Technical Officer (GIS/ RS)

Arannayk Foundation is in the process of establishing its GIS/RS unit for satellite-based monitoring and assessment of land-use and forest cover changes in its project areas and to identify potential new areas for intervention. The Technical Officer (GIS/RS) will be responsible for maintaining the GIS/RS Laboratory and developing activities, programs and projects in consultation with the Executive Director and Senior Program Officer of Arannayk Foundation.

Job Description / Responsibility:

  • Develop and implement GIS/RS-based monitoring, evaluation and research plans for the on-going projects of Arannayk Foundation
  • Identify potential new areas of application of GIS/RS technologies in line with the vision and mission of Arannayk Foundation and prepare research and monitoring projects/activities accordingly
  • Identify hardware and software needs for the GIS/RS Lab and prepare specifications for their procurement
  • Maintain computers and other equipment of the GIS/RS Lab
  • Undertake necessary measures to ensure data security of the GIS/RS Lab
  • Train field staff of Arannayk Foundation and its partner organizations in the use of GPS and collection of field data for validation of analyses made from remote sensing data
  • Contribute to proposal submissions and the design of funded projects/programs
  • Support preparation of timely and high quality project and donor reports in compliance with the needs of Arannayk Foundation's projects, donors and clients concerned
  • Liaise and consult with government and other external partners to support convergence and develop and reinforce partnerships in relevant programming.

Educational Requirements:

  • Masters' degree in a relevant discipline such as Geography, Environment Sciences and Forestry

Experience Requirements

  • At least 3 year(s)

Job Requirements

  • Age 30 to 35 year(s)
  • The applicants should have experience in: (a) acquisition and analysis of remote sensing data for supervised and unsupervised classification of, and change detection in, land-use, vegetation/forest cover and other elements of ecosystems using ENVI or ERDAS IMAGINE software, (b) use of GPS and (c) preparation of primary (digitized) and thematic maps using ArcGIS software.
  • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience in designing, implementing and managing remote sensing based monitoring and research projects relating to land-use, forestry, climate change and livelihood-ecosystem interactions
  • Familiarity with open-source and commercial sources of remote sensing data and the acquisition procedures thereof
  • Strong professional networks that can help in acquisition and analysis of satellite data and GIS/RS related technical capacity development of Arannayk Foundation.
  • Experience in use of popular GIS and RS software such as ArcGIS, ENVI and ERDAS-IMAGINE.
  • Experience in statistical analysis involving large scale datasets
  • Computer programming skills and experience with high-end computing is highly preferable
  • Fluency in English language, both spoken and written.
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued research and project reports.
  • High level of initiative and independence in ability to undertake complex tasks while proactively seeking relevant input, cooperation, and guidance from relevant stakeholders and experts.
  • High level of commitment and integrity.

Salary Range

  • BDT 45,000 - BDT 55,000 (Depending on qualifications and experience)

Other Benefits

  • Festival Bonus as per organizational policy

Interested applicants are requested to send their CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for the submission of the application is 19 January 2017. The most eligible candidate shall be appointed for the above mentioned position.

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Phone: +880-2-8711240
Fax: +880-2-8711592
Address: House# 21, Western Road, DOHS, Banani. Dhaka - 1206, Bangladesh

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