Gis Coordinator Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Danish Refugee Council

Job Description

Job Summary

The GIS Assistant will support in the development of maps for different reports and donor proposals. The GIS assistant shall take lead in participatory mapping during field research. He/ She shall also support in preparation of tools for data collection, support in data collection, analysis and compiling of reports.


Map development

Take lead in participatory mapping during field research
Prepare maps for donor reports and research reports
Produce maps and data for Programs and Projects
Participate in proposal development by producing maps for the proposals
Support grants and programme teams during proposal development upon their request in relation to GIS initiatives.
Create infographics, diagrams and illustrations for Regional and Country Office teams as requested.

Data management

Prepare mobile questionnaires for field data collection
Collate and organize data collected
Analyze and compile a report of the analysis
Develop and maintain databases


Train members of staff and project teams on the application of GIS
Train project teams on participatory mapping

Reporting Arrangements

The GIS Assistant will report to the Regional Technical Manager and Global Conflict Analysis Advisor.

About you

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.


A university degree in a field relevant to armed violence reduction, geography, statistics or GIS mapping
Extensive experience of using GIS mapping platforms
Strong qualitative research skills
High degree of computer literacy, advanced user of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+)
Good interpersonal working relationships
Strong planning skills with ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
Attention to detail, Flexibility and professionalism
Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
Proficiency in SPSS or other quantitative data analysis tools
Experience working on issues related to conflict prevention and management


Availability: June 2018

Duty station: Nairobi , Regional Office

Contract: National contract in accordance with DRC terms for National staff in Kenya.


Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the position, no later than 3rd June 2018.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under vacancies no later than

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact [email protected]

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