Career Opportunities: GIS Associate

Caracas, Venezuela
Posted 1 week ago
  • Organization: World Food Programme 
  • Location: Caracas, Venezuela
  • Deadline: June 14, 2024

Job Description (GIS Associate)

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is invited application for GIS Associate post. They will gather data and update georeferenced information to create detailed cartography as well as spatial analyses of Venezuela.


Under the supervision of the head of RAM and with the technical lead of the VAM officer, the Geographical Information System (GIS) consultant will gather data and update georeferenced information to ensure that WFP is ready to create detailed cartography as well as spatial analyses of the areas of interest to support humanitarian response in Venezuela

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

80% of the time –  support the GiS structure under Programme/RAM

• Draft the Geographic Information System (GIS) strategy and implementation plan for Venezuela country office, establishing actions, tools, requirements and budget, as well as how the GiS structure could support the office and the different units.

• Conduct spatial data analysis on climate, food security and nutrition, data collection, and map production according to cartographic standards, and prepare a range of reports as required.

• Organize and cooperate with the Earth Observation and Climate Analyst to facilitate technical work group meetings for completion of seasonal bulletins.

• Contribute and support WFP assessment with map products and dashboards as required.

• Produce high quality mapping products and infographics to support WFP Units and partner agencies (i.e., maps featuring road networks, implementation areas and other variables) for key decision makers and donor reports.

• Maintain a working library of spatial data and metadata in sharepoint/teams for the team’s usage.

• Lead and provide technical assistance during the mapping process of distribution points for operational needs.

• Maintain and manage the Geographic Information System (GIS) datasets for RAM Spatial Data Infrastructure.

• Responsible for creating, maintaining national knowledge and capacity transfer in GiS and related tools.

• Provide technical support, including capacity building, to Country Office staff, Area Offices and National Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, as required.

• Other tasks as assigned by the designated supervisor(s).

20% of the time support the clusters led by WFP

• Provide technical support to the GiS structure of the Food Cluster and the Logistics cluster led by WFP.


Education: Relevant qualification in GIS, Statistics, Data Science, Geography, Economics and Food security related social sciences. Completion of specialised training in quantitative analysis and data management is an added advantage.

Experience Knowledge & Skills:   Relevant qualification in GIS, Statistics, Data Science, Geography, Economics and Food security related social sciences. Completion of specialised training in quantitative analysis and data management is an added advantage.  6 years of minimum relevant working experience with 2-3 years’ proven experience in data analysis management, skills in SQL, GIS Mapping software (ArcGIS, QGIS), Statistical analysis package (SPSS, R, Python etc), desktop publishing software such as Illustrator, Ms Publisher and report writing skills.

Languages: Fluency in Spanish and English at intermediate level is desired.


TITLE: Geographical Information System (GIS) Associate
TYPE OF CONTRACT: Service Contract
UNIT / DIVISION: Programme
DUTY STATION (city, country): Caracas, Venezuela
DURATION: 6 months with possible extensions


The position will be published until June 14, 2024.

To improve the accessibility and inclusiveness of selection processes at the World Food Programme (WFP), we encourage individuals requiring disability-related accommodations or other accessibility assistance to contact us. Please send your requests by email to [email protected]. Upon receipt of your email, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) team will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs and provide support.  WFP is committed to providing a recruiting experience that respects and responds to the unique needs of each candidate.

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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