ICIMOD is a regional knowledge development and learning centre serving the eight member countries of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan. Together with its partners and member countries, ICIMOD is committed to securing a better future for the people of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas through the development of an economically and environmentally sound mountain ecosystem.
ICIMOD promotes integrated and innovative geospatial solutions for mountain development through the Mountain Environment and Natural Resources Information Systems (MENRIS) Programme. MENRIS programme focuses on technology innovation, capacity building and training, development of mountain-specific applications and decision support systems. With the overarching goal of climate change adaptation, the current areas of applications include cryosphere, biodiversity, forestry/REDD+, disaster and transboundary air pollution.
The MENRIS programme is working on several new and exciting developments to promote geo-information and earth observation for the benefit of mountain communities in the region. Recently, ICIMOD joined hands with USAID and NASA to establish SERVIR-Himalaya, a programme aiming to provide linkage from “space to village” and apply the best in science and technology for improved environmental decision-making in the region.
ICIMOD/MENRIS is looking for several innovative, talented and enthusiastic people to support the new developments within its programmes:
Geospatial Application Lead
to lead the development of geospatial applications as well as developing new partnership initiatives
Geospatial Capacity Building Lead
to lead geospatial capacity building and coordinate education and training activities including the programme focussing on youth
Enterprise GIS / Database Specialist
to develop center-wide data management strategies and systems concerning Enterprise GIS/databases
Applications are requested to seek additional information and apply online at www.icimod.org/vacancies not later than 31 March 2011.