Advisor on GIS and Remote sensing

Category:
Information Technology, Environment and Natural Resource
Location:
Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Salary:

Job Description

Advisor on GIS and Remote sensing #172/2019

GIZ – Support to Participative Integrated Land Use Planning and Policy 


As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development policy objectives. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes.

In Ethiopia, GIZ has been working for more than 40 years in bilateral cooperation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and on the commission of the Ethiopian Government and other international donors.
GIZ Ethiopia is recruiting an Advisor on GIS and Database Management for the Support to Responsible Agricultural Investments (S2RAI-II) Project as specified below.
 
Position:                                         Advisor on GIS and Remote sensing

Place of Work :                               Addis Ababa

Application deadline :                   October 20, 2019

 

Summary of duties and responsibilities

Responsibilities:

The Advisor on GIS and Database Management will report to the GIZ-S2RAI-II Project Manager. He is responsible to

·         ensure proper functioning of the Commercial Agricultural Management Information System (CAMIS) both at federal and regional levels and spearhead the rollout of CAMIS and its integration into the National Rural Land Administration Information System (NRLAIS); to selected regional states

·         conduct capacity and training needs assessment (CTNA) of AISD, RLAUD and relevant regional bureaus in the area of GIS, Remote Sensing and data management related to agricultural investments and impacted local communities

·         provide trainings to AISD and RLAUD staff as well as other relevant stakeholders on GIS, Remote Sensing and data management based on the CTNA:

Tasks:

Advising the partner institutions

The advisor

·         assists the Agricultural Investment Support Directorate (AISD) and the Rural Land Administration and Use Directorate (RLAUD) of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), and other relevant regional land administration and investment bureaus on GIS and data management

·         supports AISD and RLAUD to build up a strong GIS and mapping system for agricultural investments at national and regional levels

 

Networking and Cooperation

The advisor

·         In cooperation with INTAPS Consultancy PLC, manage the maintenance of CAMIS source code and liaise between INTAPS and CAMIS users at federal and regional levels in the event of system failure due to bugs

·         supports AISD and regional bureaus in seasonal crop monitoring of Large-Scale Agricultural Investment (LSAI) projects

·         supports AISD, RLAUD and regional bureaus in smooth operation of CAMIS and National Rural Land Administration Information System (NRLAIS)

·         supports AISD, RLAUD in establishing an efficient electronic data communication/exchange system with the regional bureaus, particularly on automated data transfer from CAMIS regional nodes to the federal node

·         supports hosting and the go-live of CAMIS portal in collaboration with the MoA IT department and relevant departments of regional bureaus

·         In collaboration with AISD, RLAUD, regional bureaus and other development partners and stakeholders advance the development of the Remote Sensing based crop and investment monitoring tool using open source satellite imageries 

 

Knowledge Management

The advisor

·         maintains a good and effective communication between relevant national government agencies and the project’s partner organizations involved in land management, registration and GIS, such as other GIZ programs, the EU delegation in Ethiopia, FAO Ethiopia, NIRAS (REILA), SIDA, DFID (LIFT) and USAID (LAND) and the World Bank as well as other relevant development organizations

·         communicates and presents, both orally and in writing, amongst colleagues and peer groups through briefings, technical and operational reports and presentations

 

Coordination tasks

The professional, advisory

·         assists in and/or carry out other tasks given by the Project Manager as assigned

Job Requirements

Required qualifications, competences and experiences Qualifications

·         Master/MSc from an accredited college or university in Geoinformation, Geomatics, Geography, Land Management or related fields

Professional experience

·         Minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience in advisory services in an international or national organization that has allowed exposure to land management, GIS, Remote Sensing, and information management

Other knowledge, additional competences

·         familiarity with bureaucratic requirements of a government ministry as well as exposure to the coordination of development programs

·         excellent communication skills, both written and oral in English and Amharic

·         willingness to work with rural communities and related government structures

·         high degree of creativity, initiative, integrity and accountability

·         high level of knowledge in GIS, Remote Sensing tools and DBMS (QGIS, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, ArcGIS, Google Earth Engine)

·         good knowledge of scripting languages (JavaScript and Python)

·         good interpersonal skills and team spirit

 

  Application procedure:

  Applicants should send a cover letter expressing their interest in Internship. Please be informed that you are only allowed to apply for this internship if you are graduated not longer than six months ago. Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Ethiojobs or Email : hreth@giz.de

How to Apply

Application procedure:

 

Applicants should send a cover letter expressing their interest in Internship. Please be informed that you are only allowed to apply for this internship if you are graduated not longer than six months ago. Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Ethiojobs or Email : hreth@giz.de

Note: –                                                                                                                           

  Please make sure you mention the Vacancy Number ‘Advisor on GIS and remote sensing #172’ in the subject line of your email application. Due to large number of applications we categories applications with the vacancy numbers. Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

 

  Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

 

We encourage persons with disabilities to apply for the position. In case of equal qualification, persons with disabilities will be given preference.

 

Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

 

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