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GIS Officer 
Reports to: GIS Specialist
Location: Nairobi with regular field visits
To view the full JD, click HERE.
Purpose of the Job:
  • To support planning, implementation, and monitoring of tree planting projects, among otherGBM’s community development projects
  • To participate in the collection, summarizing and integrating available data for project sites such as base map data, landscape factors, socio-economic factors, and evaluation of the ecological significance
  • Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
  • Organizing and carrying out a baseline survey and other related data collection activities in the field
  • Examine the quality of data collected from various constituencies, collect/create new data, create metadata, verify projections, maintain a consistent naming convention for geospatial data and maintain the data in an organized directory structure
  • Ensuring high data integrity and accuracy through validation and creation of geodatabases and metadata for all the vector and raster data
  • Maintaining data sets required for the production of information products to support conservation activities at the Green Belt Movement
  • Support the analysis of data for the development of a spatial database of the GBM communities, tree nurseries, networks, planted trees, forest growth, and land use using ArcGIS software
  • Carry out data processing, reformatting, and spatial analysis to support activities of the various programs at the Green Belt Movement
  • Map production and related cartographic support to filed and office-based staff to support planning, implementation, and monitoring
  • GBM tree planting geodatabase development and updating after the approval by the GISOfficer
  • Obtaining and managing necessary GIS resources while coordinating GIS-related activities with user departments within the organization
  • Preparing and reporting on the various activities carried out by the GIS department as well as the provision of project status reports to the Line Manager
  • Evaluating technological advances and promoting the usage of appropriate technology and applications within the organization for better results etc.
  • Verification of accuracy of data from the data entry desk
  • Use GIS as a monitoring tool for GBM projects
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned
Key competencies/Technical skills Required to Fulfil the Job:
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills; strategic thinker
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects
  • Ability to coordinate activities and handle Pressure
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines: high caliber time management competency
  • Responsible and accountable; Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal and Communication skills
  • Capability and willingness to travel to Project Sites at Short notice; willing to deploy to the field/GBM Project areas in the event of an emergency
  • Demonstrate integrity by modeling the GBM’s values and ethical standards; Promote the vision, mission, and strategic goals of GBM at all times
Educational level required to fulfil the role:
  • A Bachelor’s degree or diploma in GIS, Geography, Earth Science, or a related field from an accredited college or university
  • Able to work in fast pace environment and perform overtime when required; willing to learn attitude
  • A minimum of 5-years’ experience as a GIS Analyst, GIS Assistant, or similar position with professional-level experience in the design, development, implementation, and administration of geographic information systems, including analysis and database development and integration
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of GIS mapping software products including ESRI ArcGIS, Intergraph Geomedia, etc.
Extension Officer
Reports to: Program Manager Climate Change
Location: Nandi County
To view the full JD, click HERE.
Purpose of the Job:
  • To contribute to the GBM integrated watershed-based approach and GBM strategy
  • To operationalize the organization’s CEEE and Livelihoods Improvement projects under IKI and AFDgrant and ensure that they are professionally managed within the budgets, donor requirements, work plans, and proposals
  • To monitor and report the progression of all various projects to the program manager
  • Networking with key stakeholders and advocacy to rally community support for forest conservation and protection
  • Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
  • Ensure current Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA), Sustainable Land Management (SLM), and Gendertargets under AFD project for Nandi North area are timely met and implemented following project documents, supporting agreements, annual work plans, and the procedures of GBM
  • Ensure that the ongoing County climate change initiatives ( Action Plan, MRV, and community initiatives)under the IKI project for the Nandi North area are timely met and implemented following project documents, supporting agreements, annual work plans, and the procedures of GBM
  • Ensure climate-smart agriculture initiatives such as kitchen gardens, soil conservation, water-harvesting, fodder cultivation for 600 farmers are professionally implemented to the satisfaction of the GBM program and donor requirements
  • Ensure gender and women empowerment initiatives are mainstreamed in AFD project as per gender strategy and gender action plan
  • Ensure monthly reporting of success stories in the prescribed formats. This will be achieved through the collection of unique video and photo-stories
  • Ensure timely implementation of all GBM programs in your assigned region following the project documents, supporting agreements, annual work plans, and procedures of GBM
  • Support the collection, collation, and reporting of all projects data and documents and assist with the submission of monthly reports according to the agreed formats and deadlines
  • Assist in providing technical support and facilitation to project activities and ensure quality outputs that meet the satisfaction of donors, beneficiary communities, GBM, and other stakeholders
  • Strengthen the capacity of the project beneficiaries to participate in project activities and objectives to ensure the project’s sustainability hence improving community livelihoods and projects ownership
  • Identify community Natural Resource Management issues for project-level interventions
  • Co-ordinate and support, on a day-to-day basis, GBM Officers’ and consultants/temporary staff commissioned to undertake activities on behalf of GBM in the field/project area
  • Develop close working relationships with the other stakeholders for the development and strengthening of GBM vision and mission
  • Track project performance
  • Coordinate project initiatives in the project area as designated.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, annually, and end of project reports promptly as required and submit them to the program managers
  • Keep updated records for all the projects under your jurisdiction
  • As required and approved, represent GBM at internal and external meetings e.g. at relevant steering groups, workshops, conferences, Focal Area Team, and other events related to the project
  • Any other delegated activity that contributes to the smooth running and positive development of the project and the Organisation as a whole
Key competencies/Technical skills Required to Fulfil the Job:
  • Community mobilization, advocacy, and networking
  • Analytical skills baseline skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Reporting skills
Education level required to fulfil the role: 
  • Advanced Diploma/Certificate in Forestry, Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management ora related field
  • Project Management skills especially in community development projects
  • A minimum of five (5) years as Extension Officer of demonstrated project management experience in community-based projects and natural resource management projects

These job descriptions cover the main tasks and responsibilities and convey the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

Interested candidates who meet the JD requirements should email a cover letter and CV with the position applied for on the subject line to gbm@greenbeltmovement.org not later than February 2nd, 2021.

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