GIS Officer Jobs – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Job Title:  GIS Officer
Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Head Survey and Documentation
About UNRA:
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was established by an Act of Parliament;
The Uganda National Authority Act, No. 15 of 2006. UNRA became operational on
1st July 2008.  The mandate of UNRA is to
develop and maintain the national roads network, advise Government on general
roads policy and contribute to addressing of transport concerns, among others.
Job Summary: The GIS Officer will also be in charge of coordinating
Topographic and the
of spatial data, storage, analysis and presentation of geographical information.
In addition, the GIS Officer will be responsible for performing spatial analyses
and creating information products from the GIS and related software. The GIS
Officer will also offer technical in GIS data conversion, systems integration,
systems/application development and implementation as well as high quality map
production including establishing GIS databases.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the design and establish a
    Geographical Information System in line with departmental targets and
  • Manage the acquisition of spatial data from
    external sources in line with departmental guidelines and targets;
  • Carry out data conversions and carry out
    spatial analyses in line with departmental guidelines and targets;
  • Capture the location of UNRA assets in line
    with departmental targets and guidelines;
  • Conduct quality assurance on data and maps
    done by external Service Providers in line with departmental standards;
  • In charge of responding to audit reports in
    line with departmental guidelines and standards;
  • Develop a risk matrix and put in place risk
    mitigation measures in the Geographical Information System;
  • Actively participate in Planning, budgeting
    and reporting in line with departmental guidelines and targets.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head
    Survey and Documentation.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA GIS Officer job
    vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in GIS, Geography, Surveying,
    Engineering, Computer Science or relented field;
  • Possession of any Post Graduate
    qualifications in relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • At least three years’ experience in administration
    of GIS including analysis and database development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Impeccable level of integrity;
  • Proven track record of outstanding
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relation skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their handwritten application letters, filled application form (Download Here) , an updated CV with copies of academic documents and two referee letters (one of whom should be work-related) to the UNRA Kyambogo Training Centre addressed to the:
of the Director Human Resource,
National Roads Authority,
5 Lourdel Road Nakasero, P.O. Box 28487, Kampala.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and
Canvassing or lobbying by applicants will lead to disqualification. Candidates
who present forged documents/testimonials will be arrested and prosecuted.
Deadline: Monday, 1st February 2016 by 17.00 hours

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