Vacancy announcement at ICIMODVacancy announcement at ICIMOD

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ICIMOD  requires suitable candidates for the following  projects


-Institutional Specialist/Researcher
-Country Coordinator (TAR, China), DSS-HKKH Project
-Country Coordinator (Pakistan), DSS-HKKH Project
-Field Data Analyst

Guidelines
http://www.icimod.org/vacancy/guide.html

ToRs
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Title: Institutional Specialist/Researcher (in
Disaster Management to work under the project “Living
with risk ­ sharing knowledge on disaster preparedness
in the Himalayan Region”)

Programme: Water, Hazards and Environmental Management
(WHEM)

Level: RO

Background of the Project:
The international community working in disaster
management has met with increased frequency through
conferences and workshops during the last decade. One
of the latest and most important international
conferences for spelling out the gaps and needs in the
way forward towards an improved disaster management
worldwide was the “World conference on disaster
reduction” in Kobe, Japan in January 2005. The output
of this conference was the “Hyogo Framework for Action
2005-2015 ­ building resilience of nations and
communities to disasters”. This project promotes a
strategic and systematic approach to reduce
vulnerabilities and risks to hazards.

Scope of work:
Institutional Specialist /Researcher will carry out
the following tasks:
Undertake research in the field of indigenous
knowledge in natural disaster preparedness in the
Himalayan region. This work task encompasses a
thorough desk study of all literature and other
information (e.g. web-based) related to indigenous
knowledge in disaster preparedness.

Undertake field research and documentation on
indigenous knowledge in disaster preparedness in one
or several of the countries Bangladesh, India, Nepal,
Pakistan.

Contribute to a comprehensive review (desk study) on
disaster preparedness plans for all relevant
administrative levels (e.g. governments, districts,
communities, private entities) in the Himalayan
region, primarily in the countries Bangladesh, Nepal,
India and Pakistan.

Identify, select and collaborate with relevant
Governmental, non-governmental (NGOs) and community
based organisations in order to carry out the above
tasks.

Contribute to the planning, implementation and
reporting of international workshops in the field of
disaster preparedness plans and indigenous knowledge
in disaster preparedness.

Contribute to the preparation of narrative project
reports.

The above work will be carried out in a team of three
people composed of the researcher him/herself, a
project coordinator and a project assistant.

Reporting:
The following reports shall be produced during the
project. The researcher is expected to take a leading
role in report No1 and contribute to report No 2.
A compilation of the state of the art knowledge in
indigenous knowledge in natural disaster preparedness
in mountain regions. This report can be strengthened
by the researchers own findings in this field, and/or
the researchers own findings can be presented in a
stand alone publication.

A synthesis of the state of the art knowledge in
“preparation and implementation of disaster
preparedness plans” in the Himalayan region,
particularly the mountain areas of Bangladesh, India,
Nepal and Pakistan.

If desirable, the above proposed reports can be
divided into several reports

Qualifications and Skills:
Master of Sciences (or higher) in a field relevant for
the work in disaster preparedness (indigenous and
scientific) on national and community level.

Preferably M. Sc. in human geography, anthropology or
social sciences. Documented studies in the field of
physical geography or natural resources management
will be an advantage.

Ability to take the lead in the planning,
implementation and reporting of desk based as well as
field based research in the desired fields.
experience from community based work in the field of
natural resources management and/or disaster risk
management.

Good understanding of the governance issues in the
Himalayan region, i.e. the role and responsibilities
of national and local governmental and
non-governmental organizations in the field of natural
resources (and natural disasters) management,
particularly in the countries of Bangladesh, India,
Nepal and Pakistan.

Good communication skills and well documented skills
in writing and oral presentations.
fluent in reading and writing in the English language.
Knowledge in any language in the Himalayan region is
an advantage.

Duty station: ICIMOD Headquarters, Kathmandu. Travel
to project countries and frequent field visits to
remote and difficult mountainous regions may be
required.

Duration: 1 April 2006 ­ 30 June 2007 with a probation
period of 6 months.

