Senior GIS Officer Career Opportunity – Geo Gecko

Job Title:   Senior GIS Officer
Organisation: Geo Gecko
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Geo Gecko is a
GIS Consulting Firm based with offices in Kampala, Uganda and Dublin, Ireland.
Our clients include UN, international corporations, government agencies, private
companies and NGO’s in East and the Horn of Africa.
Job Summary: The Senior
Geographic Information System (GIS) Officer will primarily be responsible for
data analysis, cartography and project management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
In charge of cleaning and processing geo-data.
Carry out spatial, network, temporal, surface,
geo-stats imagery and satellite analysis.
Create static/web maps to the highest cartographic
Proactively identify inefficiencies and propose
The incumbent will also manage online and off line
Manage projects and small teams of junior staff.
Use various tools (GIS, web mapping, databases) to
map and analyse data generated via mobile devices, aerial, satellite and
secondary sources.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s
degree in GIS, Geography, Remote Sensing or Data Analysis. GIS certification is
preferred. A related Bachelor’s or Masters accepted provided it is supplemented
by comparable work experience.
A minimum of seven years professional-level
experience in geospatial database development, design, and management;
geospatial analysis; performance monitoring; and/or the analysis and
interpretation of large amounts of data is required.
High degree of flexibility and adaptability are
Demonstrated ability to plan, take initiative and
organize work independently.
Excellent organizational and communication skills
with international and national staff.
Willingness to learn and capacity to innovate.
Computer literacy skills: ArcGIS desktop
& extensions, ArcGIS Online, Open source GIS software, MS, on/offline
databases, imagery analysis and graphic design. Candidates with experience in
one or more of the following will have an advantage: French language, advanced
database analysis, Tableau, big data analysis, UAVs, vegetation modelling,
EIA’s, conservation, utilities and transport.
NB: Qualified Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CVs, cover
letters and relevant samples of your work to
The subject
line should read ‘Senior GIS Analyst: Your Name’.
Deadline: 18th December, 2015 by 14.00
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