GIS Officer

Posted about 1 year ago by Mines Advisory Group (MAG)
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
MAG is a humanitarian organisation clearing the remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide. MAG is co-laureate of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize and has been operating in Iraq since 1992 and is operational in five governorates. MAG’s extensive experience and longevity in Iraq and deliver diverse programmes across emergency and development response projects, including support, training and collaboration with national NGOs. Overall 
Purpose of the Job 
  • The GIS Officer shall be responsible for the regular transfer of data collected by MAG Teams from programme-specific databases to the MAG global Information Management System (IMS), and for ensuring compliance of the final product with MAG requirements and procedures. 
  • The GIS Officer shall ensure continuous and correct functionality of the part of the global IMS relevant to MAG programme, and may be tasked to develop new elements. 
  • The GIS Officer shall provide support to MAG IM department in development and maintenance of programme-specific IM solutions, such as mobile data collection forms, map, web-maps, databases and reports. 
  • The GIS Officer, under guidance of the IMSO, will also provide support to other MAG departments including production of maps and analysis for internal and external reports. 
  • Detailed Responsibilities 
  • The GIS Officer will be expected to carry out the following activities: 
  • Transfer data from MAG Teams database to the MAG global IMS on a regular basis (daily, weekly or monthly depending on type of data). Ensure that data that is being transferred is up-to-date, complete, accurate and correct. 
  • Export data from global IMS on request; 
  • Ensure continuous and correct functionality of the part of the global IMS relevant to MAG programme, by keeping up to date survey forms, feature layers and relations between them, correcting flagged data entry errors, performing data quality checks, setting up mobile data collection and mapping application and devices, as well as reporting any occurring issues to the IMSO or/and RISM. 
  • Develop new elements of the global IMS such as web-based maps, applications and dashboards as requested; 
  • Support the IMSO in the creation of new solutions for MAG Teams and global IM Systems as needed; 
  • Perform spatial and statistical analysis of the collected data; 
  • Support with the maintenance of all ODK forms; 
  • Support with the maintenance of excel datasets used in MAG and relative dashboards; 
  • Support with production of map and reports for MAG programme; 
  • Any other task required by the line manager. 
Person selection criteria The post holder should be able to demonstrate the following attributes:
  • Fluent in English, Arabic and Kurdish both spoken and written. 
  • Excellent understanding of GIS and concept of data management. 
  • Excellent knowledge of ArcGIS desktop (preferably ArcGIS Pro) and ESRI platform ArcGIS Online. 
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel. 
  • Experience with design and use of field data collection apps (ODK, Kobo, Survey123.) 
  • Knowledge of XLS form language. 
  • Knowledge of coding languages (Python or R) is a plus. 
  • Ability to communicate in clear, precise and polite manner in both oral and written way. 
  • Ability to work independently and with limited supervision, while maintaining necessary communication with supervisor. 
  • Solution orientated attitude; record of proactively identifying and addressing 


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Mines Advisory Group (MAG)


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