National Forestry Authority Remote Sensing Officer Jobs in Uganda

National Forestry Authority Remote Sensing Officer Jobs in Uganda


  • Remote Sensing 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

  • 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.

    Responsibilities and Tasks

  • 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.

  • Generating 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 throwing 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, Work experience, Abilities and personal attributes

  • 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 tools.

  • 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.

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