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Remote Sensing Officer


About National Statistics and Information Authority

National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA), formerly known as Central Statistics Organization (CSO) was established in year 1351 as an independent governmental administration to create an integrated scientific system for statistics, ensuring harmonization and coordination of all statistical and information management activities of Afghanistan. Since its establishment, NSIA conducts population census and national statistical surveys and coordinates with partners including government institutions, international development partners, non-governmental organizations, research institutions and agencies other than state to prevent duplication of information and statistics. The organization collaborates with national government agencies in collection, compilation and publication of statistical information including data and statistics derived from their activities. Also NSIA independently collects, compiles, analyses and publishes national commercial, financial, social, economic, environmental, information technology and in general the living condition of Afghan people. In 1397, the national government of Afghanistan introduced two new mandates to NSIA’s functional roles, i.e., geospatial information management and information systems management and coordination.
NSIA supports and promotes the development of integrated social and economic statistics and supports partner government institutions in the area of geographic information systems and information systems. NSIA also provides technical support to other agencies and facilitates standard procedures and policies in the areas of statistics, geospatial information and information systems. To fulfil the requirement and need of modern statistical demands, NSIA is mandated to introduce new reforms in the area of human resource management and strengthen its institutional capacity. NSIA coordinates and collaborates with partner agencies to establish standards, framework and statistical units for unified data and information management. Currently ongoing efforts are underway to further strengthen NSIA’s institutional capacity to adapt, utilize and integrate best-practices and processes into its existing structures.

Job Summary

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Job Details

Date Posted: 11 Feb 2019 Reference: NTA 0001
Closing Date: 16 Feb 2019 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Government Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy10000.0
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 4 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Prepare work plan in accordance with the organization plan in order to achieve the organization goals.
2. Review and evaluate the use of remote sensing and other new technologies in statistical activities.
3. Monitor raster analysis or satellite imagery for collecting geographic information.
4. Apply remote sensing in crop estimation fields, mainly wheat mapping, rice mapping, cotton mapping, tracking of deforestation and natural resource management.
5. Design and build statistical models using remote sensing technology.
6. Support in drafting of annual crop-estimation reports.
7. Monitor the required data capture from satellite images using remote sensing programs.
8. Provide detailed capacity building courses to Tashkeel staff for the sustainable usage of Remote Sensing and GIS in classifying of ground objects as general and agricultural statistics as specific.
9. Identification and stabilization requirements of remote sensing for ministries and government entities.
10. Keeping close relation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and live stocks and other organization who work in the Remote Sensing field for the sake of collecting relevant statistics and inputs using GIS and remote sensing, specifically having knowledge of NDVI and other related indexes.
11. Preparation of atlases (Land Cover, Land Use) in coordination with the relevant departments
13. Perform other relevant tasks/duties as required by direct supervisor according to the law, policy and organization goals.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


Professional Competencies
• Ability to exhibit strong commitment in the relevant disciplines
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and working knowledge of national languages i.e. Dari and Pashto
• Ability to work with and be a partner of a team of diverse backgrounds
• Ability to work efficiently and to meet deadlines
• Ability to function effectively in a team environment inspiring trust and cooperation of other team member.
• Strong communication, negotiating skills and good interpersonal relations.
• Proficient user of GIS and Image Processing software
•Priority will be given to those who have higher education degree.


Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor degree in Geo Science, Geology, Geodesy, Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management with 2 years of specific Remote Sensing experience.
Other fields with 4 years of experience mainly on remote sensing.
Master degree with 1 years of relevant experience.

• Proficient user of GIS and RS softwares.
• Strong communication skills.
• Ability to work in a team

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

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