Remuneration: Salaries and benefits are based on a
modified UN system at the Regional Officer (RO) level
commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Deadline for submission of application: 31 March 2006
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Title: Country Coordinator (TAR, China), DSS-HKKH
Project (ICIMOD Component)

Programme: Mountain Environment and Natural Resources
Information Systems (MENRIS) / Information and
Knowledge Management (IKM)

Level: RO

Duty station: ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal

Background of the Project:
The Decision Support System Partnership Project for
the HKKH Region is a three-year programme of
activities initially covering three countries namely
Nepal, TAR of China and Pakistan. The Project aims to
strengthen the process of decision making approaches
used by natural resource managers and assist them in
developing and testing a science based analytical
model for a protected area site in each country. The
Project is a partnership initiative between IUCN,
ICIMOD, Ev-K2-CNR and CESVI. The Project is funded by
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Directorate General
for Development Cooperation (DGCS), Italy.

Function/Task description:
The country coordinator will assist is carrying out
project activities in TAR/ China as outlined in the
General Operational Plan of the project.

Specifically, the country coordinator will have the
following responsibilities:

Assist in gap analysis of institutional capacities in
GIS/DSS among the stakeholders of Qomolungma Nature
Preserve, TAR/ China.

Facilitate and provide expertise in assessment,
collection and management of topographical,
socioeconomic and biophysical databases as required by
the project.

Establish and encourage data exchange mechanisms among
the project partner institutions.

Assist in documentation and maintenance of a Protected
Area management database/meta-database
Develop thematic databases as required by the DSS
design.

Provide inputs to design, development and
implementation of the DSS.

Coordinate with national institutions in TAR/ China to
carry out project activities, organize workshops and
training programmes.

Assist in developing training materials on GIS/RS/DSS
and conducting training courses.

Prepare reports and periodic working papers on country
activities as required by the project
Perform other related duties as required by the
project and as may be requested by Head, MENRIS
Work as a team player within ICIMOD to support other
activities and promote institutional goals.

Qualifications and Skills:
Master's degree in Natural Resources Management,
Information Technology or a related discipline
At least 5 years of experience and competence in
development of GIS/RS databases and applications to
Protected Area/ Natural Resources Management.

Experience in GIS modelling, RS and DSS applications.

Understanding of technical and institutional
complexities in the HKH region and proven ability to
work with international teams.

Pertinent technical background and appropriate
managerial skills.

Physically fit to undertake frequent travel to remote
and difficult mountainous regions.

Desired expertise, skill and competence:
  Good working skills in software such as ARC/INFO,
ARCView, ERDAS Imagine Knowledge of ArcObjects, Visual
Basic programming will be an added advantage.
Knowledge of spatial modelling, DSS methodologies.

Language: Demonstrated ability to communicate
professionally in English and Chinese; knowledge of
other regional language desirable.

Duty station: ICIMOD Headquarters, Kathmandu. Travel
to project countries and frequent field visits to
remote and difficult mountainous regions may be
required.

Duration: For the project period with a probation of 6
months.

Remuneration: Salaries and benefits are based on a
modified UN system at the Regional Officer (RO) level
commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Deadline for submission of application: 31 March 2006
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Title: Country Coordinator (Pakistan), DSS-HKKH
Project (ICIMOD Component)

Programme: Mountain Environment and Natural Resources
Information Systems (MENRIS) / Information and
Knowledge Management (IKM)

Level: RO

Duty station: ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal

Background of the Project:
The Decision Support System Partnership Project for
the HKKH Region is a three-year programme of
activities initially covering three countries namely
Nepal, TAR of China and Pakistan. The Project aims to
strengthen the process of decision making approaches
used by natural resource managers and assist them in
developing and testing a science based analytical
model for a protected area site in each country. The
Project is a partnership initiative between IUCN,
ICIMOD, Ev-K2-CNR and CESVI. The Project is funded by
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Directorate General
for Development Cooperation (DGCS), Italy.

Function/Task description:
The country coordinator will assist is carrying out
project activities in Pakistan as outlined in the
General Operational Plan of the project.

Specifically, the country coordinator will have the
following responsibilities:
Assist in gap analysis of institutional capacities in
GIS/DSS among the stakeholders of Central Karakoram
National Park, Pakistan

Facilitate and provide expertise in assessment,
collection and management of topographical,
socioeconomic and biophysical databases as required by
the project

Establish and encourage data exchange mechanisms among
the project partner institutions.

Assist in documentation and maintenance of a Protected
Area management database/meta-database.

Develop thematic databases as required by the DSS
design.

Provide inputs to design, development and
implementation of the DSS.

Coordinate with national institutions in TAR/ China to
carry out project activities, organize workshops and
training programmes.

