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Programme Manager Geospatial Solution (m-f-d)

  • Organization: FSC - Forest Stewardship Council
  • Location:
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

The Scope
The Programme Manager for Geospatial Solutions will be pivotal in the development and implementation of the GIS program for the organization, which includes overseeing the development of the program infrastructure, software products, databases, and spatial analytics tools, while ensuring seamless integration with existing systems. This role involves managing a team of geospatial systems engineers, managing relationships with technology service providers and partners, and providing the strategic oversight of product development processes, from ideation to launch, focusing on integrating modern GIS technologies and innovative solutions.
Main Roles & Responsibilities
•    Define the strategy and plans for GIS implementations aligned with the organization's goals and objectives. 
•    Lead GIS projects from initiation to completion, ensuring that they are delivered on time, within budget, and meet quality standards.
•    Operationalize the GIS products, including setting channels, resources, and methods to ensure the solutions availability. 
•    Support GIS solutions developed internally including the coordination with external providers and response to internal and external costumers.
•    Provide training and support to staff members involved in GIS projects to enhance their skills and capabilities.
•    Maintain comprehensive documentation of GIS projects, including project plans, technical specifications, and user manuals.
•    Maintain comprehensive documentation of GIS projects, including project plans, technical specifications, and user manuals.
•    Any other task as assigned by formal supervisor and project work as assigned according to special organizational needs.

Your profile
Education and Training: 
  • University degree or equivalent training or experience in a relevant field
Working Experience, Style and Skills: 
  • At least 5 years of professional experience with Geospatial Systems like ArcGIS, QGIS, Google Earth, OpenStreetMap. Preferre experience in ESRI.
  • Proven experience using imagery and remote sensing solutions.
  • Ability to perform well while handling simultaneously several staff needs, procurement processes, and partner engagement.
  • Experience running needs analysis workshops and development of project requirements and scope.
  • Solutions and service-oriented attitude to work.
  • Extensive project management experience. 
  • Proven ability to plan and organize digital product work.
  • A strong sense of diligence and accuracy.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to facilitate interactive discussions.

  • At least 2 years of experience in supervising staff teams. 
  • Proven professional strategic and technical abilities. 
  • Problem solving and solution-oriented mindset.
  • Experience running needs analysis workshops and development of project requirements and scope
  • Inspirational leadership incentivizing a shared commitment for delivering.
Technical Skills:
  • ArcGIS Desktop and Server, ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise.
  • Project Management Tools (Microsoft DevOps, Jira, Trello)
  • User Story and Backlog Management (Microsoft DevOps)
  • Version Control (Git/GitHub)
  • Standard software packages (MS Office) 
  • Database management platforms

Language and Communication Skills: 
  • Fluency in English
  • Spanish is a plus
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills [that contribute to cohesive team efforts and decision making.]

  • Experience in working in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, global team.
  • Commitment to FSC’s mission and values. 
  • Demonstrated cultural awareness and sensitivity to the diversity of values, views and approaches to issues relevant to the FSC program by stakeholders around the world.
Why us?
  • Be part of a globally recognized organization at the forefront of sustainable forestry and contribute to the mission to help protect the world’s forests. 
  • Play an active role in the FSC global community of 400+ forest stewards who come together in-person at least once a year. 
  • Benefit from cross-cultural collaboration and networking opportunities by working in a dynamic, inclusive, and diverse international culture with over 60 nationalities represented under one roof.
  • Enjoy comprehensive benefits, including relocation assistance if needed, and investment in training and development opportunities (e.g., LinkedIn Learning, Learning Lunches and more) to advance your career.
  • Explore the vibrant federal city of Bonn, home to Beethoven, Haribo, and the beautiful Rhein River promenade including many urban parks and close access to nature. As Germany's UN City and second capital, Bonn is an international city with a rich cultural heritage, recently celebrating its 2000th anniversary. Learn more about the city or take a virtual stroll. 
  • Embrace work-life balance: beyond Bonn's borders, unlock Europe's wonders with 30 working days of vacation at your disposal. Whether it's skiing in the Swiss Alps or basking in the sun on Mediterranean shores, your European adventures await.
Ready to make a difference? Join FSC and help shape a sustainable future. Apply now with your resume and cover letter, showcasing your achievements and how you can contribute to FSC's mission.
The Fine Print
  • Location: Bonn, Germany 
  • Working Hours: Full time - 40 hours per week
  • Duration of Employment: Initial 2-year contract with the intend to convert to open ended. 
  • Starting Date: As soon as possible
  • Travel: Occasional travel is required.
How to Apply 
Ready to make a difference? Join FSC and help shape a sustainable future. Don't delay - apply now!
  • Please apply via the link on our website
  • Submit your CV in English
  • Please do not include any photos of yourself.
  • The deadline for applications is 30 June 2024. 
For FSC, inclusiveness and diversity are important values. As such, we welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds and are entirely committed to consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age and disability.   
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We are looking forward to your application!
About us
Welcome to FSC!  
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a globally recognized non-profit organization at the forefront of promoting sustainable forestry. With over 150 million hectares of certified forests and a trusted reputation among NGOs, consumers, and businesses, FSC is leading the way in ensuring the long-term health and resilience of the world’s forests.      
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