/Ukrainian strongly desirable
The current deterioration in Ukraine is already having a devastating impact on people who are facing internal and external displacement, among a range of acute humanitarian protection and assistance needs. An OCHA
corporate emergency was declared on 26 February.
Although OCHA is surging IM support from internal resources, additional capacity is required to address the needs stemming from this emergency. Other OCHA offices will continue to provide surge and remote support as and when required, and the Country Office will revisit the staffing requirements and succession planning over
OCHA's role and key challenges
OCHA’s overall goal in Ukraine is to ensure the delivery of effective and principled humanitarian action that meets the needs of the most vulnerable people. To achieve this, OCHA supports the Humanitarian Coordinator and humanitarian partners in operational coordination, humanitarian financing, public information, humanitarian analysis, advocacy and information management. In its effort to help alleviate the suffering of the affected population and respond to some of the long-term consequences, OCHA established a presence in Kyiv shortly after the outbreak of the crisis in 2014. With the escalation of the crisis that started on 24 February 2022, the humanitarian needs will increase significantly in 2022, requiring a scale -up of the response and coordination.
Main Tasks and Duties
Further to the escalation of the crisis in Ukraine in February 2022, OCHA is seeking to deploy an Information Management Officer, for 6 months, with remote onboarding. The role focuses on GIS and visualization in support of the Information Management and Analysis Cell (IMAC):
• Geographic Information System (GIS) & Mapping
Develop and maintain spatial baseline and operational datasets in accordance with relevant standards and guidance; produce and update high-quality map products and online services; maintain a repository of spatial data and ensure that the data are documented and accessible to all humanitarian partners through local and/or online services. Advocate for the use of data standards
Produce and update information products such as reports, charts and infographics (interactive and/or static) by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline; develop advocacy materials including posters, presentations and other visual materials while adhering to OCHA branding.
• GIS data is developed and maintained
• Partners are informed of data standards and have access to the latest data sets.
• High quality maps and visualizations are developed and updated
• Basic IM training is delivered to strengthen humanitarian partners engaged in the response.
Specific Required Skills
• Proficient in ArcGIS
• Experience in ArcGIS Online desirable
• Proficient in PowerBI
• IM experience in a humanitarian emergency is required.
• Ability to travel in remote field locations often in challenging work environments
• Solid communication and people skills
• Capacity to train others
• Creativity to find solutions to IM problems.
• Ability to plan and organize both at an individual level and to organize offices and humanitarian partners.