National Consultant GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist at UN-SPIDER (China) – Sri Lankans only – Colombo


Advanced university degree in natural sciences or engineering or similar in one or more areas of disaster management, geo-spatial technologies, earth observation, sustainable development etc.

Work experience:

3 years of professional experience in areas related to Geographic Information System (GIS), Remote Sensing, experience in the application of earth observation and space technologies in disaster management. Skills in using GIS and satellite data processing software are desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.

Other skills (desirable): 

Experience of working with GIS and remote sensing data and software programmes.


To apply please access UNDP Jobs site .

The application should contain:

  • Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position and a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work.
  • Updated CV to include qualifications/competencies and relevant past experience in similar projects and contact details of 3 professional referees who can certify your competencies, professionalism, quality of writing, presentation and overall suitability to this TOR
  • Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a combination of factors including cover letter, the credentials on offer and brief interview (optional) and the offer which gives the best value for money for the UNDP.
  • Please send the Financial Proposal separately to the following e-mail address: [email protected]  stating the vacancy number/position  in the subject line.


All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee: LKR (_______________________________________)


All Inclusive Daily Fee: LKR (_____________________________________)

Amount in words: (Rs._________________________________________________________)

Note: Payments will be based on invoices on achievement of agreed milestones i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR and certification of acceptance by the UNDP. The applicant must factor in all possible costs in his/her “All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee” including his/her consultancy and professional fee, travel (economy class flights is required to and from the Duty Station) honorarium, board and lodging, and any other foreseeable costs in this exercise. No costs other than what has been indicated in the financial proposal will be paid or reimbursed to the consultant. UNDP will only pay for any unplanned travel outside of this TOR and Duty Station on actual basis and on submission of original bills/invoices and on prior agreement with UNDP officials. Daily perdiums and costs for accommodation/meals/incidental expenses for such travel shall not exceed established local UNDP DSA rates.

For an Individual Contractor who is 65 years of age or older, and on an assignment requiring travel, be it for the purpose of arriving at the duty station or as an integral duty required travel under the TOR, a full medical examination and statement of fitness to work must be provided.  Such medical examination costs must be factored in to the financial proposal above. Medical examination is not a requirement for individuals on RLA contracts. 


Payments will be based on milestones certified by Head of UN-SPIDER Beijing office.

Upon submission of the report with addressed comments from the UN-SPIDER, Payment Milestones will be as follows: .

15 October 2020      10% installment

15 November 2020   20% installment

15 December 2020   20% installment

15 January 2021       20% installment

15 February 2021     20% installment

28 February 2021     10% installment

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