The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), hosted at the UN Foundation, is a fast-growing, dynamic international partnership bringing together over 300 different organizations including governments, UN agencies, private companies, civil society organizations, and many others. We make connections and broker partnerships to address the problems of gaps in data production, poor data use, access, quality, and to work with stakeholders to fully harness the new opportunities of the data revolution in the service of sustainable development. We aim to link and align action, capacities and resources across geographies, sectors and data communities.
In May 2018, the GPSDD in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Government of Kenya, Strathmore University and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) launched the Africa Regional Data Cube (ARDC). The ARDC seeks to provide analytically ready data across decades allowing for easily accessible geospatial analysis on key environmental issues. The initial focus for the data cube will be on algorithms to address priorities identified by GPSDD partners across 5 countries: Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Tanzania; with plans to scale up to other countries in the near future.
We are looking for a passionate and dynamic professional with strong coordination and technical skills to provide support to the ARDC. Working under the day to day direction of the Africa Regional Manager, and in close collaboration with the GPSDD secretariat team, and the collaborating partner organizations, the Technical Manager will support our country partners in the development of use-cases, and coordinate with the ARDC institutional hosts to ensure all partners can access, process, and disseminate satellite data in meaningful ways to a diverse range of audiences. He/she will coordinate with the ARDC collaborating partners to support the data cube’s sustainability strategy and its infrastructure; while promoting it to diverse audiences in different contexts. The Technical Manager will be a critical contributor to the GPSDD secretariat team and will also be actively and heavily engaged with the team.
Location preference: Nairobi, Accra, Freetown, Dar Es Salaam, Dakar
Application closing date: September 14, 2018
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