GIS Technician at icipe – African Insect Science for Food and Health

On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Vacancy: Technician in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) – Earth Observation Unit
Ref No. NRS/60/072014
icipe – African Insect Science for Food and Health is an intergovernmental organisation funded by governmental aid agencies, UN organisations and private foundations to carry out research and training in environmentally sound and sustainable management of arthropods for improving health and agricultural productivity in the tropics. 
icipe has 400 staff to support its research and capacity building programmes located at various sites in Kenya and Ethiopia.

icipe seeks to recruit a GIS Technician for The Earth Observation Unit, in the Adaptation to Climate Change and Ecosystem Services thematic cluster. 

The work will involve providing overall advice, guidance and assistance in all tasks regarding GIS, spatial analysis and mapping. 

He/she will also undertake training in GIS and GPS, and work on the data server. 

The position is tenable in Nairobi, Kenya at the Duduville campus. 
This is a local (national) position that offers a one-year contract, with a possibility of extension after successfully completing a six-months probation period of the first contract. 
A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate.

Overall Purpose of the Job: To assist icipe in GIS analysis and mapping, geospatial data management, and remote sensing

Specific Responsibilities

  • Maintain a geo-database and GIS standards at icipe.
Knowledge required for performing the job
  • Profound knowledge in GIS software packages and geo-spatial analysis
  • Basic understanding of remote sensing data sets.
Requirements / Qualifications
  • BA/BSc degree in Geography, Environmental Sciences, Computer Engineering, Statistics or related degree from a recognised university or technological institute
  • Experience in training GIS practitioners and capacity development is desirable.

The candidate must also possess the following attributes:

  • Good organisational skills to manage his/her time well;
  • Good work attitude and resilience;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • This position reports to the Head, Earth Observation Unit.
  • The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.
How to Apply

Applications will be accepted up to 31st July 2014, or until the position is filled, whichever is earlier. 

Please quote the job reference number NRS/60/072014 on the envelope and application cover letter reference line, or email subject line. 
Send an application (including current salary details), with a current CV with names and addresses of 3 referees (including e-mail addresses and fax numbers), copies of transcripts or academic certificates and relevant testimonials, and a one-page write-up on how you consider yourself suitable for the above job to the address below. 
Electronic copies must be sent to [email protected] with copies to [email protected]
Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

Human Resources Department
icipe – African Insect Science for Food and Health
P.O. Box 30772-00100
Nairobi, Kenya

icipe is an equal opportunity employer and women are highly encouraged to apply
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