2 Assistant Geographical Information Systems Officer Job Placements – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Organization: Rural
Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: GIS Specialist
About US:
Rural Electrification Agency
(REA) is the secretariat of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) established
by statutory instrument 2001 No. 75. REA is mandated to implement Government’s
rural electrification programs. The Government of Uganda through REA is
implementing a number of electricity connection projects with financial support
from development partners to meet national electricity access targets.
Job Summary: The Assistant
Geographical Information Systems Officer will operate the REA’s Geographical Information
Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Assistant Geographical Information Systems Officer key result areas
are the following:
  • Carry
    out preliminary Engineering design of power line routes
  • Continuously
    update REA’s Geographical Information Systems (GIS) database with;
    planned, under implementation, upgrades and commissioned powerlines.
  • Conduct
    verification of drawings submitted by surveyors, contractors and service
    providers for built power lines.
  • Provide
    efficient technical support of GIS applications to REA staff and Service
    Territory operators.
  • Collaborate
    with other sector players for ease of sharing data and experiences, as
    well as carrying out research to keep abreast with technological
  • Offer
    technical support to the development and maintenance of web GIS
    applications and any other GIS scripts, programmes and functions used for
  • Maintain
    an updated electrification network asset register in the GIS database.
  • Coordinate,
    maintain and supervise GIS data collection and update activities (spatial
    data development including modelling, analysis, management of databases,
    metadata, digital mapping, and GIS data standards and quality assurance procedures).             

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Assistant Geographical Information Systems Officer must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Natural Sciences, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Land
    Surveying/Geomatics or Information and Communication Technology.
  • At
    least five (5) years’ experience in design, implementation and data
    conversions working with ESRI applications in electricity related
  • ESRI
    certificates in; tools and functionality, and Workflows and Analysis or
    related modules are a requirement
  • Expert
    proficiency in the use, design, and implementation of a Geographic
    Information System including applications utilising ArcGIS and ESRI
  • Experience
    in building, and customization of GIS mobile application.
  • Experience
    in coordinate systems, online data collection and powerline surveys in
    electricity distribution utility environments will be added advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications including detailed
Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic documents together with names
of three professional referees (and their email / day time telephone contacts)
The Executive Director, Rural
Electrification Agency, Plot 10 Windsor Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor, House of Hope
P.O. Box 7317 Kampala – Uganda.
Deadline: 2nd March 2018 by 4:00PM
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