Posiciones en GIS para el ICIMOD
Queremos hacer de su conocimiento de la apertura de 2 posiciones para el International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Estas posiciones son para trabajo en GIS:
* Associate Expert (AE) for Geographic Information Systems and Natural Resources (AE-GIS/NR)
* Photogrammetry/GIS Data Analyst
Las personas que desearan aplicar a los mismos, lo pueden hacer hasta el 1 de agosto del 2004.
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Title: Associate Expert (AE) for Geographic Information Systems and
In technical cooperation with the Netherlands Minister for Development
Cooperation, ICIMOD intends to recruit young professionals from the Netherlands
and the developing countries as Associate Expert (AE) under the Associate Expert
Programme. The Programme aims to contribute to the overall goals, objectives and
implementation of the activities of the Centre by providing young professionals
from the Netherlands and developing countries the opportunity to gain experience
in the field of international cooperation by the means of a structured learning
experience. The AE shall contribute to the overall goals of the programme in the
area of sustainable development of the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region (HKH).
The AE-GIS/NR shall work under the supervision of the Division Heads,
Mountain Natural Resource Management (MNR) and Information Knowledge
Management/Mountain Environment and Natural Resources Information Systems
Assists in the enhancement of major natural resource management projects at
ICIMOD; provides GIS expertise in collection, assessment and management data in
relation to natural resource management projects;
assists in documentation and maintenance of a natural resource management
promotes and/or initiates the use of Geographical Information System/Remote
Sensing Global Positioning System (GIS/RS/GPS) in natural resource management;
undertakes case studies on natural resource management and/orapplications of
natural resource management
approaches/techniques; assist in the development of natural resource
management case studies/applications;
undertakes field activities associated with the applications of Geographical
Information System/Remote Sensing (GIS/RS);
assist in designing, planning, managing and facilitating of training and
education activities of ICIMOD-MENRIS for
strengthening capacities of the
ICIMOD"s partner institutions;
establish and encourage data exchange mechanisms among the ICIMOD"s partner
institutions in member countries of the region; and
prepares and presents periodic working papers based on experiential learning
as a way of contributing towards
advancement of ICIMOD"s natural resource
management information system.
Qualifications and experience:
Master"s degree in Natural Resource Management, Geography or GIS; experience
in GIS modelling & RS applications for natural resource management models of
preferably worked in the HKH region and familiar with the geophysical
conditions prevailing in the region;
physically fit to undertake frequent travel to remote and difficult
mountainous regions; nationals of Netherlands or approved developing countries,
except country of duty station; and
under 32 years of age
Desired expertise, skill and competence:
GIS/RS data management with exposure to software such as ARC/INFO, ARCView
and Image processing;
integration of GIS, RS, GPS & field data; and
spatial modelling techniques & knowledge of the HKH.
demonstrated ability to communicate professionally in English: knowledge of
any of the HKH regional language desirable.
Learning elements: On completion of the assignment, the APO will have
developed capabilities for:
adequate understanding of the mountain environment and development issues
through proactive/progressive exposure;
deeper understanding of the realities and difficulties experienced by the
poor people of the HKH region;
practical skills in participatory approaches in the context of MNR
information management; analytical internalisation of the ICIMOD"s management
professional expertise in applications of GIS/RS/GPS to natural resource
management; proficiency in spatial modelling techniques;
proficiency in monitoring and management of GIS databases and integration
with RS/GIS including socio-economic data;
professional skills in designing, managing & facilitating hands-on
training on mountain natural resource management information system;
professional skills in documentation and case writing;
professional skills in writing professional and technical documents and
seminar presentation; arts and skills to work as a member of multidisciplinary
coordination and collaborative arts and skills;
self-organisation of professional activities;
sensitivity to local cultures of the member countries; and
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, where ICIMOD is Headquartered. Travel
to regional member countries and
frequent field visits to remote and
difficult mountainous regions may be required.
Terms and conditions: ICIMOD offers a modified UN salary and benefits
Preferred date of availability: As soon as possible but not later
than 1 August 2004
Title: Photogrammetry/GIS Data Analyst
Under the overall guidance of the Division Head, Mountain Environment and
Natural Resources Information Systems (MENRIS) and other staff at ICIMOD the
Photogrammetry/ GIS Data Analyst will:
Assist in design and development of GIS databases for MENRIS and other
integrated programmes at ICIMOD.
Assist and provide technical inputs in geo-referencing of satellite imageries
for different applications.
Assist in digital photogrammetry related works at ICIMOD and help to develop
digital orthophoto as required by different applications.
Assist in defining common standards to support Integrated data management.
Assist in implementing an integrated system and tools to support storing,
retrieving, searching and archiving of data of different programmes.
Maintain and update digital databases and metadatabase at ICIMOD.
Assist in capacity building and networking activities of MENRIS and support
training activities of MENRIS.
Provide technical support to ICIMOD and its partners and carryout other
activities in his/her field of competence at the request of the Head of MENRIS.
Work as a team player within ICIMOD to support other activities and promote
Bachelor"s degree in Engineering or related discipline with GIS/Digital
2-4 years experience in GIS data conversion and digital photogrammetry.
Experience in designing, modeling, developing and supporting GIS
Good GIS analytical skills and image processing knowledge preferred.
Team-oriented interpersonal skills with good communication skills.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural organization.
Duration: One year, of which the first three months is
probational. Starting date is 1 July 2004, or as early as
Remuneration: Salaries and benefits are based on a modified
UN system at level equivalent to GS-6, Step 1, or commensurate with experience
Gender and Equity Policy: Qualified and eligible
women candidates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are highly encouraged
to apply. ICIMOD implements a gender fair policy and is supportive of working
women. It operates a day-care centre at the campus and a Gender Resource Centre
and is committed to gender mainstreaming at the organizational and programmatic
submission of your application: 20 July