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

On Monday, September 9th, 2013

Research Officer – Geographic Information Systems

Reference Number:  ROGIS-08-13
Category: Research, Science and Biotechnology
Salary: KShs. 144,594
Grade: 7.01
Location: Nairobi
Country: Kenya
To be responsible for the assembly and analysis of malaria infection and intervention data.

Reporting Lines:

The post holder will report the study Principal Investigator.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Weekly review of all published literature on malaria that may information on infection prevalence, control activities and intervention coverage
  • Develop an archive of rare malaria infections in Africa (eg Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae) from published and unpublished data sources
  • Provide support for production of maps for countries, national reports and presentations as and when required
  • Maintain a professional archive of all GIS surfaces and data within the Spatial Epidemiology Unit
  • General support for standard GIS procedures
  • Undertake statistical and spatial modelling analysis for publication
  • Make presentations to journal clubs and seminar
Skills and Competence:

Qualifications: Master of Science graduate in Geography, Geomatics, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) or equivalent.

Experience and Skills:

  • A  minimum two years’ experience in handling large relational databases and advanced skills in GIS applications
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in GIS
  • Skills in Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Analysis. Knowledge in geostatistics, and/or infectious disease epidemiology will be regarded as an advantage.
  • Knowledge of the statistical software STATA or SPSS etc and Microsoft packages.
Desirable Criteria:
  • Proficiency in programming languages especially R
  • Good analytical and follow-through abilities
  • Good planning, organisation 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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