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GIS Officer Job in Kenya

Kericho Water & Sanitation Company Limited (KEWASCO) is a Private Company established under the company’s Act CAP 486, Laws of Kenya and it is wholly owned by the Municipal Council of Kericho.

The company was incorporated in October 1997. It has been contracted by Lake Victoria South Water Services Board to provide Water & Sanitation services within Kericho Municipality and its environs.

Mandate: KEWASCO is responsible for the efficient and economical provision of Water and Sanitation Services within the area under it’s the jurisdiction of Municipal Council of Kericho and its environs as an agent of Lake Victoria South Water Services Board through a Service Provision Agreement.

Vision:To be a model of excellence in Water and Sanitation Services provision in the sector.

To optimally provide adequate, safe, reliable water and sanitation to our customers at a commercially sustainable level.

After the successful restructuring of the Organizations operations, an exciting and senior position has arisen within the Company.

The Company therefore is seeking to fill the following position with qualified, suitable and experienced candidate:

 GIS Officer

Reports to:
 Planning & Engineering Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate should be able to perform the following duties with minimum supervision:

  • Incumbent creates implements, integrates and maintains GIS applications utilizing ArcGIS based platform (ArcGIS Editor and ArcGIS Info) in relation to water utility.
  • Create maps and graphs, using ARCGIS software and related equipment in a water utility.
  • Meet with users to define data needs, project requirements, required outputs, or to develop applications.
  • Trains staff in the use and preparation of GIS data and user interfaces.
  • Assists with data creation and collection including the principles and practices of Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
  • Conduct research to locate and obtain existing databases.
  • Gather, analyze and integrate spatial data from staff and determine how best the information can be displayed using GIS in water utility.
  • Compile geographic data from a variety of sources including customer surveys, field observation, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps.
  • Analyze spatial data for geographic statistics to incorporate into documents and reports.
  • Design and update database, applying additional knowledge of spatial feature representations.
  • Enter new map data through use of a digitizer or by direct input of coordinate information using the principles of cartography including coordinate systems, longitude, latitude, elevation, topography and map scales.
  • Analyze geographic relationships among varying types of data.
  • Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances and acts accordingly to prevent accidents.
  • Uses all required safety equipment.
  • Performs any assigned duties.

The candidate should possess the following Academic Qualifications:
  • Diploma / Higher Diploma Qualifications in Geo-Information Systems (GIS) or Computer Science/IT with PGD in GIS with at least 2 or 3 years experience with the use of ArcGIS in water related field.
  • Diploma / Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering, Geospatial/Survey Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Geomatic Engineering, Environmental Sciences or Water Engineering with at least 3 years practical experience with the use of ArcGIS in water related field.
  • A University Degree in a relevant discipline is highly desirable.
  • Good Project Management Skills.
  • Knowledge on ArcGIS Server.
  • Age: 25 and Above.
This position is on Contract Terms for 2 years with a possibility of being converted to Permanent and Pensionable Terms depending on the outputs/deliverables and suitability on the job.

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the job and the experience of the individual will be negotiated with the right candidate.

Interested candidates can submit his/her application with detailed CV and photocopies of relevant testimonials, stating his/her current position, current and expected remuneration package, e-mail, contact address and telephone number, names, addresses on three (3) professional referees and two (2) colored passport size photos so as reach us on or before 23rd March, 2012.

Submit your application in a sealed envelope marked, “Application for the post of GIS Officer” to:

The Managing Director
Kericho Water & Sanitation Co. Ltd
P.O Box 1379 – 20200

Tel: (052) 20602
Fax: (052) 30583


NB: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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