EUROPEAN NEIGHBORHOOD AND PARTNERSHIP INSTRUMENT EAST COUNTRIES FOREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AND GOVERNANCE II PROGRAM (ENPI EAST COUNTRIES FLEG II PROGRAM)
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Assignment Title: Information Analyst
(Reference No. GEO/C/IC/6)
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is implementing an agreement with World Bank and intends to apply part of the funding for supporting this position in Georgia.
The responsibilities include:
- Support the IT consultant in designing and developing a Forest Resource Center - an online system for forest-related publications;
- Identify and provide the IT consultant with the necessary materials (resources, links, publications etc.) for the purposes of development of the Forest Resource Center;
- Support the IT consultant in creating the forest related maps for the GeoForestPortal;
- Support the IT consultant in developing online maps with different temporal scales and thematic areas (e.g. forest coverage; forest fires; population distribution; damage to forests caused by natural disasters)
- Create contacts with the relevant organizations (State, NGOs, academia) as well as the existing projects/programs for gathering the data for maintenance and further development of the Forest Resource Center through the existing GeoForestPortal;
- Work in close collaboration with the other consultants of the Program for the purposes of gathering, refining and placing the data on the portal;
- Help the IT consultant in linking The Forest Resource Center (through the GeoForestPortal) to the international online sources;
- Ensure maintenance and regular information updates for Forest Resource Center.
- The Information Analyst will be responsible for training relevant staff of the institution that will take over the responsibility of sustaining the Forest Information Database after the program ends;
- Support the IUCN ENPI FLEG Country Program Coordinator (CPC) in Georgia in carrying out any other appropriate work that may be required for effective performance of the program in Georgia.
This is a one-year position with the possibility of extension, provided the consultant successfully implements the assignment and complies with the terms of his/her contract that is based on concrete deliverables.
The position requires an individual with proven experience and knowledge of communications and preferably forest and natural resource management issues. Consultant should have at least 5 years of relevant professional experience. The following specific qualifications must be met:
- Master’s degree in a journalism, Information technologies or in other discipline that is relevant to requested responsibilities;
- Working experience in journalism, communications or public awareness
- Extensive experience in researching and gathering the spatial data (internet or other sources);
- Experience in working on development of spatial information (ArcGIS, SQL basics); experience in development of online and ArcGIS maps is an asset;
- Knowledge and understanding of and working experience with IUCN regulations and guidelines as well as strong inter-personal skills and ability to work in different cultural contexts;
- Fluency in written and spoken Georgian and English;
- Computer literacy, including the use of MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word or similar office applications, as well as proficiency in performing internet research to support documents that may be required for program implementation.
The IUCN now invites eligible individual experts to indicate their interest in providing their services. Interested consultants must provide their CVs with information demonstrating that they are qualified to perform the Services.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011)
Interested candidates may obtain further information at the address below during office hours, from 10:00 to 18:00 local time.
CVs must be delivered to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by December 31, 2014.
Further information can be obtained at the address below:
IUCN, ENPI FLEG Country Program Coordinator in Georgia