Remote Sensing Officer Job Opportunities – National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Job Title:     Remote Sensing 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
Remote Sensing Officer will perform tasks centering on extracting information
from remotely sensed datasets like satellite imagery and aerial photos for the
purpose of informing NFA internal decision-making processes in the day to day
management of CFRs, and to contribute towards strategic planning and policy
concerning the land use and land cover status in Uganda by Government and
international partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Produce National land cover maps and statistics
for use in management planning of CFR by NFA as well as other Government
ministries and agencies including but not limited to MWE, UBOS, NEMA, NPA,
MFEPD, OPM, MAAIF, MEMR, Academic institutions and general public.
Image acquisition: Identifying data sources,
image selection of remotely sensed data.
Supervise remote sensing data analysis and editing.
xdwszGenerating data and maps from remotely
sensed raw data collected from the field and satellite imagery, interpreting
preparing and classifying them.
Produce information to contribute to
international reporting like;
United Nations Food and Agricultural
Organization(FAO) Global -Forest Resources Assessment (FRA),
National Communications to United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNCCC) under the REDD+.
Design and produce customized data and maps for
NFA and NFA clients.
Scan, update, geo-reference, split or mosaic
image, geo-datasets as necessary.
Plan for and carry out Land Use Land Cover
mapping campaigns.
Field accuracy assessment and ground thruthing
of remote sensing data.
Participate in development and maintenance of
Forest Information System (FIS).
Participate in developing new products.
Information archiving.
Report periodically on tasks.
Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the
immediate supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the National Forestry
Authority (NFA) Remote Sensing Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
(Honours) in Forestry, Geography or Geographic Information System (GIS) or
Surveying and extra qualification in Cartography.
At least three (3) years working experience in GIS,
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) mapping and remote sensing
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.
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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