2020 Youth Leadership Camp, October 12-16, in Basque Country. See the attached flyer.
The WFCP Youth Leadership Camp is an opportunity for U.S. students to meet and work with other students from around the world. It is part of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) 2020 World Congress in Basque Country-Spain, which also includes a Leadership Institute for college administrators and six other pre-cons for college faculty which are organized by the WFCP affinity groups. WFCP Board members TKNIKA (Basque Country, Spain) and the Association of Colleges (UK) are the WFCP 2020 World Congress hosts. (AACC also sits on the WFCP Board and is Vice-Chair for the Americas.)
2020 Youth Leadership Camp activities will include:
Professional facilitators will conduct the Camp workshops and discussion groups. During the last WFCP World Congress in 2018 in Melbourne, Australia, students also received one academic credit for their participation.
Bonus for U.S. Students
TKNIKA and the Embassy of France in the United States have agreed to assist U.S. community colleges to extend their experience in Basque Country to 2 weeks (in Spain and France). The extended experience can, for example, include visits to institutions in Spain and/or France according to students’ interests. The extended timing allows community college students to apply for federal study abroad funding, such as Gilman Scholarships (i.e., which has a 2-week minimum). During our discussion at WDI, you stated that ATEI can also provide additional funding. Community colleges can email WFCP Board Member and AACC Director of International Programs & Services Wayne Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in accessing the proper points of contact at TKNIKA and the Embassy of France.
GIS Mapping Technical Support 1-year Consultancy with HCSA Secretariat (preferred location: Southeast Asia)Read Now
For more information, visit http://highcarbonstock.org/vacancies-hcsa-gis-expert-hcsa-grievance-mechanism-consultant/
Established in 2014, the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) is a methodology distinguishes forest areas for protection from degraded lands with low carbon, social and biodiversity values that may be developed. The methodology was developed with the aim to ensure a practical, transparent, robust, and scientifically credible approach that is widely accepted to implement commitments to halt deforestation in the tropics, while ensuring the rights and livelihoods of local peoples are respected.
We are seeking a GIS expert to support HCSA’s maps submission, analysis and monitoring process to:
1. Work with HCSA grower members to ensure they are submitting data are according to
requirements needed for GFW Pro platform and to maintain the platform with support from HCSA secretariat.
2. Establish a monitoring procedure/protocol for HCS forests based on HCSA SG membership requirements with support from Quality Assurance Working Group (QAWG) and Protection Working Group (PWG), and to collaborate with HCVRN and RSPO.
3. Collaborate with WRI on migrating data from HCSA GFW pro platform to make transparent the state of HCSA implementation and HCS forest and HCV area conservation in coordination with a parallel project with HCVRN.
The World Resources Institute is seeking a consultant with expertise in ArcGIS Server to support a project in Paraguay. Please see the full job announcement here: https://jobs.jobvite.com/wri/job/ouFQafwT. Any questions can be directed to Ryan Sarsfield at RSarsfield@wri.org. Thanks!
Consultant - Forest Atlas ArcGIS Server Specialist
Position Location: Asunción, Paraguay or Washington, DC
Contract: Part-time for approximately six months
GFW is an interactive online forest monitoring and alert system designed to empower people everywhere with the information they need to better manage and conserve forest landscapes. Since GFW’s launch in 2014, the platform has been growing rapidly to meet user needs. The Forest Atlas Platform allows users to create their own version of GFW featuring a specific location or type of data. The forest atlases are built using suite of tools which includes a Content Management System (CMS) developed by WRI, and Map Builder, a configurable mapping application which lets users combine their own data with GFW datasets. The atlases also typically include an open data site built using ArcGIS Hubs. For data hosting, WRI leverages ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Portal and governments may choose to host data on WRI cloud servers or set up and manage their own dedicated servers installed on premise or in the cloud. WRI also works with government partners to set up and manage data pipelines. To date, forest atlases have been built in 9 countries by national governments and GFW partner organizations with expected growth over the coming years.