Assist in developing training materials on GIS/RS/DSS
and conducting training courses.

Prepare reports and periodic working papers on country
activities as required by the project.

Perform other related duties as required by the
project and as may be requested by Head, MENRIS.

Work as a team player within ICIMOD to support other
activities and promote institutional goals.

Qualifications and Skills:
Master's degree in Natural Resources Management,
Information Technology or a related discipline

At least 5 years of experience and competence in
development of GIS/RS databases and applications to
Protected Area/ Natural Resources Management.

Experience in GIS modelling, RS and DSS applications
Understanding of technical and institutional
complexities in the HKH region and proven ability to
work with international teams.

Pertinent technical background and appropriate
managerial skills.

Physically fit to undertake frequent travel to remote
and difficult mountainous regions.

Desired expertise, skill and competence:
Good working skills in software such as ARC/INFO,
ARCView, ERDAS Imagine.

Knowledge of ArcObjects, Visual Basic programming will
be an added advantage.

Knowledge of spatial modelling, DSS methodologies.

Language: Demonstrated ability to communicate
professionally in English and Urdu; knowledge of other
regional language desirable.

Duty station: ICIMOD Headquarters, Kathmandu. Travel
to project countries and frequent field visits to
remote and difficult mountainous regions may be
required.

Duration: For the project period with a probation of 6
months.

Remuneration: Salaries and benefits are based on a
modified UN system at the Regional Officer (RO) level
commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Deadline for submission of application: 31 March 2006
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Title: Field Data Analyst

Programme: Mountain Environment and Natural Resources
Information Systems (MENRIS) / Information and
Knowledge Management (IKM)

Level: GS-5

Task:
Under the overall guidance of Division Head, Mountain
Environment and Natural Resources Environment
Information Systems (MENRIS) Division of Information
and Knowledge Management Programme and in direct
supervision of Environment Officer and with other
ICIMOD staff, the Field data Analyst will perform the
following tasks:

Collect, organize and analyze scientific data of the
transboundary air pollution monitoring stations
established in Nepal at various sites as listed below.

Nepal Climate Observatory at Godavari Training and
Demonstration site

Male Declaration Project site at Institute of
Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Rampur
Upcoming sites in Khumbu region

Organize data in the Internet portal for easy
dissemination and access.

Undertake field visit as and when required.

Maintain and supervise all monitoring equipments in
different field sites.

Assist in all UNEP led programmes at ICIMOD.

Assist in training activities in coordination with
Environment Officer in all UNEP related programmes.

Carry out other activities in his/her field of
competence at the request of the Division Head of
MENRIS.

Work as a team player within ICIMOD to support other
activities and promote institutional goals.

Minimum Qualification Required:
Masters in Science and/or relevant field knowledge
with adequate experience. Working in the field of
transboundary air pollution and environment for at
least 2 years.

Excellent research skills, to enable effective
identification of approaches to conducting data
gathering and research, and managing the outputs.
Able to operate aerosol radiation and meteorological
instruments.

Basic concepts in Meteorology and Hydrology.
Computer literate with programming will be preferred.
Willingness to travel/trek to remote mountain areas.
Ability to work as a team member.

Duration: One year, of which the first three months is
probational. Starting date is 1 May 2006, or as early
as possible.

Remuneration: Salaries and benefits are based on a
modified UN system at level equivalent to GS 5 or
commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Deadline for submission of application: 31 March 2006
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Gender and Equity Policy: Qualified and eligible women
candidates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds
are highly encouraged to apply. ICIMOD implements a
gender fair policy and is supportive of working women.
It operates a day-care Centre at the campus and a
Gender Resource Centre and is committed to gender
mainstreaming at the organizational and programmatic
levels. Facilities are also available for wheel chair
access.

Further information on the vacancy can also be
requested from the address below. Applications with
complete curriculum vitae together with the names and
contact addresses of three referees should be sent to
the following address within the deadline stipulated
in the terms of reference.

Personnel Officer
ICIMOD, GPO Box 3226
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: (977-1) 5525313
Fax: (977-1) 5524509
e-mail: personnel@icimod.org
Deependra b. Tandukar
(http://dt.coremag.net)
Systems Manager
Information Management, Communication and Outreach (IMCO)
Information and Knowledge Management (IKM)
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
http://www.icimod.org


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