This new position is to play a key role in developing ERA's business in Africa, in particular to develop new projects to assess and monitor ecological problems and changes in Africa using Remote Sensing and GIS.
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Environmental Research & Assessment (ERA) Ltd. is a small company specialising in environmental management and GIS mapping, established in Cambridge in 1998 initially with a focus on the polar regions. Increasingly, ERA has been undertaking work in Africa, including Liberia, Guinea, Uganda, Madagascar, South Africa, Nigeria and elsewhere. We have worked with clients and partners from the commercial and NGO sectors, principally in support of Environmental Impact Assessments, and also in other conservation-related projects. This work has developed to the stage where we now seek to appoint a motivated person with a strong background in the environmental / biological sciences and with excellent GIS / Remote Sensing skills to play a lead role in the further development of our projects in Africa.
The focus of the role is to assess and monitor ecological problems in Africa, for example changes in tropical forests and / or grassland or desert habitats, using Remote Sensing and GIS. Our aim is to provide policy-relevant information that will contribute to the protection of ecosystems and to the sustainable development of communities located in these regions. The position requires development of new initiatives in this field, and first tasks are to prioritise needs and identify opportunities for practical and viable projects. The role will involve initiating those projects, preferably in partnership with other organisations or companies with shared goals and complimentary skills.
In tandem with this work, the successful candidate will be closely involved in the EIA work we have been carrying out in Africa and also contribute to our portfolio of Antarctic work.
Note: ERA advertised a similar position in September but we did not make an appointment. Thus, the focus of this position has been changed to place more emphasis on the ecological and environmental aspects of the position coupled with GIS and Remote Sensing. Previous applicants may wish to re-apply, although are advised to review carefully the new job specification before doing so.
Additional details can be found in the attached full job description.
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