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Geographic Information Science - Assistant Engineer (H/F)

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Français - Anglais

Date Limite Candidature : mardi 1 décembre 2020

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General information

Reference : USR3135-ERICOI-004
Date of publication : Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 January 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : The salary will be fixed according to the salary scale of Assistant Engineers of the CNRS with specific allowance
Desired level of education : 5-year university degree
Experience required : Indifferent


As part of the MAGYC Project, the hired candidate will have the following core tasks:
Participate in the development of a body of documents on Syrian and Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon; collect from Lebanese and international institutions data on the evolution of migration policies concerning these two populations (right to entry, stay, work) since 1990. Establish a chronological timeline of the evolution of migration policies in connection with population displacements. Map the migratory routes of these refugee populations since 2011 using secondary data that allows us to understand the relationships between migration policy and migration routes. Map refugee settlements at different scales (country, city, neighborhood, housing). Propose an inventory of migration documentation initiatives developed by actors or private or public institutions.
Medium-term Development Factors
• Adapt to the evolution of georeferenced data acquisition methods and tools
• Use new data-sharing tools (distributed services, collaboration platform)
• Create potentially a database (textual, visual, sound archives, etc.)


Primary Responsibilities
• Collect cartographic, statistical and photographic data on the various refugee settlements in Lebanon since 1990.
• Collect data on asylum policies and migration policies in Lebanon since 1990.
• Produce maps of refugee camps and refugee settlements in Lebanon, at different scales
• Produce a chronology of migration and asylum policies in Lebanon
• Apply methods in geographic information collection, processing, analysis, representation and dissemination
• Execute predefined processing channels: data production, spatial analysis, geostatistics…
• Produce maps in compliance with the semiology rules and objects of study
• Adapt the representation of geographic information to the publication medium (paper, digital…)
• Ensure the continuity of data in GI Science of the unit (archiving and storage)


Primary Qualifications
• Geographic Information Science – GI Science (general knowledge)
• Cartography (semiology, generalization, creating a legend, labelling) (general knowledge)
• Culture of the field
• Legal and ethical framework (general knowledge)
• English language: good command, both written and spoken (Desired level: CECRL C1)
• Arabic language: good command, both written and spoken (Desired level: CECRL B2)
Operational Skills
• Use various measurement, positioning, data entry and installation materials
• Implement graphic semiology and typography rules (good command)
• Use digitization and digital data processing techniques (good command)
• Transfer knowledge
• Manage metadata with respect to geographical and archival data
• Use presentation techniques
• Good command of GIS and CAD tools
Main focus of the research team
The hired candidate will mainly contribute to the activities of the WP8 - External dimension of the crisis. How do EU and international governance mechanisms affect the interests and policies of the « partner » states ? The “refugee crisis” of 2011 onwards is mainly and overwhelmingly located in the Middle East. The region itself has a long history of displacement and migration. European migration cooperation with the Near Eastern and Middle Eastern countries has recently developed in the course of the Syrian refugee crisis. It has mostly been described in reports and in the grey literature through technocratic and depoliticised narrative, emphasising 1. the role of hospitable Arab Near Eastern States (Jordan, Lebanon notably) that welcomed hundreds of thousands of Syrians, with a long-standing tradition of refugee hosting including Palestinians and Iraqis 2. The role of NGOs and international organisations. This task aims at re-politicising the policies of asylum and labour migration in the sub-region and to analyze the different responses of Lebanese state regarding the settlement and the different form of integration of refugee groups.

Work Context

The vacancy is used to fill a position in Beirut, Lebanon, with potential regional travels
Official Diploma required
• Master of Human and Social Science in Cartography, Diploma of Architecture or equivalent
• Professional experience: 1 year
Special Conditions of Practice
• The vacancy is used to fill a position in Lebanon during 12 months
• Starting date: January 2021 (or later depending on the recruitment process)
Level of Recruitment
• The hired candidate will fill the position of Assistant Engineer.
• The salary will be fixed according to the salary scale of Assistant Engineers of the CNRS with specific allowance
About Ifpo
The Institut français du Proche-Orient (IFPO) is a French research center with branches in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and the Palestinian territories. Created in 2003 by the CNRS and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the institute's primary role is to ensure a high level of research about the region. The IFPO promotes cooperation with local academic institutions and scientists from all over the world involved in its research projects. It also supports young researchers in every discipline of the social sciences and humanities – from antiquity to the present day – and trains future researchers in Arabic. The Institute consists of three scientific departments: the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, the Department of Arabic, Medieval and Modern Studies, and the Department of Contemporary Studies, which participates in the MAGYC project.
• Dr. Kamel Doraï (k.dorai@ifporient.org)
• Mr. Eric Coignard (e.coignard@ifporient.org)

Constraints and risks

The vacancy is used to fill a position in Beirut, Lebanon, with potential regional travels
Official Diploma required

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