Wednesday, December 9, 2009

UNMIT, Geographic Information System (GIS) Assistant, Deadline December 22, 2009.

UNITED NATIONS                         NATIONS-UNIES
United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste

Geographic Information System (GIS) Assistant

POST TITLE: Geographic Information System (GIS) Assistant

Date of Issue: 08 December 2009
Deadline of Application: 22 December 2009

Under the supervision of the Chief of Unit or his designated officers, the incumbent is responsible for manipulating, managing, and processing GIS Data and digitizing and vectorizing existing paper maps and products at UNMIT.
The GIS Assistant will compile, texture and graphic products, and electronic format of geographic data as well as other source data; update converted data and maintain the GIS Database; process and catalogue costumer request; assists the Chief GIS in coordinating meetings and visits with various UN and local agencies; perform clerical work and carry on daily routine. Performs any other official duties and carried out other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor.



Professionalism: Punctuality, ability to work efficiently and effectively, ability to manage process and maintain accurate records on budget, procurement, finance and personnel; critical thinking skills; ability to handle appropriately confidential and sensitive information. Communication: Good interpersonal and oral and written communications skills. Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relations as a team member, in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Planning and organizing - Ability to prioritize work and assignments, meet deadlines and sometimes work under pressure of multiple deadlines. Computer skills – Good computer skills, including proficiency in Word and Excel, and PowerPoint or similar software.



Education: High school or equivalent diploma is required; a combination of relevant certification/diploma or other academic qualifications; training in cartography or geography is an asset.
Experience: Minimum of four years relevant working experience; Familiarity with UN rules, regulations, administrative instructions and other related documents is desired.

Languages: Fluency in English and Tatum is required; knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia is desirable.

A good driving ability is essential, must hold a national driver’s license.

The applicants must present:
Application letter indicating the VA Number (L-TL-09-106), Curriculum Vitae, UN application form (P.11) available in Main Gate of Obrigado Barracks, UNMIT HQ, Copies of school and University Certificates as well of any other training related to the requirements of the position, Baptismal or Birth certificate. Please ensure all relevant work experience is reflected on the P11 form.

Please submit your application only if you meet the qualifications and requirements mentioned above.

The United Nations strongly encourages applications from qualified women candidates.

Application must be submitted to UNMIT Headquarters, Obrigado Barracks (Attention: Local Personnel Section), Or via E-mail to or
Deadline: Tuesday, 22 December 2009