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As GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist

GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist

We are securing the services of a GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist – with a strong interest in conservation science – to contribute to our growing geospatial data work in the Toledo district. He/she will be assisting program directors in carrying out various GIS and Remote Sensing related tasks and projects

Specific tasks will include
  • Analyzing satellite data and preparing an annual LULC change report
  • Monitoring and reporting of Maya Golden Landscape (MGL) fires through the Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS)
  • Developing remote sensing assessments for forest connectivity in southern Belize
  • Continuing the development and implementation of SMART within the protected areas program and preparing quarterly and annual SMART reports
  • Providing technical and practical training in the use of SMART to the ranger teams
  • Creating a GIS database and efficient data management
  • Providing technical support to field teams for mapping exercises including ground-truthing
  • Conducting all mapping tasks including but not limited to creation of new maps and updating current maps
  • Assisting other Ya’axché activities and tasks that may arise from time to time.
Duration of placement

Full Time (1 year contract with possibility of extension)

Salary

Dependent on skills and experience

Required qualifications
  • Minimum Bachelor´s Degree in relevant subject area (Geography, GIS, Remote Sensing and related fields)
    2-3 years’ experience in remote sensing, particularly analyzing LANDSAT imagery
  • Proven record in technical writing and data analysis
  • Experience using ArcGIS and remote sensing software and platforms, such as Google Earth Engine, ERDAS or ENVI
  • Strong interest in conservation and community development
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of SMART and its application is an asset but not essential
Desired qualifications
  • Masters/postgraduate degree in GIS and/or remote sensing
  • Experience using GPS for the creation of spatial data sets
  • Ability to conduct field work in forest settings as deemed necessary
  • Experience working for conservation NGOs or with applications in the forest sector
  • Knowledge of conservation and community development issues in developing countries
  • Knowledge of Google Earth Engine, JavaScript, or other coding language
To apply

Your application package should include a copy of your resume or CV (no more than two pages) and a one-page letter outlining your interest in, and suitability for, the position. All documents should be in .pdf format and should be emailed to said.gutierrez(at)yaaxche.org.

Deadline to submit application is Friday, 31st of May 2019.

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