ACTED Opportunities in Kenya


The GIS/DB Intern will report to the REACH Country Coordinator and GIS Officer.

Working relations
Internally, the GIS/DB Intern will work closely with REACH Assessment staff. These relations will also extend to ACTED country staff including Program Development, AMEU and Area Coordinators.

REACH GIS/DB Intern will fulfil the following functions:
1. GIS Activities

a. Preparation, conception and production of maps
  • Identify map information needs;
  • Identify and access map information sources;
  • Ensure accurate linkages between spatial databases and assessment data,
  • Ensures that the produced maps meet the requirements of REACH and concerned partners.
  • Assist in the creation of robust online web mapping solutions

    b. Supervision and monitoring of mapping related data collection
  • Conceptualize methodologies for collecting data in the field, as according to need;
  • Organize and supervise GIS field missions;
  • Monitor accuracy of data collected.
  • Cross check data collected in the field, ensure regular updates and solve eventual discrepancies;

    c. Project development support
  • Co-developing GIS components in proposals and supervising the implementation of these GIS components in approved projects;

    2. Database/Data Management Activities
    The REACH GIS/DB Intern will manage the maintenance of database(s) for the consolidation of all assessment-related and GIS data in country.

    He/she will ensure the capitalization of tools and procedures related to mapping and databases. Furthermore, he/she will support the assessment team in the collection and management of spatial datasets, verification and update of the collected data.

    He/she will monitor the accuracy of collected data.

    3. Technical Support
    The REACH GIS/DB Officer will contribute towards the identification and implementation of effective and adapted technical solutions and partnerships.

    The REACH GIS/DB Intern will provide technical backstopping of database to GIS/DB team and provide capacity-building to GIS/DB team related to database maintenance and advanced GIS techniques.

    He/she will also support the collection of spatial datasets and integration with REACH activities. He/she will assist in the development of online web mapping solutions.

    4. Internal Communication Processes**
    The REACH GIS/DB will liaise with REACH Kenya/ Somalia to guarantee a quality product that suits the needs of the field office.

    He/she will respond to information requests from IMPACT Initiatives and keep Geneva informed of the MIS activities in the field.

    5. Confidentiality and Data Protection
    The REACH GIS/DB Officer will maintain the strictest confidentiality of data and processes.

    He/she will actively take measures to prevent the unauthorized sharing of information and data.

    Accountability to Communities and Beneficiaries

    The staff member is responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities REACH and partners work are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner.

    Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about REACH programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies. This is the responsibility of every REACH staff member.

    v Master Degree in Geography/GIS or a related discipline;
    v Previous experience with mobile data collection (ODK, ONA, KOBO)
    v Knowledge of analytical software packages/languages (Python, R, SPSS, Stata, Tableau, etc.)
    v Knowledge of relational/geospatial database software (PostgreSQL/MySQL etc)
    v Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and InDesign;
    v Knowledge of online web mapping platforms (ArcGIS online, CartoDB)
    v Knowledge of JavaScript and related libraries (D3, Leaflet) for development of interactive webmaps and dashboards;
    v Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements an asset;
    v Prior knowledge of the Somalia an asset.
    v Good organizational and communication skills with international and national staff e

    Application Procedure
    Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae detailing three work related referees and contacts to and received on or before 5.00PM on 24TH October 2016

    3. Capital Driver Job in Nairobi, Kenya


    Direct Hierarchy: Capital Fleet & Asset officer

    Contract duration: One Year

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Starting Date: November 2016

    Duties and responsibilities
  • Provide transport to ACTED staff e.g. to and from meetings, field missions, airport etc when needed and ensure highest quality, courteous, efficient services and safe driving for all occupants.
  • Collect and deliver mail, packages, equipment; and maintains records of all deliveries and distributions.
  • Comply, observe the Kenya Traffic rules and ACTED’s policies on driving at all times
  • Plan ahead to meet anticipated travel requirements. Fueling, pre-travel checks, travel docs, vehicle expenses and any other docs and persons traveling for packing instructions and timings.
  • Ensure all vehicle maintenance services are carried out in accordance with set service schedules and checklist duly signed and completed.
  • Submit reports indicating vehicle condition and undertake all repair work assigned properly to meet set standards in readiness for travel. Also to continuously monitor condition of the vehicle assigned to and promptly report to the Fleet Officer in case of any damages, accidents and incidents.
  • Perform operational inspection of vehicle on a regular basis and before and after long trips to include tires, lights, brakes, fuel, oil, water, and interior;
  • Performs minor repairs, arranges for regular maintenance and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean and in good running condition at all times.
  • Ensures safety and custody of the vehicle, including tools.
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, registration, logs, first aid kit, accessories and necessary spare parts are in the assigned vehicle. Also be accountable for them
  • Ensures that, in the event of an accident involving his assigned vehicle, the necessary steps required by rules and regulations are followed.
  • Ensure copies of daily mileage logs, pen and clipboard are readily available in the vehicle assigned to, promptly collect used sheets to avoid loss or defacing.
  • Routinely check the assigned vehicles Licenses, Insurances and promptly advice the Fleet Officer when renewals are due
  • Report immediately on route changes due to security, bad weather, road conditions or otherwise to the Fleet Officer as the situations arises.
  • Ensures that all required driving training is successfully completed and certifications are kept up to date.
  • Assist office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining stores when required.
  • Exchanges relevant information and maintains an open line of communication with colleagues and his/her supervisor.
  • When appropriate, undertake other related duties assigned by the supervisor and/or management.

    Required Profile
  • Minimum Form Four Certificate/ O level Education.
  • Valid driving license from a recognized driving school and good driving record
  • Certificate or diploma in Auto mechanic skills will be an added advantage
  • Government trade test license is desirable.
  • A certificate of good conduct is mandatory
  • Knowledge of traffic rules and regulations, driver’s protocol and courtesies
  • Must be conversant with the road network and traffic regulations of Nairobi.
  • At least 5 years of experience in field work driving for NGO
  • Defensive driving certificate is a plus
  • Experience in providing logistical support will be an advantage
  • Basic mechanical skill to be able to do small repairs if necessary
  • Fluency in oral and written English is mandatory
  • Computer Skills: Elementary use of computers (e.g. email, internet, word processing) is a plus

    Values: Must be Trustworthy and reliable; proven Integrity and good human relation /Commitment to mandate, Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning, Valuing diversity,

    Application Procedure

    Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae detailing three work related referees and contacts to and received on or before 5.00PM on 2nd November 2016

    Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. If you receive any email/calls in relation to ACTED’s recruitment and you are unsure about its validity or origin, please contact us on

    ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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