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The assignment involves applying GIS technologies and methodologies to enhance the effectiveness of emergency response initiatives and humanitarian assistance. Working closely with multidisciplinary teams, you will utilize spatial data analysis, mapping, and visualization techniques to inform decision-making, resource allocation, and situational awareness in emergency contexts.
The UNV will contribute to the work of the GIS team, who is mainly responsible for conducting thorough spatial analyses, producing mapping products, and drafting geospatial reports that underscore key insights for emergency response and humanitarian operations. Additionally, they are responsible for developing interactive GIS dashboards and decision support tools to enable real-time situational awareness and resource monitoring. Moreover, the team is charged with producing training materials, technical guides, and platforms for knowledge sharing to foster greater understanding and utilization of GIS in... emergency settings.

Under the direct supervision of GIS technical officer, the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
1. Produce info-graphics and thematic maps for operational, reporting and monitoring purposes.
2. Assist in the development of needed GIS web applications and dashboards to support the decision-making process in health emergencies.
3. Conduct the needed spatial analysis in support of IMSTs and EOCs.
4. Maintain and update the Regional GIS Portal for health emergencies by updating the geo database repository, map stories, dashboards and signal and events application.
5. Assist in conducting GIS capacity-building workshops for EMR member states.
6. Work closely with the country offices to support the GIS related activities at country level and update the contact lists of GIS network.
7. Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

☒ Accountability
☒ Adaptability and Flexibility
☒ Commitment and Motivation
☒ Commitment to Continuous Learning
☒ Communication
☒ Respect for Diversity
☒ Working in Teams

- Working experience with ESRI tools (ArcGIS, Spatial and Image analyst extensions, ArcGIS Online , ArcGIS server , areas of expertise (Development of GIS web applications).

The UN Volunteer will be based in Cairo which is a family duty station (level A) with a wide range of services (health, education and leisure) and good living conditions. There are a variety of options with regards to the type of housing and neighborhoods in Cairo. The office will support the UN Volunteer with settling in and advice on areas depending on his/her needs and preferences. The Regional Office is located in the neighborhood of Maadi, which offers a large international community, several restaurants, cafes, and recreation possibilities. Cairo international airport is well connected to the region, Europe and Africa
Cairo Egypt


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