GRID-Arendal, with its specialization in translating complex environmental and socio-economic information into understandable, visual formats for decision makers and the general public, is seeking a multi-talented Environmental Cartographer. The ideal candidate has a broad knowledge of current environmental issues, as strong sense of how to synthesize different types of information into clear and easily readable maps and graphics, has GIS experience and is familiar with up-to-date communication tools and technology. This position requires the ability to thrive in a team environment, handle multiple tasks and meet critical deadlines.
Environmental cartographer (UN Environment Programme)
Posted 16 October 2008 - 06:36 AM
Posted 06 November 2008 - 11:51 AM
"It's risky to travel into the unknown; you don't know what you'll find.
But it's equally risky to dream, and not dive in."
Robert Perkins [Limpopo River Documentary]
Posted 06 November 2008 - 03:49 PM
Posted 07 November 2008 - 09:06 AM
Mappy, be bold and honest and apply anyways - if you are interested. I don't know how the process is going, but I think they will have a hard time replacing me - I was almost too multirole... They might need to pick someone that does not necessarily have all the requirements.
Do they have some position for a freelancer? I have almost all the skills, not to your skill levels. I know quite a bit of software packs; the GIS (Mapinfo and ArcGIS), Vector Drawing and Image software (Microstation, Illustrator, Freehand, Photoshop) and some generic software like Global Mapper, Maprenderer 3D. I have data export import skills where I can utilize diverse data in map making process. I have built a small website, all by myself, for displaying some of the skills and maps that I have done as freelancer. You may like to see that at http://www.mapsandlocations.com.
Do I have a chance of getting some freelance work in a sustained manner rather than a job? I really do not intend leaving India. If you want I will gladly take on a pilot project too. I can also work as a telecommuter (or something similar). With the internet there are so many possibilities, do I have any chance??? Please do guide me.
Posted 07 November 2008 - 02:12 PM
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