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Geographical Information System Officer (GISO)

Frankfurt Zoological Society Zambia

This is a Full-time position in Luangwa posted 22/09/2021.

Geographical Information System Officer (GISO) Jobs in Frankfurt Zoological Society Zambia Luangwa vacancies in Luangwa at Frankfurt Zoological Society Zamb

# Job Description

Frankfurt Zoological Society conserves wildlife and ecosystems focussing on
protected areas and outstanding wild places. FZS maintains long-term
conservation programmes in Africa, South America, Asia, and Europe. The Africa
Programme is FZS’ largest and oldest and is active in five focal countries:
The Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe

FZS Zambia FZS-Z has been active in the North Luangwa Ecosystem since 1986
and Nsumbu since 2017, working to conserve these globally important wilderness
areas. FZS-Z supports effective and efficient protected area , with
a focus on law enforcement and community outreach with a focus on empowering
host custodians in GMAs to manage their own resources. Particularly, the North
Luangwa Ecosystem Programme NLCP has the mission of ‘Linking Livelihoods and
Landscapes’. NLCP works using the following strategies:

1\. Protect=Conserve=Preserve- This aims to implement robust and adaptive
large landscape enforcement tactics and capability to protect, conserve, and
preserve wildlife habitats and ecological services;

2\. Empower=Educate=Enterprise- This aims to implement creative and beneficial
initiatives to empower, educate and deliver enterprise opportunities for
neighbouring communities and wider Zambian society;

3\. Communicate=Connect=Change- This aims to implement focused messaging to
communicate and connect with stakeholders and partners for effective and
positive change; and

4\. Structure=Systems=Support- This aims to implement a clear and enduring
organization and financial structure with efficient systems to support a
mentally and physically healthy team.

Learn more at about our conservation programme.

This position will provide GIS-related services to the NLCP in the
implementation of the Integrated Land and Resource Governance ILRG Program
being implemented in partnership with Tetratech.

1\. Job Title:

Geographical Information System Officer GISO

2\. Position in the Organisation

The GIS Officer will report to the Project Coordinator and NLCP Monitoring,
Evaluation & GIS Senior Community Conservation Officer MEGSCO.

Works closely

The NLCP Community Outreach Manager

The ILRG GIS and Data Management Team.

DNPW Extension staff

CRBs and Custodian Residents

3\. Location/Station

Lundazi with work in Chikwa Chama and Chifunda Chama Chiefdoms, in the
North Luangwa Ecosystem but may be required to work at other locations as the
job requires

4\. Salary

A competitive salary will be paid based on qualifications and experience

5\. Job Purpose

This position will provide GIS and Database Management services to the
Integrated Land and Resource Governance ILRG Program being implemented by
FZS through the NLC Programme in partnership with Tetra Tech.

6\. Duties

The Geographic Information System Officer shall work with the Project
Coordinator for the smooth implementation of the ILRG Program in the North
Luangwa Ecosystem. The duties shall be as follows:

–>· Undertake desk-based data capture digitising to convert paper maps to GIS datasets.
–>· Continually identify, acquire and enrich the database with external spatial data relevant to the project.
–>· With the Project coordinator provide training, technical assistance and mentorship to Field Land Surveyors
–>· Undertake ground-truthing as needed, in conjunction with field staff, in order to verify the maps and spatial analyses produced and to determine levels of accuracy
–>· Contribute to reports and schedules
–>· Data quality check and follow up
–>· Develop maps as required by the project
–>· Production of customary land certificates
–>· Assist with setting up and management of data management systems


–>Adhere to annual FZS and donor budgets, following FZS and donor financial management policy and procedures for proper and transparent use of project funds;
–>Ensure responsible use and care of any project assets and equipment assigned to the community outreach team, including vehicles for field teams.
–>To attend such meetings, seminars and conferences as may be directed to do;
–>Work closely with the office of the DNPW extension staff, CRBs, VAG committees, NLE and other DNPW/FD/DOF field staff within the operational area;
–>Perform any other duties that may be delegated in line with NLCP’s strategy.

7\. Qualifications and Experience


–>Diploma or degree in the following fields: Natural Resource Management related courses, Computer Sciences, Geographical Information Systems, Geography, Demographic, Surveying, Urban or Rural Planning, or applicants with extensive relevant work-based experience may also be accepted.
–>At least 3 years previous experience with GIS and Data Management
–>Knowledge of SQL
–>GIS package use and map production
–>Experience of setting up ODK and managing associated data systems
–>A team player and builder
–>Excellent written and spoken English, including report writing


–>GIS QGIS package use
–>Knowledge of SQL

8\. Behavioural Competencies

–>Teamwork: Cooperate, support and work well with others to achieve project goals. Share information, and contribute effectively to FZS` objectives and solving problems.
–>Planning and organising: Plan and organise complex activities and work on multiple tasks. Determine actions, time frames and required resources for projects and monitor progress. Set goals and budget estimates effectively, and manage time effectively.
–>Problem analysis: Pointing out problems, recognising important information and establishing connections between various data. Tracing potential causes for problems.
–>Initiative: Recognising opportunities and acting on them. Pro-active, self-starting rather than passively accepting; actively influences events.
–>Flexibility: Adaptable, resourceful, and receptive to new ideas; willing and able to adjust to changing circumstances.

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Only candidates who meet the specified qualifications should apply. Please
submit an application with the following:

1\. Cover Letter – 1-page description of why you are suitable for the GIS
Officer role 2\. Curriculum Vitae CV – 3 pages describing your experience,
qualifications and 3 traceable referees. Send via email the stated
documentation only 4 pages NO NRCs, NO Driving Licences, NO certificates
to **** make sure to indicate in the email subject line the
position you are applying for or drop your applications at the Frankfurt
Zoological Society Lundazi/Mpika Offices Applications should be addressed to:
The Community Outreach Manager, North Luangwa Conservation Programme,
Frankfurt Zoological Society, P.O Box 450189, Mpika

Closing Date: 28th September 2021 at 23:59. Applications submitted after the
deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
FZS-NLCP is an equal opportunity employer, and everyone is free to apply.
Women and custodian residents of Chikwa, Chifunda, Lundu, Mukungule and
Nabwalya Chiefdoms are encouraged to apply.

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