We are currently looking for a Senior Remote Sensing / GIS Officer to support our teams at HQ.
IMPACT is seeking a motivated candidate with a strong technical background, who has previous experience working in Remote Sensing and GIS.
More specifically, the candidate should have experience with analysis of satellite imagery with different spatial and spectral resolutions for the purposes of environmental monitoring, particularly the assessment of shocks (flood, drought) and environmental degradation.
The candidate should understand concepts of cartographic design and be experienced in presentation of the results of spatial analysis using static and interactive mapping products.
Ideally, the successful candidate will also be familiar with the collection and processing of socio-economic data. Experience in fragile or emergency contexts is a plus.
Under the direct supervision of the Global Emergency Manager (GEM), and functional supervision of the GIS and Remote Sensing Unit at HQ, the Senior RS / GIS Officer is responsible for providing technical backstopping for all emergency programmes situated within the Global Emergency Unit.
The Senior RS / GIS Officer will be responsible for the application of geographic information systems and remote sensing in the Global Emergency Unit, including relevant aspects of research design, support in designing data collection tools, ensuring (spatial) data quality, geo- spatial analysis, drafting of maps, and production of web maps and information management systems.
In addition, as the climate crisis proliferates, the Senior RS / GIS Officer will play a critical role in tracking and analysing the impact of climate change on acute humanitarian emergencies globally.
In coordination with the Global Emergency Manager and unit at large, the Senior RS / GIS Officer is required to support assessment planning in line with project and program objectives and with IMPACT’s research cycle and other relevant guidelines.
The Senior RS / GIS Officer will also deploy to sudden onset disasters, through our partnership with UNDAC, and / or other emergency contexts for up to 20% of their time.