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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist at Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC): (Deadline 29 August 2022)

GREATER VIRUNGA TRANSBOUNDARY COLLABORATION

Intergovernmental Organization- Organisation Intergouvernementale

P.O. Box 6626 Kigali Rwanda

Telephone Mob. +250 788573965 E-mail: info@greatervirunga.org

Job Announcement

Position: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Supervisor: Program Coordinator

Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda

Background

The Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) is an intergovernmental organization established through the GVTC treaty signed in 2015 between DRC, Rwanda and Uganda.  GVTC is Transboundary Collaboration Framework for programs and activities on wildlife conservation and tourism development within the Greater Virunga Landscape, which covers the Central Albertine Rift (CAR) and shared by the three countries of Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.  The GVTC’s goal is the improving conservation of species, habitants, and ecological services contributing to increased socio-economic benefits to the people of the CAR, through effective transboundary collaboration. GVTC works with and through partners towards synergizing the conservation efforts across the three countries. The Greater Virunga Landscape comprises seven national parks and one wildlife reserve disseminated along the shared boundaries of the three countries. The Vision of the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration is: “The Central Albertine Transfrontier Protect Area network together with surrounding landscape is conserved sustainability” while the goal is: “Sustainable conservation of the Central Albertine Rift for long term socio-economic development through strategic transboundary collaboration management,”

It is against this background that GVTC is hiring a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist for a 3-year contract of employment in order to strengthen its capacity for the effective management of the Greater Virunga.

Primary purpose of the position

This Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist in GVTC will be responsible of all hands-on and day-to-day Geographic Information Systems (GIS) aspects; In designing, developing, implement and maintaining systems and databases to access and store geospatial data; and to analyze this data utilizing mapping software, design digital maps using geospatial data and analyze spatial and non-spatial information according to the needs of the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC).

Role

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist is responsible for GIS as the computer-based process that is used to collect, manage, analyze, model, and present geographic or spatial data and process the data into usable information in accordance with the needs of the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Supporting in the development and management of GIS applications that are based on growing and improving geo spatial data and information demands;
  2. Overseeing the planning and coordination of GIS activities to meet the outlined goals;
  3. Developing and managing control quality standards for system application
  4. Overseeing data flow, management, and distribution activities that are aimed at supporting GIS System for GVTC;
  5. Supporting and participating in the designing and development of the geospatial database;
  6. Maintaining up-to-date and accurate geospatial documentation for reference purposes;
  7. Staying up to date or abreast with the latest developments in the GIS field;
  8. Giving support in the development of a work plan for projects;
  9. Efficiently managing geospatial database and developing effective maps and technical reports;
  10. Using the GIS software, the GIS specialist will load different layers according to the needs of GVTC;
  11. Using various criteria to examine and analyze information, designing databases and connecting GIS with other technologies;
  12. Cooperating with other partners and stakeholders in conservation of GVL to improve data sharing processes;
  13. Performing data capture and analysis for GIS product, inserting various types of data into GIS databases, such as texts or spreadsheet files that contain longitude and latitude coordinates, aerial or satellite imagery, tabular data, and digitizing paper maps or map images manually;
  14. Using desktop GIS to analyze data and create maps for internal purposes, and also participating in the launching and supporting of online and mobile maps for public;
  15. To exercise constant monitoring on GIS based technologies and advise to GVTC management the proposal to adopt;
  16. Recommend methods and technologies required in GIS to maximize the efficiency of GVTC operations and implementation of transboundary activities;
  17. Participate in Strategic and geospatial planning related;
  18. Other Duties as assigned by the GVTC Management.

Working condition, Skills, Qualification and Duration of contract

The holder of this position of GIS Specialist will be based in the GVTC headquarters in Kigali, with frequent travels to GVTC area of operation.

Given the working environment, the GIS specialist should meet the following requirements:

  1. High analytical thinking to effectively analyze information and databases
  2. Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and work with departmental staff, the management, and the stakeholders in GVL conservation.
  3. Profound GIS knowledge, as a GIS specialist is expected to work with various GIS tools
  4. Ability to pay particular attention to details to work with databases and also analyze information
  5. Proven work experience in handling GIS related responsibilities either professionally or through an internship especially within international organization,
  6. A Master’s Degree in a discipline where GIS is highlighted as a major; or a Bachelor Degree in a similar field but with a 7-year proven experience;
  7. Excellent knowledge of either English or French. Knowledge of both will be an added advantage;

Other Competences

  1. High result, strong orientation, drive for excellency and self- motivation,
  2. Excellent team player abilities and have a keen client focus;
  3. Proactive with ability to take decision;
  4. A driving license category B at least with 3 years of experience is an added advantage

To apply for this position:

Interested candidates should send electronically a copy of: their motivation letter addressed to the GVTC Executive Secretary including a Detailed CV; Certified academic documents at the following Email addresses: es@greatervirunga.org and rkabeya@greatervirunga.org, and     pruhumuliza@greatervirunga.org. For any clarification required, contact this Mob. +250 78830 0913.The deadline is on 29h August 2022 before 5:00 pm.

