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GIS volunteer

Hiring Organization:
Yayasan IAR Indonesia (YIARI)

Date Posted:

Position Description:
Background information:
YIARI is an Indonesian non-profit organisation that runs an orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centre in Ketapang, West Kalimantan.The main long-term goal of YIARI is to establish and/or maintain self-sustaining orangutan populations in the wild, by re-establishing an extinct population, or supplementing a wild population that is under carrying capacity or not currently large enough to be viable in the long term, as recommended in the Indonesian Orangutan Conservation Action Plan 2007-2017. Since the centre opened in 2009, over 70 orangutans have been rescued by YIARI. YIARI initiated the first systematic rehabilitation and reintroduction project for orangutans in this province. YIARI also runs, in collaboration with GunungPalung Orangutan Conservation Programme, a Human-Orangutan Conflict project that aims to formulate and implement strategies to mitigate conflicts and protect orangutans, reducing the large influx of orangutans into the rescue and rehabilitation centre.

Purpose of the volunteer position:
To manage and deliver the technical support of GIS to YIARI staff.

GIS Volunteer Position Description:
Mostly Ketapang based with frequent visits to YIARI project sites. The successful volunteer will primarily work with the Operations Manager (English speaking) on a daily basis and with the Programme Manager (expatriate) on a weekly basis, depending on field duties. The GIS work will include but not limited to the following activities:

- Aid with locating and uploading high resolution maps for West Kalimantan
- Setting up a Goe-database for individual orangutan ranging data
- Producing a ArgGis handbook that staff can refer to

The volunteer will also have the chance to accompany the orangutan post release monitoring staff in locating and following the reintroduced orangutans at YIARI’s release sites. An individual orangutan is followed from dawn till dusk (until they make their night nest), so the volunteer has to have a high level of fitness to accompany the follows for a period of about 12hrs.

- A good working knowledge and proven track record in GIS support or in IT support
- Thorough knowledge of the ESRI ArcGIS Product Suite
- Experience using ArcGis Desktop to digitize and edit data in SDE environment, publish map documents to and ArcGis server, and the use of ModelBuilder and ArcPY to generate tools and scripts


Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Visa cost in country, accommodation (shared guest house) food and travel within the field will be provided by YIARI. The successful volunteer must provide funds for their flight to and from Indonesia, and health insurance.

Term of Appointment:
July 2013 (for 6 - 12 months)

Application Deadline:
The evaluation of applications will start on June, 2013, and application will be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply: Interested applicants should email a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to the Programme Manager, Dr. Gail Campbell-Smith, at After the pre selection, all the candidates will be interviewed by skype conference. Acceptance of the volunteer position will be communicated by email. Non selected volunteers will not necessarily get any respond by us.

Contact Information:
Gail Campbell-Smith
Jl. Merak. No. 02. Kelurahan Sampit Rt.16 / Rw.008
Kec. Delta Pawan, Ketapang. 78812. 78812

Telephone Number:
+62 (0) 534 303 8075


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