GIS, Remote Sensing

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Kampala, Uganda with Frequent travels to Ethiopia


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We are currently looking for a GIS and Remote Sensing Officer to support our team in Ethiopia from Kampala, Uganda .

IMPACT is seeking a candidate with a strong technical background, who has previous experience of working in the GIS/Cartography/Remote Sensing sphere. More specifically, the candidate should have experience with analysis of satellite imagery with different spatial and spectral resolution for the purposes of change detection; hazard mapping and climatic analysis, as well as collection and processing of socio-economic data. The candidate should understand concepts of cartographic design and be experienced in presentation of the results of spatial analysis using static and interactive mapping products.

Under the supervision of the Data and GIS Manager, with technical guidance from the HQ Remote Sensing Specialist, the GISO is responsible for conducting geospatial analysis and mapping to support rapid humanitarian needs assessments and research products for Ethiopia. The GISO will be responsible for the application of geographic information systems in Ethiopia, including relevant aspects of research design, support in designing data collection tools, ensuring (spatial) data quality, geo-spatial analysis, drafting of maps, and production of web maps and information management systems. In coordination with the relevant Managers and Specialists, the GISO is required to support assessment planning in line with project and program objectives and with IMPACTs research cycle and other relevant guidelines.

Compensation and Benefits 

  • For this position, salary between 2’160 CHF and 2’280 CHF monthly (before income tax), etc as well as a monthly living allowance of 300 USD NB – IMPACT salaries are strictly determined by our salary grid depending on the grade of the position and the level of education of A location-dependent security and/or isolation adjustment is then applied as a recognition that some staff are required to work in difficult places where living and working conditions are much more difficult than elsewhere.
  • Accommodation and food provided in a guesthouse
  • Enrolment in Swiss private pension fund (Swisslife – 9.975% of staff gross salary), health insurance, life insurance and repatriation assistance.
  • Accompanied status does not apply to this position
  • Flight tickets every 6 months & visa fees covered (in-country travel costs and professional expenses are fully covered).
  • Contribution to the luggage transportation: between 20 and 100 kgs, depending on the length of the contract (+ luggage and personal property insurance)
  • Annual leave of 36 days per Public holidays of the country of assignment. Family/compassionate leave when applicable.
  • Predeparture induction – 3 days at IMPACT Initiatives’ HQ in Geneva + one week pre-departure training in ACTED HQ in Paris, including a 4-days in situation security training;
  • IMPACT prioritizes the psychological safety of its staff and the health insurance provided covers, among others, up to 1000 € per year of psychosocial counselling fees.

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