Contractors to support cooperative activities on infrastructure for Biodiversity Collections through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility
The GBIF Secretariat seeks contractors to support cooperative activities with focus on further developing access and data linkage to scientific collections and ecological datasets in Asia. Applicants are expected to provide technical help-desk assistance, training and mentoring to support institutional engagement in the mobilization and use of biodiversity data. Individuals located in eligible countries and areas in South-East Asia, South Asia and North-East Asia are eligible. Applications must be submitted by 07 September 2021.
Asia - All countries
Data/information (collection, analysis, dissemination, storage, processing – e.g. GIS data/imagery)
Programme/Project development, delivery and M&E Support
The contractor should be a national or full-time resident of one of the eligible countries.The ideal contractor would already have substantial experience in data mobilization and publishing through GBIF, particularly from biological collections, and a solid working knowledge of:
The content, structure and components of the GBIF data infrastructure
The GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT)
Relevant standards for data exchange (Darwin Core Archive and EML)
Further details are available on the website.
Applications must be submitted in English through the GBIF Grants Portal by 7 September 2021. When completing your application form on the GBIF Grants Portal, you must upload:
A full CV for the individual submitting the application
For applications from countries or organizations that already participate in GBIF, a statement of endorsement from the GBIF Head of Delegation or Node Manager. This can take the form of a letter stating at a minimum that the Head of Delegation or Node Manager is aware of the application and that it appears to fall within the scope of the call.
If the individual selected is currently employed, a letter of support from your employer or host institution will be required.
Questions on the application procedure may be directed to Asia_support@gbif.org .