REMOTE SENSING SPECIALIST The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is looking for a motivated and highly competent individual for the position of RS specialist with a specialization in large-scale satellite image processing, customization of drought indices and development of drought monitoring system. The consultancy is for 12 months, and may be renewed based on the performance of the candidate and availability of funding. An attractive lump sum will be offered to the suitable candidate. The consultant will report to the Researcher – Remote Sensing & Water Resources, and will be based at IWMI HQ Colombo office in Sri Lanka. You Will: • Develop new remote sensing driven approaches in development of drought monitoring products and platform over South Asia; • Be responsible for the preparation and handling of large datasets, spatial analysis, automation of modeling procedures and developing customized tools using remote sensing and GIS; • Assist in the analysis of results; • Assist, as required, in the flood and drought monitoring and modeling activities; • Prepare research article and project reports; • Carry out other duties as assigned by the supervisor You will possess: • a minimum M.Sc or M.Tech degree in Remote Sensing, or equivalent in natural and agricultural sciences, hydrology, or relevant subjects; • competency in the application of remote sensing and GIS techniques to agriculture and water resource monitoring and sound knowledge in software including ArcGIS, ERDAS, ENVI/IDL; • excellent programming skills particularly knowledge on Matlab/R/Python; • basic knowledge on climate change research; • an advanced knowledge on image processing, complex data modeling, and spatial analysis; • Independent and critical scientific thought; • a good command of both oral and written English • the ability to effectively establish priorities, and plan, organize, implement and monitor work activities; and • good interpersonal skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people in a multicultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity. This consultancy is only for South Asian countries citizens and he/she should not be more than 35 years age. How to apply: The application should include an up-to-date resume, a recent passport size photograph, name and address (including email) of three references, and a statement outlining your qualifications for the consultancy. Please send applications with the subject line ‘IWMI - Remote Sensing Specialist’, by email to [email protected] by January 23, 2015. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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