International Committee of the Red Cross Water and Habitat GIS Officer Assistant

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The ICRC's Somalia Delegation in Nairobi- co-ordinates the institution humanitarian activities in Somalia

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the executive humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.

It also endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.

Water and Habitat GIS Officer Assistant

The water and habitat unit carries out various projects in Somalia which include bore hole rehabilitation and rain water catchment structures, as well as medical structures construction and renovation.

In the frame of its activities, the Somali Delegation in Nairobi is seeking a skilled and highly motivated person to fill the GIS (Geographic Information System) Assistant position


a. To produce maps and process GIS data for the delegation's departments and management

b. carry out GIS based data analysis for the delegation

c. maintain, manage and update the delegation's GIS data's and databases

d. Carry out assessments and technical GIS surveys in Somalia

e. Close collaboration with GIS and information officers from local and international organizations working in Somalia

f. Organize for and provide technical training and support to ICRC staff

g. Perform the duties of the GIS officer when needed

Minimum Requirements

a. Degree of Bachelor of Science in Surveying/Geomatics Engineering from a recognized university

b. Minimum of 1 year experience in the GIS and Survey fields

c. Experience and fluency in ESRI GIS products as well as open source GIs software

d. Excellent computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint, any other interactive softwares)

e. Good command of AutoCAD

f. Interest and ability to use web based mapping platforms

Other Requirements

a. Experience in humantarian work

b. Practical working knowledge of visual basic, java, web-based mapping and any other relevant programming language is an asset


a. Flexibility and willingness to travel occasionally to Somalia and ability to work in hardships

b. good report writing and administrative skills, self initiative, self -directed learning and ability to work independently

Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to the Head of Human Resources on the above address (mention GIS SOK), before 31st January.

Please include detailed curriculum vitae, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

Denis Prit Road

P.O Box 73226,Nairobi

00200 -Kenya

For more information and job applications, see: International Committee of the Red Cross

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