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  • Posted: Apr 3, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 22, 2024
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    Kenya Power owns and operates most of the electricity transmission and distribution system in the country and sells electricity to over 4.8 million customers (as at June 29, 2016). The Company’s key mandate is to plan for sufficient electricity generation and transmission capacity to meet demand; building and maintaining the power distribution and ...
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    Geographic Information System (GIS) Expert/ Engineer

    Job Description

    Reporting to Senior GIS Expert, FDB, the GIS Expert will be responsible  for collecting, analysing and distributing Geospatial information relevant; maintenance of geospatial data management; timely availability of digitized drawings and GIS information; system operation efficiency and efficient network development; providing support and expertise in the development of the Company’s GIS capabilities to meet strategic objectives.

    The key tasks & duties for the position include;

    •  Extract geographic data from satellite imagery, aerial photography and field reconnaissance.
    •  Create geographic data and compiling them into maps.
    •  Create and maintain multiple geospatial databases.
    •  Draw, scribe, digitize and scan cultural, topographic, hydrographic and/or other features on overlay/scribing surfaces or in digital formats.
    •  Provide geospatial information to infrastructure development and maintenance Engineers for use in network operations and maintenance.
    •  Data base management for the storage of aerial photographs, maps, digital data bases and collateral source materials
    •  Perform digital manipulation of topographic information by querying, viewing, evaluating and downloading digital data.
    •  Assist users in formulating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) requirements or understanding the implications of alternatives.
    •  Design, program, or model Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications or procedures.
    •  Develop specialized computer software routines, internet-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases, or business applications to customize geographic information.
    •  Provide technical expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to clients or users.
    •  Develop computer programming, data analysis, or software development for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications, including the maintenance of existing systems or research and development for future enhancements.

    Job Specifications:

    •  Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, GIS, Geospatial Science, or a related field.
    •  Five (5) years working experience in GIS which two (2) must be in design, development, deployment and support of ArcGIS solutions.
    •  Pertinent certificates in fields such as in ArcGIS, data science, spatial analytics, data transformation using BIMs, as well as proficiency in programming languages like Python, R, and JavaScript will be an added advantage
    •  Proven experience working with ArcGIS software and geospatial data management.
    •  Ability to create, edit, and analyze Geospatial data.
    •  Experience with Geodatabase design and management.
    •  Experience with ArcGIS Enterprise setup, configuration and administration.
    •  Understanding of Cartographic principles and map design.
    •  Knowledge of remote sensing techniques and satellite imagery analysis.
    •  Familiarity with Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and data collection.
    •  Knowledge of scripting languages.
    •  Expertise in spatial data manipulation, transformation, and projection

    Key Competencies;

    •  Technical Certifications, Geospatial data management and IT skills.
    •  Problem-Solving skills
    •  Project Management skills
    •  Team building skills
    •  Analytical thinker
    •  Creativity and innovation
    •  Communication and Negotiation Skills

    Method of Application

    Applicants MUST upload the following documents during application:

    • A Signed application letter;
    • A detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating their current and previous employers, positions held, current and expected salary, level of education, and names of at least three professional referees, two of which must be working in the current organization; and
    • Copies of transcripts, academic, and professional certificates.

    Applications are to be received not later than 5.00 p.m. on 22nd April 2024

    Youth, female candidates, Persons with Disability (PWD), and marginalized community candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Canvassing is discouraged and will lead to disqualification.

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide the original and copies of a signed application letter, Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of the relevant academic and professional certificates, and national identity card.

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