Fresher Non-profit Careers – GIS Intern at Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)




Job
Title:  GIS Intern
Organisation: Agency for
Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: 300 US Dollars
About US:
Agency for Technical Cooperation and
Development (ACTED) is an independent international, private, non-partisan and
non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict
neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non-discrimination.
ACTED has been active in Uganda since May
2007, both in the northern region and Karamoja. In the North, ACTED supports
the early recovery process with a specific focus on the needs of returning
populations displaced by years of conflict. It also expands access, retention,
equity and quality of primary education. In Karamoja, the focus is enhanced
food security and resilience to disasters, especially droughts, as well as
improving the primary education sector.
Job
Summary:
The GIS Intern
will be responsible for:
·        
Supporting
the development and maintenance of a global database for the consolidation of
all project-related, assessment-related and GIS data at the country level
·        
Assisting
in project-level mapping and planning participatory GIS activities
·        
Increasing
the capacity of national staff in GIS and spatial data management
·        
Supporting
project-level database creation and information management mechanisms
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Supporting the maintenance of a global
database for the consolidation of all project-related, assessment-related and
GIS data:
·        
Assist
the Database Officer(s) and GIS team in maintaining the global database,
consolidating data collected from all ACTED /partner activities within country
·        
Regularly
review database management guidelines and ensure capitalization of tools and
procedures
·        
Technically
support the collection and management of spatial datasets, and verify and
update collected data
·        
Actively
monitor the accuracy of collected data
·        
Support
the integration of existing information between ACTED units and maintain
regular updating mechanism
·        
Propose
and implement new technical solutions and partnerships
·        
Quickly
respond to information requests from ACTED Units
·        
Streamline
process moving raw data to mapped end products
·        
Solicit
information from partner organizations to be incorporated into database
2. Technical Support to the DB/GIS team:
·        
Provide
technical backstopping of database to GIS/DB team
·        
Provide
capacity-building to GIS/DB team related to database maintenance and advanced
GIS techniques
3. 
Regular interactions and reporting with key partners including cluster
lead agencies, UNOSAT, UNOCHA and technical partners
·        
The
incumbent will support the development of joint database tools and processes
with ACTED partners in country
·        
Respond
to information requests from ACTED partners related to MIS data and mapping
·        
Work
closely with partners to ensure that data is shared with ACTED MIS team when
required
·        
Support
the collection of spatial datasets
4. Field level support of online mapping
tool and other GIS tools
·        
Take
part in continued development of web-based mapping tools at the field level
·        
Ensure
the update process from field to web publishing is organized and well
documented
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the ACTED GIS Intern placement should hold a Master’s
degree or equivalent experience in Information Systems, GIS, or a relevant
discipline
·        
Past
experience in database and general computer software (such as SQL Server,
PostgreSQL and Access)
·        
Prior
experience with industry standard mapping tools, especially ESRI products
·        
Excellent
organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
·        
Possess
the ability to think creatively in terms of tool and process development
·        
Ability
to travel to the field
·        
Flexibility
and adaptability to ever-changing needs and responsibilities
Benefits:
·        
300
USD per month living allowance
·        
Coverage
of all accommodation, guesthouse, food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance
of 50 kg
·        
The
provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.
How
to Apply: 
All candidates should send an updated CV
and cover letter to: geneva@impact-initiatives.org or anais.pigot@impact-initiatives.org
with REF: UGANDA/GISINTERN in the subject line of your email.
Deadline:
27th May, 2015
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