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Hazard Assessment and Vulnerability Mapping for Disaster Management using ArcGIS

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Published 25 days ago

Hazard Assessment and Vulnerability Mapping for Disaster Management using ArcGIS Mapping is part of the Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness project in mid Himalayas.

Background:

EduCARE India is committed to regional sustainable development and have grassroots projects to find innovative solutions in health, education, infrastructure, agriculture, natural resource management and disaster risk reduction.

Disaster Risk Reduction Project for hazards like landslides, mudslides, flash floods, earthquakes, catastrophic snow, heavy rain, and extreme cold weather in mountainous region of Himalayas in India has many a times caused destruction, deaths and suffering every year. Also these disasters constrain development in the region. The effects of these disasters are exacerbated by the lack of infrastructure and the isolation of villages strung out along low and high mountain valleys.

Hazard Assessment and Vulnerability Mapping for Disaster Management using ArcGIS project helps our CBDRR teams to identify vulnerable communities, trains community volunteers through participatory activities to strengthen their capacity to prepare for, mitigate, and wherever possible, prevent natural hazards.


Duties & Responsibilities:

- Establish an Arc Info/ Arc View GIS system to record disaster based information for the Dharamshala and Leh regions of the Himalayas. 

- Populate the database with both available and field-collected data.

- Enable the generation of disaster hazard maps for designated area.

- Develop templates for field data collection according to the need of the GIS system.

- Digitize and geo-reference all the focus village and town maps into the GIS system (transform from raster to vector).

- Format and import all the vulnerability data into GIS and produce shape files for superimposition - Review and remove all the errors after a field checking and comparison with remote sensing images.

- Design all the maps according to set template and legends


Qualifications:

- University graduate / post-graduate in Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Urban planning, Disaster Management, Risk Management, Computer Science, or other technical fields

- Knowledge of / experience and interest in GIS Mapping

- Cross-cultural sensitivity and adaptation skills to be able work with local communities and authorities.

- Basic knowledge of English (oral and written);

- Willingness to conduct field trips to urban and rural areas (a safe and peaceful regions in mid-Himalayas).

- Ability to work independently and in a team and to build the capacity of local staff.


Stipend:

$30 during internship (boarding and lodging for short-medium term internship available at the facilities at nominal charge, sponsorship / scholarship available from our affiliate social enterprise paid for basic living expenses, stipend and additional performance based commission during Fellowship)

For more detailed information about our organisation and related current projects / fieldwork, please visit our website and blog at:

http://educare.in/

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Hazard Assessment and Vulnerability Mapping for Disaster Management using ArcGIS Mapping is part of the Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness project in mid Himalayas.

Background:

EduCARE India is committed to regional…

Details at a Glance

  • Internship Benefits
    Academic Credits
  • Payment
    Stipend
  • Stipend / Wage
    $20
  • Hours Per Week
    40 hrs a week

Benefits

This unpaid internship has incentives like:

  • affordable accommodation
  • free internet and sim card
  • free workplace work-related approved local transport
  • pre-arrival orientation and post arrival induction training
  • academic credits and professional reference
  • at site coordinator support and distance mentorship
  • multi-cultural workplace

This unpaid internship has incentives like:

  • affordable accommodation
  • free internet and sim card
  • free workplace work-related approved local transport
  • pre-arrival…

How to Apply

Please send your CV and Cover Letter, including information regarding the duration of your intended work stay to - internship@educare.in

Please send your CV and Cover Letter, including information regarding the duration of your intended work stay to - internship@educare.in

Location

On-site
Amazing Mountain View, Naddi, Dharamshala 176219, IN

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