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.