KRA Manager - GIS/NAS Information and Data Management Jobs in Kenya

KRA Manager - GIS/NAS Information and Data Management Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary:

  • To set-up and manage the Organization’s GIS operational framework working with all relevant stakeholders to understand GIS technology opportunities, needs and challenges to meet the organization’s strategic goals and objectives
    Key responsibilities:

    KRA’s GIS Framework Set-up and Management

  • Set up KRA’s GIS Framework

  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to guide GIS operations.

  • Plan and budget for all GIS activities relating to the program specifically, managing all contracts, developing, and tracking all budgets

  • Secure funding and manage all aspects of these activities

  • Ensure accomplishment of KRA’s GIS mission in a timely and cost effective manner.

    Operationalize KRA’s GIS Management Framework

  • Manage day-day to GIS operations, including organizing, planning, directing and controlling.

  • Management of personnel assigned to GIS Teams and their activities to ensure quality of required output.

  • Ensure the quality of GIS products and services (e.g. standards development).

  • Investigate and propose future GIS Team activities.

  • Provide an interface between IT and GIS staff.

    GIS Services Performance Monitoring

  • Monitor the performance of the products and services provided by the GIS Team including throughput and turnaround time.

  • Evaluate technological advances and promote usage of appropriate technology and applications among various end-users.

  • Oversee GIS data analysis to identify trends and opportunities for improvement and new processes

  • Identify gaps and arising business threats and identify effective solutions for automated and non-automated components of impacted processes
    Co-ordinate interface and utilization of data within IT.

  • Make periodic reports to management on GIS activities.

    Capacity Development

  • Define and execute continuous organizational GIS strategy across identified business areas

  • Facilitate and/or manage GIS related projects/initiatives.

  • Hire and train GIS Team staff.

  • Coach; mentor and guide GIS analysis staff on range and choice of industry techniques and approach

  • Monitor performance of all GIS Team members.

    Stakeholder and Quality Management

  • Ensure customer confidence and monitoring of customer satisfaction by ensuring the GIS teams sets achievable customer expectations and respond to inquiries/resolves customer issues in a timely manner.

  • Ensure commitments to internal customers are met and opinions and ideas from the business incorporated into delivered GIS solutions.

  • Oversee collaborations with business subject matter experts and business process engineers to understand and document business needs and issues

  • Promote GIS
    Team to the organization and market it to user departments through presentations, preparation of brochures, visits to business areas etc.

  • Ensure quality standards are maintained in all GIS projects/Initiatives

  • Liase with Unit Leadership to co-ordinate planning and scheduling of internal audits tasks touching on GIS initiatives when required; follow-ups on corrective actions and preparation of any required audit reports.

  • Oversee post-implementation quality audits requests on GIS initiatives


  • Support implementation of KRA’s vision and mission

  • Contribute to Division’s/Unit’s mandate by accomplishing related results as needed

  • Oversee completion of all assigned tasks to ensure timely delivery

  • Comply with HR requirements on staff policy guidelines and requirements

  • Maintain employee confidence and protects KRA assets, including intellectual property, by keeping information confidential

  • Any additional duties as assigned

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geospatial Information System, Geomatics Engineering, Geospatial Engineering, Surveying and photogrammetry.

  • Proficiency with Project Management and relevant Project Management tools

    Relevant Work Experience Required

  • Five (5) years progressive experience in GIS Technology including project management and business analysis of which two (2) should be at First Level Management.

  • Relevant experience in use of technical tools for delivering geospatial solutions

  • Practical experience in relevant MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

  • Excellent understanding of technology

    Skills Required

  • Well-developed leadership and project management skills

  • Excellent business awareness and analytical skills

  • Outstanding Organizational and planning skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills

  • Strong logical and strategic thinker

  • A team player with the ability to navigate large, complex organizations

  • Quality management skills

  • Ability to be provide proactive and innovative/creative solutions to issues

  • Fulfil Chapter Six of Kenya’s Constitution 2010 Requirements on Leadership and Integrity

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; KRA Manager - GIS/NAS Information and Data Management Jobs in Kenya

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