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Program Associate Consultant

New Delhi

  • Organization: CIFOR - Center for International Forestry Research
  • Location: New Delhi
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed


Reference number: 2412
Job status: In-progress
Job category: Consultancy
Duty station: New Delhi, India
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CIFOR-ICRAF
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a

Program Associate Consultant


Overview

The objective of the job is to efficiently coordinate and execute various activities related to the TOFI (Trees Outside Forest in India) Program, including support in GIS & remote sensing activities, generating meaningful results from the GPT models like ChatGPT, Gemini, etc. for TOF call center, coordination for TOF commodities data collection for Market Knowledge Information System and assist in the proper functioning of the ICT-Tools.



Duties and responsibilities

The objective of the job is to efficiently coordinate and execute various activities related to the TOFI (Trees Outside Forest in India) Program, including support in GIS & remote sensing activities, generating meaningful results from the GPT models like ChatGPT, Gemini, etc. for TOF call center, coordination for TOF commodities data collection for Market Knowledge Information System and assist in the proper functioning of the ICT-Tools.

  • Understanding of remote sensing and GIS technology and software tools like QGIS, ENVI, the Google Earth Engine (GEE)
  • Understanding of satellite data, image classification, and image analysis. Understanding of remote sensing for natural resources management
  • Basic knowledge of programming in Python, R, and JavaScript (GEE).
  • Ability to communicate with AI tools like ChatGPT, Gemini, and Microsoft’s copilot to generate meaningful answers with their source information
  • Coordinate with the state teams to gather the tree product data at regular intervals and ensure data quality and consistency.
  • Regularly monitor the market information system for its proper functioning
  • Eagerness to learn the new technology for improvement of project outcomes
  • Attend to any other work assigned by CIFOR-ICRAF.



Education, knowledge and experience

• Graduate or above degree in Agriculture, Forestry/agroforestry, Natural Resources Management, or any relevant field.
• An understanding and prior experience (preferred) of the map, GPS, and Geoinformatics-related app/software/tools, preferably their application in agriculture, forestry, or agroforestry-related projects.
• 1-2 years of experience in the natural resource management domain is desirable.
• Basics of programming skills (R, Python, etc.). Knowledge of JavaScript (GEE).
• Ability to analyze the user's queries and find their most prominent answer with sources through GPT models.
• Excellent Analytical and computer skills: MS Office, Internet Explorer, MS Outlook, and PowerPoint presentations.
• Knowledge or willingness to work on ground truth data collection and coordinating with teams.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Terms and conditions

• This is a consultancy position.
• Work location: New Delhi, India.
To apply, please visit our career site at: https://www.cifor-icraf.org/about/work-with-us/
To learn more about CIFOR-ICRAF, please visit our websites at: https://www.cifor-icraf.org
CIFOR-ICRAF promotes Gender Diversity – Applications from women professionals are encouraged.
CIFOR-ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity.

Application process

The application deadline is 30 Jun 2024
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

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