The National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) in the Gambia has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Data Analyst. NDMA is a government agency mandated to coordinate all disaster management issues in the country. This includes preparedness, prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery. NDMA also provides direction for informed decision making and has identified needs for additional support in the area of data analysis.
The PCRV will support the planning and coordination of GIS activities and provide training to the EIS officers on data analysis and image interpretation. The PCRV will also work with NDMA staff to strengthen data flow, management, and distribution activities that are aimed at supporting GIS/Remote Sensing (RS).
Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in The Gambia together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA)
• Bachelor’s degree in any field relevant to GIS/ Remote Sensing (RS)
• Experience in GIS, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, image interpretation
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility
The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Serving in The Gambia
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