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GIS Developer Consultant

The Emergency Preparedness and Support Response Division (OSE) is responsible for enhancing the World Food Programme’s (WFP) preparedness and response capacity in emergencies, including early warning, preparedness planning, crisis support and information management.

The Geographical Information System (GIS) Unit within OSE and OSEP is continuously gathering data and updating georeferenced information to ensure that WFP is ready to create detailed cartography as well as spatial analysis of the areas of interest in order to support the humanitarian emergency response.

In order to improve accessibility to geographic information and tools, OSE has developed an infrastructure of geospatial data, which includes a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and an Open Source Web GIS platform, It develops WEB GIS applications for various divisions in WFP and it provides guidance for adoption of standard geographic references in WFP’s corporate systems as part of the GeoEnabler project.

The GIS developer will be responsible of maintaining and further improve a Web GIS platform implemented by the GIS team for the Logistics Cluster and He will provide support for the rollout of the GIS infrastructure in country offices and regional bureaux.

He will report to the supervisor of the pillar within the GIS team that takes care of GIS developments, databases administration and innovation.


  • Maintain and further improve web and mobile applications implemented for the Logistics Cluster Preparedness Platform (LGPP) project;

  • Support rollout of the LGPP in priority countries for the Logistics Cluster and deliver training on its use;

  • Liaise with the TEC department and other divisions in WFP for the integration of geospatial data into corporate systems and websites;

  • Contribute to the administration of the WFP’s and the LogCluster’s organizational accounts in ArcGIS Online;

  • Support Country Offices and Regional Bureaus with the implementation of Spatial data Infrastructures (SDI);

  • Customize Web GIS applications implemented with ESRI technology and/or liaise with external partners for their implementation;

  • Test migration of the Spatial Data Infrastructure and ArcGIS based apps to the WFP’s cloud environment in Amazon;

  • Create a workflow for validation of edits on logistics datasets received from GIS staff in the field or cooperating partners through the Logistics Cluster Preparedness platform;

  • Content related to the GIS infrastructure and the LGPP is posted in the GIS page in the WFP internal social network (WFP Communities);

  • When needed, represent WFP at geospatial events, workshops and summits

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