Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Surveying / Mapping 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 Mapping (VBS/RM) methodology in collaboration with local communities and government through a participatory process. 

Abt Associates is seeking a Geodetic Surveying Coordinator who will directly report to the project’s Chief of Party and be responsible for the technical surveying and mapping component of the project. This position will support and oversee subcontractors who will provide geodectic and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) surveying of village boundaries and closely work with other technical and implementation specialists on the project team.  The position will be based in Jakarta and require 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 in selected subdistricts and villages;
b)    Participate in the district and subdistrict level planning meeting and serve as technical surveying / mapping resource person in all meetings, as needed;
c)    Provide expert support to the District Coordinators, Kecamatan Technical Teams, and the Village Participation Teams as needed in surveying /mapping issues which arise during the VBS/RM process;
d)    Prepare data and materials related to field work for use in for technical reports and presentations. Coordinate directly with the Chief of Party, District Coordinators, and other project staff in the planning, coordination, and implementation of field work, office processing, and preparation of reports and presentations;
e)    Coordinate and liaise with BIG regarding technical aspects of VBS/RM including data feeding to relevant databases, specifying data requirements, boundary markers, and ground control points;
f)    Supervise geodetic survey to establish local benchmarks following SNI/BIG standards, establish ground control points, and measure boundary pillars complying with accuracy devised by MOHA regulations;
g)    Develop standards for the UAV/UAS survey to be carried out at any level across all VBS/RM implementing regions, supervise UAV/UAS permit, and coordinate the execution of UAV/UAS surveys;
h)    Supervise the construction of main boundary pillars according to MOHA regulation;  and
i)    Develop term of reference and technical report for surveying and mapping activities.

Minimum Qualifications

a.     Bachelor’s degree in geodetic engineering or related field.
b.     Five years of experience in geodetic surveying and minimum of two years of UAV/UAS survey, including experience in Indonesia.
c.     Demonstrated skill in management of technical teams and communication and interaction with local government and community representatives.
d.     Knowledge of mapping and or land use planning. Knowledge of unmanned aerial vehicle utilization for GIS mapping / surveying is an advantage.
e.     Knowledge on and experience in participatory methodologies;
f.     Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision;
g.     Previous work experience in Indonesia as well as strong knowledge of Indonesian land issues;
h.    Ability to travel to remote locations in Indonesia;
i.     Fluency in English both in written and oral. Mandatory experience in writing technical reports in both the English and Indonesian languages.

The following qualification is also desirable:

a.     Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and working experience in remote rural area

Interested candidates may send a CV and cover letter to, closing dateline July 21,2017, Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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