Remote Sensing Specialist - International Water Management Institute

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is looking for a motivated and highly competent individual for the
position of RS specialist with a specialization in large-scale satellite image processing, customization of drought indices and
development of drought monitoring system. The consultancy is for 12 months, and may be renewed based on the
performance of the candidate and availability of funding. An attractive lump sum will be offered to the suitable candidate.
The consultant will report to the Researcher – Remote Sensing & Water Resources, and will be based at IWMI HQ Colombo
office in Sri Lanka.
You Will:
Develop new remote sensing driven approaches in development of drought monitoring products and platform
over South Asia;
Be responsible for the preparation and handling of large datasets, spatial analysis, automation of modeling
procedures and developing customized tools using remote sensing and GIS;
Assist in the analysis of results;
Assist, as required, in the flood and drought monitoring and modeling activities;
Prepare research article and project reports;
Carry out other duties as assigned by the supervisor
You will possess:
a minimum M.Sc or M.Tech degree in Remote Sensing, or equivalent in natural and agricultural sciences,
hydrology, or relevant subjects;
competency in the application of remote sensing and GIS techniques to agriculture and water resource
monitoring and sound knowledge in software including ArcGIS, ERDAS, ENVI/IDL;
excellent programming skills particularly knowledge on Matlab/R/Python;
basic knowledge on climate change research;
an advanced knowledge on image processing, complex data modeling, and spatial analysis;
Independent and critical scientific thought;
a good command of both oral and written English
the ability to effectively establish priorities, and plan, organize, implement and monitor work activities; and
good interpersonal skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people in a
multicultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
This consultancy is only for South Asian countries citizens and he/she should not be more than 35 years age.
How to apply:
The application should include an up-to-date resume, a recent passport size photograph, name and address (including email)
of three references, and a statement outlining your qualifications for the consultancy. Please send applications with the
subject line ‘IWMI - Remote Sensing Specialist’, by email to [email protected] by January 23, 2015. Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted.