JOB TITLE: Advisor
EMPLOYER: GIZ Azerbaijan DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-11 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2019-04-10

“Integrated Biodiversity Management in the South Caucasus” (IBiS)     PN 15.2101.2-003

Salary band 4 –
Professional 4T 

Advisor for Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing and Integrated Biodiversity Management

Reports to: Dr. Patric Schlager (DV)

A. Responsibilities

The advisor is responsible for

 managing all results related to support of environmental information systems and land use mapping and planning for the sustainable use of natural resources in the field of intervention “the inter-sectoral management of biodiversity and ecosystem services, based on robust data, is improved” in accordance with programmes goals and activities agreed with the partner, team agreements and/or agreements with the superior;
 assisting programme initiatives to provide professional advisory services to and cooperate with a broad range of target groups;
 innovation and knowledge management.

The advisor performs the following tasks:

B. Tasks

1. Advising the partner institution(s)

The advisor

 supports the development, maintenance and analysis of geodata related to all programme activities using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing technologies;
 provides expert advice and services for partners on the development of environmental information systems, geodatabases and GIS systems;
 participates in identifying needs for external support and advice, works on policy recommendations and develops a strategic approach in close cooperation with partners;
 consults with external experts and partners to access censuses, fieldwork, satellite and aerial imagery, and maps;
 compiles data for statistics to incorporate into documents and reports;
 maintains capacity development of partners;
 monitors the development and implementation of programme plans and activities in close consultation with partners, identifies bottlenecks and recommends alternative management options to the programme manager;
 deals with the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues connected to the programme’s activity;
 uses GIZ’s Capacity WORKS to support the management of his/her area of responsibility.

2. Networking and cooperation

The advisor

 supports cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, cooperates with local communities, relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the programme environment and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships;
 contributes to joint programme activities and work at the regional level;
 facilitates cooperation with other development programmes on the support of environmental information systems;
 participates at national/international conferences or events and accompanies partners.

3. Knowledge management and programme coordination

The advisor

 ensures knowledge transfer to programme information;
 actively contributes to selected technical working groups of the overall programme related to his/her work;
 provides technical back-stopping to other experts in the team;
 develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and other publications in close cooperation with partners;
 prepares appropriate input for various programme reports including annual reports, and contributes to other reports required by the programme manager, GIZ Head Office and donors;
 contributes to general project planning and develops concepts including preparation, organisation and moderation of planning exercises and their implementation, management, monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication and documentation.
 follows and reports on the international discourse on GIS and remote sensing for natural resources management.

4. Other duties/additional tasks

The advisor

 performs other duties and tasks at the request of the programme management.

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience


 university degree in a relevant subject (e.g. GIS, remote sensing, agriculture, natural resource management, geography);
 and /or additional training in a relevant subject (e.g. agriculture, natural resource management, integrated land management, GIS, remote sensing).

Professional experience

 at least 3 years’ professional experience in a comparable position;
 working experience with international development cooperation.

Other knowledge, additional competences

 knowledge and practical experiences in using GIS and remote sensing technologies;
 very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, e-mail) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, QGIS, ArcGIS, R);
 very good (academic) Azerbaijani skills in writing and speaking, fluent English skills in writing and speaking; knowledge of Russian or German are of advantage;
 willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.

D. Applicants are to submit the following documents

 Motivation letter in Azerbaijani and English
 CV
 2-3 references
 2-3 examples of former work (maps, GIS analysis, remote sensing analysis)

Qualified candidates are kindly asked to send their applications by e-mail to:

Please indicate the name of the position (ADVISOR GIS) you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Application deadline: 26.03.2019

Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be invited to the further stages of the recruitment process.

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