Senin, 1 April 2019

Climatologist (Consultant)

Scope of Work
Climatologist

 

DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining excellence in technical and operational project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS, avian influenza control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change.

1. Background
DAI, an international consulting firm based in the United States, is currently seeking candidates for a Climatologist position in Jakarta to support the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim dan Ketangguhan Project in Indonesia (APIK). APIK supports the Government of Indonesia to strengthen climate and disaster resilience, working in an integrated manner from the national level down to the community level. APIK helps to mainstream climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction into national and sub-national governance frameworks, build the capacity of local communities and the private sector to address climate change and weather-related natural hazards, and support the use of information for climate and disaster risk management among key stakeholders.

In December 2016, APIK has conducted Downscaling Climate Projection for Maluku Area to support vulnerability assessment activity. The projection result is being used as the basis of knowledge used to analyze the trend of spatial distribution increasing the average temperature and other parameters including rainfall trend. However, the previous development is only produce raw downscaled data, presentation material and short report. For the need for handover the product to the beneficiary (KLHK), a full report is required along with a map album and analysis of the results of the downscaling. Therefore, we need a meteorologist who can develop the report.

2. Objectives and Duties
o Review the maps already produced by APIK team.
o Process the downscaling data and visualize into 24 different maps (shp or tiff format and jpg or png format), including:
o Future Projections of average Temperature Change against the existing Period (unit in Celsius degree) – 1 map
o Future Projections of Rainfall Change against the existing Period (represent in quarterly) (unit in percentage) – 4 map
o Future Projections of Consecutive Dry Day Change against the existing Period (represent in quarterly) (unit in days) – 4 map
o Future Projections of Consecutive Wet Day Change against the existing Period (represent in quarterly) (unit in days) – 4 map
o Future Projections of Heavy Rain Fraction Change against the existing Period (represent in quarterly) (unit in percentage) – 4 map
o Future Projections of Day without Rain Change against the existing Period (represent in quarterly) (unit in days) – 4 map
o Future Projections of Frequency of Heavy Rain Change against the existing Period (represent in quarterly) (unit in days) – 4 map
· Develop Final Report with the following contents:
o Background & Introduction
o Objectives
o Methodology
o Result
o Map Album (consist of 24 maps)

3. Output
o Final Report with Map Album
o Raw data of all Maps in the form of shp/geotiff and high resolution jpeg/png

4. Qualifications
o Min. Master Degree (preferably Meteorology/Climatology/Oceanography/Earth Science), others are welcome if having strong knowledge or experience mentioned below:
o More than 4 year(s) experienced in climatology/meteorology
o Experienced with nc data
o Experienced with GIS software (eg. arcgis/qgis)
o Experienced with grads
o Familiar with unix/linux and shell scripting
o Familiar with matlab/python/fortran scripting

5. Base of Operations
o Jakarta, Indonesia

6. Reporting
o The Climatologist will report to Climate Change Adaptation Advisor

7. Period of Assignment
April – May 2019

Interested applicants are invited to send their CV and cover letter to apik_recruitment@dai.com latest by 8 April 2019 5 p.m. Applicants are instructed to write “Climatologist – NAME” as the Subject line of their email. We regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of all applications and only shortlisted candidates will be notified