Petroleum Authority of Uganda Data Management Officer- Geographical Information Systems Jobs

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Data Management Officer- Geographical Information Systems Jobs

Job Summary

  • The Data Management Officer/GIS will report to the Senior Data Management Officer/GIS. He /She will work as part of the team providing GIS services to support the Authority’s data management mandate.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Digitize, edit, analyze and publish maps to the GIS server or Desktop.

  • Routinely update the GIS system (geodatabases and maps) with data from the reference databases.

  • Provide advice on matters regarding GIS

  • Assist in the proper storage and archival of GIS data

  • Assist in the implementation and configuration of new GIS-based systems including the development of GIS applications to meet user needs

  • Assist in analyzing land and aerial imagery and using databases to create specialized maps

  • Provide assistance with designation of official wellbore names for new wells to be drilled

  • Assist in managing the GIS Unit including maintenance of equipment and software and liaise with suppliers regarding supply of consumables such as printing paper and plotter cartridges.

  • Assist the front-end developers to create and maintain a robust framework to support web-enabled database applications

  • Complement database applications development by participating in compiling requirements, schedules, and activities

  • Provide expert assistance and support to GIS users by developing documentation and other assistance tools

  • Keep up to date on the latest industry trends in GIS and related web technologies

  • Provide a specialist design service for exhibitions, brochures and information displays for both internal and public presentations.

  • Comply with all quality procedures and standards and identify where quality of service can be improved and advise on the suggested improvements.

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Basic Qualifications

  • An honor’s bachelor’s degree in GIS, physical sciences, Engineering, Surveying from an internationally recognized institution.


  • At least three (3) years of relevant professional experience, working with a GIS
    system in a busy organization.

    Added Advantage

  • A Master’s Degree in GIS, Information Systems, Information Science or related discipline from an internationally recognized institution.

  • ESRI technical certifications or certifications with other related GIS programs as well as membership to a professional body in the relevant field

  • Possession of a high level of understanding of GIS software and functions with advanced knowledge of coordinate systems and conversion requirements; an understanding of geodatabase schemas and editing procedures, and georeferencing protocols

  • Proven track record of delivering useful GIS services and products.

    Competencies and Character

  • Must be able to manage and process spatial data in the ESRI ArcGIS environment

  • Knowledge of integration of GIS with other Exploration and Production software such as Petrel, PetroMod, Geosoft among others

  • Knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS Enterprise configuration and maintenance.

  • Working knowledge of GIS software development and programming.

  • Remote sensing and imagery analysis skills.

  • Must be self-motivated and interested in working in a busy and dynamic environment where quality, attention to detail, customer service, are essential values.

  • Proven high level of integrity.

  • Innovative

  • Ability to work independently and in a team.

  • Must have strong organizational skills and be very flexible.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Proven track record of outstanding performance.

  • Proficiency in relevant industry computer packages and software.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Petroleum Authority of Uganda Data Management Officer- Geographical Information Systems Jobs

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