Mapping and GIS Analyst Associate



Mapping and GIS Analyst Associate

Requisition ID: 21424
Region: Europe (HQ)
Contract type: Traineeship
Reports to (role)

They will work directly under the Head of Geodata and Analytics supervision, with additional technical inputs coming from the GIS team at headquarters.

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and, at the same time, promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.


Our unit, “Analysis and Evidence”, is part of the Essential Services division. This evidence-based decision-making for the purpose of strengthening program quality and delivery is relatively new and needs development. The post holder will be part of this unit and participate in the GIS maintenance and development for the ICRC. Furthermore, they will contribute to the mapping production when needed.

The post holder will provide maps, data and information management support to effectively support decision-making and reporting of all ICRC departments/sites. They will create, update and manage the databases following up on data exchange and producing maps according to the user’s requests. They will play a key role in managing the information flow, standardization and security within and between ICRC departments/offices. They must ensure that the data repository is done through effective database management.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

In support of the unit, the post holder will:

  • Produce maps to support the operational and reporting objectives of the delegation following ICRC GIS Guidelines (internal products);
  • Organize and maintain the geo-database of the delegation (filing and storing of data and meta-data);
  • Maintain, and update (cleaning and entering) data and maps in the web-based ICRC geoportal;
  • Analyze and valorize internal and external data sources;
  • Take the initiative to reconcile data and information gaps;
  • Ensure quality of data and information prior to wider circulation and publication;
  • Participate in briefings related to GIS;
  • Carry out remote technical GIS support to ICRC GIS officers;
  • Support and train staff to perform general data analysis as requested by the departments;
  • Generate dashboards and infographics;
  • Contribute to the development of new web applications;
  • Engage with the rest of the A&E Unit in HQ and field as relevant;
  • Perform other data and information management-related duties as required.

Certifications / Education required

  • University degree in a related field;
  • Good practice of ESRI software and database management;
  • Good knowledge of Tableau software;
  • Knowledge of graphic design software;
  • Knowledge of programming languages Python, ArcPy, FME, HTML/CSS/Javascript is an asset.

Professional Experience required

  • No previous professional experience is required.
  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work

Our Values

  • At the ICRC, we value impact, collaboration, respect, and compassion. We seek candidates who demonstrate behaviors based on these shared values. For more information on the ICRC values, please visit this page.

Additional information

  • Location: Geneva
  • Type of contract: Traineeship
  • Length of assignment: 12 months
  • Relocation: Not provided for traineeships
  • Visa/permit: legitimacy card provided
  • Gross monthly salary: 3,840.00 CHF
  • Estimated start date: August 2023
  • Application deadline: 2 July 2023
  • Application documents required: diplomas, work certificates, scan colour of passport – please upload it on your profile

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive working environment. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.

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