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Selasa, Februari 12, 2008

GIS and Mapping Specialist Halmahera

Burung Indonesia (BirdLife Indonesia Association) is the Indonesian member
of BirdLife International - a global partnership of conservation
organizations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats, and global
biodiversity. The association provides opportunities for the public to take
practical actions to conserve birds and their habitats in Indonesia.

Burung Indonesia focuses on field conservation action, using the experience
gained to inform policy advocacy and promotion at the national level. The
program is underpinned by comprehensive and reliable information on the
conservation status of bird species and their habitats.

GIS and Mapping Specialist Halmahera

Overall purpose of job:
GIS and Mapping Specialist Halmahera will be base in Ternate, Halmahera as part of team Partnerships for Conservation Management of the Aketajawe-Lolobata National Park, North Maluku Province. Deliver and ensure the high quality data collection and spasial analysis on implementing GIS and mapping programs for Halmahera project, and apply very appropriate
technology and approach with project needs. The position will provide the training and technical input to partners, local government and related institution, and develop database and effective system for spatial data collation and management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and produce spatial data and information (thematic maps and satellite imageries) for project needs:
  • Conduct data acquisition and purchasing for both digital and hardcopy thematic maps and satellite imageries (in coordination with GIS and Mapping Specialist in Bogor office)
  • Conduct satellite imageries interpretation with appropriate methods, including field validation (ground check)
  • Conduct advanced and basic spatial analysis in order to support project design development, and support the decision making process in term of conservation and development planning within the region.
  • Develop a communication strategy related to spatial data in order to
  • strengthen communication between Burung Indonesia, Aketajawe Lolobata National Park management, and partner institutions.
  • Support capacity development with identify and provide the training for project team, national park staffs and local partner to increase their knowledge and skill related to GIS, remote sensing and GPS utilization.
  • Assist the project team with providing high quality spatial data and information to support Aketajawe Lolobata National Park management plan and zonation development.
  • Support capacity development with identify and provide the training for project team, national park staffs and local partner to increase their knowledge and skill related to GIS, remote sensing and GPS utilization.
  • Provide technical support on cartographic services and data sharing to Burung Indonesia and local partners.
  • Develop and manage spatial and non-spatial database system in site office and ensure all data always updated and shared to Bogor office
  • Qualifications and Skills Required:
  • The successful candidate is expected to have the following attributes:
  • An S1 (BSc) with relevant experience on conservation, spatial land use planning, natural resource management, or environmental planning with at least 3 years work experience in the use of GIS/RS.
  • In-depth knowledge of geodesy and geographic information issues (e.g. projection, datum, data conversion etc.) and data management standards (database system).
  • Expert user of GIS software (i.e. ArcView, ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine, ErMapper), including both vector and raster formats and spatial analysis methods.
  • Experienced in cartography and map presentation design.
  • Experience with web GIS software (ArcIMS, GeoClient) and graphic and website design software (FrontPage, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, CorelDraw) would be an advantage.
  • Good networking skills and knowledge on international and national NGOs in Indonesia.
  • Excellent communication skills both in English and Bahasa Indonesia (reading, writing, oral and presentation)The preferred candidate will be self-motivated, team-oriented and able to meet project deadlines often under difficult circumstances.

Terms of offer:
This is a national professional contract term position with a competitive
salary and benefits package. The contract is for a period of 18 months,
with possibility of renewal, subject to assessment of performance, and
availability of resources.

Include a cover letter and a CV of no more than 3 pages. Separately list at
least two referees with recent experience supervising your work should be
sent to:

Email addressed to:
Postal application addressed to: PO Box 310/BOO, Bogor 16001, INDONESIA.
Closing date for application is 7 (seven) days after this advertisement.
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified).

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