International NGO Safety Organisation (GIS/IT Officers)

INSO is an international non-governmental, non-profit organization. Our mission is to support the humanitarian community with information, analysis and advice that enhances situational awareness, supports informed decision-making, strengthens operational practice and enables humanitarian access.

We are now seeking an experienced individual to join our team as a GIS / IT Officer, who will based out of the INSO office located in Abuja.

Job Title: GIS / IT Officer

Location: Abuja

Starting Date: 1 July 2016

Duration of the Contract: 1 year renewable

Hierarchy: Reports to the Country director

Purpose of position

  • Under the supervision of the Country Director, the GIS / IT Officer will focus on:
  • Firstly ensuring the production of scheduled and requested mapping services (70%)
  • Secondly maintaining the IT system in the INSO offices (30%)

Keys Responsibilities

  • The list of responsibilities is not exhaustive: other tasks may be requested to adapt operational needs.
Conception, preparation and production of maps:
  • Collection of geographical information, its manipulation, analysis and presentation.
  • Conception, preparation and production of Standard Delivery Services of INSO mapping products, including the design of a standard in-house format for map products.
  • Identify NGO map information needs and opportunities, in collaboration with the operations team.
  • Identify barriers for information collection, collation, analysis and sharing and develop appropriate supportive strategies.
  • Produce and maintain high-quality, security-relevant static maps, including: security incident mapping, area of influence mapping, detailed risk maps for key roads and cities, NGO presence map.
  • Work closely with the Information Officer to ensure accurate and regularly updated/dynamic linkages between GIS maps and INSO’s Incident Database.
  • Provide training to INSO Syria operations staff on GIS mapping software and methods at a basic level.

IT management:

  • Conception, preparation and implementation of the office IT set-up, under the supervision of the Deputy Director Support.
  • Ensure all INSO users have access to all relevant licensed software, including antivirus, office, GIS software, and etc.
  • Assess the security threat to INSO’s IT systems and ensure it is appropriately mitigated.
  • Ensure that emails and key electronic files are backed up once a month.

To follow INSO security policies and procedures:

  • Follow 100% of INSO policy directives;
  • Observe and maintain the confidentiality and security of all NGO information;
  • Observe and maintain the confidentiality and security of any documentation/procedures as outlined by Director

To adopt professional conduct and positive attitude:

  • Manage your time in the office effectively.
  • Work to ensure a positive working atmosphere enhancing a cordial working relationship.

Posting Details

  • This position is based in Abuja, with regular short trips to Maiduguri
  • The position requires the holder to be able to undertake tasking at short notice with due regard to the security environment
  • The position requires the holder to be able to work effectively and efficiently unsupervised. The selected candidate must be able to plan and manage their own time effectively. The holder must exercise a strong work ethic and take responsibility for his/her own actions.
  • This position requires a degree of flexibility with respect to working hours

Requirements: (Applicants MUST have all these)

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Information Systems, GIS, computer sciences or a relevant discipline.
  • Two years of GIS work experience, including proven production from A to Z of professional high quality maps
  • Displayed capacity to understand the work and nature of NGOs will be considered as an asset.
  • Excellent command of QGIS, ArcGIS, Google Earth, and Microsoft Excel.
  • Good general IT knowledge (network set-ups, hardware, trouble shooting)
  • Ability to think creatively in terms of tool and process development
  • Be systematic, proactive, innovative, self-motivated and detail oriented.
  • Fluency in English (working language) with good writing capacities
  • Must have Nigerian nationality.

Closing Date
17:00GMT on the 25th, June 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should are requested to send the following to: and ensure to reference 'INSO Information Assistant' in the subject line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.

  • Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements.
  • Motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO (2 page maximum).
  • Up to date CV (5 page maximum).

Note: Please do not send any additional information (Certificates, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.


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