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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 Strengthen Member States and our stakeholder’s capacity through Generation, Application and Dissemination of Geo-information and Allied Technologies for sustainable development.

The Capacity Development Lead will primarily be responsible for hub activities that develop and increase the capabilities of government institutions and other stakeholders.

Assistant Hydrologist

Thematic Lead -Water & Hydro-climatic Disasters Reporting to the Science & Data Lead, the Thematic Lead -Water & Hydro-climatic Disasters, will be required to provide technical leadership and coordination in all SERVIR-Eastern and Southern Africa (E&SA) work relating to water and water-climatic related disasters.

Reporting to the Thematic Lead, Water and Hydro-climatic Disasters.

Responsibilities

  • Collation and preparation of the geospatial data for running the Ensemble Framework for Flash Flood Forecasting (EF5) system and the Multi-Model-Streamflow Forecast (MMSF) system
  • Collation and bias correction of the satellite precipitation data for use in the various hydrological model.
  • Preparation of geospatial data in GIS environment for setting-up all the hydrological models including VIC and CREST
  • Hydrological modelling capabilities (calibration and validation of the EF5 Framework)
  • Training on the integration of EF5 framework and other hydrological models (planning, preparations of sample data, training)
  • Working with meteorological organizations to set up their calibration and validation systems using their own observed data.
  • Any other activity that may be assigned by the Thematic Lead

Qualifications

  • BSc Degree in hydrology, hydrogeology, water resources management.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in hydrology or water resources management with the use of GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Have working knowledge in hydrology/water resources management with a strong understanding of the linkages between GIS, hydrological modeling, hydrological cycle processes, the physics of hydrological models and Earth Observation data use.
  • Have good understanding of the capabilities of different hydrological modeling tools in existence.
  • Have ability to upscale the use of some of the hydrological tools to other RCMRD member states, beyond the SERVIR scope of work
  • Possess planning skills for seamless delivery of the hydrological tools and information to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Be able to train stakeholders on the use of the tools and products and help them customize the tools to their areas of interest.
  • Have the ability to understand major environment and climate related issues facing the Eastern and Southern Africa region.
  • Have the capacity to interpret ideas and suggest appropriate geo-spatial tools and/or techniques for solving problems.

Accounts Assistant & Clerk

Reporting to the Assistant Accountant, the Accounts Assistant will provide clerical, accounting and bookkeeping support to the Finance Officer and other staff in Finance as may be required.

Responsibilities

  • Receipting of income and banking of the same;
  • Carry out monthly reconciliation of debtors and customer ledgers;
  • Check, verify and issue invoices and LPOs to customers and handle the petty cash;
  • Perform filing and general administrative tasks;
  • Posting of stores records; and
  • Posting of photocopying services.

Qualifications

  • Secondary Education: Mean grade of at least C or Division III;
  • Professional qualification in accountancy e.g. CPA Part I or KATC Part II; and
  • Three (3) years working experience.

Contract Duration: Two (2) years renewable.

Remuneration

Salary Scale: The salary for the above position is consolidated and is in the range of: GS4: Ksh. 519,159 by Ksh. 29,567 to ksh 785,260 p.a.

Entry point for the position will be determined by qualifications and experience.

Benefits: These include, housing allowance, transport allowance, contributory provident fund with both parties contributing 7% of monthly basic salary towards the fund, 10% gratuity of annual basic salary based on successful completion of the contract and a staff contributory group medical scheme to a maximum of five (5) family members.

Thematic Lead

Thematic Lead -Water & Hydro-climatic Disasters Reporting to the Science & Data Lead, the Thematic Lead -Water & Hydro-climatic Disasters, will be required to provide technical leadership and coordination in all SERVIR-Eastern and Southern Africa (E&SA) work relating to water and water-climatic related disasters.

The position will leverage on the individual’s knowledge and expertise in hydrology and hydrological modelling, geo-spatial applications for decision making in water related disasters, and tools for water related early warning and resilience building, with an emphasis on major issues of interest at global, regional and national levels, and therefore contribute to SERVIR’s goal of developing services that respond to societal problems in this field.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership in this thematic area, to work effectively and come up with results as per SERVIR-E&SA’s Work Plan and the SERVIR Results Framework.
  • Conceptualize problem areas through engagement of relevant stakeholders and formulation of appropriate services to respond to these problems within the scope of your expertise.
  • Engage partner institutions in problem definition, proposal development, and execution of a project to achieve desired results within the thematic area. Partner institutions could be, but are not limited to SERVIR implementing partners, implementers of Applied Science Projects, etc.
  • Develop work plans for the thematic section, in liaison with other Thematic Leads under SERVIR-E&SA. Contribute to the overall SERVIR-E&SA work planning process.
  • Ensure timely delivery of results for assignments under the thematic area, and strictly adhere to reporting guidelines and deadlines for given assignments.
  • Coordinate and work with different agencies and SERVIR partners (e.g. governments, non- governmental organizations, universities, research institutes etc) to derive products that are relevant to policy and/or operations.
  • Lead and coordinate analysis of data and information, write articles for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Present the results of the thematic work effectively and communicate findings to diverse audiences, either at policy level, scientific forums, and/or community based organizations. Make timely reports (submissions of proposals, work plans, quarterly reports, annual reports and budgets) to the relevant line manager(s).
  • Liaise with the SERVIR User Engagement Lead and M&E Officers to ensure that the outreach and monitoring and evaluation data and information from the thematic line are captured adequately.
  • Liaise with the Capacity Development Lead to ensure capacity building activities under the theme are coordinated and delivered appropriately.
  • Carry out other activities related to the job as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • A masters’ degree or higher in hydrology, hydrological engineering (or a related field), or an equivalent of 4 years’ experience with demonstrable outputs in the field of hydrology and hydrological modeling. A bias towards knowledge and skills in analysis of geo-spatial datasets in flood risk management and hydrological models would be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of major water related issues of interest at global, regional and national levels, with demonstrable capacity to engage peers in hydrology, hydrological engineering, water basin management, stream flow monitoring and management, flood monitoring using geo- spatial tools and related applications. The capacity to define problems in this sector, develop proposals, and execute projects to achieve desired results.
  • Capacity to work with multi-agency and multi-national teams on problems relating to water resource use and related disasters, and to derive a product that is relevant to policy and or operations.
  • Knowledge and capacity to analyze geo-spatial and non-spatial data and information and write articles for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to present results effectively and communicate to diverse audiences, either at policy level, scientific forums, and/or community based organizations.
  • Demonstrable ability to lead a team to work effectively on a defined problem and come up with results within a desired time-frame.