The WRI Forest Program is seeking a highly motivated, self-driven and detailed oriented Forest Atlas ArcGIS Server Specialist to work with the Global Forest Watch (GFW) team on a consultative basis.
The Forest Atlas ArcGIS Server Specialist will assist key partners and WRI staff in the installation and implementation of new Forest Atlas applications – primarily focused on the development of the Paraguay Forest Atlas. The Forest Atlas ArcGIS Server Specialist will provide technical support to manage and deploy ArcGIS servers, forest atlases websites, and open data portals, and engage with the Global Forest Watch team, local partners, and government representatives on an ongoing basis.
The main areas of responsibility for this position will include the following:
Provide support for installation of servers and IT equipment. Manage web platforms and data portals to access country specific data:
Lead the installation of and deployment of ArcGIS servers, database servers, and other IT technology in Paraguay to support the development of the Paraguay Forest Atlas.
Hostelling International has an opportunity to earn a $2,000 travel scholarship to venture abroad:
Portland is offering 4 $2,000 travel scholarship exclusively for Portland area residents.
The program is called Explore the World, and it’s administered by the nonprofit organization, Hostelling International USA (HI USA). HI USA is committed to creating a more tolerant world, and these scholarships are for young travelers inspired to make the world a better place, but lack the financial means to go abroad.
The scholarship is open to individuals, ages 18-30, who will engage in an educational or service learning component during their trip. Eligible candidates must also meet specific financial need requirements. More information can be found at www.hiusa.org/travel-scholarships.
Application deadline: March 2, 2019
The objective of the Strong Hubs for Afghan Hope and Resilience (SHAHAR) Program is to create well-governed, fiscally sustainable Afghan municipalities capable of meeting the needs of a growing urban population. Targeted support to 20 provincial municipalities across Afghanistan, as well as the General Directorate of Municipal Affairs (GDMA) and Municipal Advisory Boards (MABs), will lead to improved municipal financial management, urban service delivery, and citizen consultation.
The internship program is to train and learn the new graduated/last year students from universities and specially on GIS filed, will train the interns theoretically and practically on the GIS workability and utilizing at the job field such urban planning, municipal addressing, and etc. and then the interns will use the learned knowledge and skills in their future career.
OBJECTIVE AND DUTIES:
• Learn the Q-GIS basics and then assist on digitization of the satellite imageries of the SHAHAR municipalities.
• Assist in liaising with SHAHAR municipalities embedded team to obtain the needed data related to urban planning and municipal addressing.
• Convert picture and other maps formats into geo-referenced GIS maps for urban planning.
• Perform other duties as may be assigned by her/his direct supervisor.
Education: minimum BSc degree from engineering or graduated student from a GIS training course from an accredited training/educational institution
• The position reports to GIS Sr Manager
• This position will be based in the Kabul
To Apply: Please send your CV and covering letter along with Filled Pre-Employment Internship Questionnaire from the below link: http://www.acbar.org/upload/1486889721531.docx to the below email address.
Include GIS Intern - Kabul in the subject line of the application.
Application without subject line will not be considered.
The South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute has a vacancy for a Project Manager - GIS and Data Manager
Based in Stanley, Competitive Salary.
Job Purpose: To provide GIS support to Falkland Islands Government (FIG) officers, SAERI employees and projects, NGOs in the Falkland Islands, the wider UKOTs and to manage aspects of the Falkland Islands Information Management System and GIS (IMS-GIS) Data Centre.
The South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI) has been leading a project for the development and implementation of the Information Management System (IMS) and GIS Data Centre for the UKOTs in the South Atlantic region. Ascension Island, Falkland Islands, Tristan da Cunha and Saint Helena governments have been active participants in the project and the IMS-GIS data centre has grown and developed and now represents an online metadata catalogue as data discovery and access service; secure servers offering storage, security and backup for local data; analytical and mapping facilities supported by open source GIS courses; a series of best practice documents, guidelines, research permits, data request forms and data policy for avoiding data losses, duplication and ensuring data are documented, trackable and kept locally.
