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Geographical Information System (GIS) Specialist Under Statute at MININFRA: (Deadline 1 November 2022)

Job description

  • Harmonize data models and implement standards for National Spatial Data Infrastructure designed for interoperability within the Ministry and its affiliated agencies and other institutions GIS datasets;
    • Process large volume raster and/or vector GIS datasets for data transformation, integration, and harmonization, generalization or information extraction;
    • Produce detailed and quality maps in various formats and perform image processing;
    • Lead the design and development of advanced web user interfaces and services for accessing, visualizing, querying, mapping and storing spatial datasets managed by the Ministry and its affiliated agencies and other Institution stakeholders;
    • Ensure quality control geospatial datasets before integration in the National GIS reference database and Data Service;
    • Support the development, maintenance and population of the metadata service;
    • Develop, document and undertake quality control procedures for spatial datasets;
    • Conduct advanced Statistic Data analysis and contribute to the elaboration of Infrastructure Statistical Database.
    • Prepare materials and provide GIS training to various institution staffs when needed;
    • Supervise and provide technical support to the development and implementation of WEB GIS structures;
    • Support the management of GIS package application systems and licenses;
    • Day to day support of GIS applications and data systems, software upgrades and monitoring of new software and spatial data applications;
    • Develop strong links with other GIS staff in Ministry’s affiliated agencies and other institutions to promote coordination and information-sharing between organizations;
    • Perform any other duties assigned to him/her

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree in Geography

3 Years of relevant experience

  • Degree in Remote Sensing

3 Years of relevant experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geomatics Engineering

3 Years of relevant experience

  • Degree in Surveying and Geomatics Engineering

3 Years of relevant experience

  • Degree in Geography Information System

3 Years of relevant experience

  • Master’s Degree in Geography

1 Year of relevant experience

  • Master’s Degree in Remote Sensing

1 Year of relevant experience

  • Master’s Degree in Geomatics Engineering

1 Year of relevant experience

  • Master’s Degree in Soil and Environment Management

1 Year of relevant experience

  • Master’s Degree in Geo- information for Environment

1 Year of relevant experience

  • Master’s Degree in Geography Information System based application

1 Year of relevant experience

  • BSC WITH HONOURS IN APPLIED GEOLOGY

3 Years of relevant experience

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • N/A
  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.
  • Inclusiveness
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client/citizen focus
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Resource management skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Time management skills
  • Risk management skills
  • Results oriented
  • Digital literacy skills
  • Fluency in Kinyaranda English and or French knowledge of Swahili is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of spatial data infrastructure
  • Knowledge in GIS data analysis and management, web applications and dynamic databases
  • Knowledge of GIS hardware and software installation, configuration and use (Plotters, GPS devices, Digitizers,)
  • Knowledge of GIS hardware (Plotters, GPS devices, Digitizers)
  • GIS skills with two or more GIS packages and WEB GIS
  • Databases and management information systems
  • Coordination, planning and organizational skills

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