Geospatial Information Technology, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Training & Capacity, Development, Project Management
UNOSAT is the operational satellite applications programme of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). It is a technology-intensive programme active since 2000 in applied research and innovative applications relating to geospatial information technology and satellite analysis. UNOSAT also delivers tailor-made training courses to its beneficiaries on the use of geo-information technology for humanitarian aid, human security, disaster risk management, territorial planning and environmental monitoring.
In July 2021, UNOSAT has started the implementation of a capacity development project funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD): “Strengthening capacities in the use of geospatial information for improved resilience in Asia-Pacific and Africa”. Specifically, the project aims to support beneficiary countries in achieving Goal 2 (Zero Hunger), Goal 9 (Innovation and Infrastructure), Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), Goal 13 (Climate Action) and Goal 15 (Life on Land) of the 2030 Agenda by developing technical and institutional capacities on the use of Geo-information technology to tackle disaster risk, environmental degradation, food security issues and improve resilience to the changing climate in target countries.
The incumbent will assist and support the implementation of UNOSAT’s funded projects with particular focus on the implementation of capacity development activities for improved Disaster Risk Reduction and to build climate resilience in Lao PDR.
As part of the Disaster Risk Management, and Climate Resilience Section of UNOSAT, the individual contractor will be responsible to carry out the following duties and tasks under the overall project framework “Strengthening capacities in the use of geospatial information for improved resilience in Asia-Pacific and Africa”:
The incumbent reports to the UNOSAT Programme Specialist and will work and liaise with other relevant UNOSAT staff as required.