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Information Management Consultant

Posted: Tue, Nov 26 2019

Cadastral Surveyor\Mapping Specialist

Posted: Thu, Oct 31 2019

Thursday, 31 October 2019 19:45

GIS/Web Mapping/Remote Sensing Specialist

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Job Posting: 30/Oct/2019
Closure Date: 13/Nov/2019, 10:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FLGUY
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Guyana-Georgetown
Duration: 240 daysPost Number: N/A 

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationalityFAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization



Organizational Setting
The Guyana Land and Survey Commission (GLSC) and FAO are implementing the project Mainstreaming Sustainable Land Development and Management In the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. The project aims at establishing an enabling environment for promoting sustainable and climate-resilient land development, management and reclamation in support of Guyana’ s Green State Development Strategy through activities working at (i) streamlining policy, regulation and governance; (ii) developing institutional and human capacities; and (iii) strengthening local governance in the 3 regions where project is implemented. Implemented at three levels – national, regional and local- the Sustainable Land Development and Management (SLDM) is designed to create an enabling legal and policy frameworks informed by policy feedback loops nurtured with ground reality and inclusive participation.  

Reporting Lines
The GIS/Web Mapping/Remote Sensing Specialist will work under the direct supervision of the FAO Representative in Guyana and the SLDM project Chief Technical Advisor. He/ She will work in collaboration with the Commissioner and Board of the GLSC and other team members, and under the overall technical guidance of the Lead Technical Officer (LTO) and the concerned task force members.

He / She will  also work closely with the Land Resources Planning and Management specialist, Land tenure and governance specialist, Land Policy specialist, Legal specialist, Land Administration specialist, Cadastral surveyor\mapping specialist, ICT/Network specialist (Data Management‐Systems), Institutional reform/finance‐business planning specialist, Land Valuation specialist, Soil and Water Resources/Land rehabilitation/reclamation specialist, Gender/Social development specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation specialist, National Land and Legal Consultant as well as the PMU staff and GLSC Divisions.

He / She will  also work closely with the PMU staff and GLSC Divisions and in synergy with the following consultants as appropriate Land Resources Planning and Management, Land tenure and governance, Land Administration, Cadastral surveyor\mapping, ICT/Network (Data Management‐Systems), Institutional reform/finance‐business planning, Land Valuation, Soil and Water Resources/Land rehabilitation/reclamation, Gender/Social development, Monitoring and Evaluation specialist, and National Land Policy and Legal specialists.

Technical Focus
He / she will work with the concerned GLSC division and partners to undertake analysis of GLSC Geospatial needs to effectively undertake its functions. This specialist will ensure that clearly defined protocols/geospatial interoperable standards are put in place for the harmonization and integration of raster and point source data across sectors and institutions and enhance data analysis, exchange and sharing of information by the (geospatial) data producers, data users and value adders. In particular e/ she will undertake the following tasks:

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Work in collaboration with the GLSC to assess the geospatial analysis of GLSC needs.Work in collaboration with the GLSC to assess the geospatial analysis of GLSC needs.
  • Design an improved geodetic reference framework.
  • Ensure that protocols/geospatial interoperable standards are put in place for the harmonization and integration of raster and point source data across sectors and institutions.
  • Enhance data analysis, exchange and sharing of information by the (geospatial) data producers, data users and value adders.
  • Test the application and usability of various digital data collection tools, such as Open Tenure, SOLA, EX-ACT, Collect Earth, SMART as well as data storage, maintenance and dissemination, and promote their use through on-the-training.
  • Carry out gap analysis and recommend hardware and software which GLSC will procure and develop the capacity of the staff to manage and maintain a GIS-based Land Information System (LIS).
  • Support work on the LDN Data mechanism for reporting SDG 15.3
  • Support the effective use of various images (aerial photos, satellite photos, Google maps, etc.).
  • Produce lessons learnt notes on the findings for external distribution;
  • Draft and ensure follow up of letter of agreements with external partners for the conducting of study/ training/ other activities under his/ her areas of expertise as required
  • Support implementation of the capacity development plan prepared by the Business development strategy experts by providing content under his/her area of specialisation for activities at national/regional and local levels;
  • Produce technical reports / notes under his/ her areas of expertise as required.
  • Contribute to FAO’s geospatial data infrastructure implementation strategy;
  • Develop standard operating procedure manual for updating geospatial data.
  • Design and training of Standard Operating Procedures and quality control for the development of a national fundamental geospatial datasets.
  • Assist with the guidance requirement for the establishment of the Centre of Excellence on Geospatial information at the GLSC.
  • Carry out gap analysis and recommend hardware and software which GLSC will procure and develop the capacity of the staff to manage and maintain a GIS-based Land Information System (LIS).
  • Perform other related duties as required.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in a discipline relevant to GIS, Web mapping and remote sensing.Advanced university degree in a discipline relevant to GIS, Web mapping and remote sensing.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in land administration.
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian).

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement 

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Extent and relevance of experience in GIS, Web mapping and remote sensing and crosscutting issues affecting sustainable land management with emphasis on developing countries and knowledge of the Caribbean context and particularly of Guyana.
  • Extent and relevance of experience of technical assistance provision to field projects on GIS, Web mapping and remote sensing.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the use of appropriate technologies and data management for good land administration and thereby sustainable land management.
  • Proven ability to redact clear and concise technical report and policy notes.
  • Experience in supporting training courses in his/her area of experience.
  • Proven ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and including multiple partners.

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)
Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list
Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
Candidates should upload language certificate/s when submitting their application.

For more information, visit the FAO employment website

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
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