[OSGeo Africa] Fwd: [OSGeo-Jobs] Fwd: 4-month job post at Zambia

Gavin Fleming gavin at afrispatial.co.za
Thu Apr 25 13:40:19 PDT 2013

job for a PostGIS and GeoServer power user:

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Subject: 	[OSGeo-Jobs] Fwd: 4-month job post at Zambia
Date: 	Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:48:06 +0200
From: 	Iván Sánchez Ortega <ivan at sanchezortega.es>
To: 	'jobs at lists.osgeo.org' <jobs at lists.osgeo.org>

Hi all,

A colleague of mine is looking for a PostGIS/GeoServer wizard to take on a
UN/FAO job in Zambia, details are below.

Interested parties should contact Inge.Jonckheere at fao.org.

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Asunto: [SIG] Puesto de trabajo 4 meses en Zambia
Fecha: Jueves, 25 de abril de 2013, 11:35:50
De: Fernando González <fergonco at gmail.com>
Para: SIG at listserv.rediris.es

Hola y perdón por el crossposting.

Comparto una oferta de trabajo en Zambia. Los detalles están aquí[1]
pero creo que no incluyen detalles técnicos concretos. Informalmente:
Sería un power user/desarrollador con conocimientos de java, postgis y
geoserver. Buen nivel de inglés, obviamente.

Interesados contactar directamente con Inge Jonkheere: Inge.Jonckheere
at fao.org



The United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from
Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD
Programme) is a collaboration between FAO, UNDP and UNEP. It builds on
the convening power of its participating UN agencies, their diverse
expertise and vast networks, and “delivers as One UN”. Within the
partnership, FAO supports countries on technical issues related to
forestry and the development of cost effective and reliable
Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) processes for emission
reductions which is required for the implementation of REDD+. At the
international level, the partnership fosters improved guidance on MRV
approaches, including consensus on principles and guidelines for MRV
and training programmes.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
agenda item on “Reducing emissions from deforestation in developing
countries and approaches to stimulate action” was first introduced at
the Conference of the Parties (COP11) in December 2005 by the
governments of Papua New Guinea and Costa Rica, supported by eight
other Parties. The challenge was to establish a functioning
international REDD+ finance mechanism that can be included in an
agreed post-2012 global climate change framework. Progress has been
made and the need to meet the challenge is now reflected in the Bali
Action Plan and the COP13 Decision 2/CP.13. A Decision (4/CP.15) was
adopted at COP 15 regarding “Methodological guidance for activities
relating to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest
degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of
forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing

The work of the consultant falls within the framework of the UN-REDD’s
thematic area of National Forest Monitoring Systems. This thematic
area is in a second phase and includes the development of national
satellite forest monitoring systems that will be integrated with the
forest monitoring system, TerraAmazon developed by Brazil’s National
Institute for Space Research (INPE). The work will be carried out at
the premises of FAO UN-REDD Programme for Country Implementation in
Zambia and Tanzania. Results shall be presented at various meetings
and also be used to inform UNFCCC parties.

Under the overall guidance of the UN-REDD Programme Coordinator, the
direct supervision by the Remote Sensing team leader, Inge Jonckheere
and the programming team in FAO HQ, and in close collaboration with
the respective country focal points, the consultant will:
Help in developing new features on the NFMS infrastructure;
Help in defining and developing statistics based on country specific
needs and data available;
Help in developing the dynamic analysis interface for the GIS database
to provide the users on-the-fly results;
Process GIS data for publishing on GeoServer and calculating statistics;
Assist in the implementation of the web portal for Zambia and Tanzania;
Help in updating the GeoStore administration interface as needed.
Assist in the in-country capacity building for the NFMS infrastructure
set-up and implementation in both Zambia and Tanzania;
Perform other duty as required.

Throughout Consultancy period:
Ensure that the national counterparts fully understand all the
work-processes, so that future repetitions will be possible with the
country own capacity;
Participate actively in the effort and dialogue necessary for
developing tools into existing FAO tools (through the FAO Forestry RS
Task Force with FAO-FIN and FRA).
Maintain pro-activeness, communication and commitment in the daily
work with Tanzania and Zambia;
Describe all work in a terminal report at the end of the assignment -
to be submitted to FAO HQ for Technical clearance. The compilation of
the report should start already from start of consultancy and be the
topic of bi-monthly consultations with the RS Task Force;
Present the final report and products to the FAO RS Task Force and the
UN-REDD Programme;
Perform any other relevant tasks as required.

Availability to carry out (inter)national missions if necessary; to
attend technical workshops and communicate UN-REDD's relevant
achievements, ongoing work and projects.

Expected Outputs:

-Documentation of the processes at the Geoserver side;
-Periodical updates of the work
-Final work documentation report

Duration:        1 May 2013 – 31 October 2013
Duty station:    Rome for 2/3 weeks training, Lusaka for implementation
Language:      English
Monthly salary: 4500 USD
Living expense: 1500 USD

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