GIS Associate

Publisher :

Glassdoor Inc.

Job title :

Gis consultant

location :

São Paulo, Brazil

Contract type :


Working hours :

Full time

Salary :

Gross remuneration 25000.00 - 35000.00 Yearly


Job Summary:

WRI is seeking candidates for a GIS Associate to join the Global Forest Watch Commodities and Finance team (GFW C&F), with an initial focus on Brazil but responsibilities that span globally.

You will work closely with GFW C&F engagement staff, as well as private sector partners. In this position, you will lead the technical execution of pilot projects for determining which solutions to integrate into GFW Pro. Some examples: testing improved deforestation alert data to enable more effective engagement along supply chains, testing the development of agricultural asset lists to support standardized deforestation risk assessments, testing the generation of key performance indicators in support of corporate no deforestation reporting. You will also provide support and trainings to GFW Pro users, as well as technical backstopping to the GFW Pro platform. Beyond GFW Pro, you will support GFW C&F engagement staff on collaborative industry pilots aimed at reducing commodity-driven deforestation.

This position will ideally be based in our S ão Paulo, Brazil office but other locations can be considered.

Job Responsibilities: Pilot projects (70%)

  • Acquire and assess new spatial datasets relevant to C&F stakeholders' monitoring needs
  • Perform research and analysis to develop solutions (e.g. datasets, methodologies) for C&F stakeholders
  • Run spatial analyses with C&F stakeholders to collaboratively develop and scale solutions
  • Write technical publications to document the methods underpinning solutions
  • Provide data and methods quality assurance for solution integration into GFW Pro
  • Communicate and respond to questions about solutions and GFW Pro data and analytical content to diverse internal and external audiences via calls, presentations and collaborative workshops
  • Provide guidance and leadership to WRI staff with respect to solutions and GFW Pro data and analytical content
  • Liaise with GIS staff in the Global and International Offices on solutions development
  • Provide technical support and training to GFW Pro users and WRI staff, including assisting users with formatting their data for upload into the platform and responding to technical inquiries
  • Process and manage GIS datasets for GFW Pro, and automate data cleaning and management processes
  • Prepare map services for web mapping applications using ArcGIS server and ArcGIS online

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in GIS, Environmental Science, Geography, Forest Ecology, or another related field (or a Bachelor's degree with two years of additional relevant work experience) csvMEyD-DbdE9a
  • Minimum 3 years of full-time work experience using GIS technology
  • Fluency in English
  • Demonstrated experience in developing GIS methodologies and delivering robust analytical products
  • Expertise in ArcGIS and QGIS, including ArcGIS Desktop 10.x, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Server, and ArcGIS Online
  • Programming experience using Python or another language to automate workflows
  • Experience with both raster and vector based GIS analysis, including large and complex datasets
  • Strong communication skills, including explaining technical topics to non-technical audiences and presentation experience
  • Strong teamwork skills, including the collaborative development of analytical products and experience working with diverse, international stakeholders
  • Solid writing skills, including the development of methodology documents
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and manage own time
  • A delivery-oriented mindset and ability to work on a variety of projects while meeting tight deadlines
  • Creative problem-solver who likes to be challenged

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of agricultural supply chains
  • Experience analyzing land use/land cover data
  • Fluency in Portuguese, Spanish, Bahasa, and/or French

This announcement is aimed to both genders and people of all ages and all nationalities.

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