The GIS and Data Manager post focuses on two areas:
Essential criteria applicants should have include:
Further information and a job description can be obtained from Tara Pelembe, Deputy Director - Innovation, SAERI by emailing: email@example.com
Application forms and job descriptions are available from SAERI’s Office Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org), and a completed form should be returned by 20th September 2017.
1. Freshwater Scientist | The Nature Conservancy | Delmont, NJ http://www.joshswaterjobs.com/jobs/2969
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
Apply By: 26 February 2017
The Freshwater Scientist works closely with an interdisciplinary team to help guide TNC’s freshwater conservation work toward achieving greater impact. By providing insight from recent research, improving study design, and conducting modeling, spatial and statistical analysis, he/she will help inform and increase the efficacy of various restoration and watershed monitoring efforts, ultimately helping to determine the long-term direction of our freshwater work in New Jersey. (GIS Preferred)
2. Project Officer (Climate Change Adaptation) | WWF-India | Moradabad, India
Degree Required: Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
Apply By: 15 February 2017
The Job Profile:
1. Coordinating and facilitating smooth implementation of on-going adaptation projects including –
3. Coordinating with relevant agencies within the Ganga basin on issues related to climate change adaptation
4. Preparing scientific and technical reports on the projects as well as lessons emerging
5. Basic knowledge of GIS
3. Internship (GIS - Landscape Restoration) | World Resources Institute | New Delhi, India
Degree Required: Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
Apply By: ASAP
Internships at WRI provide opportunities for motivated young professionals to learn from our experts and participate in engaging work at the intersection of environment and development. WRI provides many internship opportunities throughout the year in all of our programs and offices. We seek interns with diverse backgrounds and who are passionate about the environment to help us make a direct global impact.
The Landscape Restoration – GIS Intern will contribute to two projects with the Landscape Restoration programme in India – building the Map Tenure tool and identifying the potential for landscape restoration interventions in WRI India’s pilot districts in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
4. Specialist Radar Image Processing and Analysis | Pacific Community | Fiji
Degree Required: Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Apply By: 11 February 2017
The Geosciences Division (GSD) has three technical work programmes: Geoscience for Development, Water and Sanitation, and Disaster Reduction. Its services to SPC’s members include assessments of the potential of ocean and onshore mineral resources, maritime boundary data collection, coastal protection and management, geo-hazard assessment, and technical advice and assistance in the areas of water, wastewater, sanitation, disaster risk management, mapping and surveying (including GIS and remote sensing) and natural resources economics. The role – The Specialist, Radar Image Processing and Analysis will be responsible for radar data image processing and analysis for the Pacific region.
5. Cities Project Manager | The Nature Conservancy | Louisville, KY
Degree Required: Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Apply By: 24 February 2017
The Cities Project Manager serves the Kentucky Chapter’s Cities Program in Louisville, Kentucky which is part of the Conservancy’s North America Cities Network. This network develops and implements nature-based solutions and conservation projects as essential components of healthy and climate-resilient cities. This Cities Project Manager will report to the Kentucky Director of Cities. The position is currently funded for three years. (GIS preferred)
6. Water Risk Data & Analytics Intern | World Resources Institute (WRI) | Washington, DC, United States
Degree Required: Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Apply By: ASAP
The Water Data & Analytics Intern (the Intern) will be working with the Aqueduct Project (Aqueduct), a WRI Signature Initiative, helping with new research around global water risks, water - energy - food nexus, and droughts and floods, as well as providing technical and analytical support to Aqueduct's corporate advisory services and in-depth water risk analyses for on-demand projects.
