KNBS GIS Technicians (Population and Social Statistics) 24 Jobs in Kenya

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is a corporate body
established under the Statistics Act (2006). It is the principal
Government agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis,
publication and dissemination of official statistical information and
its custody. 
It also oversees the coordination, supervision and development of programmes within the National Statistical System.

National Bureau of Statistics invites applications from suitably
qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill
the following position:
Job Title: GIS Technicians, Population and Social Statistics

KNBS: Level 6
Ref: KNBS/ GTPSS/23/2016
No. of Posts: 24
Terms: 3 years Contract
Job Purpose: Reporting to the Manager, Cartography / GIS, the GIS Technician will be responsible for Preparation of 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Enumeration Area Maps.

Key Responsibilities
  • Geospatial data collection;
  • Scanning and geo-referencing geospatial data;
  • Digitizing features;
  • Building topology and cleaning data ;
  • Generating attribute data and metadata for digitized features;
  • Constructing EA maps;
  • Editing and effecting edits on EA maps before final production;
  • Generating areas for the EA polygons;
  • Clipping and uploading the final shape-file into tablets;
  • Printing all the assigned EA maps ;
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Manager, Cartography/GIS.
Requirements for the Appointment:
  • Bachelor Degree in any of the following disciplines: Cartography, Geographic Information System, Geo informatics, Photogrammetry, Environmental Studies or Geography from a recognized Institution.
  • OR Diploma in Cartography, Geographic Information System, Land Surveying, Photogrammetry, Geo informatics or Environmental Studies from a recognized institution, with 1 (one) year of progressive track record in geospatial related work in Public or a key Private Sector Institution;
  • Proficiency in the use of computer statistical packages;
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
How to Apply
Applicants should fill and submit hard copies of the employment application form Ref. 93-1-6 which is available HERE
on the KNBS website accompanied by copies of academic,
professional and other relevant certificates, transcripts and
The reference number for the post applied for should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:

The Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
P. O. Box 30266 – 00100
Herufi House, 1st Floor, Room 102
Applications must be received not later than 29th September, 2016 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics is an equal opportunity employer.
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