GIS Consultant (National)
Location :Yangon, MYANMAR
Application Deadline :16-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
1. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
The Myanmar Information Management Unit / MIMU was established in late 2007 and is a service to humanitarian and development agencies under the management of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator. The MIMU receives strategic guidance from an Advisory Board comprising UN, INGO, NNGO and donor representatives, and administrative and operational support is provided by UNDP. The MIMU is primarily funded by 2-3 bilateral donors.
The MIMU’s role is to safeguard the common data and information repository for development and humanitarian actors in the Myanmar context through gathering and compiling data from various sources on all sectors countrywide, and at the lowest administrative unit for which it is available, and making this information accessible to the wider group of stakeholders.
The MIMU plays a key role in promoting standards related to data, geo-referencing and information management among UN agencies and NGOs, including defining principles around how data will be stored, working with technical working groups to bring together available information from various sources and promoting use of the standards set by these technical groups, and supporting wider development monitoring processes.
Duties and Responsibilities
2. OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The GIS Consultant will contribute to the development and maintenance of GIS products for the humanitarian and development community that will ultimately aid in coordination, decision making, and a better understanding of the geography of assistance in Myanmar .
3. SCOPE OF WORK
The GIS Consultant will work closely with the MIMU GIS team for assisting with assigned MIMU GIS projects, data, and mapping activities. Developing GIS data through digitizing, identifying sources, and assigning attributes. Deliver custom mapping products as requested by humanitarian/development partners. Contributing to interagency mapping efforts, through participation in the GIS user’s group. Assisting with assigned capacity building training for other humanitarian/development partners in GIS/GPS application.