Praca: GIS Officer



IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian NGO, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in data collection, management and analysis, GIS and remote-sensing.  IMPACT was launched at the initiative of ACTED, an international NGO whose headquarter is based in Paris and is present in thirty countries. The two organizations have a strong complementarity formalized in a global partnership, which allows IMPACT to benefit from ACTED’s operational support on its fields of intervention.


The onset of the wide-scale conflict in Ukraine on February 24th, 2022 has caused widespread damage to infrastructure and houses, hundreds of civilian deaths, disrupted markets and essential services, and precipitated massive displacement in Ukraine and into neighbouring countries such as Poland. IMPACT support the setup and scale-up of the assessment and analysis systems required to inform joint planning and monitoring by government and humanitarian actors in a complex and rapidly evolving situation.

GIS Officer
Miejsce pracy: Rzeszów


The GIS Officer will be responsible for: 


Research Planning:

  • Support assessment planning in line with project and program objectives and with IMPACT’s research cycle and other relevant guidelines;
  • Map and analyse secondary data in coordination with the assessment officer(s);
  • Contribute to draft assessment ToRs with a specific focus on the analysis plan, and related mapping, as well as data management plan;
  • Support the development of qualitative and quantitative data collection tools, ensuring GIS requirements of research cycle/assessment are met;
  • Develop geo-spatial analysis of assessment areas to be used in developing daily assessment plans, field movement plans and accompanying operational maps for field teams;
  • In coordination with relevant assessment officer(s), support construction of quantitative sample;
  • Keep track of progress and delays of all assigned tasks throughout the research cycle. Ensure that delays or identified problems are reported by writing and orally in a timely manner.

Research Implementation

  • When relevant, support the training of enumerators for primary data collection;
  • When relevant, support oversight of data collection, in line with agreed TORs, including spatial verification and validation as part of daily assessment checks;
  • Ensure that collected data is properly geo-referenced, enabling the production of maps and related products;

Data management, cleaning and analysis

  • Ensure that all collected data is stored in line with IMPACT’s Data Management Guidelines
  • Ensure that data is revised and cleaned, and that all revisions are recorded;
  • Conduct spatial analysis on collected data as per ToRs;
  • Ensure that data and its spatial analysis are validated by IMPACT HQ before product drafting stage;
  • Ensure that data and its analysis do not contain personal or other sensitive information and are validated by IMPACT HQ before sharing to external parties;
  • Ensure the quality and accuracy of technical information provided as well as the confidentiality and protection of collected information.
  • Development and maintenance of country-level databases for the consolidation of all assessment-related and GIS data in country.

Drafting of products

  • Ensure accurate linkages between spatial databases and assessment data;
  • Ensure that the GIS products meet the requirements of IMPACT and concerned partners;
  • Maintain regular communication with IMPACT HQ on progress and deadlines for GIS products;
  • Ensure the drafting of timely and accurate GIS products, which comply with IMPACT’s guidelines;
  • Ensure that all GIS products are validated by IMPACT HQ before external release;
  • When relevant, in close coordination with IMPACT HQ, support the regular maintenance and update of web GIS products;
  • In coordination with the CC/CR, liaise with IMPACT HQ on the procurement of UNOSAT services and satellite imagery.

External Engagement

  • Link with relevant partners to consult and involve them in the GIS components of a research cycle;
  • Represent IMPACT in relevant meetings/ working groups;
  • Follow up on issues identified by partners or during meetings / working groups;
  • Promote an active use of datasets, GIS products and research findings by partners and the broader humanitarian community for their decision making;
  • Support the presentation of research findings through GIS inputs to relevant third parties in order to enhance their use and impact;

Team Management and capacity building

  • Assess progress in relevant research cycles and to review work plan;
  • Conduct induction for new staff members, including training in basic technical GIS competencies
  • Support the development and implementation of capacity training plans for GIS and other team members;
  • Be available to provide regular support and technical backstopping;
  • When relevant, support/ lead staff appraisal and recruitment process.
  • Ensure development and implementation of capacity training plans for GIS and other team members.

Data Confidentiality and Protection


The GIS Officer will maintain the strictest confidentiality on all data collected and related processes, ensuring full compliance with IMPACT’s data protection policy and SOPs. He/she will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of any information and data belonging to IMPACT and its partners, or collected during his/her assignment with IMPACT.



  • Commit to the humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality and non-discrimination; 
  • Report and clarify any work-related issues and challenges to supervisor in timely manner;  
  • Respect time including to work, meetings, deadlines and other reasonable requests; 
  • Maintain a good team spirit and stimulating working environment amongst staff and colleagues; 
  • Commit to honest, high quality work in all aspects of responsibilities; 
  • Undertake any other tasks as reasonably assigned by the Assessment Officer


  • Fluency in English required; additional competency in Ukrainian strongly preferred  
  • Extensive experience in geo-spatial analysis 
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly ArcGIS or QGIS  
  • Good personal relationship skills and empathy  
  • Having a driving licence and own car is a plus, but not a requirement


  • Work in an experienced, international organization
  • A chance to be part of the emergency response in the Ukrainian crisis
  • A chance to begin a career in the humanitarian sector
  • A competitive salary: 9,779 PLN GROSS (flexible upon experience)
  • A possibility to work remotely 2 days per week
  • A six-month employment contract with a possibility of extension