Abt Associates Job Vacancy: Mapping and Surveying Specialist, NTB Areas - Indonesian

Abt Associates has been selected by the Millennium Challenge Account-Indonesia to implement the one-year Participatory Mapping and Planning (PMaP) 6 project. Through this project Abt Associates will help over 300 rural villages in fifteen districts throughout the country to delineate and demarcate their boundaries and map their resources to attract future investment in areas that will improve rural livelihoods in an environmentally sustainable manner. In this project, Abt Associates and its team of Indonesian specialists and subcontractors will implement the 21-step Village Boundary Setting and Resource Mapping (VBS/RM) methodology in collaboration with local communities and government through a participatory process.

Abt Associates is seeking a field-based Mapping and Surveying Specialist to support and oversee work in assigned areas of NTB. The Mapping and Surveying Specialist will report to the Geodetic Survey Coordinator based in Jakarta and provide technical support to the technical teams implementing the VBS/RM process on the ground. The position requires a six-month posting commitment in NTB and extensive travel within the region. Living and quarter’s allowance will be provided by the project.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide day-to-day technical and operational planning and supervision of the technical surveying/mapping aspects for implementation of the participatory VBS/RM process;
  • Participate in the district and subdistrict level planning meetings and serve as technical surveying / mapping resource as needed;
  • Provide support to the Field Coordinators, Kecamatan Technical Teams, and the Village Participation Teams as needed in surveying /mapping issues which arise during the VBS/RM process including;
  • Identifying the locations to be mapped and develop the logistics and flights for the aerial image acquisition,
  • Using UAS platform, image processing software, GPS technology and GIS software to acquire, process, display and reproduce high resolution geo-referenced imagery of critical cultural and natural resource areas in each of the identified districts,
  • Prepare data and materials related to field work for use in for technical reports and presentations.
  • Ensure the work of survey contractor run as planned and is met with the requirement of PMaP 6 project;
  • Develop geo-database of village boundary pillars;
  • Coordinate directly with the Geodetic Survey Coordinator, Field Coordinators, and other project staff in the planning, coordination, and implementation of field work, office processing, and preparation of reports and presentations.
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in geodetic surveying;
  • Three years professional experience as a land surveyor;
  • Extensive demonstrated experience in rural land surveying, geodetic control and boundary surveying and demarcation;
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of GNSS technology for establishment of geodetic control, mapping and boundary setting’ in remote areas and especially in areas with no continuous supply of reliable electrical power;
  • Experience in processing survey GNSS data and UAS;
  • Knowledge in GIS will be an advantage;
  • Experience in the use of UAS for area surveying and mapping;
  • Ability to frequently travel to remote locations in Indonesia;
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and working knowledge of English;
  • Six month posting commitment in NTB; Lombok Island. Extensive travel within region is required.
Interested candidates may send a CV and cover letter to abt.pmap@gmail.com. no later than May 5,2017 with subject Mapping and Surveying Specialist_your name, Only qualified candidates will be contacted.