The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH)
– Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Working in partnership with regional and international organizations, ICIMOD aims to influence policy and practices to meet environmental and livelihood challenges emerging in the HKH. ICIMOD provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from the region and around the globe to generate and share knowledge, support evidence-based decision making, and encourage regional cooperation. ICIMOD delivers impact through its six Regional Programmes
: 1) Adaptation and Resilience Building, 2) Transboundary Landscapes, 3) River Basins and Cryosphere, 4) Atmosphere, 5) Mountain Environment Regional Information System, and 6) Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks. These regional programmes are supported by four Thematic Areas
of Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services, Water and Air, and Geospatial Solutions, and underpinned by Knowledge Management and Communication. ICIMOD seeks to reduce poverty and vulnerability and improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women and men, now and in the future.
The vastness and remoteness of much of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region has often been a barrier to development and research. Over the past two decades ICIMOD has worked to breach this barrier by developing and institutionalizing remote sensing and geographic information systems as a tool to support development policies and to assist science-based decision making at multiple levels. In particular, it has worked with both international and regional partners to provide access to data and information, to integrate analysis and modelling, and to develop interactive mapping and spatial visualization. The result is that ICIMOD is now internationally regarded as a regional resource centre for geo-information and earth observation application with a specific mountain focus. ICIMOD is also committed to capacity building in this area; the regional member countries have benefited from ICIMOD’s short courses and training programmes and have gone on to establish GIS hubs in their own countries.
Responsibilities and tasks
Under the direct guidance and supervision of the of the Theme Leader for Geospatial Solutions, the Geospatial Application Development Associate will be involved in developing geospatial applications on desktop, web, and mobile platforms.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop data visualization and download tools in RDS Portal.
- Develop an Event Management Database System.
- Contribute to data processing and integration into RDS.
- Develop and update information systems for ICIMOD’s various initiatives.
- Prepare technical documents on assigned tasks.
- BSc/MSc degree in Computer Science/Geo Informatics
- Two to five years of experience
- Good programming skills in C#/Python, etc., and good web development experience in C# ASP.NET or Django.
- Good experience in designing and developing spatial and non-spatial databases. Proven skills in working with MS SQL, PostgreSQL, etc.
- Fluency in English.
- Strong analytical and report writing skills.
- Content knowledge: Knowledge on Earth observation and geospatial information applications.
- Report writing: Ability to contribute to the preparation and consolidation of reports and publications.
- Teamwork and cooperation: Ability to work smoothly and effectively with others in intercultural teams to implement geospatial applications and to establish constructive ideas or solutions that meet the team objective.
- Result orientation: Able to work independently and fulfill his/her goals.
- Flexibility: Ability to easily adapt to changing contexts, technologies and approaches, and where necessary, make improvements in own work area.
- Communication skills: Presents and discuss ideas effectively.
The Geospatial Application Development Associate will work under the overall guidance of the Theme Leader, Geospatial Solutions and will engage in technical collaboration with the respective programme.
The duty station is Kathmandu, Nepal.
One year, with a probation period of three months, with the possibility of an extension subject to performance, programme activities, and ICIMOD’s future funding levels
Salaries and benefits at ICIMOD are competitive compared to other regional organizations; remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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 is committed to gender mainstreaming at the organisational and programmatic levels.
Method of application