Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources Assistant Geospatial Data Analyst Jobs in Kenya

Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources Assistant Geospatial Data Analyst Jobs in Kenya

  • The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is an Intergovernmental organization which provides services in surveying, mapping, remote sensing, GIS and ICT to its Member States, partners and clients. It currently has twenty Member States in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region.

  • Our Mission is to promote sustainable development in the Member States through generation, application and dissemination of geo-information and allied ICT services, products and services.

  • Reporting to Geospatial Data Scientist the Assistant Geospatial Data Analyst will perform
    the duties and responsibilities listed below.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with a team in crop modelling and undertake data streamlining and synthesis operations from multiple sources for use in both mapping and crop yield prediction.

  • Assist in crop training data refinement and label definitions pre-/post field work or from other sources.

  • Undertake statistical data synthesis and analytics to interpret and work with geospatial data sampling and validation.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • MSc degree in geo-information sciences, GIS, with good understanding in the use of remote sensing data to develop applications relevant for decision making.

  • At least 2 years of active experience working with geo-spatial data, GIS in the development context.

  • Skilled in crop science and basic agronomy.

  • Experience with spatial modelling, use of
    geospatial data, remote sensing and geographical information systems.

  • Experience working with satellite imagery / remote sensing data for agriculture.

  • Experience in conducting fieldworks to collect or validate spatial predictions.

  • Proficiency working in Python.

  • Ability to use machine learning algorithms for modelling and prediction.

  • Ability to work in a Linux environment and use Linux servers and deploy/run applications on it would be an added advantage.

  • Experience in using cloud computation platforms would be an added advantage.

  • Ability to use spatial and predictive modelling techniques to conduct research on yield prediction, improved technology targeting and impact modelling.

  • Experience with programming in teams, and methods to maintain code integrity, documentation and standards.

  • Experience with modelling and forecasting yields, climatic and/or environmental systems.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources Assistant Geospatial Data Analyst Jobs in Kenya

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