Cartography Officer Job Opportunities – National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Job Title:     Cartography Officer
Organization: National Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Coordinator, Geographical Information Systems and Mapping
About US:
The National Forestry Authority (NFA) is a Government agency
established under the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act, 2003 as a
corporate body responsible for sustainable development and management of
Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) and provision of technical support to
stakeholders in the forestry sub-sector. NFA’s vision is “A sufficiently
forested, ecologically stable and economically prosperous Uganda”, while its Mission
is “To manage Central Forest Reserves on a sustainable basis and to supply high
quality forestry- related products and services to Government, local
communities and the private sector”.
Job Summary: The
Cartography Officer will execute tasks related to the processing of GIS data
and mapping for NFA and its clients.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
In charge of the cartography lab and all hard
copy data sets therein.
·       
Uploading and Downloading GPS data.
·       
Supervise GIS data digitizing and editing.
·       
Generating maps from GPS raw data collected from
field activities.
·       
Design and produce customized maps for NFA and
NFA clients.
·       
Update geo-data sets as necessary.
·       
Carry out New Land Cover mapping (LCCS).
·       
Field accuracy assessment of GIS data.
·       
Participate in development and maintenance of
Forest Information Systems (FIS)
·       
Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the
immediate supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant for the National Forestry
Authority (NFA) Cartography Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (Honours)
in Forestry, Geography or Geographic Information System (GIS) or Surveying and
extra qualification in Cartography.
·       
Certification in MCP, MCSA, and MCSE is an added
advantage.
·       
At least three (3) years’ working experience
using GIS and ESRI mapping tools in a similar or related position in a
reputable organization.
·       
In-depth knowledge of demographic databases, and
spatial databases like boundary and street files.
·       
Ability to focus on detail and maintain strict
standards of accuracy.
·       
Proficiency with various software applications,
·       
Word processing, spreadsheet, database
management, computer-aided design, and mapping.
·       
Ability to operate a variety of equipment and
tools associated with GIS and mapping.
·       
Self-motivated with strong interpersonal and
organization skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should
submit their applications, certified copies of academic certificates,
transcripts and curriculum vitae giving full details of applicants’ education,
qualifications, experience (with evidence), present salary, three referees with
their full postal address, e-mail and telephone contacts as well as the
candidate’s full address and e-mail to the address below. Applications should
be addressed to:
The Executive Director,
National Forestry Authority,
Plot10/20 Spring Road, Bugolobi,
P.O. Box 70863, Kampala. Uganda
Tel: 0312 – 264035/6; 0414 -360400
Deadline: 17th
January 2020
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