WRI India’s Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration program aims to protect, maintain and restore landscapes to secure livelihoods of 700 million people directly dependent on forests and agriculture and strengthen India’s environmental well-being.
As part of this program, WRI India is looking to recruit a full-time, early career professional, as part of our Early Professional Program (EPP) with a Master’s degree in natural sciences, advanced skills in GIS and remote sensing, and at least a year of relevant post-study work experience.
The position holder’s principal responsibilities will include supporting the spatial research for landscape restoration monitoring.
The position is most suited to an individual willing to take on the challenge of a new, fast growing, and developing program of work.
Please note that the position holder must be willing to travel.
Support restoration monitoring through GIS and remote sensing.
Use data analytics, GIS, radar remote sensing images and techniques to develop methodology and analysis for land use and tree gain.
Under guided supervision, design sampling framework and field data collection.
Assist and support field data collection.
Read and synthesize evidence from the literature to refine spatial analysis and techniques.
Produce high quality maps.
Master’s degree in GIS, natural sciences, environmental sciences, agriculture or forestry.
1 or 2 years of experience in GIS, specifically radar remote sensing and data analysis.
Knowledge and past experience in tools such as ArcGIS, SNAP and radar remote sensing applications is preferable.
Demonstrated experience in land use analysis and use of open source satellite images.
Applied knowledge of Sentinel-1 and open source satellite data is an advantage.
Knowledge of landscape restoration, forestry and agriculture is essential.
Ability to synthesize and present complex information in a clear and concise manner, suitable for diverse audiences.
Ability to communicate clearly and coherently, particularly in formal and informal writing.
Excellent writing skills in English.
Responsible, self-motivated, curious and efficient.
Ability to take initiative, brainstorm, think creatively and work under pressure with tight deadlines.