Only the shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

Dr. Andrew G. Seguya,

GVTC Executive Secretary

Information Technology Officer (IT) at Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC): (Deadline 29 August 2022)

GREATER VIRUNGA TRANSBOUNDARY COLLABORATION

Intergovernmental Organization- Organisation Intergouvernementale

P.O. Box 6626 Kigali Rwanda

Telephone Mob. +250 788573965 E-mail: info@greatervirunga.org

Job Announcement

Position: Information Technology Officer (IT)

Supervisor: Executive Secretary (ES) 

Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda

Background

The Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) is an intergovernmental organization established through the GVTC treaty signed in 2015 between DRC, Rwanda, and Uganda.  GVTC is the Transboundary Collaboration Framework for programs and activities on wildlife conservation and tourism development within the Greater Virunga Landscape, which covers the Central Albertine Rift (CAR) and is shared by the three countries of Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda.  The GVTC’s goal is the improve conservation of species, habitats, and ecological services contributing to increased socio-economic benefits to the people of the CAR, through effective transboundary collaboration. GVTC works with and through partners toward synergising the conservation efforts across the three countries. The Greater Virunga Landscape comprises seven national parks and one wildlife reserve disseminated along the shared boundaries of the three countries. The Vision of the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration is: “The Central Albertine Transfrontier Protect Area network together with the surrounding landscape is conserved sustainability” while the goal is: “Sustainable conservation of the Central Albertine Rift for long term socio-economic development through strategic transboundary collaboration management,”

It is against this background that GVTC is hiring an Information Technology Officer for a 2-year contract of employment to strengthen its capacity for the effective management of the Greater Virunga.

The primary purpose of the position

The Information Technology Officer in GVTC will be responsible for all hands-on and day-to-day IT aspects; to manage existing systems and lead the development of new projects including change requests, installations, and upgrades software where is required in GVTC. Analysis data to generate and share information among the stakeholders and the general public for the effective long-term conservation of the GVL.

Role

The Information Technology Officer is responsible for managing information systems as well as analysing and tracking data needed to facilitate Transboundary collaboration for effective management of the GVL under GVTC coordination and partnership with all the concerned stakeholders and the general public.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Hold an installation and repair/ spare replacement register and keep the GVTC management informed of the state of its equipment
  2. To exercise constant monitoring of technologies development and give to GVTC management the proposals to adopt
  3. Ensure the follow-up and validation of information and technology development
  4. Recommend methods and technologies derived from gathered data to maximise the efficiency of GVTC operations and implementation of transboundary activities
  5. Work together with the GVTC Management in the development of the institutional capacity for information management of the GVL
  6. Participate in strategic planning related to IT development
  7. Ensure the supervision of the GVTC hierarchy of information and technology tools
  8. Participate in the process of IT and software tenders
  9. Supervise the Network infrastructures and ensure its functioning and maximum security
  10. Be capable to set up and manage internet and intranet for the organisation
  11. Other duties as assigned by the GVTC Management.

Working condition, Skills, Qualifications and Duration of contract

  1. The Information Technology Officer (IT) should have a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology/Computer Science or related fields (Application development; Information technologies; systems analysis, software development).
  2. A Master’s degree in a related field will be an advantage.
  3. Five years of proven experience
  4. Fluency in either English or French. Knowledge of the two will be an added advantage.
  5. The ideal candidate will have clear experience with designing, managing websites, databases, and social media
  6. Must be willing to work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual working environment
  7. Must be a self-starter who can solve problems.
  8. A range of experience in hardware, operating systems, software and application development and project management.
  9. This position is for 3-year contract renewable depending on the availability of funds, satisfactory performance, and relevancy to the program.

Other Competences

  1. High analytical thinking to effectively analyze information
  2. Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and work with departmental staff, the management, and the stakeholders in GVL conservation.
  3. The high result, strong orientation, drive for excellence and self-motivation,
  4. Excellent team player abilities and have a keen client focus.
  5. Proactive with the ability to make decisions.
  6. A driving license at least with 3 years of experience is an added advantage.

To apply for this position:

Interested candidates should send electronically a copy of: their motivation letter addressed to the GVTC Executive Secretary including a Detailed CV; Certified academic documents at the following Email addresses: es@greatervirunga.org and rkabeya@greatervirunga.org  and pruhumuriza@greatervirunga.org. For any clarification required, contact this Mob. +250 78830 0913. The deadline is on 29th August 2022 before 5:00 pm.

