Job Opportunity : Mapping and Data Management Officer

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Organisation: Green Development and Environment Alliance (Green DEALL)

Position Title: Mapping and Data Management Officer

Report to Executive  : Director

Contract type and duration: Fixed term 12 months, with a 3-month probationary period and the possibility of extension subject to funding

Hours : Full time, 35 hours per week (Monday – Friday, 8h – 15h30, break 12h -12h30)

Location: Yaounde 5

Gross Salary 150 000 FCFA

Application Deadline : 15th February 2024

Job purpose

Provide mapping and data management support for risk assessment projects at Green DEALL, a non-for-profit and research organisation tackling challenges such as human-wildlife conflicts, climate change, and resource degradation. The post holder will be responsible for collecting, processing, mapping and managing data under the supervision of the Executive Director.

Main duties
  • Perform data collection, analysis, storage, and mapping for Green DEALL’s activities and projects
  • Responsible for cartographic design and system updates
  • Set up and manage Green DEALL’s databases
  • Ensure data security and integrity
  • Assist in developing and enforcing policies for secure and efficient data handling
  • Prepare written reports and documentation describing project or system status
  • Ideally able to carry out modeling and qualitative analyses to inform vulnerability assessment to disaster risks
  • Any other tasks assigned by the Executive Director
Person specifications & Qualification and experience
  • Master’s Degree in cartography, GIS, or modeling, with demonstrable experience of utilising professional geo-processing software in the field of environment. Training in data management and previous work involving protected areas would be an advantage.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to provide the applicant with the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the job will be considered
Knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Demonstrable skills in utilising GIS software on desktop and online for analysis and mapping
  • Knowledge of advanced GIS concepts, geo-processing functions and techniques, and spatial database management
  •  Ability to combine knowledge of GIS databases and software with common sense and insight in solving problems and making decisions
  •  Knowledge and experience of environmental modeling
  • Good planning, organising, and time management skills, including the ability to appropriately prioritise assignments
  • Result-oriented, ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision to solve problems and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as show own initiative
  •  Writing in clear concise language to produce technical reports and other required documentation
  • Good oral communication skills to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to travel to rural areas across the country
  • Fluency in French and English
Personal qualities
  • Strong commitment to integrity, trustworthy and reliable
  • Punctual, efficient, and creative
  • Consistent and flexible – able to deal with changing and competing demands
  • Dedicated and result-oriented
Required documentation
  • Cover letter indicating why the candidate is suitable for the position
  • CV
  • Highest university degree
  • National Identity Card
  • Contacts of a minimum of two reference persons
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