Kwale International Sugar Company Limited GIS Specialist Job Vacancy in Kenya May 2019

Kwale International Sugar Company Limited (KISCOL) is looking for an experienced, self-driven Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist with a wealth of industry knowledge.

Department: Survey Department

Reports To: Surveyor

Job Summary: Responsible for using specialized equipment and computer software to create geographic maps which contain administrative borders, transportation networks and environmental resources

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform duties as a Geographic Information Specialist in support of the agriculture development program of the company.
  • Obtain, digitize, manage and distribute authoritative standardized spatial information products and services for the execution of agriculture and out-grower strategies and plans.
  • Obtain, digitize and maintain current spatial data layers and relational databases, compliant with current company standards.
  • Provide direct service support to training of field agriculture staff and out-grower staff involved in the provision of extension and contracting services.
  • Provide technical support for the creation and visualization of data layers and map products using arc GIS software products.
  • Responsible for field data collection using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology
  • Update GIS master database layers for spatial geometry and attributes and the metadata associated with each GIS data layer.
  • Generate/re-generate standard map products and maintain, update and document GIS data standards and the specifications for digital area deliverables.
  • Conduct and consult on data needs assessments.
  • Perform ad hoc analyses and create ad hoc map products as required.
  • Review technical requirements to meet data development objectives and perform quality assurance on data deliverables received for inclusion in the GIS.
  • Provide consultation GIS planning and resolution of issues, technical assistance and training and liaison with users.
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Person Specifications

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Survey, Geographical information system, Remote Sensing or any other related field.
  • Must be registered by professional body.

Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ work experience
  • Experience in Agricultural sector preferred

Skills

  • Proven work experience as a GIS or similar role
  • Hands-on experience with relevant computer software e.g. AUTOCAD
  • Familiarity with GPS technology
  • Good math skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines

How to Apply

Qualified individuals are invited to send their application along with detailed CV to hr.pbsourcing@gmail.com indicating the Position as the Subject of the email.

To be considered, your application must be received on/before the 9th May 2019.

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