National Individual Consultant Information Management and Field Assistant

Country: Uganda
Language: EN
Number: 1846913
Publication date: 08-05-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)
Tags: Transport


National Individual Consultant Information Management and Field Assistant
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : Uganda Country Office - UGANDA
Deadline : 18-May-17
Posted on : 08-May-17
Development Area : OTHER
Reference Number : 37387
Link to Atlas Project :
00067513 - Strengthening Ug. Disaster Preparedness & Mgt Cap
Documents :
Annex I - General Terms and Conditions
Annexd II - Financial Template
Overview :

Uganda has witnessed a number of natural and human-induced disasters that have culminated into loss of life, property and displacements. The following have been prevalent, displacement, as a result of civil strife and natural disaster; famine as result of drought; transport accidents, earthquake, epidemic, flooding, landslides, environmental degradation etc.

To reduce disaster losses, OPM is increasing its efforts towards disaster risk management, with a focus on hazard assessment, at-risk mapping, vulnerability assessment and risk assessment, which all have an important spatial component.

The use of geospatial information from remote sensing in geographic information systems (GIS) has become an integral, well developed and successful tool in disaster risk management. New GIS techniques, in particular, are revolutionizing the potential capacity to analyze hazards, vulnerability and risks, and plan for disasters. GIS software packages are used for information storage, situation analysis and modelling.

Uganda"s National Emergency Coordination and Operations Centre (NECOC) is a 24 hour, 7-days a week central facility for preparedness, early warning and the coordination of emergency and crisis response and recovery action. The NECOC is established under the National Policy for Disaster Preparedness and Management (NPDPM) with the purpose of contributing towards the functionality and characteristics that make creation of an integrated and multi-sectoral system approach to planning, preparedness and management of disasters that is fundamental to sustained productivity and socio-economic growth.

To further enhance NECOC’s technical capacity, an Information Management and Field Assistant is sought to support information management related activities, including remoting sensing and geographic information system (GIS) activities and undertaking field-based ‘ground truthing’ in support of risk analysis, monitoring and reporting.

Objectives of the Consultancy:

The Information Management and Field Assistant will support information management-related information products from remote sensing and field data, support NECOC staff in product generation, data analysis/ interpretation and reporting for early warning.

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