Leading soil improvement and desertification control practices in ecological restoration and vegetation development projects. Conducting soil survey and assessment of land degradation. Development of best practices of soil conservation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Participate in field pedagogical work and soil survey and soil sampling for implementing baseline studies in ecological restoration and vegetation development projects.
- Develop and implement soil improvement and desertification control practices to support ecological restoration and vegetation development projects.
- Assessment of land degradation level and develop plan and projects for Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) at AlUla.
- Analyze large datasets of soils surveys and contribute to the use of soils data and maps in ecosystem restoration projects at AlUla nature reserves and beyond.
- Process and analyze remote sensing data and GIS maps for soil and habitat types to identify suitable land areas for afforestation, vegetation development, and ecological restoration projects.
- Identify and develop monitoring indicators for soil restoration and preservation such as carbon sequestration within the soils.
- Identify and develop monitoring indicators and measures for soil restoration and preservation such as carbon sequestration within the soils.
- Lead the development and dissemination of information and knowledge products for soil and desertification control.
- Participate in the development of best practices and nature based solutions for soil conservation and ecosystem restoration.
- Contribute in develop environmentally safe methods or products for controlling invasive species in natural ecosystems.
- Develop and submit monthly and annual reports to the administration/department.
- Perform any other job related duties as required by the direct Manager.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Soil Sciences, Geoscience, Environmental Science, or equivalent.
- 5 years’ experience
- Written and Oral proficiency of English language.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Experience with the database management and use of recent application for data collection.
- Demonstrated work experience on land degradation assessment and supporting rehabilitation projects.
- Demonstrated work experience on remote sensing and GIS application in natural resources management.
- Demonstrated work in soil data analyses and scientific information dissemination.
About Royal Commission for AlUla
The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) was established to protect and safeguard AlUla, a region of outstanding natural and cultural significance in North-West Saudi Arabia. RCU is embarking on a long-term plan to develop and deliver a sensitive, sustainable transformation of the region, reaffirming it as one of country’s most important archaeological and cultural destinations and preparing it to welcome visitors from around the world. RCU’s development work in AlUla encompasses a broad range of initiatives across archaeology, tourism, culture, education and the arts, reflecting the ambitious commitment to cultivate tourism and leisure in Saudi Arabia, outlined in Vision 2030.