Friday, April 28, 2017

GIS Coordinator

Abt Associates has been selected by the Millennium Challenge Account-Indonesia to implement the one-year Participatory Mapping and Planning (PMaP) 6 project. Through this project Abt Associates will help over 300 rural villages in fifteen districts throughout the country to delineate and demarcate their boundaries and map their resources to attract future investment in areas that will improve rural livelihoods in an environmentally sustainable manner. In this project, Abt Associates and its team of Indonesian specialists and subcontractors will implement the 21-step Village Boundary Setting/Resource Management (VBS/RM) methodology in collaboration with local communities and government through a participatory process. 

Abt Associates is seeking a GIS Coordinator that will directly report to the project’s Chief of Party and be responsible for the operational planning and implementation of the project’s technical surveying/mapping. This position will identify, support, and oversee Geospatial Database and Remote Sensing Consultants that will support this component of the program and closely work with other technical and implementation specialists on the project’s team. The position will be based in Jakarta and require some travel to remote locations in the field.

Roles and Responsibilities

a.     Provide day-to-day technical and operational planning and supervision of the technical surveying/mapping aspects of the implementation of the participatory Village Boundary Setting and Resource Mapping (VBS/RM) process of selected subdistricts and villages;
b.     Participate in the district and subdistrict level planning meetings and serve as the technical GIS resource person in all meetings as needed;
c.     Provide expert support to the District Coordinators, Kecamatan Technical Working Group and the Village Participation Teams in regards to GIS issues which may arise during the VBS/RM process;
d.     Prepare data and materials related to the fieldwork for use in technical reports and presentations;
e.     Coordinate directly with the Chief of Party, District Coordinators, and other personnel in the planning, coordinating and implementation of field work, office processing, and preparation of reports and presentations;
f.     Coordinate and liaise with BIG regarding technical GIS aspects of VBS/RM including specifying data requirements and feeding to relevant databases.

Minimum Qualifications

a.    Academic degree in natural resource management, forestry, geography, geodetic engineering, surveying and mapping, or related field;
b.    Minimum of five years of experience in use of GIS for natural resource analysis and mapping;
c.    Demonstrated skill in management of technical teams and communication and interaction with local government and community representatives; 
d.    Knowledge of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle utilization for GIS mapping and surveying is an advantage;
e.    Extensive knowledge of and experience in participatory methodologies;
f.    Understanding of image orthorectification process and the ability to implement an orthorectification process on satellite and airborne imagery;
g.    Skills in interpreting satellite imagery and/or aerial photos for map production;
h.    Ability to travel to remote locations in Indonesia;
i.    Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia;
j.    Good level of oral and written communication in English.

Interested candidates may send a CV and cover letter to no later than May 5,2017 with subject GIS Coordinator_your name, Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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