GIS and Climate Analyst – Regular CST Level I – Maputo, Mozambique

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The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


Under the umbrella of the Research Assessments and Mapping (RAM) unit at the WFP country office in Maputo, the position supports INGD, INAM and other governmental agencies to strengthen national capacity for the use of innovative technology for effective Early Warning and Emergency Preparedness and Response.

Additionally the unit is responsible to produce maps, geospatial analysis and other GIS products to other teams at the Country Office and in Field Offices.

Under the direct supervision of the VAM Team Leader, the GIS Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Lead activities conducted by the RAM team to increase national capacity in flood monitoring and modelling;
  2. Liaise with GIS experts at the HQ to find common technical solutions and processes for effective flood and climate monitoring and provide GIS analysis and mapping support during the cyclone season;
  3. Liaise with external partners to procure climate and satellite related data required for flood monitoring;
  4. In preparation for the 2024/2025 rainy season, liaise with colleagues in the RAM unit and in other units at the CO to improve the GeoDashboard used to monitor cyclones and floods by adding other relevant layers and identify workflows to keep the information up to date;
  5. Deliver information sessions on weather alerts during the 2024/2025 rainy season;
  6. Set up monitoring of WFP activities through the GeoEnabler dashboard;
  7. Increase the use of climate products in the RAM unit and improve its capacity on delivering climate analysis;
  8. Support the Disaster Risk Financing and the Climate Change and Food Systems teams on the interaction with INAM and DNGRH for the delivery of climate products;

9. Facilitate the transition of ownership of Seasonal Monitoring and Anticipatory Action products developed by HQ to the CO and government entities (INAM and DNGRH);

10. Liaise with other UN and non-UN entities needing climate products and services;

11. Manage the technical outputs under the SOFF project;

12. Any other duties as requested.


  • The Mozambique CO has capacity to conduct in depth flood and climate monitoring and analysis;
  • The GeoDashboard used to monitor cyclones and floods is constantly updated and it is used by WFP in Mozambique and partners to monitor impact of cyclones and floods;
  • CO management is informed on the possible impact of natural related events in the country;
  • GeoEnabler is set up for the entire country;
  • A robust technical support is provided to both the CO and government partners on climate services;
  • A monthly climate monitoring bulletin is provided throughout the rainy season, with updates to it every 10 days;
  • Timely implementation of technical outputs under the SOFF project;
  • Any other delivarable as requested.


  • Leads by Example with Integrity

Lives WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role role-modelling for others.

  • Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change.

  • Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth.

  • Applies Strategic Thinking

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyze options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things.

  • Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Builds and nurtures external partnerships & collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives.


Education: University degree in courses of Science that includes Statistics, GIS and Remote Sensing


  1. At least 4 years of relevant professional experience in data analysis, GIS systems and Remote sensing;
  2. At least 4 years of relevant professional experience in management of technical projects;
  3. Experience in reporting;
  4. Experience in projects related with drone and satellite data acquisition.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Portuguese.


  • Profound knowledge on the use of GIS software (ArcGIS) and drones.
  • Knowledge of open source GIS packages is desirable;
  • Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Excel.
  • Knowledge of work routines and methods in order to complete processes under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to present information in the form of tables, charts and diagrams easily comprehensible
  • Ability to identify data discrepancies and rectify problems requiring attention
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills


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Deadline for applications: 3 June 2024


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Maputo, Mozambique
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