Program Assistant, GIS

Kabul, Afghanistan

Short summary of the job: The Program Assistant, GIS is expected to focus on mapmaking, spatial analysis, or software development. Primary duties include using mapping software to analyze spatial data and design digital maps. The Program Assistant, GIS shall gather this information to make decisions about how land is utilized.

Responsibilities

  • Examine and analyze information, designing databases, connecting GIS with other technologies, and cooperating with clients such as transportation companies or wildlife preservation organizations.

  • Using desktop GIS to analyze data and create maps for internal purposes.

  • Maintaining GIS database

  • Assist in compilation of data and interpreting the statistics for various reports

  • Required to collect GIS data update maps and undertake field trips to project sites.

  •       Perform any other duty as requested.

Requirements

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in engineering, surveying

  • Degree in computer science, geography, surveying, engineering, or related field. Proficiency with database programming languages such as SQL, R or Python. Proficiency with front end design languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and various mapping languages.

  • Willingness to solve complicated problems and see projects through to completion.

  • Analytical skills to study problems and records and identify solutions.

  • Team-oriented attitude to help other colleagues and departments with technical problems.

  • Strong interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English languages, Pashto and Dari.

  •        Ability to travel to provinces.

  • Good knowledge of the socio-economic development environment of the region

  • Can manipulate complex databases.

  • highly detail-oriented

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a result-oriented environment.

  • Ability to travel to provinces  

Contract Type:

Fixed Term

Employment Type:

Full Time

Salary:

AS per Company salary scale

Extension Possibility:

Yes

Job Location:

Kabul (with travel to provinces)