[Blueboard] Job Ad

salve at observatory.ph salve at observatory.ph
Tue May 24 08:25:41 PHT 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE HIRING

Company Profile:  The Manila Observatory (MO) is a scientific research  
institution established in 1865, by the Jesuit mission in the  
Philippines.  By then, it was already engaged in pre-disaster science  
doing atmospheric studies, weather and earthquake observations until  
it became the official institution for weather forecasting and later,  
the Philippine Weather Bureau.  At the turn of the 21st century, the  
Institute finds itself addressing new challenges on the global concern  
for environment and development.  With a continuing focus on  
pre-disaster science that impacts directly on man?s well being, MO  
undertakes research in the areas of climate change, urban air quality,  
and disaster risk reduction and management.

Project Title:  COUNTRY SCOPING STUDIES TO BUILD EVIDENCE ON  
CHILDREN?S VULNERABILITIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTER IMPACTS

Job Position:  LAND USE/COVER MAPPER

Job Description:

Inventory and collation of multi-date satellite imageries of Metro-Manila:
      Landsat TM (Metro-Manila and hinterlands)
      SPOT
      JAXA ALOS (ANIR-2, PRISM, PALSAR)
Formulate, develop and implement appropriate image processing methodology
Enhance and photointerpret multi-date satellite imageries covering  
Metro-Manila
Formulate and test algorithms for the detection of land use/ cover patterns
Classify land use/ cover using multi-date satellite
Undertake change detection of satellite-based land use/ cover maps
Contribute to a draft report, including executive summary, findings,  
recommendations and annexes

Qualifications:

Preferably, Bachelor?s Degree in the field of Architecture, Geography,  
Environmental Sciences, Environmental Planning and Management
Knowledge in Remote Sensing (RS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Highly proficient in oral and written communication skills as well as  
statistical processing
At least three (3) to four (4) years of experience in development  
planning and research
Adequate computer skills e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, ENVI,  
ERMapper, ILWIS, IDRISI, ArcView/ ArcGIS, AutoCad and Bentley  
Verticals (Geographics and Descartes) would be an advantage
Extensive exposure to field reconnaissance or ground verification
Strong people skills and a team player
Keen interest in environment, weather, climate and disaster risk  
reduction and management

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application  
with resume, transcript of records and recent passport size photograph  
on or before 31 May 2011 at the Human Resource Office, Manila  
Observatory, Ateneo de Manila Campus, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.  Or  
you may also send your application and resume through e-mail address:  
hr at observatory.ph.

For more information about the company, you can visit our website:   
www.observatory.ph



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