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National GIS mapping specialist to prepare maps in Geographical Information System (GIS) for mainstreaming process of Disaster Risk Analysis within DIPECHO-funded Disaster Risk Reduction project

Apply now Job no: 503026
Work type: Consultancy
Location: Azerbaijan
Categories: Education

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment

The main purpose of this assignment is to create maps with GIS and illustrate spatial relationships of the location and the hazards. These maps will help stakeholders to better visualize the hazard prone areas and contribute to the understanding of Disaster Risk Analysis.

Assignment Tasks

GIS Expert's will be required to produce:

  •  District maps for Mingachevir, Barda and Neftchala;
  • Flood hazard maps Mingachevir, Barda and Neftchala;
  • Earthquake hazard maps for Mingachevir, Barda and Neftchala;
  • Multi-hazard maps for Mingachevir, Barda and Neftchala;
  • Child vulnerability maps for Barda and Neftchala and school vulnerability map for Mingachevir;
  • Child Centered Risk maps for Mingachevir, Barda and Neftchala;
  • Train members of the working group on GIS mapping;
  • Additional tasks asked by DRR Consultant

Expected Deliverables

Description of Deliverables

This should include tangible and measurable outputs, objectives and targets of the work assignment, as well as specific activities to achieve these;


Days required

specific delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered (e.g. electronic submission, hard copy), subdivided into "milestones" where appropriate

Target Delivery Date

Evaluation criteria

Indicators for evaluation of outputs (including timeliness, achievement of goals, and quality of work).


1 All 18 (eighteen) maps submitted to UNICEF

40 days

20 April 2017

Maps submitted on time and accepted by UNICEF DRR Consultant and Education Specialist

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • University Degree in Geography, Statistics, Economics, Social Science, or Disaster Risk Reduction, or related field
  • At least 3 years of quantitative research experience, with a strong emphasis on spatial analysis and detailed map preparation/ planning and establishment of GIS information.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Access);
  • Strong knowledge of GIS tools or data (e.g. ArcGIS) and relational databases (e.g. SQL Server - Spatial);
  • Detail-oriented ability to work at a fast pace and meet deadlines;
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to synthesize and articulate information;
  • Strong work ethic, commitment to accuracy, and ability to handle confidential information;
  • Ability to function and communicate professionally and effectively


To view our competency framework, please click here

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable).  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

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