Peace Winds Japan Spatial Planner Jobs in Kenya

Peace Winds Japan Spatial Planner Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Area Manager, the Spatial Planner shall perform complex statistical, spatial and graphic data analysis and provides a high level of coordination and technical services for the planning and development of refugee camps projects associated with renovations and new constructions.

He will develop, implement and maintain a strategic space information system that assures accurate physical space utilization and inventory and serve as the primary resource for all technical problems and questions regarding the management and analyses of data used in camps space planning, undertake spatial analysis, site assessments and conduct trainings as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages, maintains and updates a complex computerized asset management system and databases to facilitate and expedite the usability, accuracy, integrity and availability of data for camps planning and space utilization purposes.

  • Coordinates the development of space inventory data; manages information to analyze current space and camps planning. Makes recommendations to integrate into master plan, strategic plan and facilities planning issues.

  • Performs needs assessments for determining actual facilities, land use and space characteristics; develops space utilization recommendations and solutions to unique project planning, engineering and administrative problems as needed.

  • Supervises and trains professional technical staff; oversees work and coordinates daily workflow in office. Provides direction to team members on project plans and leadership in training staff; sets priorities and makes changes as appropriate to optimize resources and meet deadlines.

  • Periodically inspects projects to ensure availability of space and accurate inventory; conducts monthly space audits to determine space needs and priorities for required changes to allow work progress in a sequential order.

  • Acts as a liaison with donors and Partners regarding accuracy of data and details of project requirements; works with users and management to obtain information and develop an understanding of needs; recommends solutions utilizing technology.

  • Responds to various requests for reports and documentation concerning the functional use of facilities and space to assist in short and long range planning.

  • Establishes and implements methods, systems and procedures to systematically collect, update and measure data integrity related to project planning, design and construction of facilities.

  • Manages data and construction documents including camps space standards, drawings, specifications, camps maps, records and correspondence.

  • Prepares plans for Master Plan of physical facilities which identify major land uses, building sites, location of utilities, flood control, open and recreational spaces, community and residential impact.

  • Performs any other related duties as assigned

    General Employees’ Obligations and Responsibilities

  • The Employer stipulates the right to assign the Employee any other kind of work derived from his/her specialization. In case of urgent work and such like the Employee may be asked to work overtime as well as during public and other holidays.

  • Deliver project objectives within time, resource and budget

  • Correctness and completeness of given tasks.

  • The Employee takes over the responsibility for all entrusted material or cash. The Employee is obligated to cover all damages or losses caused by his carelessness.

  • Maintain confidentiality of all information gained from employment within, not publicly.

  • Representing and upholding the values, policies and procedures of PWJ at all times.

  • Your schedule is subject to change at any time according to the organization needs.

  • Behave in a professional manner at all the times with the understanding that the public associates your behavior with PWJ.

    Qualifications & Professional Experience

  • 6 years’ relevant experience with Undergraduate degree in in architecture, urban design, urban planning, environmental studies, building construction technology or a closely related field. 10 years’ experience for diploma holders.

  • Hands on experience in space/urban/camp planning and design management of buildings.

  • Demonstrated knowledge, skill and ability to manage computer-based facilities and space management systems, including use of GIS and CAD.

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of Space Management.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work effectively with vendors, staff and users at all levels.

  • Wide ranging skills in such areas as planning, leadership, decision-making and administration.

  • Ability to provide study reports, technical documentation, papers and/or project plans for technical staff members.

  • Considerable knowledge of camp planning, space inventory and management.

  • In-depth knowledge of AutoCAD, Archibus, Adobe Photoshop, internet, Web-Editing, Microsoft Office and Windows products.

  • Ability to read, understand and interpret blueprints.

  • Technical experience in database systems development and maintenance.

    Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Ability to communicate well in English and prepare technical reports.

  • Ability to work in a team under intense emergency condition while respecting the cultural diversity

  • Ability to work for long hours, and has extensive knowledge of Camp terrain and routing patterns.

  • Reliable, honest and has good organizational skills.

  • Commitment to and understanding of PWJ Vision, Mission and Values.

    Language Skills

  • English: Professional fluency.

  • Kiswahili: Native/Advanced.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates are cordially invited to send a cover letter (1 page) indicating salary expectation and resume (3 pages) as one pdf document no later than 10 January 2023 to: When applying indicate the title this position on the Subject line. Due to the urgency to fill this position, shortlisting and interviews will be conducted on rolling basis.

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