Position details

Vacancy id VAC-10658
Job title VAC-10658 GIS Support Technician
Location Worldwide
Apply by 31-Dec-2024
Start date 01-Jan-2025
Number of vacancies 1
Qualification Certificate in a relevant discipline (essential).
Sector experience Minimum of 3 year/s of demonstrable relevant Information Technology experience (essential).
Geographical experience Minimum of 3 year/s of experience in any country (essential).
Languages Fluent in English (essential).

Job description

CTG overview

CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.

Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.

Visit www.ctg.org to find out more

Overview of position

CTG is looking for a qualified GIS Support Technician for our operations. This role is being advertised for talent pool building purposes, once the project goes live, only those candidates that are shortlisted will be contacted.

Role objectives

Geospatial Information Technician is responsible for delivery of Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) & development of GIS applications, services & products, specific tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Compile large scale operation maps & small scale briefing / report maps.

  • Perform collecting processes & evaluate geographic data including vector, raster & thematic data.

  • Design, develop, maintain & use spatial databases as well as spatial data management tools.

  • Design symbology, templates & other related cartographic & geovisualization products.

  • Conduct spatial & terrain analysis studies & the prediction of the effects of terrain, weather & situations on the mission's operations.

  • Generate 3D visualization products.

  • Produce & maintain web map services & web map applications.

  • Oversee the performing of Quality Control / Quality Assurance (QC / QA) on all products generated & disseminated by the section, including procedures on all extracted features & retrieved parameters, geo data & maps.

  • Conduct satellite imagery processing for remote sensing projects & tasks, i.e. image interpretation, analysis, image classification, rectification, feature extraction, photogrammetric models, etc.

  • Planning & overview of field surveys for geospatial data collection & truth verification.

  • Ensure the archiving of geographic data & maintaining the mission's geo database system.

  • Ensure that data security, data acquisition & data share policies are in place.

  • Ensure the archiving & maintenance of map production & map catalogues.

  • Assist in the incorporation of innovative technologies in geospatial & remote sensing products & services, i.e. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Extended Reality (XR) (AR - MR - VR), etc.

  • Other duties as assigned by a supervisor.

Project reporting

This role reports to the line manager.

Key competencies
  • Excellent practical & theoretical geospatial information related skills.

  • At least 3 years working experience in GIS, remote sensing & image analysis.

  • Experience in using remote sensing software such as ERDAS imagine, ERDAS LPS, etc.

  • Experience in using open source GIS software & ArcGIS (desktop, server & online applications), experience in PostgreSQL, SQL server enterprise, model builder, geocortex.

  • Experience in spatial database management.

  • Skills using graphic design software is an asset.

  • Skills in the use & application of innovative technologies including AI & XR & related software is an asset.

  • Fluency in English, both written & oral, is required.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Driving licence suitable to drive 4 X 4 vehicles.

  • Excellent client orientation.

Team management

This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information
  • This role is being advertised for talent pool building purposes, once the project goes live, only those candidates that are shortlisted will be contacted.

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

· At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.
· CTG has a zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) which is outlined in its Code of Conduct. Protection from SEA is everyone’s responsibility and all staff are required to adhere to CTG’s Code of Conduct at all times.