RCMRD Geo Spatial Data Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is an Intergovernmental organization which provides services in surveying, mapping, remote sensing, GIS and ICT to its Member States, partners and clients. It currently has twenty Member States in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region.

Our Mission is to promote sustainable development in the Member States through generation, application and dissemination of geo information and allied ICT services, products and services.

RCMRD wishes to fill following vacant positions: Geo Spatial Data Officer – GS5

Reporting to the Manager, Geospatial Data & Technologies, the Geo Spatial Data Officer will be responsible for the acquisition, documentation, dissemination, and preservation of geospatial data for internal and external users.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide the necessary Geoscience data management analysis and support: data loading, quality control, transfer, manipulating, archiving, restoring etc.
  • Manipulate and manage a variety of geospatial datasets, ensure its completeness and correctness and use spatial database models to facilitate Geo-Information Management;
  • Operate the Data Dissemination System;
  • Clean, catalogue and archive data received through Data Dissemination System;
  • Manage geonetcast and data dissemination system receiving stations;
  • Manage and maintain (reference) exploration databases;
  • Update and maintain the data portals of the Centre;
  • Perform data quality check and standard of data;
  • Implement and follow organization standards, best practices and workflows to ensure quality, confidentiality, security and integrity of data.
  • Data catalogue and preparation;
  • Data dissemination to internal and external users; and
  • Any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.

Academic Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geomatics, Remote Sensing, GIS, Geography, Environmental Science, Data Science, Geoinformatics or a related field;
  • Three (3) years of work experience in Geo Information Applications

Professional qualification:

Qualifications relevant to Geo Information

Salary Scale: The salary for the above position is consolidated and is in the range of:

GS5: Ksh. 713,807 by Ksh. 35,315 to ksh 1,031,648 p.a.

Entry point for the position will be determined by qualifications and experience.

Benefits: These include, housing allowance, transport allowance, contributory provident fund with both parties contributing 7% of monthly basic salary towards the fund, 10% gratuity of annual basic salary based on successful completion of the contract and a staff contributory group medical scheme to a maximum of five (5) family members.

How to Apply

Qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications, along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as copies of relevant certificates and testimonials to:

Director General,
Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development,
P.O Box 632, 00618,

Via e-mail: jobs@rcmrd.org so as to be received not later than 8th July, 2022.

RCRMD is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications from suitably qualified female candidates and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged.

RCMRD DOES NOT charge any fees during the recruitment process.