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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.