Project Officer: Geospatial Data (GRID3)
Project Officer: Geospatial Data (GRID3)

20 novembro, 2019

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Launched in March 2018, the Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3) is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented through an international partnership between Organization, WorldPop and Flowminder at the University of Southampton, and Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). The initiative aims to work hand-in-hand with governments and local stakeholders in low- and middle-income countries to facilitate the production, collection, storage, use, and dissemination of high-resolution population, infrastructure and other geo-referenced data in support of national sectoral development priorities, informed decision-making, humanitarian efforts, and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Project Officer will provide leadership and technical guidance for the GRID3 project in Mozambique.S/he will support the Institute for National Statistics and other national partner institutions in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the project.


Project Management

●In close collaboration and coordination with GRID3 Secretariat, ensure the implementation of the current GRID3 national work plan, with a focus on the design, planning, delivery, and reporting of capacity strengtheningactivities;

●Liaise with INE and other counterparts to ensure effective coordination and communication and promote a collaborative work relationship with the various members of the GRID3 Mozambique Steering and Technical Committees, and other stakeholders;

●Organize and facilitate regular stakeholder consultations and project review meetings;

●Participate in weekly conference calls of the GRID3 Mozambique team;

●Plan and organize capacity strengthening activities, prepare Terms of Reference (ToRs), concept notes, meeting agendas and other information documents as required;

●Provide technical and logistic support to the GRID3 international missions visiting Mozambique, as well as for delegates of national partner institutions participating in international GRID3 events;

●Provide leadership in analyzing and reporting of programme implementation level, identifying constraints and delays in implementation and changes necessary for plans and / or budgets, using timely and appropriate monitoring and measuring mechanisms and tools;

●Create synergies between the GRID3 project and other Organization programme components (SRH, youth, population and development, gender), promoting the use of geo-referenced data across all programme areas;

●Liaise with Organization CO Finance and Operations and other relevant members of staff to ensure efficient and effective implementation of the programme and proper application of Organization policies, strategies, guidelines and tools, ensuring consistency and coherence in addressing priorities for Organization.

Technical support

●Assist with GIS and statistical analyses; data preparation for spatial modeling and web mapping applications; and the preparation of high quality cartographic products for publications and presentations;

●Contribute to the development of GIS tools and processes to map data at subnational levels, including socioeconomic and biophysical indicators;

●Identify innovative ways for promoting the use of georeferenced data across sectors, and with a focus on emergency preparedness and humanitarian response;

●Contribute to bridging GRID3 support with the Organization Population Data Platform (PDP) and potential PDP-linked Mozambique National Population Data Portal development;

●Document, catalogue, and manage national and regional spatial data sets;

●Contribute to delivering training in the use of geospatial data and other capacity strengthening activities;

●Identify priority issues, opportunities and major events by proposing appropriate web platforms and conceptualizing new solutions.



●Bachelor degree in physical geography, demography, social sciences, or other related disciplines

●A certification in project management is an asset.

Knowledge and experience

●Minimum of five years of professional experience in management/coordination of national projects or their components;

●Minimum of two years of professional experience in relevant substantive area, preferably in the public sector, NGOs and/or multilateral/international institutions as a GIS Manager, GIS Coordinator, or similar position.

●Prior experience or a keen interest in the use of GIS technology/data to inform economic policy;

●Experience managing data collection, entry and maintenance;

●Knowledge of result-based management and reporting frameworks;

●Professional-level experience in the design, development, implementation and administration of geographic information systems is desirable;

●Familiarity with organization/UN country programs and operations and procedures in an asset.

Technical and IT Skills

●Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and the latest Office software applications;

●Experience with a range of relevant technologies: client/server hardware and software; input/output technology, digitizing equipment; internet services and related technologies;

●Knowledge of publishing on ArcGIS Server and working with ArcGIS Online;

●Practical and technical experience in using and developing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is desirable;

●Understanding of vector and raster applications and experience in remote sensing data is an asset.

Language Requirements

●Excellent oral and written communication in both English and Portuguese.


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