Only the shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

Dr. Andrew G. Seguya,

GVTC Executive Secretary

GVTC Programme Coordinator at Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC): (Deadline 29 August 2022)

GREATER VIRUNGA TRANSBOUNDARY COLLABORATION

Intergovernmental Organization- Organisation Intergouvernementale

P.O. Box 6626 Kigali Rwanda

Telephone Mob. +250 788573965 E-mail: info@greatervirunga.org

Job Announcement

Position: GVTC Programme Coordinator

Supervisor: GVTC Deputy Executive Secretary 

         in charge of the program

Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda

Background

The Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) is an intergovernmental organization established through the GVTC treaty signed in 2015 between DRC, Rwanda and Uganda.  GVTC is the Transboundary Collaboration Framework for programs and activities on wildlife conservation and tourism development within the Greater Virunga Landscape, which covers the Central Albertine Rift (CAR) and is shared by the three countries of Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.  The GVTC’s goal is the improve conservation of species, habitats, and ecological services contributing to increased socio-economic benefits to the people of the CAR, through effective transboundary collaboration. GVTC works with and through partners toward synergizing the conservation efforts across the three countries. The Greater Virunga Landscape comprises seven national parks and one wildlife reserve disseminated along the shared boundaries of the three countries. The Vision of the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration is: “The Central Albertine Transfrontier Protect Area network together with the surrounding landscape is conserved sustainability” while the goal is: “Sustainable conservation of the Central Albertine Rift for long term socio-economic development through strategic transboundary collaboration management,”

It is against this background that GVTC is hiring a Program Coordinator for a 2-years  contract of employment to strengthen its capacity for the effective management of the Greater Virunga. (this contract is up to the end of the EKN project- Nov. 2024 that GVTC signed with EKN for 4 years from Nov. 2020.)

Primary purpose of the position:

The Program Coordinator is to support the GTC institution in projects/grant management and to work with the Deputy Executive Secretary through effective and efficient management of the Transboundary strategic plan implementation including the related projects with an emphasis on planning implementation and reporting.

Scientific/Technical

  • Supervision of  the technical activities and projects supported by GVTC and implemented by GVTC partners ;
  • Provision of technical input to the implementing agencies on all issues related to GVTC projects and grant management requirements.
  • Coordination of the analysis of GVTC supported partners’ scientific and technical reports and provide comments on their content.

Management Responsibilities

  • Coordinating the development of GVTC work plans to ensure their consistency with the Transboundary Strategic Plan and judicious use of available resources. This responsibility extends at the site level;
  • Work with the Finance department in the preparation of annual field budgets and overall GVTC budgets and medium-term financial plans in line with the transboundary Strategic Plan and GVCT Business Plan;
  • Supervision the field implementation of the annual operation plans and budget, in liaison with the GVTC FinanceDepartment,
  • Contribute to the consolidation and respect of GVTC requirements in terms of Planning. Monitoring and Evaluation(M& E);
  • Coordination of the GVTC reporting in accordance with each GVTC grant requirements and conditions
  • Provide support to consultants commissioned by GVTC;
  • Initiate and manage the GVTC technical-scientific database.
  • Other duties that may be assigned by the GVTC Management.

Program Coordination and partnership

  • Work with two Deputy Executive Secretary to ensure the coordination and better performance of the projects/partners.
  • Initiate and strengthen relationships with Partner and implementation agencies.
  • Together with the communication officer, set up a functional network of operation with all relevant stakeholders, projects and initiatives (Public and private) within the Greater Virunga Landscape

Institutional Development

  • Contribute to the development of GVTC institutional capacity including the fundraising.
  • Together with DESP, coordinate the periodic evaluation of performance and impact for the implementation of the Transboundary Strategic plan as well as the GVTC business plan and work plans.

Working Conditions and Reporting 

This position of Program Coordinator will be based in the GVTC Headquarters in Kigali, with frequent travel to the GVTC operation area within the 3 Partner States.

The Program Coordinator will report on all matters to GVTC the Deputy Executive Secretary in charge of Programs. He / She will handle all technical aspects related to GVTC programs. He / She will undertake any other duties assigned by the GVTC Executive Secretary. The Employment contract is for 2 years depending on recurring funds.

Qualification & Experience

The Program Coordinator must have a Masters Degree (with at least seven years of relevant experience or a Bachelors Degree with at least ten years’ relevant experience) in Environmental Management Studies or related disciplines especially Biodiversity Conservation, Protected Area Management, etc. The relevant experience must show growing responsibilities in program / project management. Working experience within a regional organization is an added advantage.

Excellent knowledge of either English or French. Knowledge of both will be an added advantage.

Possessing a driving license at least class B and knowledge.

This position requires proven level of integrity and professionalism.

To apply for this position:

Interested candidates should send electronically a copy of: their motivation letter addressed to the GVTC Executive Secretary including a Detailed CV; Certified academic documents at the following Email addresses: es@greatervirunga.org and rkabeya@greatervirunga.org, and     pruhumuliza@greatervirunga.org For any clarification required, contact this Mob. +250 78830 0913.The deadline is on 29h August 2022 before 5:00 pm.

Only the shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

Dr. Andrew G. Seguya,

GVTC Executive Secretary

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