Job Listing: Project Data Officer

Organisation: DGB

Duty Station: Hoima, Uganda

About Us: DGB is a purpose-driven project developer specializing in nature-based solutions, managing high-quality projects that emphasize ecosystem restoration, conservation, and biodiversity enrichment.

Job Summary: As the Project Data Officer, your primary responsibility is to oversee the collection, verification, and management of project field data, ensuring its accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established protocols. This role requires a combination of field coordination, data management, and GIS expertise to support the operational and strategic goals of our projects. The successful execution of your duties will result in high-quality project data maintained in databases, adhering strictly to standards, methodologies, and procedures, contributing to the overall success of the project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Data Management & Quality Control: Meticulously handle field data from receipt to compilation in relevant databases, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and adherence to standards.
  2. GIS Expertise: Utilize GPS data to create KML polygons for GIS processing, demonstrating proficiency with Google Earth or similar systems.
  3. Field Coordination: Actively participate in training sessions and stakeholder meetings with field teams, documenting essential information and fostering communication to complete necessary administration for project units.
  4. Capacity Building: Enhance field teams’ operational capabilities through targeted training and support to ensure efficient achievement of organizational objectives.
  5. Senior Management Support: Provide comprehensive in-country data support, facilitating informed decision-making and operational excellence.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • Educational Background: Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Environmental Science, Data Management, or a related field preferred.
  • Technical Proficiency: Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Google Sheets/Docs. Expertise in working with GPS coordinates and familiarity with GIS software for .kml polygon creation.
  • Data Management: Demonstrated ability to manage large volumes of data with a keen eye for quality control and process optimization.
  • Communication: Fluency in English and at least one local language, with exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Mobility: Willingness to travel to field locations within the country as required.

How to Apply: All interested candidates who meet the above specifications should apply through the following link:

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