GIS Specialist Job in Kenya – Kwale International Sugar Company

Kwale International Sugar Company Limited (KISCOL) is looking for an experienced, self-driven Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist with a wealth of industry knowledge.

Department: Survey Department

Reports To: Surveyor

Job Summary: Responsible for using specialized equipment and computer software to create geographic maps which contain administrative borders, transportation networks and environmental resources

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform duties as a Geographic Information Specialist in support of the agriculture development program of the company.
  • Obtain, digitize, manage and distribute authoritative standardized spatial information products and services for the execution of agriculture and out-grower strategies and plans.
  • Obtain, digitize and maintain current spatial data layers and relational databases, compliant with current company standards.
  • Provide direct service support to training of field agriculture staff and out-grower staff involved in the provision of extension and contracting services.
  • Provide technical support for the creation and visualization of data layers and map products using arc GIS software products.
  • Responsible for field data collection using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology
  • Update GIS master database layers for spatial geometry and attributes and the metadata associated with each GIS data layer.
  • Generate/re-generate standard map products and maintain, update and document GIS data standards and the specifications for digital area deliverables.
  • Conduct and consult on data needs assessments.
  • Perform ad hoc analyses and create ad hoc map products as required.
  • Review technical requirements to meet data development objectives and perform quality assurance on data deliverables received for inclusion in the GIS.
  • Provide consultation GIS planning and resolution of issues, technical assistance and training and liaison with users.
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Person Specifications

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Survey, Geographical information system, Remote Sensing or any other related field.
  • Must be registered by professional body.


  • Minimum 3 years’ work experience
  • Experience in Agricultural sector preferred


  • Proven work experience as a GIS or similar role
  • Hands-on experience with relevant computer software e.g. AUTOCAD
  • Familiarity with GPS technology
  • Good math skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines

How to Apply

Qualified individuals are invited to send their application along with detailed CV to indicating the Position as the Subject of the email.

To be considered, your application must be received on/before the 9th May 2019.

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Updated: April 23, 2019 — 9:00 pm