Gusii Water & Sanitation Company Limited – GIS Assistant.

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GRADE 5, ((REF: GWASCO/HR/GISA/04/2021/12)/1 post.

Reports to    GIS Officer.

Job purpose

Reporting to the GIS Officer, the GIS Assistant will be responsible for will building up a comprehensive and sustainable GIS system for GWASCO.

Duties and responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities entail:

  • Create, implement, integrate and maintains GIS applications utilizing a GIS based platform
  • Create maps and graphs, meet with users to define data needs, project requirements, required outputs, or to develop applications.
  • Train staff in the use and preparation of GIS data and user interfaces.
  • Take a leading position in the customer surveys and ensure full data collection and analysis
  • Gather, analyse and integrate spatial data from staff and determine how best the information can be displayed using GIS in water utility.
  • Compile geographic data from a variety of sources including customer surveys, field observation, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps.
  • Analyse spatial data for geographic statistics to incorporate into documents and reports.
  • Design and update database, applying additional knowledge of spatial feature representations.
  • Enter new map data through use of a digitizer or by direct input of coordinate information using the principles of cartography including coordinate systems, longitude, latitude, elevation, topography and map scales
  • Performing related work as may be required.

Job specification: requirements for Appointment (academic/professional qualification/experience)

  • Bachelor’s in Geo-Information Systems (GIS) or Computer Science/IT with PGD in GIS with at least 2+ years’ experience
  • Alternatively, Higher Diploma in area of specialization with 4+ years’ experience
  • Project Management skills experience and training is an advantage.
  • Very good skills in the use of ArcGIS, QGIS and GPS machines is essential
  • Good proven ICT skills are an advantage
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

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Terms of service

Three Years Contract.

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with responsibility of the job and the experience of the individual will be negotiated with the successful candidate

Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:

  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
  • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
  • Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

How to apply:

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for any of the roles above, please submit your application including a detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates, National Identification card and testimonials from your current or previous employer, clearly indicating your current and expected remuneration, email and telephone contacts of three (3) professional referees by 10th February, 2021 at 5:00pm.
Submit your application in a sealed envelope with the respective Job Reference Number clearly marked

The Managing Director,
Gusii Water & Sanitation Company Limited.
P.O. Box 3880 -40200,




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