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CIFOR International Scientist Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs.

CIFOR Kenya looking for “International Scientist”.

Applicants with a MSc in GIS may apply on or before 14 March 2024.

CIFOR is a non-profit, scientific institution that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. Using a global, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity. To do so, we conduct innovative research, develop partners’ capacity, and actively engage in dialogue with all stakeholders to inform policies and practices that affect forests and people.

The CIFOR has published a job vacancy announcement on 15 February 2024 for qualified Kenya’s to fill in the vacant post of International Scientist to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

CIFOR Job Vacancy 2024

Overview: Under the supervision of the head of SPACIAL and the Co-lead for the Knowledge for Great Green Wall (K4GGWA) project in West Africa, the Spatial Data Scientist and GIS expert will focus primarily on GIS analysis tasks, supporting the K4GGWA project team. Tasks will include engagement with partners and project stakeholders across GGW countries, including the Pan African Agency and UNCCD Accelerator.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Spatial analysis and mapping (GIS) using existing data at country and regional level, including from GGW partner countries and agencies. Support project activities to strengthen the capacity of regional and national GGW bodies and stakeholders to assess, map and monitor a wide range of biophysical and land health indicators; responding to country needs, including to track the effectiveness of land restoration implementation, target interventions, and to guide policy; use of a wide range of available tools, including citizen science apps and relevant FAO.
  • Basic remote sensing analysis such as calculations and analysis of vegetation indices and land cover classes. Support in the development and deployment of machine learning models using ground truth and remote sensing data to assess various aspects of ecosystem health at scale.
  • Contribute to the preparation of annual state of land (use change, health, incl. trends in climate) and vegetation maps, and knowledge products, building on existing tools and analysis, where relevant, including the EU’s ‘Africa Knowledge Platform’.
  • Represent CIFOR-ICRAF at conferences and/or meetings from a technical remote sensing / data science perspective.
  • Manage spatial data science fellows and interns as needed.

Qualification & Experience:

  • MSc in GIS, spatial data science or related field.
  • Some background in remote sensing, whether from satellite or from aerial/drone imagery.
  • High level of proficiency in QGIS, some experience with computer programming languages such as R or Python.
  • Experience in handling spatial data.

Other Details

  • Contract Type: Full Time
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply CIFOR International Scientist Jobs 2024

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The Closing Date: 14 March 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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