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Geospatial Information System Programmers

Ministry of Defence
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) is pleased to announce to the general public the recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets and Specialist Officers which is scheduled to take place in the months of August and September 2018.

Must hold a minimum mean grade of B (Plain) in KCSE with at least C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and one science subject. Must be holder of an undergraduate degree from a recognized University/institution and be registered with statutory body where applicable. The initial training period for Specialist Officers will not be less than three months.
Must be holders of at least a Bachelor degree in Geomatics Engineering and Geospatial Information System from a recognized University.


Geospatial engineers will measure large-scale and/or highly dynamic features using technology such as:

  • Global navigation satellite positioning systems, such as GPS
  • Airborne LiDAR
  • Terrestrial laser scanners
  • High-resolution mobile laser scanning
  • Robotic total stations
  • UAV'S

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: System architecture; Geographic information systems (GIS); Data collection; Land use planning; GIS surveying; Research planning
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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