Sep 13, 2018

GAF AG: Remote Sensing/GIS Expert (f/m) in full-time for Urban/ Land Use or Forest Mapping

This is an opportunity for a Remote Sensing/GIS Expert looking to further his/her technically specific career in an international active company. In order to support our projects related to geo-spatial urban/land use and forest monitoring; there is a special focus on urban/land use and climate change, forest monitoring projects in developing countries GAF AG seeks such a

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GAF AG: Remote Sensing/GIS Expert (f/m) in full-time for Urban/ Land Use or Forest Mapping

The successful Candidate will be responsible to both support proposal management activities and/or project acquisition in these domains, as well as to be part of an energetic/innovative technical production team who implement projects once acquired. Thus it is critical that the Candidate has experience in project implementation of multi-scale international projects with large Consortia and budgets of over Euro 2 million. Excellent report writing skills, presentation of technical results to clients, and excellent communication with counterparts in developing countries is also sought. He/she has experience with communicating and co-ordinating activities with international Partners and Experts and will interact with multi-disciplinary teams. GAF’s open minded organisation offers sufficient scope for demonstrating own initiative and responsibility.


Technical skills:
- Educational background: Minimum MSc. in geography, urban planning, ecology, forestry or similar
- Background in remote sensing/GIS, image processing / urban/land use/land cover classification and mapping linked to national/regional and international policies
- Minimum 2-5 years relevant working experience
- Outstanding reporting and communication skills
- Autonomous and self-responsible working as well as team working skills

Management and Technical experience with the following aspects:
- Technical experience with an ability to proactively manage individual strengths and weaknesses (including one’s own) and understand how these influence the team’s performance
- Demonstrated experience and achievements in organizational, financial and resource planning for large volume/complex projects
- Demonstrated experience in remote sensing/GIS large-area production and mapping
- Demonstrated experience with the workings of Multi-Lateral Development Banks (such as World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, KfW and GIZ etc)
- Proven experience in maintaining and nurturing expert networks with demonstrated ability to handle politically and culturally sensitive issues

Professional competencies, characterized by:
- Good understanding of world affairs and experience with Multilateral Environmental Agreements, the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) and governmental and non-governmental institutions
- Evidence of implementing technical projects internationally in the application of remote sensing/GIS for natural resources management
- Ready to travel frequently

Language Requirements:
- Excellent command of English and French
- Demonstrated report writing experience and skills (English, French) required

Location: GAF AG Headquarters, Munich
Duration: Position for two years with option for indefinite contract

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Futher details:
If you are interested in any of these career opportunities, please send your full application (motivation letter, CV, testimonials) in English along with an indication of expected yearly salary and your earliest entry date to
Please use the keyword “Expert Remote Sensing/GIS”.

Ulla Weingart
phone.: +49 (0) 89 12 15 28-0
Arnulfstr. 199 • 80634 Munich •