September 25, 2022

Job Vacancies at the African Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Science and Technology (AFRIGIST)

The African Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Science and Technology (AFRIGIST), formerly known as Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS) is an Inter-Governmental Organisation established under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) at Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 1972 for capacity building in Geospatial information Science and Technology, and related fields (www.afrigist.org).

The need for a Regional Cartographic Centre was first mooted at the 1st United Nations (UN) Cartographic Conference held in 1963 in Nairobi, Kenya.  Consequently, the 8th Session of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Conference of Ministers held in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1964 passed the Resolution 164 (VIII) calling for the creation of Regional Centres for Training in Photogrammetry, Photo-Interpretation and Airborne Geophysical Surveys.

We hereby invite applications from experienced, resourceful, trustworthy, result-oriented, computer literate and suitably qualified candidates for the positions below:

 

Job Title: Lecturer II

Location: Ile-Ife, Osun
Department: Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
Unit: Remote Sensing – RP2 (Anglophone and Francophone)

Requirements
Candidates applying for this position are expected to:

  • Possess a PhD in Remote Sensing, with proficiency in RADAR and LIDAR
  • Demonstrate expertise and research skills applying Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software (ArcGIS, ILWIS, QGIS, ERDAS IMAGINE, IMAGINE Photogrammetry, ENVI, REMOTE VIEW PRO, etc.).

 

 

Job Title: Lecturer II

Location: Ile-Ife, Osun
Department: Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
Unit: Surveying and Geoinformatics – RP2 (Anglophone and Francophone)

Requirements
Candidates applying for this position are expected to:

  • Possess a PhD in Surveying and Geoinformatics, with proficiency in Spatial Geodesy
  • Demonstrate expertise and research skills applying Surveying, Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software (Bernese GNSS, ArcGIS, ILWIS, QGIS, ERDAS IMAGINE, ENVI, REMOTE VIEW PRO, AutoCAD, etc.).

 

 

Job Title: Lecturer II

Location: Ile-Ife, Osun
Department: Geographic Information Science
Unit: Geographic Information Science – RP2 (Anglophone and Francophone)

Requirements
Candidates applying for this position are expected to:

  • Possess c
  • Be proficient in Computer Programming (Python, R or Java), Geostatistics and in Machine learning (ML)
  • Demonstrate expertise and research skills applying Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software (ArcGIS, QGIS, ILWIS, ERDAS IMAGINE, ENVI, REMOTE VIEW PRO, Google Earth Engine, etc.).

 

Job Title: Lecturer II

Location: Ile-Ife, Osun
Department: Cartography
Unit: Cartography – RP2 (Anglophone and Francophone)

Requirements
Candidates applying for this position are expected to:

  • Possess a Ph.D in Cartography or related disciplines, with proficiency in Digital mapping, Web Mapping and Internet GIS
  • Be proficient in Computer Programming (Python, R or Java), Geostatistics, and in Machine learning (ML)
  • Demonstrate expertise and research skills applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Cartography software (ArcGIS, QGIS, MAP PUBLISHER, MAPINFO, Adobe Illustrator, AutoCAD, etc.).
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Job Title: Lecturer II

Location: Ile-Ife, Osun
Department: Cartography
Unit: Land Administration – RP 2 (Anglophone and Francophone)

Requirements
Candidates applying for this position are expected to:

  • Possess a PhD in any Geospatial Science applied to Land Administration with proficiency in GeoICT, Geostatistics
  • Be proficient in Computer Programming (Python, R or Java), Geostatistics, and in Machine learning (ML)
  • Demonstrate expertise and research skills applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Cartography software (ArcGIS, QGIS, MAP PUBLISHER, MapINFO, GEOMEDIA, etc) and Land Management and Land Information System software (STDM, SOLA).

 

Job Title: Systems Administrator

Location: Ile-Ife, Osun
Department: Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Unit: Information & Communication Technology – RP2 (Anglophone or Francophone)

Requirements
Candidates applying for this position are expected to:

  • Possess a PhD or MSc in Computer Science with specialization in Network / Servers Administration;
  • Possess a Mikrotik Certification and Cisco or MCSE
  • Have at least Five (5) years cognate experience

 

Job Title: Assistant Systems Administrator

Location: Ile-Ife, Osun
Department: Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Unit: Information & Communication Technology – RP1 (Anglophone or Francophone)

Requirements
Candidates applying for this position are expected to:

  • Possess a B.Sc. in Computer Science with specialization in Programming and Web Development
  • Have at least five (05) years cognate experience

 

 

