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)
This summer at the University of Central Florida will be the first year of the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site “Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community GIS and Citizen Science.” This 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 20-August 5, 2016. It is 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, and The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program:
Compensation: Each REU student will receive a competitive funding package, including a $3500 research stipend, $1400 meal allowance, free shared housing in Belize and Orlando, up to $750 in travel support to/from the REU Site, up to $750 for post-REU conference travel, and 2 research methods books.
Application process: The priority application deadline is Friday, March 25th @ 5 PM EST. Complete program information and application instructions can be found at 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 programs. We expect similar experiences in our new REU! Check out a series of short videos from our students at: www.citizensciencegis.org/ucf-reu-site/....
Questions can be directed to:
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is advertising for a GIS Conservation Planner position. For this position we are seeking an experienced conservation GIS expert to advance our conservation planning work by enhancing the use of spatial data and GIS in prioritizing its conservation work, and creating a series of ‘conservation blueprints’ for private land conservation in Nova Scotia. The successful candidate will oversee an ambitious endeavor designed to integrate best practices, data, science, and expert knowledge to develop a series of conservation prioritizations, and to design models to inform strategic planning around conservation on privately‐owned lands in Nova Scotia. The position entails acquiring, compiling and integrating environmental, ecological and property-related data, seeking input from experts and conservation partners, and developing and implementing GIS-based prioritization methodology and models to develop specific conservation prioritization “blueprint” and to support the strategic, science-driven advancement of the Nature Trust’s conservation work.
For more details please refer to our webpage:
Location: Headquarters, Geneva
Harnessing GIS, Satellite imagery and other new technologies for Protection Work - 100 % - Permanent contract - Male or Female
Purpose of the post
The Protection Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is seeking an experienced practitioner to lead the development of the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including Satellite Imagery and other new technologies, for protection work in the field. He/she is responsible for operational and research mapping and geospatial analysis related to protection issues.
The holder of the position develops data visualization tools and methodologies and provides guidance to the teams using them in the field, integrating available technologies into ICRC’s response, particularly with regard to the ICRC’s protection action in emergency situations. He exploits satellite images and provides analysis in the form of written reports and GIS products. He also leads the development of the use of other new technologies and methodologies, such as crowdsourcing, to improve our protection response. The position requires solid technical skills, GIS knowledge and image analysis training and experience.
As a team member of the Protection of Civilians Unit and working in cooperation with the GIS team in the Assistance Division and in the field, the Analystconducts and supports geospatial data processing, data management and analysis. He/she is responsible for:
Profile and skills
Minimum length of assignment: 3 years
Starting date: 1 March 2015
Application documents required: CV and motivation letter
If this post interests you and you meet the requirements set out above, please send your application by the 17th of December 2014, firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning “PROT/CIV - Application - GIS” in the subject of your message.
Only applications via this e-mail will be considered for this campaign. If you don’t receive a reply to your application within one month, please consider that your file has not been shortlisted.