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We are currently seeking a GIS / Remote Sensing officer (Intern) to work across several projects on natural resources and climate change. The intern will establish and support the maintenance of a geospatial database containing GIS, remote sensing and other data related to Fokabs activities. 

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Continually identify, acquire and enrich the database with external spatial data relevant to Fokabs’ conservation, REDD+, FLEGT and land-use planning activities.
  • Identify and develop new methods of data compilation, data logging, and analysis, using new database systems such as smart phones, online tools and websites.
  • Support other Fokabs GIS Specialists and consultants in the collection, storage, analysis, mapping, imaging, and communication of geospatial information.
  • Ensure the database is appropriately stored and regularly backed up.
  • Provide technical support to the development and maintenance of web database application and any other database program and functions requiring programming and analysis.
  • Provide analyses on appropriate GIS, spatial analysis software, to ensure that the software used is of the appropriate standard.
  • Provide GIS support to Fokabs programs, including development of thematic maps.
  • Support the analysis of remote-sensing data (e.g. satellite images) in order to assess land-use and land-use change in Fokabs target landscapes.
  • Undertake ground-truthing as needed, in conjunction with fields staff, in order to verify the maps and spatial analyses produced and to determine levels of accuracy.  

Your Profile

  • A Master’s degree in GIS, remote sensing or related fields
  • Experience in GIS or remote sensing - based work is an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written command of French or English
  • Willingness to travel and on short notice
  • Willing to work in difficult field conditions

Deadline for Application: until position is filled

Starting date: As soon as possible

Location: Yaounde, Cameroon

To apply for this internship position, send one PDF file containing a cover letter, a list of two referees and your CV to kenongene@fokabs.com  and  media@fokabs.com.

Subject heading should be: “GIS/Remote Sensing Intern”.