The intern will gain experience in the following areas:
More Josh’s Water Jobs: http://www.joshswaterjobs.com/
This summer at the University of Central Florida, we are pleased to host the second year of our National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site “Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community GIS and Citizen Science.” Our program offers fully funded summer research experiences for at least 8 undergraduate students in Belize for 5 weeks and Orlando for two weeks. The program is open to all U.S. students and runs June 19-August 4, 2017. We are interdisciplinary in nature emphasizing community geography, community GIS, and citizen science through mixed methods, including sketch mapping, mobile mapping applications, focus groups, in-depth interviews, GIS, and spatial analysis.
Research opportunities: Students will work in one of two research directions with community partners and mentors from University of Central Florida, University of Belize, Georgia State University, The Hopkins Belize Village Council, and The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program:
Application process: The priority application deadline is Friday, February 17h @ 5 PM EST. Complete program information and application instructions can be found at http://www.citizensciencegis.org/ucf-reu-site/.
Student reflections from the field: “Challenging, emotional, fun, collaborative, thought-provoking, interesting, real-life, and eye-opening.” These are some of the words used by students to describe our previous research program. Check out a short video from our REU Year 1 at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5zSFKw7F24&feature=youtu.be
Questions can be directed to:
POSITION: Remote Sensing and GIS Technician
CONTRACT: Full Time – 1 Year renewable
LOCATION: Lusaka, Zambia
PROJECT: USAID Community Forests Program (CFP)
REPORTING TO: Senior Carbon Accounting Manager
BCP (BioCarbon Partners) is a dynamic African-registered and headquartered REDD+ project development and management company. The organisation is currently recruiting a Remote Sensing and GIS Technician to support the BCP carbon accounting department. The GIS and Remote Sensing Technician reports directly to the Senior Carbon Accounting Manager. The primary responsibility of the position is the remote sensing and GIS components of REDD project implementation and design as well as broader BioCarbon Partners data management strategy. Project design, implementation and management is prescribed by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) as well as other organisations such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The main tasks will be management and analysis of all geospatial data. Furthermore, the GIS and Remote Sensing Technician will be tasked with general BCP database development, data housing and management including population of database/s with geospatial and terrestrial carbon data. In addition to the Geospatial components of the job the GIS and Remote Sensing Technician will also manage aspects of the digital data collection systems employed by BioCarbon Partners.
GIS tasks other than basic cartographic techniques will be the development of carbon and land use maps using QGIS and other Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Furthermore the GIS and Remote Sensing Technician will provide ground teams with GIS support including assistance with the design of vegetation sampling strategies, setting up GPS enabled devices and plot placement, data management and processing.
The GIS and Remote Sensing Technician directly supervises the GIS and Data Management Assistant.
The position will require some travel to remote areas, mainly in Africa. The candidate will have to be a team player that can interact with people from diverse backgrounds, but it is essential to be able to operate unsupervised. The specific work assignment may also include biomass data management as well as the authoring, deploying and managing digital data collection activities using Smartphone technologies.
The position advertised is for a manager to join the Carbon Accounting department of BioCarbon Partners based in Lusaka, Zambia or elsewhere. The successful candidate will be required to travel to various SADC countries in support of BCPs core business activities. The position will also have to supervise a GIS/RS Assistant.
An internationally competitive salary will be offered.
Interested candidates, please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter (max 350 words) explaining how you match these requirements by email to email@example.com or visit www.biocarbonpartners.com withRemote Sensing and GIS Technician in the subject line. Send relevant samples that will make your application stand out.
Application accepted until the position is filled.
If you would enjoy living overseas for a while, an interesting position is currently being advertised for a "Geospatial Analyst" with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA, A United Nations Agency), in Vienna, Austria. The IAEA's mission focuses on nuclear non-proliferation (a global issue of great importance), and the agency uses commercial imagery for monitoring activities in member states.
Here is the full listing:
(see Request No. 14/ISI-002)