Two (2) x GIS Mapping Consultant: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Deadline: 2 July 2021
Location: Nyanga & Beitbridge
About the IRC
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, assisting people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving assistance to refugees required to flee from war or disaster. Today IRC works in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC began programming in Zimbabwe in 2008 to support the cholera emergency response and has since been a key player in health, governance, markets development, and disaster risk reduction.
Scope of work
The International Rescue Committee is currently implementing a UNDP funded ZRBF under the PROGRESS Consortium in Beitbridge and Nyanga districts. The project focuses on a mix of irrigation; mechanization; climate smart agriculture; high value cash crops; fodder crops; livestock; and non-timber forest products, tailored to the individual climatic, geographic and market characteristics of the target wards. This includes elements of access to finance, technology and innovation, infrastructure and markets, gender equality and governance among major focus areas.
To generate GIS maps for projects as per asset type for Nyanga and Beitbridge and visually present their interface with major hazards (Floods, Human Wildlife Zones etc) and major infrastructure (access roads, and community amenities) to advise decision making.
Duties and Responsibilities
Validation of Program Assets GPS Coordinates Database-Collection and updating of the GPS database; Generate hard and soft copies of Program Asset Maps; Encouraged Deliverables-Production of Comprehensive Asset Maps per asset type; Develop hard copies to be shared with government departments; Update the Program CPS Coordinate Database; Prepare and submit timely quality internal project reports on activities, detailing the progress and achievement (indicators supervising), the challenges faced and how they were tackled and recommendations for subsequent months; Grant Management and compliance-The consultant will be governed by the IRC operation procedures in their conduct during the duration of the consultancy; Supervising and Reporting-The Consultant will work under the supervision of the ZRBF Program Manager.
Qualifications and Experience
Minimum 5 years’ experience in GIS, Remote Sensing, and map generation; Able to utilize various GIS software like QGIS, ArcGIS, IIwis among others; Demonstration of pre and post processing of data acquired using GPS machines is a must; Proficiency in training professionals in GIS and mapping is a requirement.
PhD/MSc in Geo-Information Science, Remote Sensing with application in Applied Hydrology, Natural Resources Management and Disaster Risk Management or related
How to Apply
Applicants to share their technical and financial proposals clearly showing key achievements in a detailed work plan on how the task will be carried out within the agreed timelines.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible by submitting CVs and cover letter stating the position in the email subject line to [email protected]
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and implements policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliatio.