GIS Consultant

الوصف الوظيفي

Duration: 5 months (possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funds)

Start date: 1 July 2021

Deadline: 10 June 2021 


The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the United Nations Agency for Human Settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

UN-Habitat's Governing Council adopted by consensus resolution 19/18 calling on UN-Habitat to establish a Special Human Settlements Programme in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). During the 23rd Governing Council (GC) (now Assembly), UN-Habitat's mandate in the oPt was strengthened by two resolutions (GC 23/2 and 26/9 in 2011, and 2017, respectively) accentuating on the importance of the continuation of the programme support to the Palestinian people under the two-state framework with focus on spatial planning, land management, and housing.

Under the UN-Habitat Country Programme Document in Palestine 2018-2022, UN-Habitat is leading the implementation of a 4-year project "Achieving Planning and Land Rights in Area C, West Bank, Palestine" in partnership with the Land and Water Settlement Commission (LWSC), and funded by the European Union (EU).

The project adopts the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) which is a pro-poor, gender responsive and participatory land information system developed by the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) and whose implementation is spreading in many countries. STDM, which is based on open source software packages, is embedded in other GLTN land tools as a vehicle for ‘securing land and property rights for all’. It operationalizes the continuum of land rights concept, enlists inclusive approaches advocated in participatory enumeration, and highlights the gender status in land relations. 

Functions / Key Results Expected/ Responsibilities

The Special Human Settlements Programme for the Palestinian People (SHSPPP/UN-Habitat, Palestine) is seeking a candidate for a consultancy-based position, under the direct supervision of the Sr. Urban Programme Officer. Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be seconded to the LWSC on a full-time basis and be responsible for:

  • Repackage data from STDM into a format that can be incorporated into LWSC’s land information system;
  • Data entry for the communities targeted by the project on the LWSC system; 
  • Developing a data model, based on the STDM conceptual model; 
  • Developing a data standards and format manual that will form the blueprint on how data will be collected (with appropriate quality control checks), accessed, and shared; 
  • Collecting and documenting disaggregated data and information on women’s land rights as registered at the data sets of LWSC; 
  • Designing, implementing, and supporting the necessary training and capacity development initiatives towards the practical application of the tool, particularly by LWSC; 
  • Providing technical advice, mentoring and supporting in the implementation of the STDM and adjusting the tool accordingly based on needs, emerging requirements, and corrections as may be applicable;
  • Gather LWSC's reporting requirements and design statistical and aggregate reports based on the data managed through STDM;
  • Designing, analysing, and updating GIS tools; 
  • Determining the methods of data collection for the different GIS layers; 
  • Building and designing databases for the GIS layers; 
  • Translating GIS data from a variety of sources; 
  • Modelling design as needed; and
  • Supporting the LWSC GIS department and UN-Habitat, as needed. 

The incumbent is expected to contribute to knowledge management and capacity development activities in and outside the UN System and to ensure efficient and effective substantive coordination support to work activities while ensuring adherence to organizational policies and procedures.

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متطلبات الوظيفة

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience in GIS
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in GIS, Spatial Planning, or Geography with advanced courses in GIS, or Software Development 
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and Arabic
  • Experience in report writing and processing and analysing data and spreadsheets
  • Good understanding of surveying technologies and map drafting
  • Good knowledge of MS Office, ESRI, QGIS and AutoCAD software
  • Familiarity with GIS data automation or scripting tools is highly preferable 
تفاصيل الوظيفة
المسمى الوظيفي GIS Consultant
آخر موعد للتقديم 10 - Jun - 2021
المكان رام الله والبيرة
نوع الوظيفة العقود والاستشارات
المستوى المهني متوسط الخبرة
الراتب N/A
الدرجة العلمية البكالوريوس
الخبرة 5 Years
آلية التقديم

You are invited to submit the requested documents to the e-mail address: [email protected] on or before 10 a.m. on 10 June 2021 (Jerusalem Time).

Requested Documents 

Interested individual consultant must submit the following documents/information:

  • A personal CV including all qualifications and experience in similar projects.
  • A cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable for the work and confirming availability for the period indicated.
  • At least two (2) up-to-date recommendation letters.
  • Financial proposal based on a monthly rate.

Terms of payment

The remuneration of the above will be paid in five instalments at the end of each calendar month upon satisfactory delivery of all assignments and submission of all deliverables. 


Monthly reports on the progress and achievements of the responsibilities of the consultant. 

Management Arrangement

The assignment will be supervised by the Sr. Urban Programme Officer at UN-Habitat. The Individual Consultant will work closely with the project team and partners throughout the assignment. S/he will be embedded at LWSC’s GIS Department in Ramallah for the duration of the assignment.

Confidentiality and non-Disclosure

All associated materials, data, deliverables, etc. that have been generated under this consultancy are the property of LWSC or UN-Habitat and must be submitted to the Head of the GIS Department at LWSC and the Sr. Urban Programme Officer at UN-Habitat.


UN-Habitat will examine the proposals to determine whether they are complete, and whether they are substantially responsive to the minimum requirements in terms of qualifications and experience. Any proposal that does not meet the minimum requirements will be rejected by UN-Habitat and may not subsequently be made responsive by the Applicant by correction of the non-conformity.

A two-stage process is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposals prior to any financial proposal being considered and compared.

The technical proposals are evaluated based on its responsiveness to the Terms of Reference (ToR) and carry a weight of 70 per cent of the evaluation score.

The financial proposal shall specify a monthly rate and will carry a weight of 30 per cent of the evaluation score. The monthly rate shall be all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the Consultant during the contract period and shall form the amount of the resulted contract between the winning Consultant and UN-Habitat. No other entitlements will be considered after submission of financial proposals.

Candidates not attaining the minimum technical score of 50 per cent will be considered technically non-compliant and disqualified.  Financial Proposals will only be considered if the technical proposal attains the required minimum score.

UN-Habitat will award the Individual Contract to the Candidate with the Highest Combined Technical and Financial score, subject to a satisfactory interview with the evaluation committee. 

UN-Habitat is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. 

نصيحة من جوبس لحمايتك : عند التقدم لاية وظيفة عن طريق الانترنت، لا تقم بإعطاء معلومات بطاقة الأعتماد او أية معلومات بنكية / مالية لصاحب عمل.