GIS Specialist (National)
Vientiane (Lao )
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The position is in the framework of the FAO-GEF project “Strengthening agro-climatic monitoring and information systems (SAMIS) to improve adaptation to climate change and food security in Lao PDR”. Under the overall direction of the FAO Representative and the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator (PC), in close collaboration with the National Project Director (NPD) and with the Component Manager and the Government agencies, the Expert will provide support to the activities included in Component 2 of the project and other activities related to spatial information systems.
The consultant works under the overall direction of the FAO Representative, technically reports to the PC and strictly collaborate with the NPD in order to support Department of Agricultural Land Management (DALaM) within the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF).
Tasks and responsibilities
- Minimum of five years’ experience in applications Information Technology and GIS for agriculture, natural resources and land-use suitability evaluation and socio-agricultural scenario development;
- A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in environmental modelling with knowledge in data handling and processing, database and web pages administration as well as application of statistical and modelling methods (e.g. soil, crop, hydrological, or meteorological statistics and probability analysis);
- University degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources Management, GIS, Remote Sensing, Computer Science, Information Systems or a closely related field;
- Working knowledge of English.
- National of Laos.
FAO Core Competencies
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