• Career Opportunities at Conservation International

  • Posted on: 14 January, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Conservation International is an American nonprofit environmental organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its goal is to protect nature as a source of food, fresh water, livelihoods and a stable climate.
     

    Remote Sensing Analyst

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES  

      S/he will have the following main responsibilities:

    • Develop baseline land cover maps for all projects that have geo-referenced spatial boundaries at 30m and at   very high resolution, where data are available.
    • Develop a regional-scale land cover map (30m)
    • Perform modelling and classification analyses using time-series datasets (e.g., climate, satellite, and reanalysis data) for ecosystem modelling and climate variability research, including generating customized code, based on R and Python, for large volume data processing and analysis
    • Capacity building for expanding the use of the data, methods and tools to other countries and regions
    • Contribute written input and technical guidance to the IAP project
    • Manage the highly visible, complex technical IAP project including meeting donor deadlines
    • Manage external partner relationships including development of capacity and generation of outputs to guide partners in making decisions.
    • Contribute to reporting structures as laid out in the IAP documentation and the preparation of the Annual Work Plan and Budget.
    • Undertake any other duties, within her/his area of competence, as assigned by CI as it relates to this project    

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Advanced degree in remote sensing, geography or earth science.
    • 7 or more years of experience in scientific research and/or managing remote sensing or research projects or initiatives.
    • Demonstrated scientific writing experience, including peer-reviewed publications
    • Proven ability in successfully interpreting and applying scientific information, data, models and developing creative solutions to achieve practical results.
    • Proven track record in project management design and implementation.  
    • Proven team player able to work effectively across cultures and within and across organizations.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
    • Highly organized and strong attention to detail.  
    • Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to build on existing knowledge to develop new approaches.
    • Excellent analytical skills.
    • Proficient in statistical and/or GIS software systems and procedures, and skilled in using new software applications
    • Proven technical expertise in habitat monitoring, land degradation methodologies and analyses, and ecosystem modeling using a range of remote sensing techniques, image sources, and GIS

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Typical office environment but may require working in remote Africa locations.
    • Ability to work extended and irregular hours
    • Frequent travel over 30% may be necessary.

    Technical Manager, Monitoring & Assessment

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Food Security -IAP M&A Technical Manager will have the following main responsibilities.

    • In close consultation with the Food Security IAP partners, develop a framework for the Program M&A system including indicators to be monitored by the regional Hub and all   projects
    • Provide technical oversight and coordination for component 3.1 and 3.2 to assure relevance, efficiency and   quality
    • Develop technical training materials and disseminate and maintain them on the Vital Signs website
    • Develop linkages to other national and regional web portals to ensure broad regional output
    • Conduct training workshops to build capacity of partners and stakeholders
    • Identify the M&A focal point for each country   project and engage with them on a constant basis
    • Lead the recruitment process for all service providers required for the implementation of project related activities, including the development of specific technical terms of reference and preparation of detailed work plans, as well as defining and agreeing on the exact nature and timing of the deliverables with each.
    • Contribute to reporting structures as laid out in the IAP documentation and the preparation of the Annual Work Plan and Budget.
    • Undertake any other duties, within her/his area of competence, as assigned by CI as it relates to this project

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • A higher degree in statistics, quantitative ecology or agroecology, with sound knowledge of monitoring and assessment, including sampling design and statistical analysis.
    • A minimum of four years of experience in the fields of monitoring and assessment with demonstrated quantitative skills in trend analysis with proficiency in analysing and interpreting results.
    • Proven track record in managing projects; proficiency in report preparation, results monitoring and evaluation.
    • Highly organized and strong attention to detail.
    • Experience conducting training workshops or teaching at the undergraduate level.
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work effectively with multicultural, multidisciplinary teams to produce positive results.
    • Database and web site management and excellent knowledge of statistical packages, including Programming in R.
    • Excellent spoken and written English are required and knowledge in French would be an advantage.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Typical office environment but may require working in remote Africa locations.
    • Ability to work extended and irregular hours

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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