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Thursday, March 29, 2012

RCMRD Remote Sensing Experts and Remote Sensing Technicians Vacancies in Kenya

Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development

Remote Sensing Experts


Responsibilities
:

The primary responsibility of the incumbent is to manage and perform activities associated with the land cover and land use mapping project for greenhouse gas inventory of 6 countries in East and Southern Africa.

The activities are as follows:
  • Collect geospatial data, including maps, field observation data, aerial photographs, satellite imagery.
  • Assess accuracy of ancillary data and carry out data cleaning, classification, and validation.
  • Carry out satellite image processing and interpretation.
  • Undertake change detection based on the interpreted outputs.
  • Prepare map products and reports from satellite images and their derivatives.
  • Implement project activities, including search, identification and acquisition of satellite data, image quality analysis and enhancement, image processing and interpretation.
  • Conduct training courses on Remote Sensing and land cover mapping including preparation of training materials.
  • Prepare final imagery and reports including graphics, maps and charts.
  • Verify the integrity and accuracy of data contained in remote sensing image analysis systems.
  • Train and guide remote sensing technicians.
Qualifications and experience
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Geomatics or Natural Sciences (Environment, Geography, Rangeland/Land Resource Management, Forestry, Water Resources, etc), Environmental Engineering or comparable (a master’s degree will be an advantage).
  • At least 2 years hands-on experience in land cover mapping and satellite image classification, interpretation and analysis (additional training experience in these areas is desirable).
  • Good knowledge of image processing software such as ERDAS, IDRISI, ENVI, GEOVIS, Globe Mapper and ESRI Software.
  • Good skills in image transformation and multi-sensor image analysis.
  • Proven experience and skills in collecting and analyzing field data and in using this in image classification and accuracy assessments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent understanding of digital image processing algorithms and raster methods particularly ERDAS Image suite, ENVI etc;
  • Ability to customize processing of large numbers of imagery with coded scripts.
Terms of appointment:
  • Successful candidates will be based at RCMRD, located in Kasarani, Nairobi.
  • The position is a one-year contract.
Applications Applicants are invited to send CV and cover letter explaining their interest in the position, their motivation and ability to undertake the job, names and addresses (including telephone and e-mail) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidates’ qualifications and experience to the Director General, April 2012.

RCMRD,
P.O. Box 632-00618
Ruaraka, Nairobi, Kenya
or by e-mail: jobs@rcmrd.org before: Wednesday, 4th April 2012.

Your application content should not be more than 10MB.

Remote Sensing Technicians

Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of the incumbent is to provide assistance in activities associated with the land cover and land use mapping project for greenhouse gas inventory of 6 countries in East and Southern Africa.

The activities are as follows:
  • Collect geospatial data, including maps, field observation data, aerial photographs, satellite imagery.
  • Assess accuracy of ancillary data and assist in data cleaning, classification, and validation.
  • Carry out satellite image processing and interpretation.
  • Prepare map products and reports.
  • Search, identify and acquire satellite data, analyze image quality, implement image enhancement, processing and classification.
  • Verify the integrity and accuracy of data contained in remote sensing image analysis systems.
Qualifications and experience:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Geo-matics or Natural Sciences (Environment, Geography, Rangeland/Land Resource Management, Forestry, Water Resources, etc), Environmental Engineering or comparable.
  • At least 1 years hands-on experience in land cover mapping, satellite image interpretation and analysis.
  • Experience in collecting land cover and land use field data.
  • Good knowledge of image processing software such as ERDAS, IDRISI, ENVI, GEOVIS, Globe Mapper and ESRI Software.
  • Good skills in image transformation and multi-sensor image analysis.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skill in English is crucial.
  • Excellent handling of digital image processing algorithms and raster methods particularly ERDAS Image suite, ENVI etc;
  • Demonstrated ability to customize image processing software with coded scripts.
Terms of appointment:
  • Successful candidates will be based at RCMRD, located in Kasarani, Nairobi.
  • The position is a one-year contract.
Applications Applicants are invited to send CV and cover letter explaining their interest in the position, their motivation and ability to undertake the job, names and addresses (including telephone and e-mail) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidates’ qualifications and experience to the Director General, April 2012.

RCMRD,
P.O. Box 632-00618
Ruaraka, Nairobi, Kenya
or by e-mail: jobs@rcmrd.org before: Wednesday, 4th April 2012.

Your application content should not be more than 10MB.

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