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Call For Job Applications at IFDC

IFDC  invites applications form qualified individuals who wish to occupy the position of Drone remote sensing Specialist IFDC; Modelling and Mapping Team.

IFDC is seeking a scientist with hands-on experience in drone use and analyses to support the M&M Team in understanding the low and variable yield responses to fertilization and to arrive at spatially explicit fertilizers recommendations.

Scope of Work

  • Execute the work activities under the supervision of the Modelling and Mapping Specialist and Director.
  • Support development of a database system
  • Quality control database formats and data from experimental trial and survey data
  • Understand and adapt drone imagery and analyses for country specific purposes
  • Teach in use of drones and analyses of drone imagery
  • Supervision of Master students
  • Co-draft reports and scientific journal articles
  • Travel in Ghana for field visits, teaching and meetings.

Duration: 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2023, with the possibility for extension till 1 September 2024

Place of employment: IFDC regional office in Accra, Ghana

Required Experience


  • MSc/MPhil degree in agricultural sciences or geosciences with a strong background in agriculture.
  • Very good knowledge in UAV and drone use application chain
  • Good experience in precision farming and analyses of spectral data
  • Good experience in satellite and drone images processing
  • Excellent conceptualizing capabilities to link drone and remote observations to help disentangle drivers for yield from practical experimental data and from farm fields
  • Very familiar with Pix4D, Agisoft Metashape, DJI Terra, ArcGIS, ENVI and QGIS software
  • Good Experience in data modelling via R/Python/Java Script or Julia languages programming and use of data manipulation and statistical packages
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to write project reports and scientific papers

How To Apply For This Position

Qualified individuals should submit their CVs and application letters: CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE

Deadline: 30th November 2022

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