GIS Assistant, IOM Moldova


Open to Internal and External Candidates

                         Position Title


 GIS Assistant

                          Duty Station


 Chisinau, Moldova



 General Service Staff

            Type of Appointment

                              Duration :

               All Inclusive Salary:


 Special Short-Term Ungraded

 Six months with possibility of extension

17000 MDL per month

        Estimated Start Date


 As soon as possible

                        Closing Date 


11 May 2022

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


Following the launch of military operations across Ukrainian territory on 24 February 2022, substantive flows and displacements across Ukraine and toward neighbouring countries have been reported countries in the following days. While air travel has been suspended in Ukraine and Moldova, Ukraine shares land border with four European Union (EU) Member States: Poland, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia. Other non-EU countries (3) which share their border with Ukraine include Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation and Belarus. Large in and out flows to and through Moldova of Ukrainian and Third Country nationals created the need to set up a monitoring system and analyse the trends and patterns of mobility.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Specialist for Migration Management Programme Assistant and DTM/ Data Programme Assistant the GIS Assistant will be responsible for:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support developing, testing and deployment of databases, software and other technology solutions (including mobile applications) and compilation of business requirements, technical specifications, user and technical documentation and standards for DTM related applications.
  2. Visualize and map data whilst assuring data consistency utilizing appropriate GIS/mapping tools and products.
  3. Support the collection and analysis of data from the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) being provided in a timely and efficient manner through the provision of appropriate GIS/mapping tools and products.
  4. Support creation of country atlases and regularly update base maps in line with identified requirements.
  5. Provide input for geographic data and administrative divisions for various IOM databases for tracking population movements and displacement locations.
  6. Provide technical and strategic inputs into ongoing information management initiatives and partnerships.
  7. Assist global DTM operations in term GIS data storing and designing, mapping.
  8. Ensure adherence to data protection principles for handling personal data of IOM beneficiaries, in regard to collection, use, storage, disclosure and disposal of personal data.
  9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Geography, Cartography or related field with three years of relevant professional experience.


  • High School diploma with five years of relevant experience. 


  • Experience in Database Information Systems development (SQL or Oracle), preferably in support of assessment and data collection system.
  • Experience in programming using two or more of the following tools: Access, VB.NET, C#, NET framework, Java, ASP.NET, (MCP certification in any of these products is an advantage).
  • Proficiency of ArcGIS and Arc Map is advantage.
  • Experience in geography, cartography, GIS and graphic design.


  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with flexibility and integrity.
  • Ability to work independently, with excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to work in challenging settings, under pressure while respecting tight deadlines.
  • Capacity to learn and gain new competencies, while accepting/giving constructive criticism.
  • Ability to organize an information flow.
  • Computer knowledge use including Microsoft Office.
  • Familiarity with mobile data collection technologies and GPS an advantage.


Fluency in English, Romanian and Russian is required. Knowledge of Ukrainian, is an advantage.

Required Competencies

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies: 

Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators (Level 1)

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this special vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, security clearances and a valid COVID certification.

A prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply:

Interested applicants are invited to send the CV and cover letter in English to: cc:   

Please, indicate the position you are applying for and reference code in the subject line of your message.

Closing date for applications is 11 May 2022, however interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply sooner.

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts the applications duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:

From 04.05.2022 to 11.05.2022

Articol adaugat de: Tatiana Profir