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Web GIS Developer

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 environment.

The GIS developer will support maintenance and further improvement of the Open Source platform and development of other Web GIS application required by the team. He/she will report to the leader of the GIS developments, systems management and innovation team.


  • Implement Web GIS applications using open source technology and ESRI software;

  • Support activities on the development and administration of the WFPGeoNode platform;

  • Maintain and further strengthen the cooperation with the GeoNode community

  • Support the team in the release circles of new versions of the WFP GeoNode platform;

  • Support the migration and test of the WFPGeoNode platform and other applications implemented by the GIS team to the Amazon cloud environment;

  • Design and conduct trainings related to the WFPGeoNode and other GIS tools and projects used by the team;

  • Post content in the GIS page in the WFP Communities platform;

  • Produce documentation, presentations and projects proposals;

  • When needed, attend workshops, conferences and other events on GIS technology, and support in other GIS tasks.

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Earlier Event: July 29
Web/Database developer
Later Event: July 31
Head of Research