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26 Mar 2019

Internship Geographic Information System Internships

African Wildlife Foundation – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Job Description

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is one of the leading international conservation organizations focused solely on the African continent. AWF works to ensure that the wildlife and wild lands thrive in modern Africa. The organization is seeking high-performing individuals to fill the position of Geographic Information System (GIS) Intern based at the AWF Spatial Analysis Laboratory.

The GIS Intern will primarily provide support in several areas including data acquisition and editing, and will also participate in field work activities. S/he will focus on generating and integrating spatial data to abet characterization of conservation targets and threats and documentation of AWF’s conservation impact.

Responsibilities

  • Digitize features (roads, streams, infrastructure, and settlements) from satellite imagery via Google Earth and ArcGIS software.
  • Participate in site-level resource mapping programs.
  • Compile, maintain, and analyze spatial data from various sources.
  • Field spatial data capture using Global Positioning System (GPS) or Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART)/CyberTracker in AWF landscapes.
  • Migrate micro files into GIS database.
  • Perform any other duties involving application of GIS and remote sensing in support of AWF.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Geomatic Engineering, Environmental science or Natural Resource Management.
  • Exposure to subjects relating to Geographical Information Systems and remote sensing, conservation, and natural resources management.
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS 10.4x and GPS-based data capture skills, SMART/CyberTracker, Google Earth KML/KMZ is essential.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to view full Job Description and apply through http://www.awf.org/about/careers/. Please send a cover letter, your detailed CV  as a single PDF document indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees with the Job Title in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Categories: Information Technology. Job Types: Internship.

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