Available Position

Drone Operator

Reports to:

Geospatial Solution Specialist

Possible Duty Station:

  1. Puerto Princesa, Palawan
  2. Antique
  3. Siargao Island
  4. Kalbario Patapat Natural Park
  5. Calamianes Group of Islands
  6. Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
  7. Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
  8. San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro

No. of Vacant Position:


Duration of Service:

1 year (with possible extension/renewal)

Start Date:

July 2020

Form of Employment:

Full Time

Scope of Service:

The drone operator will conduct aerial sampling using drones. Aerial sampling will be done to accelerate ground truth data collection, especially for areas that are difficult to access because of terrain/slope and safety issues.

Overall Functions:
  1. Report to the Geospatial Solution Specialist and coordinate project/s activity/ies with the Remote Sensing Specialist on mapping needs and Ecological Modeling Specialist on field activities.
  2. Ensure that the research is conducted to a high standard of health, safety, welfare, environmental good practice and cultural sensitivity.
  3. Ensure that drone operations are within the prescribed guidelines and national regulations.
Specific Duties and Responsibilties:
  1. Ensure CAAP license and drone insurance are always updated
  2. Ensure proper coordination and communication are established before proceeding on field work activities.
  3. Able to process information and identify solutions to respond to issues with the equipment or flight path while operating the drone
  4. Develop routes and flight plans
  5. Conduct aerial sampling.
  6. Assist the team in aerial data collection.
  7. Assist in the preparation of reports and outputs relevant to the projects and report/s writing.
  8. Assist with annotation of spatial data with metadata and submit to data custodian.
  9. Assist in providing mapping services to fulfill GIS requirements of the project/s.
  10. Compile relevant photographs needed for the report/s.
  11. Ensure appropriate documentation of activities and methods for technical report writing purposes.


  1. CAAP licensed drone pilot
  2. Knowledge of aviation regulations and policies
  3. With mechanical skills to check the drone before flight operation for issues
  4. With experience in using computers
  5. With experience in stitching images collected
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To avoid complications due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll only be accepting applications from the Philippines. International applicants are not eligible.