Economic Recovery Officer – GIS Specialist
Jobs at:Danish Refugee Council
Deadline of this Job:
Friday, June 02 2023
Date Posted: Tuesday, May 16 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Founded in 1956, The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities – in more than 40 countries around the world. DRC has been implementing emergency response projects in Tanzania since the onset of the Burundi refugee crisis in 2015 in three refugee camps in the Kigoma Region at the border with Burundi. DRC’s integrated projects for refugees, asylum seekers and host communities comprise sectors such as Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Protection (CBP, PSN, GBV, CP and Legal), Shelter and infrastructure, and Economic Recovery.
Overall purpose of the role
Programme Innovation and Business Engagement (PIBE) in DRC accelerate new ways of working, better impact, and sustainable paths for the people we work for, and aim to make a strategic contribution to the humanitarian ecosystem that DRC is part of. Concretely, Programme Innovation and Business Engagement are activated in DRC to contribute to Strategy2025, complementing and strengthening the ‘implementation at scale’ that DRC delivers through its impactful and evidence-based core programming. Working with wicked problems, new trends, and new approaches – DRC programme innovation supports the pilot, transition, and scale of new solutions using technological advances, new insights, and new partnerships.
The Economic Recovery Officer – under the PIBE project, and under the management and supervision of the Economic Recovery Team Leader, and in close collaboration with the camp-based government coordination bodies will be responsible for supporting the implementation of PIBE project activities in the refugee camp and host community. The Economic Recovery Officer is therefore expected to be flexible to work in different locations within DRC Tanzania operation.Main Responsibilities:
Responsibilities and tasks
• Participate and contribute to DRC PIBE learning platforms/events throughout the implementation of the project including conducting capacity building and experience sharing among project stakeholders including national colleagues to reinforce government capacities for GIS-based land use, forest monitoring, and information management;
• Prepare maps of land use change and land degradation, forest cover, and others to support the identification of key geographic areas that need immediate interventions, such as afforestation/reforestation
• Conducting systematic and real-time deforestation and fire monitoring across the three districts of Kibondo, Kasulu, and Kakonko districts
• Provide training to government partners and other DRC staff in basic GIS applications such as making maps with forest inventory data (including forest/land cover/use mapping and change detection)
• Coordinate the preparation of geospatial databases, maps, and descriptive statistics for major land degradation types as well as provide support for the calculation of the land degradation indicators
• Provide support in the development of a web-based geospatial information-sharing platform and dashboards in close collaboration with the information management team.
• Examine and update the existing thematic maps/dashboards on forestry/woodlots and assess their quality in terms of thematic details, dates of production, methods of production, and precision;
• Conducting survival rate assessments of the planted trees in established woodlots in collaboration with DRC economic recovery staff and the Local Government Authorities.
• Assist in planning and organizing satellite image classification and interpretation including field checking and validation.
• Assist in any other tasks under the projects at the instruction of the Economic Recovery Team Leader.
• Comply with the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and the DRC’s Code of Conduct (CoC);
• Foster and maintain excellent working relationships with key humanitarian actors – local and international, including government authorities and private sectors.
• Liaise closely with other DRC sectors such as; Community-Based Protection, protection, and camp management to ensure productive coordination and smooth implementation of the program activities.
• 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.
• University Degree in Forestry, GIS, remote sensing, Natural Resources Management or a closely related field;
• 2 years of full-time relevant work experience using GIS and remote sensing
• Expertise in GIS software, including ArcGIS Desktop 10.x, ArcGIS Pro, and/or QGIS application within the forest sector.
• Excellent communication skills and ability to speak in English and Swahili. The ability to communicate in Kiha and/or Kirundi is a plus.
• Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity, and flexibility.
• Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment and able to handle pressure well and engage with project stakeholders in a professional manner.
• Compliance and Detail-oriented
• Strong team player
• Excellent interpersonal skills, culturally sensitive and adaptable
• Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others
• Understands humanitarian issues in Tanzania, and the region
Employment category: Grade H
Reporting to:Economic Recovery Team leader
Technical line manager: Economic Recovery Manager
Unit/department: Economic Recovery
Providing equal opportunities We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.
DRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff within its programs. As such, we strongly encourage national and diaspora candidates to apply for this position. However, candidates should take into consideration that DRC cannot employ, under an international contract, a national of the country in which he or she will be working (in this case, the United Republic of Tanzania)
Promoting high standards : DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 24
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Job application procedure
Application and CV
Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.
DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under JOB.
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
• Professionalism, impact & expertise
• Humanitarian approach & the work we do
• Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
• Culture, values & strong leadership
• Fair compensation & continuous development
DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.
Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply!
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