GIS Volunteer - World Wide Fund For Nature, Bangkok

Closing date:  10 Feb 2012
 
TERMS OF REFERENCE

Position title: GIS Volunteer Directly reports to: Dawna Tenasserim Landscape (DTL) Manager Technically supervises: None Duration Time: 1 year Location: Bangkok, Thailand

I. General Description:
The GIS intern will provide technical support to projects by providing map production and other data analysis / presentation services and reporting.

II. Responsibilities and Approximate Time Budget:
a) GIS Support for Field Projects (~20%)
• Participate in fieldwork including biological and threat surveys to better understand field data collection, natural history, threats, and the flow of information from the field to decision-making, policy, and management.
b) GIS Project Management and Delivery (~20%)
• Assist in the management and completion of GIS projects as assigned ensuring that progress is communicated clearly to contact points and that products are delivered in a timely manner.
c) Communications and Reporting (~20%)
• Participate in DTL staff meetings and other general WWF Thailand Office meetings. • Assist in the preparation of Technical Progress Reports, donor reports, and other occasional reports that might result from WWF’s field projects in the DTL. • Write occasional stories for the WWF Thailand website. • Support WWF Thailand management and staff in public relations and campaign activities related to species and landscape conservation.
d) Information Compilation and Management (~20%)
• Assist WWF DTL staff in accessing and analyzing data as needed. • Conduct research (drawing on interviews, the web and popular media, academic, and grey literature sources) to support various elements of DTL operations.
e) Workshops & Training Events (~20%)
• Assist with planning, logistics, and potentially instruction for workshops, training events, study tours, and other activities serving WWF Thailand staff. • Work with the IT Unit to ensure that GIS data is shared for use by others on the WWF network.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities:
• None.

IV. Working Relationships: • Internal: Work closely with other staff members in the DTL team. Work with other operational units (e.g. accounting, marketing, communications, IT, etc.) as needed to achieve specified outcomes. • External: Coordinate with protected area staff, other NGO contacts, academic contacts, and others as assigned.

V. Qualifications: • Bachelor or MSc. degree in GIS, Ecology, Conservation Biology, or related field • Proficient in basic desktop office computer programs • Proficient in the use of ArcView 3.x and ArcGIS x.x. • Flexible and adaptable with a strong Commitment to conservation objectives • Ability to work and to budget time independently to best serve a variety of objectives • Comfortable with a varied workload and flexible working hours • Outgoing, friendly personality • Willingness to live at field sites for extended periods; • willingness to travel frequently

VI. Professional Development
• All WWF staff and interns are encouraged and expected to view all work as an opportunity to build valuable experience, knowledge, and skills. • Staff and interns are also expected to proactively seek opportunities for professional development including (but not limited to): participating in training courses, attending workshops, presenting at conferences and other professional meetings, and potentially preparing and submitting articles to peer-reviewed publications

WWF's mission which is:
to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: * conserving the world's biological diversity * ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable * reducing pollution and wasteful consumption. It is also part of every staff member's terms of reference to embody WWF's values, which are to be: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, Persevering & Delivering Results.

How to apply: 
Interested applicant please submit your profile to: hr.th@wwf.panda.org

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