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We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated GIS Analyst to join our team. As a GIS Analyst, you will play a crucial role in managing, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data to support various projects and initiatives. You will utilize your expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related tools to provide valuable insights and contribute to data-driven decision-making processes.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

About the company

Earthtree is a Kenyan company that develops agroforestry projects  – rapidly scaling up climate action with real and measurable social and environmental benefits. In Kenya, Earthtree grows new forests in a highly data driven manner, supporting regenerative horticulture and agriculture projects that can restore ecosystems that bring back biodiversity and support farmers with new sources of revenue. We support communities to help their land regeneration goals and engage with farmers, and landholders to help them achieve their land productivity goals.


Who and what are we looking for?

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated GIS Analyst to join our team. As a GIS Analyst, you will play a crucial role in managing, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data to support various projects and initiatives. You will utilize your expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related tools to provide valuable insights and contribute to data-driven decision-making processes.


Main tasks & responsibilities:

Data Collection and Management:

  • Acquire and compile geospatial data from various sources, including satellite imagery, aerial photographs, field surveys, and public databases.
  • Organize and maintain spatial databases to ensure data integrity and accessibility.
  • Conduct quality checks on collected data and update databases as needed.


Spatial Analysis:

  • Perform spatial analysis techniques, such as overlay analysis, LULC mapping, proximity analysis, and network analysis, to derive meaningful insights from geographic data.
  • Apply statistical methods to analyze spatial patterns and relationships.
  • Identify trends, patterns, and anomalies through geospatial analysis and present findings in a clear and concise manner.


GIS Mapping and Visualization:

  • Create maps and visualizations using GIS software, such as ArcGIS, QGIS, or other industry-standard tools.
  • Develop thematic maps, interactive web maps, and other cartographic products to communicate spatial information effectively.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand their mapping needs and provide tailored solutions.


Geodatabase Design and Maintenance:

  • Design and implement geodatabases, ensuring appropriate data modeling, schema design, and documentation.
  • Manage geodatabase updates, versioning, and archiving.
  • Implement data standards and best practices to ensure consistency and data integrity.


Project Support and Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate GIS data and analysis into larger projects and initiatives.
  • Assist in project planning, scoping, and execution, ensuring GIS requirements are met.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand their mapping needs and provide tailored solutions.
  • Provide technical support and training to team members on GIS-related tools and techniques.
  • Planning and executing site visits for data collection.
  • Data collection and storage in central documents such as Google Documents.
  • Onboard yourself into Earthtree Workplace, JIRA, Confluence and Earthbanc MRV
  • App - and check the posts each day and reply conscientiously with Earthtree colleagues to ensure you keep moving priorities and project deliverables forward.


Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience as a GIS Analyst/consultant.
  • Bachelor's degree in Geography, GIS, Geomatics, Environmental Science, Forestry, Agriculture, Horticulture, or a related field. A master's degree is a plus.
  • Strong proficiency in GIS software, such as ArcGIS, QGIS, or similar tools, with a focus on applications in forestry, agriculture, or horticulture.
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI, Excel or similar platforms.
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis techniques and predictive modeling.
  • Knowledge of data cleansing, transformation, and preparation techniques specific to forestry, agriculture, or horticulture data.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate complex data findings to both technical and non-technical stakeholders in the context of forestry, agriculture, or horticulture domains.
  • In-depth knowledge of forestry, agriculture, or horticulture practices, including land management, crop management, forest inventory, or tree species identification.
  • Proficiency in geospatial analysis techniques and spatial statistics specifically related to forestry, agriculture, or horticulture.
  • Experience in working with geospatial databases and data management, with a focus on forestry, agriculture, or horticulture data.
  • Familiarity with remote sensing data, satellite imagery, and image processing techniques relevant to forestry, agriculture, or horticulture.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages, such as Python or R, for automation and analysis.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to present complex geospatial information.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment with stakeholders from forestry, agriculture, or horticulture domains.
  • Experience with web mapping technologies and spatial data visualization, specifically in the context of forestry, agriculture, or horticulture, is desirable.
  • Knowledge of industry-specific domains such as forest management, precision agriculture, agroforestry, or horticulture is a plus.


Working at Earthtree

● This role is full-time with flexible hours.

● Join a fast growing business with a great opportunity to quickly grow your career. 

● Join the office in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya and help us positively impact climate, biodiversity and communities in Kenya and globally. 

● We support some remote work but are moving to about half time in offices to encourage in-person collaboration and teamwork.

● We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability. We ensure every applicant gets an equal chance of success.


Other benefits

● Learning and development: We are on a constant learning journey and you will receive an annual learning and development budget to help you with this.

● Paid time off

● Hybrid work policy.

● Relocation package available from anywhere globally.


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