Job status: In-progress
Job category: Local Position
Duty station: Garoua, Cameroon
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.
Data Manager Digital Platform
OverviewCIFOR-ICRAF will be implementing the CASEVE-GTI project (Green and Resilient Northern Cameroon – Integrated Landscape Governance) between July 2023 and June 2028. We will use an integrated landscape management approach to solve the triple challenge of (i) supporting a growing population, (ii) preserving biodiversity, and (iii) mitigating and adapting to climate change. The intended impact of this action is a more inclusive territorial governance that promotes conflict prevention. We are therefore looking for a data manager digital platform to lead the collection, analysis and uploading of spatial data and manage digital platform for CASEVE.
Duties and responsibilitiesOrganize data collection on land use management plans and related conflicts and other evidence to fill in the online digital platform. Build capacity and provide technical and logistical support to the various stakeholders on the collection and management of georeferenced data as tools for land use planning and conflict management; Identify user needs, present technical solutions and provide technical assistance to project staff and partners for the use of the Geographic Information System. Contribute to define indicators and participate in the development and operation of a digital platform. Provide stakeholders and users with geographic information using specific theme mapping (agriculture, forests, pastureland, protected areas, transhumance, migration, water and soil conservation practices, infrastructure, etc.) Assist with preparation of high-quality project reports that highlight project achievements and milestones to be shared with donor and key stakeholders; Provide pertinent data to the Project team to strategically facilitate informed decisions on project implementation. In collaboration with other staff, produce publications, such as technical reports, technical sheets, training manuals, blogs, policy briefs and journal articles. Contribute to resource mobilization. Requirements Solid theoretical background (MSc level) in geoinformatics, cartography, geography, geomatic or equivalent. At least 3 years of experience in working in multi-disciplinary and multi-actor teams. Perfect mastery of IT tools (GIS and modeling software, georeferenced database management software, etc.) and data collection with GPS is mandatory. Practical experience in digital cartography.
Education, knowledge and experience
- •Solid theoretical background (MSc level) in geoinformatics, cartography, geography, geomatic or equivalent. •At least 3 years of experience in working in multi-disciplinary and multi-actor teams. •Perfect mastery of IT tools (GIS and modeling software, georeferenced database management software, etc.) and data collection with GPS is mandatory. •Practical experience in digital cartography.
Terms and conditions
- •This is a Locally Recruited position. CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration in local currency commensurate with skills and experience. •The duty station will be in Garoua, North region of Cameroon CIFOR-ICRAF Offices.
Application processThe application deadline is 01 Oct-2023
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.
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