GIS Officer Job in Nigeria

 International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) - Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is a British charity that supports the safety of aid workers by establishing safety coordination platforms in insecure contexts. INSO provides registered NGOs with a range of free services including real-time incident tracking, analytical reports, safety related data and mapping, crisis management support, staff orientations and training.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: GIS Officer

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • Under the supervision of the INSO Information Manager, the GIS Officer will be responsible for conception, preparation, and production of appropriate static- and web-maps for INSO’s informational outputs and ensure dynamic linkages between GIS data and INSO’s Incident Database.

Key Objectives

  • Identify map information needs in collaboration with the Information Management Team
  • Identify and access map information sources.
  • Identify obstacles related to the collection, analysis and dissemination of information and develop appropriate improvement strategies.
  • Produce and maintain high-quality, security-relevant static- and web-maps, including security incident mapping; area of influence mapping; and the production of detailed risk maps for key roads and cities.
  • Provide GIS-relevant inputs on field missions intended to gather data for INSO outputs, including maps.
  • Work closely with the Information Officer to ensure accurate and regularly updated linkages between GIS maps and INSO’s Incident Database.
  • Collaborate with information team on the migration and operation of INSO Incident Database system.
  • Provide support in production of any other visuals like graphics, flowcharts, mind maps etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Geography, Information Systems, Computer Sciences, or relevant field.
  • Fluency in English language, both written and verbal.
  • 2 years of relevant work experience, preferably with an NGO.
  • Excellent skills in ArcGIS Pro, QGIS and Microsoft Office tools.
  • Be systematic, proactive, innovative, self-motivated and detail oriented.

Nice to Have:

  • Be systematic, proactive, innovative, motivated and have attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Working experience with humanitarian organizations, particularly with NGOs.

Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and managerial skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of humanitarian principles and practices.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently unsupervised.
  • Strong work ethic and capacity to take responsibility for his/her own actions.
  • Be able to work under pressure.
  • Confidentiality, integrity, and a sense of conflict-of-interest prevention.
  • Self-motivation, courtesy, and humility.
  • Capacity to work in multicultural environments.

Application Closing Date
4th March, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: using "GIS Officer" as the subject of the mail.

Applications should be in English and include:

  • Updated CV
  • A one-page cover letter detailing why you are interested in working for INSO and how your qualifications align specifically with the competencies required for the role.


  • Please do not send any additional information
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.