This position is located in Juba, in the Geospatial, Information and Telecommunications Technology Section (GITTS) of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The Chief Geospatial Information Officer reports to the Chief of Section.
Within delegated authority, the Chief, Geospatial Information Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Takes responsibility for the strategic planning, implementation and management of all geospatial information related matters within the mission.
Manages the Geospatial Information Office. Leads and directs a team of Geospatial Information Staff (civilian and military) in programme/project development, implementation, monitoring and assessment.
Undertakes programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Unit, including preparation of budgets, assigning and monitoring of performance parameters and critical indicators, reporting on budget/programme performance, preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting, evaluation of staff performance (PAS), interviews of candidates for job openings and evaluation of candidates.
Coordinates the timely preparation, maintenance and provision of geospatial information and maps in support of the mission’s operations; Oversees the collection, processing, evaluation and dissemination of geospatial data; Supervises geospatial/terrain analysis studies and prediction of the effects of terrain, weather and situation on the mission’s operations; Monitors and ensures quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) procedures on all products generated and disseminated by the Unit, including geospatial data and maps.
Provides substantive support to the Section Chief in the strategic planning, implementation and management of all geospatial information related matters; Assists the Chief in managing the Section, performing OIC duties and provides policy support, proposals and options on programmatic/administrative tasks including preparation of budgets, reporting on budget/programme performance, preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting and staff recruitment.
Coordinates with counterparts in other offices of the mission, UN agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the host nation on collection and sharing of geospatial data; Undertakes the timely exchange of geospatial information between the mission and the Geospatial Information Section of the Office of Information and Communications Technology in UNHQ; Undertakes day-to-day geospatial operation matters between the mission and the Geospatial Information Section of the UN Global Service Centre (UNGSC).
Develops and conducts geospatial information training and education programmes for mission staff; Participates in mission start-up and other field work as required; Manages task force team and projects;
Performs other duties as required.
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