[Coral-List] Job announcement, GIS/database specialist, Eritrea

Anders Knudby anders.knudby at undp.org
Tue Mar 9 08:53:18 EST 2004

Eritrea's Coastal, Marine and Island Biodiversity Project (the ECMIB
Project), a GEF-funded project based in Massawa, Eritrea, and
implemented by the Eritrean Ministry of Fisheries, will be implementing
a range of activities throughout the Eritrean Red Sea coast and islands
over the next three years. The objective of the project is to help
ensure the sustainability of development, and the conservation of the
unique biodiversity of the southern Red Sea. The Project will require a
GIS and database specialist with experience and skills in using these
technologies in an environmental management and resource use context.
Tropical coastal remote sensing experience will be an advantage.
Main responsibilities will be:
-          Provide support and on-the-job training in both operation and
maintenance of relevant hardware and software to one or more Eritrean
counterparts within the ECMIB Project / Ministry of Fisheries.
-         Assess, upgrade as necessary, and render fully operational the
GIS capability of the Ministry of Fisheries in Massawa.
-         Develop and present training in basic principles and
applications of GIS and databases to other staff of the Ministry of
Fisheries, and other key stakeholders.
-         In consultation with various consultants and other
specialists, develop methodologies, Standard Operating Procedures,
reporting formats for database applications for the ECMIB Project. These
will be primarily for baseline survey data, and for environmental /
biological monitoring survey data.
-         Assist the ECMIB Project and various consultants as required,
with the design and implementation of field surveys, and with the ground
truthing / verification of remote sensing data (a medium-term
international consultant specialising in remote sensing of tropical
marine and coastal systems will take the lead on remote sensing
-         Assist ECMIB Project staff, including the Information Officer
and the Sociologist, with the production and dissemination of
information on Eritrea's CMI environment.
-         Carry out other related activities as identified by the
Technical Advisor and the National Project Manager.
Applications are invited for this position from individuals with a
relevant Masters or PhD degree, and a minimum of three years relevant
experience. Experience of tropical field work is required. The
successful applicant will take the lead for all GIS related components
of the project. The post will be a United Nations Volunteer (UNV)
position, and will be for one year in the first instance, with the
possibility of extension for a second year. The remuneration (Volunteer
Living Allowance - VLA) for UNVs is in the region of $1.600-2,000 per
month, tax free. The minimum age for UNVs is 25. Capacity building is an
over-arching objective of the ECMIB Project, and the successful
applicant will work closely with an Eritrean national counterpart, and
will also be required to provide relevant training to other Project
staff members, and the staff of the Ministry of Fisheries and other key
Further information, and the full Terms of Reference, can be obtained
from Anders Knudby, UNDP Programme Officer:
<mailto:anders.knudby at undp.org> anders.knudby at undp.org
The deadline for applications (CV only) is Tuesday 23rd March 2004.
Anders Knudby
UNDP-Eritrea, Environment
tlp: +291-1-151166, ext. 307
anders.knudby at undp.org

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