Senior GIS Officer (Durable Solutions Unit)

IMPACT Initiatives

We are currently looking for an experienced Senior GIS Officer to lead the GIS component of REACH’s Damage Impact AnalysisLongitudinal Survey workstream. This role involves supporting the assessment and data team in the collection and management of spatial datasets, the development of maps and dashboards for REACH, and ad hoc support to its partners.

REACH Initiative is a unique humanitarian NGO, which provides research, data, and analysis to support more effective humanitarian intervention in crisis contexts. By providing precise and rigorous information on the humanitarian situation of crisis-affected populations in Ukraine, REACH informs better aid delivery and more transparent and reliable decision making. In Ukraine, REACH is hosted by our sister organisation, ACTED.

Present in Ukraine since 2014, REACH has scaled up its activities following the escalation of the conflict in February 2022. REACH is working across the country to provide humanitarian actors with rigorous data and in-depth analysis to ensure aid interventions are timely, appropriate, and relevant. As part of this, the Durable Solutions Unit (DS) informs policy and humanitarian programming on internally displaced people (IDPs) integration in areas of displacement and upon return avoiding protracted displacement. The Durable Solutions team is leading several IMPACT REACH assessments including Collective Sites Monitoring, Area-based assessments, and IDP Profiling, in addition to the Longitudinal Study on Ukrainian Refugees and Returnees. The Longitudinal Survey focuses on people who fled the escalation of hostilities in Ukraine to understand their mobility patterns, integration trajectories, intentions to return, and how these change over time. The Longitudinal Survey sample is divided between refugees, people who are living outside Ukraine following their displacement after the 2022 escalation of the war, and returnees, who returned to Ukraine after a period of displacement abroad.

REACH is seeking an experienced Senior GIS Officer (SGISO) within the Longitudinal Survey sub-unit to ssupport the analysis and output development on the mobility patterns, integration trajectories, and intentions of refugees and returnees over time. The SGISO will lead the development of maps for REACH and support the assessment team in the collection and management of spatial datasets, verification, cleaning, and updating of the collected data. As required, the SGISO will provide support in the development of related dashboards and provide ad hoc support to REACH’s partners.


  • Masters degree or equivalent professional experience in GIS, Cartography, Geodesy, Geography, Computer Science, Information Systems or any relevant discipline
  • Working proficiency in English;
  • At least 3 years of experience in GIS field, preferably in humanitarian context is an asset;
  • Essential minimum technical qualifications:
  • Experience with ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro or QGIS;
  • Understanding of basic cartography concepts and map design principles;
  • Data processing and analysis experience using Excel / R / Python (pandas) / Tableau an asset.
  • Presence of any relevant portfolio (GitHub account, web based-dashboard, OSM mapper profile, published maps) is a strong asset; International Environment House 2, Chemin de Balexert 9, 1219 Chatelaine, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to think creatively in terms of tool and process development and optimization;
  • Flexibility and adaptability to ever-changing needs and responsibilities;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Management experience an asset;
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Experience in international team is an asset
  • Ability to learn new concepts/build technical skills quickly


  • Official employment according to Ukrainian legislation;
  • Competitive official salary defined by the ACTED salary grid;
  • Regular performance evaluation and salary increase;
  • 28 working days of paid vacation per year;
  • Life and medical insurance after 3 months of probation period;
  • Friendly international team of professionals;
  • Cozy office in the central part of the city;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Career development possibilities

How to apply

This vacancy is for national staff only. Applications only in English should be submitted via email [email protected] with the title or reference of the position (CV without mentioned position will not be considered). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. ACTED is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: 29-Mar-24

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