Kenya Roads Board Deputy Director, Geoinformatics Job

Job Specification

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring design and development of appropriate database structure to help organize the existing data into logical and rational hierarchy that protects spatial data.
  • Ensuring planning and organizing data collection, compilation and analysis on roads, bridges and other roads structures using GPS tools
  • Ensuring production of accurate maps and other representations of data for use by KRB staff and public. Maintain and update maps and spatial data using the various GIS software and related devices.
  • Undertake desk-based data capture (digitizing) to convert paper maps and analogue data sources to GIS datasets.
  • Ensuring designing and building standardized plans and layout for the maps that support KRB staff and stakeholders as per KRB standards.
  • Coordinating maintenance of the GIS devices including the software, hardware, printers, and all the other required GIS devices.
  • Oversee interpretation and communication of GIS products to end users
  • Ensuring recording and documentation details of map updates, additions and/or deletions.
  • Create and document procedures and metadata definitions.

Person specifications

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • A minimum twelve (12) years in relevant work and at least four (4) years in a management role in comparable position in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geo-information Systems or Surveying and Photogrammetry or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Master’s Degree in Geo-information Systems or Surveying and Photogrammetry or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Registered as a Full Member in Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK), (Land Surveyors or GIS Chapter) with a post registration experience of five (5) years.
  • Have a strong command in Esri’s ArcGIS products e.g., ArcPad, ArcMap, GIS server and portal, collector for GIS, workforce, and Survey 123.
  • Have strong Geo-ICT skills in web mapping, geodatabases (Postgres/PostGIS, SQL, Oracle and ArcSDE) and GIS programming in Javascript, HTML, CSS, and Silverlight etc.
  • Management course lasting not less four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Proficiency in Computer applications.
  • Demonstrated competence in work performance.
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key competencies and skills

  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Strategic and innovative thinking
  • Negotiation skills
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Initiative and problem solving
  • Team Player

How To Apply

Applications shall be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials, or other supporting documents. The application should also indicate the names and contact of three referees.

Scanned copies of these documents must be included in the online applications.

All applications should be clearly marked “Application for the Position of Deputy Director, Urban & Park Roads KRB Grade 3 or Geoinformatics, Grade KRB 3 respectively” and submitted not later than 5.00pm on 20th February, 2024 in any of the following ways:

Hand delivered application in sealed envelope addressed to:

The Director Corporate Services
Kenya Roads Board
to be dropped at the reception of
Kenya Roads Board Offices, 6th Floor, Kenya Re Towers,
off Ragati Road in Upper Hill, NAIROBI

Online applications should be through the Recruitment Portal –
Note: The candidates who will be successful shall be required to present the following clearance certificates:

  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)
  • Credit Reference Bureau.

Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.