Fresher Assistant Geographical Information Systems Officer Jobs – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Organization: Rural
Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior
GIS Specialist
About US:
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
Job Summary:    The Assistant Geographical Information
Systems Officer will support the development of the engineering designs and
shall maintain a real-time updated database of the project assets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assist in the review of engineering designs of proposed power line
  • Assist in keeping track of the project scope in terms of materials
    and equipment on the network, as well as keeping an updated geodatabase of
    the network as work progresses.
  • GIS support for field teams; including creating a comprehensive
    database for data collected from the field, processing of data and
    providing relevant inputs, such as georeferenced coordinates and thematic
    maps, as needed.
  • Record data related to wayleaves, such as coordinates of equipment
    in wayleaves and any other relevant information to enable easy tracking
    and informed decision-making on any issues that may arise later on.
  • Reviewing other REA grid expansion projects and creating a working
    backbone for the Sub-counties project. This will to take into
    consideration the existing networks, and other planned REA projects as
    well as those under construction/implementation.
  • Assist in identifying and keeping a detailed inventory/ database of
    potential last mile connections that will assist in determining and
    categorizing which consumers to provide meters.
  • Carryout verification of survey drawings, imagery and all survey
    reports submitted by surveyors, contractors and service providers for all
    power lines built under this project.
  • Assist in Monitoring of status of poles, materials & equipment
    during the defects liability period (DLP)
  • Work with REA’s GIS unit to maintain an updated electrification
    network asset register in the main GIS database

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Geographical
    Information Systems (GIS), Land Surveying/Geomatics, or Quantity
  • ESRI certificates required as a minimum; ArcGIS 2: Image Analysis
    with ArcGIS.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in design, implementation and
    data conversions, coordinate systems, online data collection working with
    ESRI applications in the electricity/energy sector.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their typed cover letters,
detailed Curriculum Vitae and certificates plus names and addresses of 3
reputable referees to:
The Executive
Electrification Agency,
Plot 10 Windsor
Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor,
House of Hope
P.O. Box 7317 Kampala
– Uganda.
Deadline: 28th June 2019
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