Job Opening

Posting Title: Geographic Information Systems Expert on Climate Change Analysis
Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 12 October 2021 - 18 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia-166072-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

• Increased access, use, interpretation and analysis of RICCAR outputs and datasets to support climate change analysis, and delivered training and technical assistance on the use of these outputs to internal and external counterparts.

Work Location

Home-based (remote)

Expected duration

15 November 2021 – 15 June 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the umbrella of the Arab Centre for Climate Change Policies nested in the Climate Change and Natural Resource Sustainability Cluster at ESCWA, the consultant would:

• Contribute to the preparation of climate change analysis and reports drawing upon regional climate modelling, hydrological modelling and vulnerability assessment outputs, including the extraction of related datasets;
• Prepare datasets, maps and analysis in response to requests received from internal and external counterparts;
• Develop and deliver training materials on the use and application of geospatial tools to conduct climate change analysis;
• Support the visualization and dissemination of technical materials and regional datasets on the RICCAR Regional Knowledge Hub.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: Previous experience using NetCDF files is desirable. Training in the use of geographic information systems (GIS) is desirable.
Skills
Experience processing geospatial data related to water resources and climate change in the Arab region is an advantage.
Skills
Proficiency using ArcGIS 10 is desirable.
Academic Qualifications: A master's degree in water resources management, climate change, engineering or environmental sciences is required. A Ph.D. is preferred.
Experience: A minimum of five years of experience using geographic information systems (ArcMap or QGIS) and database management application related to climate change is required.
Language: Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French and/or Arabic is an advantage.

Additional Information

The Geographic Information System (GIS) Expert on Climate Change Analysis would facilitate access, use, interpretation and analysis of the RICCAR outputs and datasets, and provide training and technical assistance on the use of these outputs to internal and external counterparts.

No Fee

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