- July 18, 2022
- Posted by: strategia
- Category: Humanitarian Jobs
Project: Myanmar Agricultural Crop Yield Estimation
Title: Technical Report Editor (consultant)
Purpose and Objectives:
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is an autonomous international organization that works to build the resilience of people and institutions to disasters and climate change impacts in Asia and the Pacific. ADPC currently implements the project “Myanmar Agricultural Crop Yield Estimation” to use remotely sensed data and statistics to estimate the yields of several crop types in Myanmar when access on the ground and to authentic data are limited.
The agriculture sector has traditionally been Myanmar’s main industry, employing over half of the labor force. Rice is the most important agricultural commodity of Myanmar. The Ayeyawady, Bago and Yangon regions of Myanmar make up almost half of the country’s harvested rice area. Crop yield forecasting is important for assessing national food security and to provide timely information for the optimum management of growing crops. Accurate and real-time crop yield forecasting is becoming essential for planners, policymakers, and practitioners in decision-making. The conventional methods used for yield estimation are time-consuming, resource-intensive, labor-intensive, and prone to errors. State-of-the-art advanced technology such as, remote sensing, can help assess vegetation parameters, crop vigor and yield estimation based on vegetation status due to the availability of high quality spatial and temporal information about land surface features including environmental changes which impact crop growth conditions. Myanmar requires the rapid development of crop yield estimates for the country for food security planning and policy making, using methods that do not require field work.
The following outputs are expected from the assignment:
- professional English editing of the project’s reports – particularly to translate technical and scientific information into non-technical information understandable by non-scientific readers
Responsibilities and Tasks:
The Consultant is expected to provide a professional English editing of reports of the project.
The consultant will report to the Director of Climate Resilience. The contract will be managed by the Climate Resilience Department of ADPC.
The consultant is expected to possess the following qualifications.
- More than 3 years of experience in providing professional English editing services
- Familiarity with technical report writing
- Ability to translate scientific information into non-technical writing
- An immediate availability to start the service required
Duty Station: Home-based
Duration: This assignment will be from 15 August to 14 December 2022 (intermittent)
Condition of payment: Payment will be made based on completion of outputs, as per the payment schedule agreed by the consultant and ADPC.
How to apply
How to apply: Interested Candidates can submit the completed ADPC application form, (downloadable from www.adpc.net or ADPC Website), resume, copy of degrees/certificate(s) together with a cover letter, to email@example.com
Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
ADPC encourage diversity in its workplace and support an inclusive work environment.
Note: Applicant who submits incomplete documents required as listed above will not be considered.