Student Assistant (Data and Innovations Programme)

FSC / Geoff Howe
Level: Student Assistant
Location: Bonn, Germany or Germany
Deadline: 01 December 2022
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FSC / Geoff Howe

The Mission

FSC works to take care of our forests and those who rely on them: by protecting plant and animal species, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, forest workers’ safety, and much more. We achieve this through FSC certification, ensuring forests around the world are responsibly managed. For more information on FSC, visit our website at

If this sounds exciting to you, you have found the right place to work!


The Scope

To support the Data and Innovations program team with GIS data and analytics tasks.


Main Roles and Responsibilities

  • Developing scripts for performing standard, geospatial, and remote sensing analysis.
  • Processing and evaluation of GIS and Remote Sensing data under guidance.
  • Helping with general ad hoc GIS administrative tasks.
  • Engaging with different internal and external users.
  • Literature review and evaluation of available methodologies, data, publication, etc.
  • Ability to develop data analytics dashboards that leverage variety of data sets and GIS.
  • Preparation of presentations and documents.
  • Support of project and administrative work.
  • Any other task as assigned by formal supervisor and project work as assigned according to special organizational needs.


Qualification, Experience and Skills


    Education and Training:

    • Currently enrolled in a university to study for an advanced degree in areas of Geographic Information Systems, geoinformatics, data science, or any field with a strong bias for geospatial data and analytics.



    • Functional knowledge in GIS tools (ArcGIS or QGIS).
    • Functional knowledge of spatial analysis and remote sensing techniques.
    • Proficient in cartography and preparation of infographic maps.
    • Familiarity in data processing and scripting languages (Python, R, or similar).
    • Familiarity with Web Services (ESRI, OGC) and Map Tiles.
    • Functional knowledge of MS office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
    • Interest in programming for data science (Python, R, SQL, Javascript)
    • Familiarity with Google Earth Engine is a plus.
    • Ability to collaborate with other internal teams to design improvements to the developer experience.
    • An independent thinker, creative, analytical and conceptual approach to problem solving.
    • Attentive to detail.
    • Ability to work in a multicultural and international team.


    Language and Communication Skills:

    • Fluency in English.
    • Spanish is a plus.
    • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to establish and maintain positive interpersonal relations. 
    • Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical users.


    Terms and Conditions

    • Start date: As soon as possible.
    • Working hours: 20 hours per week.
    • Duration: 6 months with an opportunity to extend.
    • Remuneration: 12€ gross per hour.
    • Location: FSC office Bonn, Germany or remote.


    How to Apply

    Please apply via our website by submitting your CV in English.

    Please do not send any photos of yourself.

    The deadline for applications is 01 December 2022.

    We will confirm receipt of your application. However, only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be further contacted and will receive notice of the outcome of the selection process. Should you not receive a confirmation of receipt please check your spam filter and if you cannot find it there contact us at

    For FSC, inclusiveness and diversity are important values. As such, we welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds and are entirely committed to consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age and disability.  

    Please be informed, that by applying for this position you automatically accept our Data Protection Information on processing your personal data.

    We are looking forward to your application!

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