National GIS/RS Consultant

Division/Department: FAO Gambia
Programme/Project Number: FAO ROOTS
Duty Station: Gambia
Expected Start Date of Assignment: 01/03/2023
Duration: 31/07/2023
Reports to: Name: Moshibudi Rampedi
Title: FAO Representative in the Gambia

Please note: If this TOR is for Consultant / PSA.SBS contract, the minimum relevant experience required for the assignment is as follows:

Please note: If this TOR is for Consultant / PSA.SBS contract, the minimum relevant experience required for the assignment is as follows:

1 year for a category C; 5 years for a category B; 12 years for COF category A; 15 years PSA or COF category A (World Class Expert);

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The Government of The Gambia has committed to a stronger agricultural performance and has asked IFAD to co-finance the Resilience of Organizations for Transformative Smallholder Agriculture Project (ROOTS). IFAD requested FAO to provide technical support in the use of geospatial solutions for its first component that mostly focuses on infrastructure development and management for resilient rice cultivation, vegetable cultivation, agroforestry, mangrove restoration. 39 districts in five regions have been identified for the implementation of this project. Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, and in close collaboration with the Geospatial Unit at the Land and Water Division (NSL), ROOTS Team, FAO Country Office, the expert will perform the following tasks:

  • In support to the ROOTS Team, liaise with and ensure collaboration between national partners for the implementation of project activities related to use of geospatial technologies;
  • Regularly update the project activities workplan in close collaboration with the ROOTS project;
  • Undertake a national GIS and RS needs assessment with specific focus on ROOTS project activities;
  • Collect and harmonize existing national and international global spatial and tabular datasets for ROOTS project;
  • Prepare the ROOTS spatial database and support the identification of relevant indicators;
  • In close collaboration with the international consultant, document the ROOTS indicators and support the development of the methodological approach for the preparation of key indicators for the main ROOTS intervention areas (land and water resources, suitable land for crop production, infrastructure development, new micro-catchment areas, agroforestry, mangrove restoration among others), by integrating different FAO and non-FAO tools such as LCCS, Open Foris suite, Collect Earth, EarthMap, SEPAL, ABC map, Open Tenure, WOCAT as well as other tools;
  • Assist the international consultant to provide technical assistance to the project on the use of geospatial technologies for ROOTS project;
  • Organize and implement trainings in support to national counterpart and ROOTS project, preparing the concept note, the agenda, supporting the preparation of training materials, list of participants, communication, preparing the proceedings and archive all material and documentation in organized manner;
  • With guidance from the international consultant, undertake field data collection, prepare spatial datasets and related documentation;
  • Provide GIS/RS technical assistance to the ROOTS capacity building strategy with the objective to provide on-the job technical assistance and regular specific trainings for land and water resources monitoring following an agreed methodological approach and indicators;

Prepare maps and assessment in support to the project team for ROOTS activities in particular for land suitability, implementation plan,

  • Key results are documented in the form of one-pager and compiled in the form of a report or atlas in support to ROOTS project activities monitoring;
  • Document and prepare the necessary data for dissemination in FAO geospatial platforms such as FAO data catalogue, Hand in Hand geospatial, EarthMap, as well as into national platforms as necessary and requested;
  • Prepare technical reports with detailed baseline information and results for key ROOTS intervention areas (e.g. rice, horticulture, ecosystem restoration). Technical reports can cover specific area of intervention, reporting periods or both;
  • Support the design of the national geospatial ROOTS monitoring platform;
  • Present the results of the mentioned activities to the ROOTS team and to relevant FAO teams;
  • Carry out other relevant tasks in the project.

key performance indicators

Expected Outputs: Required Completion Date:
Updated Work Plan 15/02/2023
National stakeholder contact details prepared for communication 15/02/2023
Twenty priority ROOTS indicators identified and defined 28/02/2023
Methodological approach prepared for assessing 20 indicators for identified area of interest 31/03/2023
The results for twenty indicators monitored for the first quarter of 2023 30/04/2023
Atlas of the assessment in 36 districts with field documentation 30/05/2023
Proceedings of five trainings related to use of geospatial solutions 30/06/2023
Web Platform for the visualisation of the results operationalised 30/06/2023
Minutes of the meetings and the written Report of the Assignment 30/06/2023

Required qualifications and experience

  • Advanced university degree in Remote Sensing, GIS/RS, forestry, environmental sciences, or a closely related field
  • 3 years of relevant experience related to land and water monitoring
  • Good knowledge of ISO and land cover standards
  • Quality of both oral and written communication skills
  • Programming, coding, and relevant software knowledge
  • Working knowledge of English.

How to Apply

Kindly send your application to: Mr. Nuru Jobe- Jobe, and Mustapha Ceesay –

Deadline: 20th February, 2023

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No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Temps plein Years of experience: 3 Salary: Négociable Publish date: 13 Fév 2023

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