Planner Geographical Information Systems (GIS) – National Planning Authority (NPA)

Organisation: National Planning Authority (NPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job Reference: NPA/ADV/02/2015 (9)
About NPA:
The National Planning
Authority (NPA) was established by an Act of Parliament No.15 of 2002 in
compliance with article 125 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda
(1995). Accordingly NPA is the principal statutory agency responsible for the
management of national and decentralized development planning in Uganda. The
primary function of the Authority is to produce comprehensive and integrated
development plans for the country elaborated in terms of the perspective
Vision, Long and Medium-term Plans.
Job Summary: The Planner Geographical Information
Systems will ensure that spatial planning is facilitated by Geographical
Information Systems (GIS) for scientific and statistical information that is
critical for effective development planning.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • In
    charge of coordinating the geo-spatial datasets, data standards, quality
    products, analysis, and dissemination of Information used in the
    development of a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).
  • Responsible
    for developing, maintaining and managing NPA’s information systems
    required to help easy storage and accessibility of geo-spatial
    information.

  • Coordinating activities related to NSDI global standard IM tools as well
    as be the NPA Uganda focal point for the NSDI platform;
  • Carrying
    out period needs training assessment for NISDIC members, and recommends
    specialized courses.
  • Updating
    and maintaining current system; evaluate, recommend, test and install new
    geospatial technology; contributing information and recommendations to
    strategic plans and reviews;
  • Online
    spatial data filing, online data sharing on drop-box, cataloguing and
    geo-database management.
  • In
    charge of producing Web-based Geo-visualization and spatial mapping.
  • Validate
    data validation and participate in Sector, consultations, MDAs and other
    key stakeholder for spatial framework detailed analysis.
  • Do
    quality mapping using geo-spatial validation technologies, such as GPS to
    identify networks, suitability and relationships among spatial attributes.
  • Generating
    detailed Geo-statistics and figures of spatial data attributes.
  • Provide
    information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends in
    new Geospatial technologies.
  • Develop
    raw GIS data in NPA Database and Data Management systems.
  • Geo-reference
    and digitize of spatial data in ArcGIS Desktop and Server environments.
  • Map
    spatial data using geo-spatial validation techniques; such as Google earth
    and satellite images to identify networks, suitability and relationships
    among spatial attributes.
  • Conduct
    ArcGIS map formatting, design and standardize layers for use during
    detailed spatial analysis.
  • Continued
    integration of GIS layers of various spatial elements set up of map layers
    ready for detailed spatial analysis in the system.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    Planner GIS should hold a Master’s Degree in; Geography; physical / urban
    planning, Environment and natural resources, and relevant area from a
    recognized University, institution
  • Also,
    the incumbent should hold a First Degree in ; Geographical Information
    Systems, Physical planning, Geography, Environmental and or natural
    resources management, urban planning , or another relevant area from a
    recognized university
  • Additional
    relevant qualifications (optional): Advanced certificate in Geographical
    Information Systems, Certificate in Geographical Information Systems
  • A
    minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the area
    of GIS and IM. Extensive work experience with GIS Software (Arc GIS
    Server, Arc GIS Desktop and Mobile, Q-GIS and others) and Map-Servers is
    essential.
  • Familiarity
    with NSDI development and implementation is a must.
  • Proven
    experience in systems development and using NET technologies and
    Geo-databases like MS SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Spatialite
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged
to send two sets of applications with detailed curriculum vitae clearly phone
and email contacts, photocopies of academic and professional certificates and
transcripts should be directed to: The Executive Director, National Planning
Authority, P.O. Box 21434 Kampala, Uganda; Planning – House Plot 17B Clement
Hill Road. The applicant should indicate the Ref No. of the post applied for in
the top hand right corner the application envelope. On delivery, the
applications shall be registered at the NPA Reception / Front desk.
Deadline: Thursday 30th April
2015 at 16:55 hours.
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