2 Conservation International USA Data Collection Job Positions – Biophysical Technicians at Afrii Vital Signs Project

Job Title:  Biophysical Technicians (2 Job Positions)

Organisation: Africa
Innovations Institute (AfrII)
Project Name: Vital
Signs Project
Funding Source:
Conservation International USA
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About AfrII:
Africa Innovations Institute
(AfrII) has received funding from the Conservation International USA for the
implementation of the Vital Signs Project in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Biophysical Technicians responsible
for the collection of both biophysical and environmental data using weather
stations, soil-surveys, vegetation surreys, rapid-assessment protocols and
stream monitoring devices (as described in the available project protocols).
The incumbents shall collect, record, process measurements, enter data, as well
as perform any other tasks as assigned by their supervisor.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for the day to day collection of biophysical data such as Rapid Roadside
    Assessment, vegetation and soil data using data logging forms/ data
    recording devices.
  • Performs
    preliminary soil analysis is done in the field for soil texture and pH, as
    directed in the supplied Vital Signs protocols.
  • In
    charge of preliminary data-checking and quality control, and ensuring
    transmission of data to the Vital Signs server using tablets after
    approval by Biophysical Technical Manager.
  • Processing
    all soil samples, water samples, biodiversity and plant samples collected
    from the field, and packing and labeling them as directed in the
    protocols.
  • Meeting
    with supervisor daily to discuss work progress and planning for next day
    duties.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should possess a minimum of a Diploma in Agriculture,
    Forestry or Environmental Sciences. A BSc degree in similar fields is
    preferred.
  • A
    minimum of two years’ experience in conducting fieldwork and data
    collection in agriculture, cleaning soils, vegetation, water and weather
    measurements.
  • Flexibility
    and ability to learn new skills
  • Highly
    proficient and skilled in the use of tools like GPS, data loggers, tablets
    and others
  • Good
    interpersonal skills to maintain cooperation with the field team
  • Ability
    to work under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Ability
    to work outside normal business hours and spending a lot of time in remote
    areas as may be required in the field
  • Possess
    the ability to travel long distances to access study points with equipment
    and samples
How to Apply: 
All candidates are strongly
encouraged to send their applications which must be accompanied with the most
recent CV including three referees with their current addresses and contact
details. Please note carefully: Both electronic and hard copy of the
applications with all supporting documents should be submitted to: The
Chairman, Africa Innovations Institute, Plot 78, Bukoto Old Kira Road P.O Box
34981, Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to: The Chairman, Africa
Innovations Institute; e-mail: info@afrii.org,
please copy b_mugyenyi@yahoo.co.uk
Deadline: 5th November, 2014
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