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Training on mapping coral reef ecosystems

LOCATION: Home-Based

FEE: Up to £15,000

DURATION: approx. 3 months

CLOSING DATE: 17:00 GMT, 18 April 2021

The Commonwealth Secretariat is seeking to engage a qualified Contractor to provide remote training to Commonwealth country officials on mapping and identification of coral reefs. The purpose of this consultancy is to provide an introductory training on the range of mapping tools available for coral reef scientists and managers including the Allen Coral Atlas, Google Earth Engine (GEE) and GIS software (SAGA and/or ArcGIS) to government officials across the Commonwealth Blue Charter. This work complements and is similar to earlier training developed for the Blue Charter on the mapping of mangroves. Note that the training will build on a strategic partnership of the Commonwealth Secretariat with the Allen Coral Atlas.

The preferred consultant should hold the profile below:

  • Demonstrable experience using Google Earth Engine for mapping purposes;
  • Demonstrable experience using open-source and common GIS software platforms such as QGIS, SAGA, ArcGIS  
  • Experience mapping coral reefs (or similar) using remotely-sensed imagery is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in the development of SCORM compliant self-paced modules.

Please apply for this contract by submitting a proposal and a short cover letter to [email protected] by 18 April 2021 explaining your relevant experience, expert profiles and your approach for completing this work.

The proposal should show how the consultancy would be carried out to meet the specific objectives set out in the Terms of Reference. It should include a short statement of the candidate’s relevant expertise and experience along with the bid amount.

Evaluation will be based on competency and cost. Priority will be given to Contractors that are Commonwealth citizens or entities registered in a Commonwealth country.

The deadline for submission of applications is extended till 18 April 2021 and consequently the deliverable dates will be amended accordingly.