Job Title: Executive Director

Location: Ile-Ife, Osun

Duties

  • Responsible for administration, management and direction of the Institute as its Chief Executive.
  • Secretary of Governing Council.
  • Chairman of Academic Board.
  • Chairman, Staff meetings.
  • Chairman, Consultancy Management Board.
  • Adviser to Editorial Board.
  • Chairman, Appointments and Promotions Committee (for General Service Staff) and Member, Appointments and Promotions Committee (for Professional Staff).
  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee.
  • To submit proposal programme budget to Governing Council for approval.
  • To submit a report of activities of the Institute vis-à-vis execution of approved programmes at every meeting of Council.
  • Liaise between the Institute and external bodies.
  • Give lectures in areas of specialization.
  • Supervise students theses and projects.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for the post of Executive Directors are:

  • Possess a PhD Degree in the fields of Geospatial Information Science and Technology (Photogramme. Remote Sensing, Cartography & Geographic Information Science) or related discipline (Geodesy, Surveying/Surveying and Geoinformatics, Geography, Geology, Urban & Regional Planning, or Computer Science with strong competence in applications of geospatial information science and technology),
  • A minimum of 12 years post qualification experience not less than 5 years of which should be in a tertiary institutional administrative capacity.
  • Be between 45 and 55 years of age.
  • Demonstrate astute managerial ability to maintain the peace and academic stability for which the Institute is reputed.
  • Be a scholar of outstanding national and international repute, with proficiency in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and considerable experience at the top levels of administration.
  • Be an academic, with track record of teaching, research, supervision of students and community service.
  • Be a person of entrepreneurial and innovation pre-disposition, with proven track record appropriate to the vision and mission of a first-class regional Institute.
  • Be a person endeared with strong character and ability to give courageous and effective leadership.
  • Be a person capable of inspiring the advancement of capacity building in Africa and reaching out to all persons without discrimination in any form.
  • Be of a sound health, pleasant disposition, unassailable integrity and strong moral character for inspiring and maintaining moral discipline among staff and students.
  • Be able to initiate and sustain partnership with national and international organisations.
  • Be able to continue with vigour and innovation the academisation process of the Institute.
  • Be conversant with UNECA system and be able to ensure international standards within the Institute.
  • Empower others to translate vision into results and be proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support.
  • Anticipate and resolve conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions, Provide leadership and take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives.
  • Provide an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion.
  • Manage in a deliberate and predictable way.
  • Operate with transparency, has no hidden agenda.
  • Place confidence in colleagues, staff members, Treat sensitive or confidential information appropriately.
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Basic Salary
D2 $43,873 – $46,320.

Conditions and Benefits:

  • The Executive Director is appointed on a “fixed term” for a definite period as stipulated in the rules and regulations and letter of appointment. He/She is entitled to a first term of four (4) years and renewable for second and third terms of two years each upon satisfactory performance.
  • The benefits include among others, severance allowance of annual salary, vehicle and furniture, transportation, meal subsidy, utility, housing, entertainment, spouse, children and educational grant and allowances.
  • Salaries are quoted in US dollars (S) but paid in appropriate national currencies of staff. The Executive Director should be a national from AFRIGIST member states, but preferably Nigerian.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications comprising a Cover Letter, Academic Certificates and the Curriculum Vitae. The Curriculum Vitae should indicate the following:

  • Name in Full
  • Place and Date of Birth
  • Marital Status
  • Home Address
  • Present Contact Address, including E-mail Address
  • Office Address
  • Number and Ages of Children (if any)
  • Secondary and Post-Secondary Education, including Dates and Names of Institutions Attended
  • Qualifications with Dates
  • Work Experience with Dates
  • Current salary
  • Publications
  • Names and Addresses of Three (3) Referees.

All applications with supporting documents should be forwarded online to: vacancy@afrigist.org using the job position title, for example “Application for Lecturer II, Remote Sensing – RP2 (Anglophone and Francophone)” as the subject of the mail.
And
Physically to:
The Executive Director,
African Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Science and Technology (AFRIGIST),
Off Road 1, Obafemi Awolowo University Campus,
PMB 5545, Ile-Ife,
Osun State, Nigeria.

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Note

  • In addition to stating the names and addresses of the three (3) referees, applicants should request their referees to forward confidential reports on them directly to the Executive Director. One of the referees must be the applicant’s boss at the present or last place of work.
  • The cover letter should set out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position.
  • Applications from nationals of AFRIGIST member states will be given priority.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  11th September, 2022.

 

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