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  • Posted: Nov 19, 2022
    Deadline: Dec 31, 2023
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    IFDC has focused on increasing and sustaining food security and agricultural productivity in over 100 developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise.


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    Drone Remote Sensing Specialist IFDC; Modelling and Mapping Team

     Scope of Work

    • Execute the work activities under the supervision of the Modelling and Mapping Specialist and Director.
    • Support development of a database system
    • Quality control database formats and data from experimental trial and survey data
    • Understand and adapt drone imagery and analyses for country specific purposes
    • Teach in use of drones and analyses of drone imagery
    • Supervision of Master students
    • Co-draft reports and scientific journal articles
    • Travel in Ghana for field visits, teaching and meetings.

    Required Skills

    Required Experience

    Requirements

    • MSc/MPhil degree in agricultural sciences or geosciences with a strong background in agriculture.
    • Very good knowledge in UAV and drone use application chain
    • Good experience in precision farming and analyses of spectral data
    • Good experience in satellite and drone images processing
    • Excellent conceptualizing capabilities to link drone and remote observations to help disentangle drivers for yield from practical experimental data and from farm fields
    • Very familiar with Pix4D, Agisoft Metashape, DJI Terra, ArcGIS, ENVI and QGIS software
    • Good Experience in data modelling via R/Python/Java Script or Julia languages programming and use of data manipulation and statistical packages
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to write project reports and scientific papers

    Method of Application

    Duration: 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2023, with the possible extension till 1 September 2024

    Place of employment: IFDC regional office in Accra, Ghana

    Interested and qualified? Go to International Fertilizer Development (IFDC) on jobs.silkroad.com to apply

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