Fonction 1: Informatique / Electronique
Fonction 2: -
Expérience requise : De 3 à 5 ans
Niveau d’études: Bac +4
Secteur d'activité : Enseignement / Formation
Région : Autres régions
Publication : du 24/09/2020 au 24/11/2020
Type de formation: Non renseigné
Type de contrat : CDI
Pays : Maroc
Postes proposés : 1
Poste avec Management : Non

GIS & RS Engineer - Benguerir

Entreprise :

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution dedicated to research and innovation in Africa and aims to position itself among world-renowned universities in its fields

The University is engaged in economic and human development and puts research and innovation at the forefront of African development. A mechanism that enables it to consolidate Morocco’s frontline position in these fields, in a unique partnership-based approach and boosting skills training relevant for the future of Africa.

Located in the municipality of Benguerir, in the very heart of the Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aspires to leave its mark nationally, continentally, and globally.

Adresse :

Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid, Ben Guerir 43150

Poste :

UM6P - Vacancy for a position of GIS & RS Engineer

Position Announcement - Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), AgroBioSciences (AgBS)

Job Title: GIS & RS Engineer


About UM6P:

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P, is an international higher education institution, established to provide research and innovation at the service of education and development for Morocco and the African continent. It has a state-of-the-art campus at the heart of the Green City of Benguerir, near Marrakesh. UM6P academics and staff enjoy strong research funding, moderate teaching loads, and excellent facilities. Its research approach is transdisciplinary with an emphasis on international collaboration. Many of our research programs run as start-ups. OCP group (, a world leader in fertilizer production, is a major starter client for the University providing capital and research funds. In parallel, a new portfolio of clients is growing with the development of an R&D cluster around the University and a growing number of international partnerships.


About AgroBioSciences (AgBS) :

The AgroBioSciences (AgBS) program is a component of the Science & Technology pole of Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). It constitutes a structure of higher education and practical-based research with a vision of solving real African agriculture challenges leveraging up to date science and technology.

Oriented towards Africa, AgBS acts in connection with a wide network of universities and research centers around the continent in order to link real field issues with up to date science.

 AgBS is composed of four main units:

•          School of Agriculture (ESAFE) which is oriented towards graduate studies, in linkage with specific African agriculture scientific challenges. Its vision is to have a recognized reputation in Africa with a strong E-Learning Platform. The majority of the ESAFE students comes from abroad, all around the continent. The ESAFE target is to reach around 1.000 full-time students by 2024.

•          AgriBioTek Research Center leverages up to date technologies in the service of African agriculture challenges. It is a multidisciplinary research center with the ambition to conduct relevant and cutting-edge research with a positive impact on the African agriculture. It is based on the collaboration and synergy of several research programs targeting diverse disciplines of research in agriculture, including: Microbiome, Omics, Plant Physiology and Crop Improvement, Plant Pathology, By-products Valorization, Soil Sciences, Agronomy and Sustainable Farming…

•          Center of Excellence for Soil and Fertilizer Research in Africa (CESFRA) aims to be a reference in Africa for soil analysis, soil mapping and fertilization recommendations.

•          African Innovation and Technology Transfer Center (AITTC) is a sustainable farming center that is aiming to develop a network of 14 operational experimental farms in Africa in collaboration with local institutions in order to address real field challenges.

AgBS is linked to a wide network of development institutions that aim to improve agriculture in Africa.


Job/Project description:

As part of the Center for Soil and Fertilizer Research in Africa (CESFRA), the African Soil Informatics Laboratory’s mission is to produce high resolution maps of African soils for decision support. To achieve its aim, CESFRA recruits a GIS & RS Engineer to acquire, validate and structure the data into the GIS.


Main responsibilities:

•          Acquire data from external partners.

•          Validate the quality of the data and correct them if necessary.

•          Develop and structure the acquired data.

•          Structure and integrate data into the GIS.

•          Set up applications appropriate to the processing of geographical data.

•          Perform complex spatial and statistical analysis operations.

•          Analyze remote sensing images.

•          Identify, analyze and interpret data and analytical results.

•          Ensure the availability of data to users and disseminate geographical or cartographic data over information networks.

•          Write written summaries.

•          Produce thematic maps or syntheses according to needs.

•          Create atlases on various themes.

•          Manage a GIS project


Education, qualifications and experience

  • Engineer or master’s degree
  • GIS project management qualification
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience desired as a GIS & RS engineer in an academic/ institutional environment
  • Good knowledge of the methods of designing, implementing and administering a GIS
  • Knowledge of the principles of structuring geographic databases
  • Mastering thematic mapping
  • Ability to use office GIS software and mapping tools
  • Analysis and synthesis skills
  • Knowledge of the principles of topography
  • Mastering digitalization and computer graphics techniques
  • Good knowledge of the legal and regulatory context of the field
  • Mastering modeling techniques
  • Mastering of imaging techniques, photogrammetry, remote sensing
  • Ability to work alongside professions in different fields of activity
  • Open-mindedness and listening to stakeholders to understand user needs, provide them with the right data and adapt tools
  • Rigor in data collection and processing
  • Project organization and monitoring skills
  • Creativity and intellectual agility
  • Ability to manage change
  • Excellent communication skills including written and oral presentation skills in French and English language.
  • Very Effective time management.
  • Strong Problem-solving skills.
  • Self-motivated and work under minimum to no supervision.


Applications and selection procedure:

Applications are to be sent on the hiring platform no later than October 9th. Application folder must contain:

  • Cover letter outlining research experience, achievements and how the candidate’s scientific profile relates to the required position;
  • Curriculum vitae ;
  • Letter of recommendation from your supervisor


Informal inquiries should be addressed to Oumaima Rami (

Selection will continue until a suitable candidate is found. The successful candidate is expected to start in November 2020.

Profil recherché :

  • Engineer or master’s degree
  • GIS project management qualification
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience desired as a GIS & RS engineer in an academic/ institutional environment