UN Jobs – Remote Sensing and GIS Specialist – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

 

Job Title:    Remote Sensing and GIS
Specialist

Organisation: Food
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: FAO
Representative

 

About US:

The Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has a global mandate to
improve nutrition, increase agricultural productivity, raise the standard of
living in rural populations and contribute to global economic’ growth.
Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts – to make sure
people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy
lives.

 

Job Summary:  Under the general supervision of the FAO
Representative, the direct supervision of the Drought Monitoring and Early
Warning Consultant, the incumbent directly supports the National Emergency
Coordination and Operation Centre (NECOC), Department of Disaster Preparedness
and Management on all aspects of the integration of DEWS in the national
systems. The incumbent also supports the production of the national
multi-hazard early warning bulletins and coordinates project activities with
NECOC.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Lead the
technical integration of the DEWS with NECOC infrastructure and the national
multi-hazard Early Warning system;

·       
Support
the development of statistical tools and techniques for the monitoring of
drought indicators from remotely sensed data sources;

·       
Lead the
development of geospatial data collection protocols and the collection,
storage, transmission and analysis of geospatial data from Karamoja sub-region;

·       
Identify
and propose data sources as well as stakeholders whose systems could be useful
for unilateral data integration into NECOC;

·       
Seek and
design APIs for integration of such data or with stakeholders’ systems as will
be identified;

·       
Contribute
to the development of the DEWS technical design and determines the technology
needs and integration needs at NECOC;

·       
Develop
protocols, tools or techniques to automate routine analysis of climatological
variables;

·       
Design,
maintain and update geospatial databases as needed for the project as well as
NECOC;

·       
Contribute
data and analysis to the national multi-hazard early warning system including
the integration of Karamoja drought bulletins;

·       
Provide
training to Early Warning Capacity Building Consultants on data collection, quality
assurance, analysis and integration;

·       
Identify
opportunities and provides training on data collection and analysis for early
warning at the DLG level;

·       
Accept
and process routine mapping exercises;

·       
Maintain
a database of quality-assured base layers including administrative,
hydrographic, climatological and demographic layers;

·       
Perform
all other duties as would be required by the project in relation to remote
sensing, data analysis, automation and integration

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·       
The ideal
candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Remote Sensing and GIS Specialist job opportunity should hold a University
degree in meteorology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), computer science,
agriculture, natural resources management, environmental sciences, or a related
field.

·       
A
minimum of five years of relevant experience in remote sensing applications,
Geographic Information Systems, drought management, agricultural meteorology,
and/or data science

·       
Work
experience with and expert knowledge of GIS software (i.e. ArcGIS, QGIS,
GV-GIS, GRASS GIS, etc.) and database and computer programming (python)
languages would be considered an advantage

·       
Work
experience with and knowledge of Google Earth Engine, Collect Earth is highly
desirable

·       
Work
experience in more than one location or area of work

·       
Extent
and relevance of experience in GIS and remote sensing applications

·       
Extent
and relevance of experience in computer programming languages such as python

·       
Familiarity
with cloud based remote sensing applications such as Google Earth Engine

·       
National
of Uganda.

 

FAO Core Competencies

·       
Results
Focus

·       
Teamwork

·       
Communication

·       
Building
Effective Relationships

·       
Knowledge
Sharing and Continuous Improvement

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified
Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply online at the link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 19th February 2021

 

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