National Forestry Authority Cartography Officer Jobs in Uganda

National Forestry Authority Cartography Officer Jobs in Uganda


Cartography Officer(1 Position)

Reports to

  • Coordinator, Geographical Information Systems and Mapping

    Duty Station

  • Headquarters, Kampala

    Salary Scale

  • NFA 4

    Terms of Employment

  • Three (3) year contract (Renewable)

    Job Summary

  • Execute tasks related to the processing of GIS data and mapping for NFA and its clients.

    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, work experience, Abilities and personal attributes

  • Bachelor's Degree 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

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