Open Call for Expression of Interest for Soil GIS Expertise


The SWG Head Office/ Secretariat opens Call for expression of interest for Soil GIS Expertise.

Main task is Compilation and harmonization of the regional soil data in digital format, more specifically:

✅ Task 1. To participate in the description, identification, and looking at possibilities for the collection of all existing and available graphical and numerical soil datasets and other environmental co-variables for their integration into the mutual database,

✅ Task 2. With the support of the national soil experts to harmonize the attributive soil data, by aligning the national soil nomenclature with the WRB FAO soil classification for all soil mapping units,

✅ Task 3. With the support of the national soil experts to perform graphical harmonization of the digital soil maps, to overcome the discrepancies of the soil mapping units on the boundaries,

✅ Task 4. With the support of the national experts to develop the outer border of the whole WB region, based on the collected state administrative borders of the 6 WB Countries/Territories,

✅ Task 5. To support the process of compiling and harmonizing global data sets for the region (land use, DTM etc.)

Applicants who fulfil the criteria indicated in the Terms of Reference (ToR), are encouraged to submit their CV, cover letter and financial offer on the following e-mail address:

The deadline for submission of applications is 23 April 2024, 16:00 hours CET.

The details of the assignments and the required profiles of applicants are provided in the Terms of Reference below:

Terms of Reference Soil GIS