[Sdi-latinamericacaribbean] job: Researcher (senior expert) - Project Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Central America
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Researcher (senior expert) - Project Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Central America
The International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) is about to become involved in the World Bank Program titled "Central American Probabilistic Risk Assessment" (CAPRA). The ITC Departments of Earth Systems Analysis (ESA) and Geo-Information Processing (GIP) will be involved in this program that aims at development of development of training materials for probabilistic risk assessment, and the design of a geospatial data infrastructure for CAPRA.
ITC invites qualified persons to apply for the full-time position of
Researcher (senior expert) m/f
Project Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Central America
The work is an externally funded project, starting as soon as possible but no later than 1 August 2009.
CAPRA focuses at developing spatial tools to assess the magnitude of disaster risks due to natural hazards in Central America, using a probabilistic approach. Through a regional GIS platform with national chapters and national nodes in Central America, CAPRA will enable policymakers to take informed actions to reduce risks in the region. The CAPRA risk assessment methodology has been developed by a group of consultants from Latin America over the past years. ITC contributes to CAPRA in mainly three components:
Review of developed CAPRA methodologies and software
Training needs assessment, development of training methodologies and delivery of training
Design of CAPRA geospatial data infrastructure and clearing house, and development of a CAPRA virtual institute.
More information on CAPRA can be obtained from www.ecapra.org/es/
MSc degree related to Geo-information and Natural Disaster Management
Relevant professional network in Central America
Minimum 5 years of consulting experience in Latin America
Experienced user of GIS and remote sensing software
Experience in international projects targeted at building geospatial infrastructures for risk management
Experience in the development of relevant training materials
Willingness to frequently travel abroad
Spanish language proficiency (preferably mother tongue)
Proven didactical skills
In the possession of a working permit for the Netherlands and availability to start before 1 August 2009.
The researcher will work in the department of Earth Systems Analysis (ESA) as part of a team of experts under the umbrella of the ITC-UNU School for Disaster Geo-information Management (DGIM). Close collaboration will also be with the GIP department. More information on this position can be obtained from the Director DGIM, Dr. C.J. (Cees) van Westen, (e-mail westen at itc.nl or phone +31 53 4874 263) or from the Chair DGIM, Prof.Dr. V.G. (Victor) Jetten, (e-mail jetten at itc.nl).
ITC offers an inspiring and challenging international environment. The successful candidate will be employed for a period of 12 months (32 – 38 hours per week). Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities. Gross monthly salary depends on experience and qualifications, and ranges from € 2379,- to € 4374,-, exclusive of allowances in accordance with the job profile Researcher level 3, under the University System for Job Classification (UJC).
Interested candidates are invited to send their letter of application and detailed CV to ITC
Mrs. M.F.G. Assink, Personnel & Organisation
P.O. Box 6, 7500 AA Enschede
(E: posecretariat at itc.nl).
Make sure your application reaches ITC before 23 May 2009.
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