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Purpose of the position:

The Somalia Resilience Program (SomRep) GIS and Knowledge Management Coordinator will have overall responsibility for data management and analysis of the SomReP consortium.

  • The objective of this role is to continuously enhance and manage SomReP’s knowledge management system, information portal and SMS feedback system to meet SomRep’s needs.
  • This role is crucial in creating dynamic linkages between GIS data and M&E databases as well as working to continually identify, acquire and enrich the GIS & M&E database with external spatial and quantitative data relevant to SomReP’s Early Warning /Early Action and M&E systems.

Knowledge Management Job Major Responsibilities:

 

  • Manage the GIS database and carry out GIS data analysis
  • Create dynamic linkages between GIS data and M&E database
  • Continually identify, acquire and enrich the GIS & M&E database with external spatial and quantitative data relevant to SomReP’s Early Warning /Early Action and M&E systems.
  • Design and develop GIS/ICT and map related components in proposals and implement GIS components in approved projects.
  • Design and/or modify GIS programming data as necessary
  • Verify accuracy of digitized data to ensure information generated from GIS is accurate.
  • Manage SomReP’s GIS computing infrastructure
  • Troubleshoot, analyze and diagnose GIS database application problems
  • Carry out quantitative data analysis for M&E reporting and market monitoring for SomReP’s crisis modifier system for early warning and early action, and make recommendations of the data sets
  • Undertake GPS mappings for SomReP projects
  • Conceptualize, prepare and produce maps for use by different departments to enhance decision making and donor engagement
  • Conceptualize and design methodologies for collecting GPS and other GIS related data using GPS/mobile devices that meets SomReP’s needs.
  • Produce different thematic maps of results from different assessment reports and location maps in various formats.
  • Manage the Knowledge management system (Kimetrica) and create a geodatabase for SomReP projects
  • Work with the system vendor to troubleshoot and resolve system related errors and user problems.
  • Customize Kimetrica to meet SomReP’s data and information requirements.
  • Continuously enhance SomRep’s mobile market monitoring tool
  • Support SomReP’s partner agencies with early warning data collection.
  • Provide technical support to SomRep’s partner agencies with designing of data collection tools and managing the data collection process for all SomReP programmes
  • Troubleshoot, analyze and diagnose GIS database application problems
  • Collect, evaluate and disseminate programmatic information on a regular basis for use in analysis and reporting
  • Provide program and project recommendations based on data analysis
  • Develop standards for database management & dissemination procedures
  • Provide technical support to SomReP in processing, management and use of GIS, remote sensing and other spatial data, information products, tools and techniques for use in analysis and presentation

Training

  • Design a training program on GPS, GIS, remote sensing, mapping technology and map production and carry out training for SomReP’s partner agencies and World Vision Somalia staff
  • Train field officers on beneficiary messaging and field level SMS feedback reporting

Additional Responsibilities

  • Prepare presentations and facilitate IT needs for conferences, seminars and training workshops and represent SomReP by attending and contributing professionally to seminars, workshops, meetings and conferences related to geo-information and ICT issues.

Qualifications for Knowledge Management Job

Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors in GIS, Geomatics engineering or related field. Postgraduate qualification preferred.
  • Experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Cartography and/or related fields.
  • 4 years’ experience in geographic information (geographic information systems integration, geographic/terrain analysis, image processing, mapping, GPS, geo-spatial related information technology: (ArcView3.x, ArcGIS 9.x, ArcGIS 10.x or ArcGIS- both ArcGIS desktop and ArcGIS Server)
  • Excellent computer skills, working knowledge of office automation software and practical knowledge of information and Communication technology (ICT), Knowledge and practical experience GIS software: (ArcView3.x, ArcGIS 9.x or ArcGIS- both ArcGIS desktop and ArcGIS Server),
  • Good interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills.

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