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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 4, 2023
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    The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The Urban Economy Branch of UN-Habitat has the mandate to promote local capabilities of local go...
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    GIS Expert

    The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

    • Work with UPIMC Programme Management Team (UN-Habitat HQ) and UPIMC Cameroon Project Team
    • Work with UPIMC Coordinator in Cameroon align UPIMC team activities and outputs in Cameroon with programme standards
    • Consolidate and share an organized database to get thematic maps
    • Remain abreast of migration-related projects and programming in Cameroon, participating in UN Migration Network;
    • Participation in meetings with Esri to ensure the viability of the partnership and the technical feasibility of the GIS portal following the standards
    • Provide technical advice and analysis to UPIMC Cameroon Project team in the preparation of multi-sectoral spatial profiles providing a city/neighbourhood-wide overview and multi-scalar assessment of displaced communities
    • Desk review and socio-economic data collection
    • Preparation of the collection and compilation of information and data related to spatialization, including mapping of infrastructure and geolocated data.
    • Cartography of information data for the development and projection of community and social infrastructure
    • Contribute to urban analyses with the teams and propose urban orientations and actions
    • Create maps linked to the scenarios part and develop statistic models for the identified future urban trends
    • Produce a data catalogue and analysis report on the data produced with the GIS to assist in the decision support process
    • Identification of suitable pilot areas within the supported cities with all relevant stakeholders and priorities agreed in line with Sustainable Development Goals
    • Development of strategic spatial recommendations and localized priority areas
    • Utilization of mapping tools to refine local priorities with key stakeholders
    • Carry out preparation and facilitation of trainings, events, exchanges for local authorities and other stakeholders
    • Coordinate engagement of local authorities
    • Capacity Building Sessions with local authorities
    • Work with UN-Habitat HQ to roll out of Data management systems, knowledge, and lessons learnt reports

    Qualifications/special skills

    • Advanced university degree (master's degree or equivalent) in cartography, geography, geographic information systems (GIS) and/or urban planning with a GIS-related field of study is required.
    • A first-level university degree in combination with (4) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
    • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the field of urban development and planning (and/or related fields) is required;
    • Working knowledge and understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (and their monitoring/evaluation) and of the New Urban Agenda is desirable;
    • Direct proven experience of urban infrastructure development projects/processes is considered an asset;
    • Understanding of and experience from managing urban data is an asset;
    • Facilitating, designing and managing capacity building processes is an asset;


    • Fluency in English and French, written and verbal, is required. Knowledge of any other language of the Programme is an asset.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to UN-Habitat on to apply

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