Specialist – SPIA Standing Panel on Impact Assessment

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About SPIA

The Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) is an independent entity within CGIAR, with a mandate from the CGIAR System Council to generate evidence on the impacts of the CGIAR system. SPIA is responsible for providing rigorous, evidence-based, and independent strategic advice on efficient and effective impact assessment methods and practices.


About the position

We are seeking a highly motivated remote sensing specialist to join the SPIA team.

The selected candidate will provide advice on all aspects of remote sensing, specifically as it applies to a set of nationally representative household surveys being commissioned and implemented over the period 2025-2030. The remote sensing specialist will work under the supervision of the program director for SPIA’s country-level studies portfolio, hosted by IFPRI in the US, and will collaborate with a small team of other research specialists focused on other specific areas of expertise (e.g. bioinformatics/ genotyping; replication, transparency, and data curation standards; survey design, etc.).

The position may also involve travel and fieldwork in support of SPIA’s portfolio of country studies (Ethiopia, Uganda, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Egypt, Nigeria, India, Colombia). The person hired in this position will also be invited to take part in periodic face-to-face meetings of the SPIA advisory team.


The position will be based in the operations center of the Americas, located in the Campus of Palmira, Colombia.




Qualifications and requirements
Advanced level of English (fluent oral and written).
Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences / Geography or related fields.
Masters’ degree focused on remote sensing / geospatial sciences.
An interest in agriculture in developing countries, including agricultural innovations.
Skills in computer languages used in geospatial analysis (i.e. R, Python).
Proven experience in implementing research projects.
Availability to travel (National and International).





Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the qualifications, competencies, and skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience (English Applications Only). All correspondence should be addressed to the following link: Specialist – SPIA Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (zohorecruit.eu) and clearly indicate in the file name: “Application: SPIA Specialist -Standing Panel on Impact Assessment”.


Closing date for applications: June 20th, 2024


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Palmira, Colombia
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