GIS Officer

GIS Officer

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The GIS Head is responsible for development, direction, and management of all geospatial and related technological activities within the India Program. The GIS Head works closely with the science and program teams on different projects and provides geospatial data and analysis support. This position is a leader on the team who helps identify and progress opportunities related to GIS, technology, and partnerships that help to leverage our conservation work. Position is based in Delhi.


The GIS Head oversees and implements GIS, technology and innovation needs of the program. This role involves coordinating the geospatial and related technological activities between internal and external sources and builds internal and external relationships. Some key functions include:

  • Data Management: Lead the process of building and maintaining a GIS library for ongoing and future conservation projects
  • Integrate Geospatial program: Build and implement a shared vision across the program team to integrate geospatial and related technologies in TNC-India’s programs during all stages of a project – planning, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation – to advance TNC strategies. This includes but not limited to activities like developing predictive models, integrating spatial data with field surveys, conducting landscape analyses to assess ecological integrity, identifying potential priority sites using modeling tools,
  • Technology: Work with TNC scientists to define problem statements and the role of technology in addressing them, including development of new tools, approaches, methods processes, and techniques to improve conservation action; advance appropriate technology partnerships
  • Partnerships: Build partnerships with relevant geospatial and data science agencies and universities in India
  • Program Management and Execution: Plan, manage, execute, and coordinate relevant projects and/or project work streams. Over time, identify the need for, and oversee additional related capacity (e.g., short-term or long-term interns, manager, analyst, specialist or technician). Identify, negotiate, and oversee contracts with vendors. Develop and manage program budget and integrate geospatial and technology budgets into program proposals and budgets as necessary.
  • Significant opportunity to act independently within broad program goals.
  • In supervisory capacity, plans, organizes and directs assigned project programs.
  • Supervises project staff of managers, analysts, specialists and technicians.
  • May negotiate and contract with vendors.
  • Must be willing and able to travel.
Location: India
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Deadline: September 2, 2022
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