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FAO Data and Information Technical Assistant Job Vacancy

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Position Title: Data and Information Technical Assistant

Duty Station: Nairobi

Level: NPP Contract equivalent to G4

Contract period: 6 months renewable

Job Role, Duties and Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of Sub Regional Emergency Coordinator for Eastern and Central Africa and direct supervision of Regional Data and Information Coordinator, the Data and Information Technical Assistant will perform the following duties:

Duties and responsibilities:
• Support the data capture and database maintenance of geographical information system databases;
• Provide general GIS technical support, such as map production and printing;
• Assist in the development and maintenance of a website content management system;
• Create graphic images for websites, documents and presentations;
• Perform other tasks as may be required.
Qualification Requirements:

Essential Qualifications:
• Secondary Education
• Certificates in ArcGIS: Desktop I (Getting started with GIS), Desktop II (Tools and functionality), Desktop III (workflows and analysis) and Mobile mapping using ArcPad and GPS
• Pathway certificate ArcGIS Desktop fundamentals
• Certificate in ICDL
• TYPO3 Content Management System experience

Work experience:
• 3 years technical training and/or working experience with various Geographical Information Systems
• Content Management Systems and Graphic Design software.
• Have working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
Interpersonal Communication Skills:
• Must be responsive and professional, able to communicate effectively, be team oriented, able to use discretion, be flexible, self motivated, excellent interpersonal skills and a quick learner.
• Ability to work independently and effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Applications should be forwarded by mail or email addressed to either of the following addresses:

Sub Regional Emergency Office for Eastern and Central Africa
1st Floor, Eden square, Westlands
P.O. Box 30470-00100,

Ref: Data and Information Technical Assistant post
REOA – Eden Square

or email:

Closing Date: 31st January 2011

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