GIS Data Sourcing Specialist - Nairobi, Kenya - Latitude Resource, Kenya

  • Kenya
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: General, Technology
  • Posted by Latitude Resource on Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • Reference: LRG19014
  • Apply before Monday, May 13, 2019 - 54 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Latitude Resource

An international Geospatial data, software and services provider is seeking to employ a GIS Data Sourcing Specialist to join their team on a consultant contract basis and to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

This position will be the go-to person for Kenya and surrounds and will require expertise in local language, geographical know-how, mapping regulations and good Industry connect.

This position will primarily be responsible for supporting, partner development, community engagement, business development, local market Intelligence, traffic expert and high-level partner data quality assurance.


  • Finding sources – The client is actively looking for data to ingest, compare and integrate into their geospatial and mapping solutions.
  • Innovative business solutions and collaboration with local market & community - Network in the region with governments, private sector, local partners and NGO’s to facilitate our information needs.
  • Be an extension of the client on the ground - The RSS will be responsible for being an antenna for the client in the region with regards to all matters including data, solutions, clients, competition, economy, etc.
  • Quality and market – Ensure the regional data and product quality is up to standard, both with regards to reality on the ground, as well as what the market and our competition is offering.
  • The GIS side – Perform GIS orientated queries, manipulation and source handling and therefore solid GIS skills are essential.
  • Coordination - Coordinate large projects in the region with freelancers, partners and other employees in Africa to facilitate and deliver projects.

Experience & Requirements

  • Degree in GIS or Business with related geo-spatial experience
  • Mapping/cartography experience in Africa
  • Sourcing experience of mapping content in Africa
  • Interaction with government and private business entities related to data sphere
  • Professional experience in data sourcing (finding, creating and interpreting various types of data in various formats)
  • Proven coordination and project management skills
  • Advanced knowledge of GIS and Office tools
  • Solid business experience in the local geo-spatial business and governmental sphere
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills in English & the local languages. Other regional languages can be an advantage
  • Intercultural skills to understand and handle cultural differences in an efficient and professional manner
  • Self-managing with regards to deliverables, time, and own initiative
  • Own reliable vehicle (mode of transport), licence and valid passport
  • Residing near the country capital or regional hubs
  • Ready to travel frequently within African countries.
  • Experience and exposure with the following will be beneficial – Commercial aspect of business, European or other global corporate culture, procurement/purchasing and management of suppliers


  • ± $2200 (USD) per month, plus business expenses. Negotiable and dependant on experience.

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