Database & GIS Associate

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 22 August 2019

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Database & GIS Associate is responsible to perform the following functions:

● Provide its support in the conceptualization of a relational database for the collection of data

● Develop and adapt opensource software that will be managed by the Database and GIS Expert for data collection and analysis that may be operated by a platform geo referenced and produce maps to aid in the decision

● Provide support in the development of tools for the management of data pros of analysis and monitoring of the execution of the project.

● Follow up with the teams on the ground to obtain information on the collection and recovery of data and provide support to team regarding the good use of application

● Provide support in the management of the dashboard for the project, make the regular update of the logbook

● Provide support in the creation of Web interface, mobile app ( JavaScript / ReacJs /node.JS) and deploy architecture on Docker/dockerrswarm with the use a of API to fetch data

● Provide support to integrate information between UNOPS and USI servers

● Drafting of the reports of the project and to ensure the follow-up and evaluation

● Provide support in the achievement of the maps from QGIS and in the treatment of data geographically, position their origin on a map

● Fulfill other tasks according to the needs

To obtain detailed information on position functions, please review attached Terms of Reference


● Completion of secondary school is required

● First University degree in Information Technology system, computer sciences, computer programming, or any related field will be considered an asset and may substitute for some of the required years of experience.

Work Experience and Language

● Minimum 6 years of relevant experience in Information Technology System, Computer programming, or other related field

● Fluency in French is required

● Intermediate level in English is required

● Proficiency in computers and office software packages (MS Office) is required

Minimum 1 year of relevant experience in Web development


Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contract Agreement (LICA) Regular/Monthly: This contract is a regular monthly contract, which requires ongoing services during the term of the contract and payments will be made at the end of each month.

Contract level: LICA 6

Contract duration: Open-Ended contract subject to good performance, availability of funds and organizational requirements

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time or 6:00 PM Haiti time.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Please note that Haiti is a non family duty station.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

About the Organization

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

More information

Terms of Reference - Database and GIS Associate_Haiti - Classified.doc

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