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Consultant For Remote Sensing Of Maize Production

WWF- Myanmar

Consultant For Remote Sensing Of Maize Production

WWF- Myanmar
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Myanmar - Yangon
Full Time
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03 Dec 2020

Experience level

Experienced Non-Manager

Job Function

Consulting

Job Description

Study objectives

The objective of the remote sensing work is to better understand the scale, rate and hotspots of concern, in which forest cover and perennial crops (such as rubber, oil palm) in critical areas of the DT is being converted to maize plantations.

Scope of work

To achieve the objective above, the project requires a Remote Sensing Expert to conduct:

  1. Gathering and assessment of the most updated spatial data (9mx9m resolution) associated with maize production in selected areas of DT. This includes annual land cover series for the past 10 years.
  2. Ground truthing (sample) to assess the accuracy level of the study and to validate the presence of potential or indicative locations of critical land areas based on desktop study.
  3. Identify the difference between publicly available data based on land-use registration and the remote sensing work to estimate land tenure (at least for 2018-2019)

 

    Open To

    Foreign (Expatriate)
    Male/Female

    Job Requirements

    Competencies

    • Proven experience in performing remote sensing work related to agriculture sector (preferably maize in Southeast Asia) 
    • Advanced degree in remote sensing, GIS or other relevant fields
    • Based in either Myanmar or Thailand
    • Can obtain publicly available data

    What We Can Offer

    Benefits

    Meal or travel allowance

    Highlights

    - An awesome company
    - Join a winning team
    - You can make a difference

    Career Opportunities

    - Opportunities for promotion
    - Possibility for job training
    - Learn new skills and techniques

    About Our Company

    WWF’s Secretariat based in Gland, Switzerland and operating with over 5,000 staff worldwide. It is the world largest conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries,supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects.The groups mission is "to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in
    which humans live in harmony with nature.” Currently, much of its work focuses on the conservation of three biomes that contain most of the world's biodiversity: oceans and coasts, forests, and freshwater ecosystems.Among other issues, it is also concerned with endangered species, pollution and climate change.
    Expanding WWF- Greater Mekong to Myanmar, WWF- Greater Mekong has built an extraordinary network of partners – local communities, the private sector, and governments – all working together to find solutions to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for its people, ecosystems and wildlife. WWF- Greater Mekong consists of a regional team and country offices in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar,Thailand and Vietnam.

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