Computer support professional for monitoring platform for the implementation of project initiatives + Forests, Santiago, Chile At Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )


Computer support professional for monitoring platform for the implementation of project initiatives + Forests

Job advertisement : Jun 22, 2023

Publication cancellation date : Jul 6, 2023, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FLCHI

Job type : Temporary work

Requirement Type: NPP ( National Project Personnel )

Grade Level: N / A

Main location : Chile-Santiago

Duration: 3 months

Position Number: N / A

FAO seeks to ensure gender, geographic and linguistic diversity among its staff and its international consultants, in order to serve the Member States of the Organization in the best possible way in all regions.

  •  FAO is committed to achieving diversity in its workforce in terms of sex, nationality, origin and culture.
  •  Women, nationals of under-represented or under-represented Member States and persons with disabilities with the necessary qualifications are encouraged to submit their applications.
  •  All persons working for FAO must comply with the highest standards of professional integrity and conduct and uphold FAO’s values.
  •  FAO, as a specialized agency of the United Nations, applies a zero tolerance policy for conduct incompatible with its statute, objectives and mandate, in particular sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
  •  All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  •  All requests will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Organizational framework

The main objective of FAO country offices, headed by an FAO Representative, is to help governments develop policies, programs and projects to achieve food security and reduce hunger and malnutrition, help develop the agricultural, fisheries, forestry sectors and use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable way.

This vacancy is part of the project approved by the Green Climate Fund “ Chile REDD-plus Payment for Results period 2014-2016 ” than FAO, in association with the National Forest Corporation of Chile, it will execute to increase the resilience of ecosystems and native forest, and contribute to mitigating climate change in Chile. The project will contribute to reducing the social, environmental and economic vulnerability generated by climate change, desertification, land degradation and drought, in the forests and local communities that depend on them in 6 regions of the country ( Maule, Biobío, Ñuble, Araucanía, Los Ríos and Los Lagos ).

National specialists represent an important source of expertise for FAO and make their specialized contributions worldwide to achieve the strategic objectives of the Organization. In order for FAO to attract and employ the best possible experts in the wide range of technical areas of its mandate, a competitive selection process has been introduced

Hierarchical dependency

Under the general supervision of the National Project Coordinator and the direct supervision of the MRV Section Chief of the DCCSE CONAF.

Field of specialization

The main objective of the Computer Support Professional is to support the CONAF Measurement, Reporting and Verification ( MRV ) team, in two of the computer systems that manage and that support the National Strategy for Climate Change within the framework of the FAO Project + Forests.

Tasks and responsibilities

– Review, make adjustments to the OpenSurface tool and deploy. OpenSurface is a computer tool based on the OpenDroneMap ( ODM ) web version that allows the loading and processing of image data from RPAS, drone or UAV flights. It is required to make the necessary adjustments so that the application is made available on CONAF’s Climate Change servers, configure the corresponding DNS to allow access to the online web application and install and configure the Lets’Encrypt SSL certificate, to guarantee secure communication. In addition, a revision and adjustment to the source code should be made, in order to simplify the system and identify and solve performance and optimization problems. This work will be carried out by the professional hired or hired,and will be supported and supervised by the Computer Consultant of the MRV team for the ENCCRV.

– Make adjustments to the Co-Benefit System ( SCB ) that allow its integrated operation together with other systems to the ENCCRV Platform ( The ENCCRV platform has been designed to support the storage, standardization, management and administration of information on ENCCRV property implementation projects, with an emphasis on the elements related to monitoring, the semi-automatic generation of forest carbon reports and calculations. The ENCCRV Platform is made up of the Predial Monitoring System ( SSP ), the Safeguards Information System ( SIS ) and the Territorial Prioritization System ( SPT ), along with others linked to property implementation. The activity considers that, once the integration is carried out, a period of white-gait tests is carried out,which must account for the correct operational operation of the integrated tool.

El SCB deberá quedar disponible para utilizar datos provenientes desde SSP, sobre los proyectos de implementación de la ENCCRV en diferentes modalidades, por lo que es fundamental la implementación y gestión de APIs REST para facilitar la integración entre ambos sistemas.

– Apoyo en la realización de modificaciones y mejoras a los actuales sistemas informáticos de la ENCCRV

– Mantener comunicación constante con el equipo MRV de CONAF: debido a la administración del Sistema de Co-beneficios y OpenSurface.


Requisitos mínimos

– Profesión: Ingeniería civil o de Ejecución en Computación e Informática, o similar.

– Nacionalidad chilena.

– Dominio de español (nivel C o superior), e inglés básico.

– Experience at least 3 years in web-based software development.

– Knowledge of spatial data ( vectors and raster )

– Mastery of the following technologies: o Node.js

o Express.js

o React.js

or Python

or TypeScript

o Nest.js

o AngularJS

o JavaScript, CSS, HTML5


o Docker and Docker-compose

o PostgreSQL + PostGIS

FAO core competencies

– Results-based approach

– Teamwork

– Communication

– Establishing effective relationships

– Knowledge exchange and continuous improvement

Selection criteria:

– Experience in version control with GIT and use of GitHub.

– Experience in projects developed with Node.js, Express.js and React.js.

– Experience in projects developed with TypeScript, Nest.js and AngularJS

– Experience in projects developed with Python.

– Conocimientos sólidos en el diseño y desarrollo de APIs REST.

– Experiencia en la puesta en marcha de aplicaciones web en servidores Ubuntu y Nginx.

– Experiencia en diseño y gestión de estructuras de bases de datos y su vinculación con herramientas de datos espaciales y WebMapping.

– Disponibilidad inmediata y permanente.

– Deseable conocimiento en las siguientes tecnologías:

  •  Django
  •  GeoServer
  •  OpenDroneMap
  •  Sistema de indexación geoespacial H3 de Uber
  •  Swagger/OpenAPI
  •  GDAL


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It is noted that all candidates should adhere to the Organization’s values of commitment to FAO, respect for all and integrity and transparency.


  •  If you want to apply, go to the FAO Recruitment Website ( Employment in FAO ) and complete your online profile.
  •  Incomplete applications will not be taken into account. Only applications received through the contracting portal will be considered.
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