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GIS & Knowledge Management Coordinator

Job Description

Purpose of the position:

The Somalia Resilience Program (SomRep) GIS and Knowledge Management Coordinator will have overall responsibility for data management and analysis of the SomReP consortium. The objective of this role is to continuously enhance and manage SomReP’s knowledge management system, information portal and SMS feedback system to meet SomRep’s needs. This role is crucial in creating dynamic linkages between GIS data and M&E databases as well as working to continually identify, acquire and enrich the GIS & M&E database with external spatial and quantitative data relevant to SomReP’s Early Warning /Early Action and M&E systems.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Manage the GIS database and carry out GIS data analysis

  • Create dynamic linkages between GIS data and M&E database

  • Continually identify, acquire and enrich the GIS & M&E database with external spatial and quantitative data relevant to SomReP’s Early Warning /Early Action and M&E systems.

  • Design and develop GIS/ICT and map related components in proposals and implement GIS components in approved projects.

  • Design and/or modify GIS programming data as necessary

  • Verify accuracy of digitized data to ensure information generated from GIS is accurate.

  • Manage SomReP's GIS computing infrastructure

  • Troubleshoot, analyze and diagnose GIS database application problems

  • Carry out quantitative data analysis for M&E reporting and market monitoring for SomReP's crisis modifier system for early warning and early action, and make recommendations of the data sets

  1. Undertake GPS mappings for SomReP projects

  • Conceptualize, prepare and produce maps for use by different departments to enhance decision making and donor engagement

  • Conceptualize and design methodologies for collecting GPS and other GIS related data using GPS/mobile devices that meets SomReP’s needs.

  • Produce different thematic maps of results from different assessment reports and location maps in various formats.

  1. Manage the Knowledge management system (Kimetrica) and create a geodatabase for SomReP projects

  • Work with the system vendor to troubleshoot and resolve system related errors and user problems.

  • Customize Kimetrica to meet SomReP’s data and information requirements.

  • Continuously enhance SomRep's mobile market monitoring tool

  • Support SomReP’s partner agencies with early warning data collection.

  • Provide technical support to SomRep’s partner agencies with designing of data collection tools and managing the data collection process for all SomReP programmes

  • Troubleshoot, analyze and diagnose GIS database application problems

  1. Collect, evaluate and disseminate programmatic information on a regular basis for use in analysis and reporting

  • Provide program and project recommendations based on data analysis

  • Develop standards for database management & dissemination procedures

  • Provide technical support to SomReP in processing, management and use of GIS, remote sensing and other spatial data, information products, tools and techniques for use in analysis and presentation

  1. Training

  • Design a training program on GPS, GIS, remote sensing, mapping technology and map production and carry out training for SomReP’s partner agencies and World Vision Somalia staff

  • Train field officers on beneficiary messaging and field level SMS feedback reporting

  1. Additional Responsibilities

Prepare presentations and facilitate IT needs for conferences, seminars and training workshops and represent SomReP by attending and contributing professionally to seminars, workshops, meetings and conferences related to geo-information and ICT issues.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors in GIS, Geomatics engineering or related field. Postgraduate qualification preferred.

  • Experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Cartography and/or related fields.

  • 4 years’ experience in geographic information (geographic information systems integration, geographic/terrain analysis, image processing, mapping, GPS, geo-spatial related information technology: (ArcView3.x, ArcGIS 9.x, ArcGIS 10.x or ArcGIS- both ArcGIS desktop and ArcGIS Server)

  • Excellent computer skills, working knowledge of office automation software and practical knowledge of information and Communication technology (ICT), Knowledge and practical experience GIS software: (ArcView3.x, ArcGIS 9.x or ArcGIS- both ArcGIS desktop and ArcGIS Server),

  • Good interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field

  • Travel: 30% Domestic/international travel is required.