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Chief Technologist (GIS and Remote Sensing Officer 2 Positions) at Sokoine University of Agriculture

Background
“Establishing National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC) in Tanzania” is a three years project implemented by Sokoine University of Agriculture on behalf of the Government of United Republic of Tanzania. The aim of the project is to establish NCMC for the reporting on Carbon stocks and their changes as well as coordinating the national MRV-processes for the Government of United Republic of Tanzania. The project is implemented in two phases: the six months inception phase and the 30 months implementation phase.

The project is now inviting suitable qualified Tanzanian citizens to cover the following positions for the project implementation phase. Qualified Male and Female candidates are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Previous applicants are encouraged to apply provided that they meet minimum qualifications.

Position: Chief Technologist (GIS and Remote Sensing Officer 2 Positions)

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Senior MRV Officer, the GIS and Remote sensing officer will be part of a highly technical team and will contribute to the compiling of a national wide GIS data base system. The specific functions of GIS and remote sensing officer will be to:-

a) Assist the Senior MRV officer in delivering of scientific leadership involving planning and directing a range of management, policy and capacity building in technical issues of the MRV system;
b) Create, manage, organize and disseminate National MRV System spatial data and information products;
c) Develop national LULC programme;
d) Analyze requirements for data and information, and develop proposals;
e) Manage projects and consultancies with service providers;
f) Compile geographic data from a variety of sources for the MRV system; Perform GIS analysis such as land-use and cover change in Tanzania and develop maps;
g) Design and update database, applying additional knowledge of spatial
feature representations;
h) Operate and maintain GIS system hardware and software for the NCMC;
i) Represent the organization in the presentation of products and reports;
j) This position will be based at the NCMC office in Morogoro, with occasional trips to other areas to provide direct technical advice, monitoring and training of local partners. The GIS and Remote Sensing Expert will provide day-to-day management as well as technical support, guidance and mentoring to the NCMC technical team; and
k) Perform any other duties as may be directed by the NCMC Coordinator and Senior MRV Officer.
Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:
Minimum Requirement (Must have)
a) Possession of MSc degree in Remote Sensing and GIS; and
b) A minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience and competence in a range of GIS/RS software, including ArcGIS, Erdas Imagine, for the purposes of forest classification and change detection analysis and mapping, Advanced understanding of Freeware such as QGIS and Image Processing Software (ENVI/ERMapper) with a Strong statistical and data
analysis skills.
Additional qualification (desired)
c) Strong knowledge of relevant Tanzanian GIS database and products;
d) Be familiar with forestry concepts and understand the use of remote sensing to address forest carbon monitoring
e) experience in capacity building is preferable;
f) Good knowledge of climate change and REDD+, understand carbon stock
and change calculations;
g) Ability to meet strict deadlines and follow budgetary targets is a must; and
h) Proficiency in both spoken and written English is required.

Terms: Contract position in the Firm for one year with possibility for renew up to two and a half years (2.5) depending on the performance.

Salary: Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should send their application letter referring the position applied for ( Max 2 pages) accompanied with a CV or resume (Max 4 pages) and copies of all relevant Certificates, Transcripts and at least TWO referees’ reports should be addressed to the 

DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR (ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE), 
P.O.BOX 3000, 
CHUO KIKUU, 
MOROGORO; to reach him not later than THREE weeks from the date of this advertisement. Government Employees are discouraged to apply. Applicants who will fail to comply with the above guidance will not be considered.

A copy of the application dossier must also be sent by email to <ncmctanzania@suanet.ac.tz>
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