GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative, Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline: August 4, 2017
The GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative is a project whose main objective is to reinforce the international community’s capacity to produce and disseminate relevant, timely and accurate forecasts of agricultural production at national, regional, and global scales by using Earth Observation data. This will be achieved by:
- enhancing national agricultural reporting systems, including through a geo-spatial education curriculum established to enable training of participants worldwide,
- establishing a sustained international network of agricultural monitoring and research organizations and practitioners; and,
- harmonizing the operational global agricultural monitoring systems based on both satellite and in situ observations, including through improved coordination of satellite observations.
- Interface with the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Space Data Coordination Group (SDCG) to assure ongoing data supply supporting the requirements of participating countries towards promoting a cohesive and systematic approach;
- Interface with the science community to ensure that a GEOGLAM Methods and Guidelines document is developed, published and updated;
- Interface with the science community to ensure coordinated research and development (R&D) activities are conducted and results incorporated in the Methods and Guidelines document to ensure effective dissemination of information activities;
- Coordinate and implement capacity-building activities with countries, donors and implementation agencies, and in coordination with international capacity-building programmes, including those involved in agricultural statistics;
- Master’s degree or equivalent in remote sensing, agricultural science or a closely related field.
- At least 10 years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in programme, project and financial management, and stakeholder engagement and communications, preferably both in public and private sectors.
- Proven diplomatic and negotiation skills with experience in developing high-level international agreements.
- Excellent knowledge of English.