Information Systems Analyst Job at Ministry of Water and Environment in Uganda



Job Title: Information Systems Analyst (1 Position)

Reports to: Principal Wetland Officer – Assessment, Information and Management

Responsible for: Website Assistant

Purpose: Operationalise the National Wetlands Information System (NWIS) and ensure it is linked to relevant local, national and international geo systems. Also set up a functional website.

Key outputs:

Functional National Wetlands Information System.

Maps and reports

Functional website

2.2.1. Tasks:

Develop and maintain the National Wetlands Information System (NWIS) to run as a Geographic Information System (GIS);

Link the Wetlands Information System (WIS) to the Geographic Information System (GIS), and to selected partner institutions;

Carry out Wetlands Information System data inputs, updates and data quality control from Local Governments and within the Department;

Carry out Geographic Information System (GIS) data analysis and wetlands map processing for districts, and as requested by staff and the public;

Provide guidance on the software and hardware needs and improvements for the effective and efficient use of the Wetlands Information System as a Geographic Information System;

Technically backstop and provide support supervision to Consultants during Wetlands Mapping and demarcation;

Develop, maintain and update the Department Website;

Compile up-to date own individual, quarterly, annual work plans, activity reports and appraisal forms;

Any other assignments by the Principal Wetlands Officer – Assessment, Information and Management.

2.2.2. Qualifications

An Honors degree in Surveying/ Geomatics, Wetland or Natural Resource Management. A post graduate Diploma training in GIS and knowledge or experience in Natural resource delineation is an added advantage;

Served as a GIS Specialist or an equivalent position within or outside the government service for at least three years and must have acquired sufficient and reasonable experience to shoulder higher responsibilities;

Demonstrated ability, initiative and competence in directing,

organizing and executing work entrusted at this level.

Twenty eight (28) years of age and above.


2.2.3. Duration of Assignment:

Eighteen (18) months contract will be awarded to the successful candidate, commencing immediately on appointment. Possibility of extension, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.


2.2.4. Location and Remuneration

The Information Systems Analyst will be stationed at the Wetlands Management Department in the Ministry of Water and Environment. An attractive salary will be offered to the successful candidate.

Department of Environment Support Services (DESS)

Department of Environment Support Services (DESS)

1. Background.

Department of Environment Support Services (DESS) is one of the departments under the Directorate of Environment Affairs of the Ministry of Water and Environment.

The Department has been delegated responsibility to uphold environment management related clauses in the constitution of Uganda and implement the relevant environment policies (1994).

The department promotes the conservation of and management of Uganda’s Environmental resources’ and ensuring the sustainable utilization of such resources while ensuring clean and healthy environment for all citizens of Uganda. The department therefore wishes to employ technical officer on contract as a strategy to increase on the staffing levels of the department and improve on service delivery and the outputs for the next years.


How to Apply:
All applications must be accompanied with recent CV detailing work experience, present position, current remuneration, professional and educational qualifications and age. Applicants must also include contact details (telephone and email) of three (3) referees.

Applications should be physically delivered to the address below not later than 5.00 pm Friday 1st February, 2013.

The Permanent Secretary,

Ministry of Water and Environment,

Old PortBell Road, Luzira.

Attn: Head Human Resource Management.



Deadline: 1st Feb 2013

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