Assistant Research Officer – Geographic Information Systems at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP)

On Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Assistant Research Officer – Geographic Information Systems

Reference Number:  AROGIS-08-13
Category: Research, Science and Biotechnology
Salary: Kshs. 95, 691
Grade: 6.01
Location: Nairobi
Country: Kenya
Summary: To support, maintain and contribute to all research activities including proposal development, data/sample analysis and management, training, reporting and preparation of publications.

Reporting Lines: The post holder will report the study Principal Investigator or designate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • General support for standard GIS procedures
  • Responsible for the assembly, cleaning, organizing, mapping and displaying spatial data from health facilities and household surveys in Africa
  • Link health facility and human resource data
  • Upon completion of each dataset this ARO will submit the data for further checks and analysis to supervisor on a weekly basis.
  • Undertake basic preliminary descriptive and statistical analysis of the data.
  • Assisting as and when required in all aspects of data acquisition by the principal applicant.
  • Make presentations to journal clubs and seminar in Nairobi.
  • And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Skills and Competence:


  • A BSc in Geography, Geomatics or Geographical Information Systems.
Experience and skills:
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft applications,.
  • Skills in developing data entry screens with consistency checks in MS Access or equivalent platforms.
Desirable Criteria:
  • Proficiency in programming languages especially R

  • Good analytical  and follow through ability
  • Good planning, organization and co-ordination skills
  • Ability to take and follow instructions, initiative, keen to learn and proactive with the ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Flexibility, adaptability, multi-tasking and attention to detail
  • Confidentiality and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team working and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Application Procedure:

Click here to apply online

All applicants are required to attach their updated CVs, Cover letter and state their current/last gross salary.

Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews. 

The application closing date is 13th September 2013. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is an equal opportunity employer.  Direct or indirect canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.  KWTRP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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