Fauna & Flora International Job Vacancy: GIS & Remote Sensing Specialist - Yangon, Myanmar

Land Use Planning / GIS & Remote Sensing Specialist, Myanmar

Fauna & Flora International

Salary Range: EUR 30,000 – EUR 34,800 per annum
Start Date: 1 February 2017
Duration of Contract: Two-year fixed term contract
Location:  This position is based in Yangon

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest-established international conservation organisation.  Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it.  We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation.  Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

Working closely with local partners, the Asia-Pacific Programme currently includes a broad range of species and landscape targeted conservation initiatives in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar, and has country programme offices in Phnom Penh, Nanning, Jakarta, Yangon and Hanoi. Around 70 projects are being implemented in the region by a team of approximately 200 staff, consultants, volunteers and partner organisations with an annual regional budget of approximately USD 10 million.

Myanmar, the second largest country in mainland Southeast Asia, is home to a wealth of biodiversity. The country still harbours large tracts of forest and many charismatic and unique species, such as the red panda and the Myanmar snub-nosed monkey. The latter was only discovered in 2010 by FFI and partners.

Since 2014, FFI has been implementing a ‘ridge to reef’ conservation project to achieve long-term conservation of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in the Tanintharyi region in southern Myanmar. This project is contributing to the continued development of the national protected area system, supporting Myanmar’s national biodiversity action plan, and is aiming to provide lasting protection of KBAs through protected area designation and innovative protected area management and finance mechanisms. The project is working in partnership with local NGOs in Myanmar and building on strong links with government departments to secure existing natural resources and environmental services for the sustainable livelihoods of local forest and marine resource dependent communities.

We are seeking a candidate with demonstrable experience in Land Use Planning, Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for conservation to fill the role of Land Use Planning/GIS & Remote Sensing Specialist for the project ‘Securing long-term protection of Key Biodiversity Areas in the Sundaic Sub-region of Myanmar’ (Tanintharyi Region) and wider FFI Myanmar programme. The candidate will be responsible for the coordination of all RS and GIS activities within the project, including terrestrial and coastal habitat mapping, HCVF assessments, and will support government and civil society stakeholders to mainstream HCFV assessments into land use planning and coastal/ marine ecosystem assessments into integrated coastal zone planning.

Moreover, the candidate will be the main technical adviser for capacity building to both government and civil society partners and will provide GIS support for protected area gazettement, environmental friendly land use and coastal zone planning and feed into land use policy and conservation decision making.

The successful candidate will play an important role in capacity building and mentorship of FFI staff as well as government and partner agencies, in addition to awareness raising amongst key stakeholders on the importance of integrated conservation planning for the Sundiac region. This is a dynamic position which requires initiative in addition to enthusiasm and a desire to input into developing Myanmar conservation policies.

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The closing date for applications is 18 December 2016.  No agencies please.

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