Capacity Development Lead

Responsibilities

  • Building and institutionalizing the technical capacity of decision-makers in the geo-information related fields.
  • Design and implementation of comprehensive capacity building programs in application of earth observation/remote sensing, GIS, and geo-information related fields in environmental disciplines.
  • Coordination of training programs targeted at decision makers, policy makers, professionals and graduate level students in environmental sciences, water and water related disasters, climate change, land use management, ecosystem management, wildlife ecology and management etc.
  • Engagement and collaboration with national and international institutions in the field of training and capacity development in earth observation, applied remote sensing and GIS, with a view to developing collaborations that foster strong content development.
  • Promotion of the different modules of the capacity building program in the Eastern & Southern Africa region, with a view to encouraging the application of different tools, data and products developed by RCMRD.
  • Coordination of capacity building needs assessments and market studies
  • Maintenance of all capacity development related inventories.
  • Work with the Training Section at RCMRD to assist in the development of training programs.

Qualifications

  • At least a masters’ degree in remote sensing, earth observation, GIS, geo-spatial information with a strong bias to applications in environmental sciences, water resources, food security, disaster management and/or natural resources management, with at least 7 years’ experience in training and capacity building initiatives in such fields.
  • Knowledge in earth observation/remote sensing and GIS applications, with demonstrated experience in training using such tools in environment, climate, weather, water resources, hydrology, ecosystems, forest resources and/or species distribution modelling disciplines etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in development of a comprehensive capacity building program in remote sensing and GIS applications – both basic theory and practice. Demonstrated capacity to develop training materials and provide editorial oversight over such materials is an added advantage.
  • Ability to coordinate multi-disciplinary training programs that apply geo information technologies and related fields in environment, climate, weather, water resources, hydrology, ecosystems, forest resources and/or species distribution modelling disciplines.
  • Experience in organizing and coordinating training workshops would be an added advantage.
  • Ability to work with different technical sections to develop content appropriate for feeding into a capacity development program.
  • Project management experience, including a proven record of productive engagement with government institutions, NGOs and scientists would be an added advantage.
  • Ability to coordinate capacity building needs assessments and market studies.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, demonstrable by published work in reputable media (peer reviewed journals, published reports etc) in the respective field of specialization.

Principal Survey Assistant

Reporting to the Geomatics Officer. The individual will support the Geomatics Officer in the implementation of the thematic areas of the section of Land Surveying, Geodesy, Hydrography and Land Information Management Systems.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare EOIs and RFPs for the section’s thematic areas; • Coordinate and implement projects;
  • Revise existing, propose and prepare market oriented short term and tailor-made trainings;
  • Coordinate and conduct trainings;
  • Coordinate the acquisition and hiring of survey & mapping equipment;
  • Support the implementation of AFREF in the member states through sensitization of AFREF;
  • Manage and expand RCMRD Continuously Operating Reference Systems (CORS) network;
  • Conduct research and consultancy services in the thematic areas of the department;
  • Provide advisory services to members states;
  • Assist marketing RCMRD Programmes;
  • Any other duty assigned by the management.

Qualifications

  • Masters’ degree in Geomatics, Geodesy, Land Surveying, Hydrography, Global Navigation Satellites Systems (GNSS)
  • Four (4) years of working experience. He/she should demonstrate their experiences in GNSS & CORS
  • Possess supervisory skills
  • Computer skills especially in the recent/ latest applications
  • Working knowledge of land laws and regulation within member states.

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geomatics, Land Surveying, Geodesy, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS); • Eight (8) years of working experience. He/she should demonstrate their experiences in GNSS and CORS
  • Possess supervisory skills
  • Computer skills especially in the recent/ latest Applications • Working knowledge of land laws and regulation within member states

Contract Duration: Two (2) years renewable.

Remuneration

Salary Scale: The salary for the above position is consolidated and is in the range of: GS7: Ksh. 1, 190, 055 by Ksh. 46, 710 to ksh 1, 610, 455 p.a.

Entry point for the position will be determined by qualifications and experience.

Benefits: These include, housing allowance, transport allowance, contributory provident fund with both parties contributing 7% of monthly basic salary towards the fund, 10% gratuity of annual basic salary based on successful completion of the contract and a staff contributory group medical scheme to a maximum of five (5) family members.

Method of Application

Qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications, along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as copies of relevant certificates and testimonials to:

Director General,
Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development,
P.O Box 632, 00618, Roysambu, Kasarani,
Nairobi – Kenya.

OR

Via email to jobs@rcmrd.org so as to be received not later than 12th May, 2019.

RCMRD is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from suitably qualified female candidates and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged.

Please note that the Centre DOES NOT charge any fees during the recruitment process.

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