Vacancy Announcement-Position of Mapping Officer

The University of Rwanda (UR) informs the public that it would like to recruit a qualified staff under contract on the position of "Mapping Officer" for its Center for Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (CGIS), College of Science and Technology (CST).

Duties and Responsibilities for the mapping officer at CGIS:

Preparation of various maps for staff, students and clients;

  • Be in charge of geodata management;
  • Be able to collect data by using GPS and DGPS;
  • Be involved in all mapping activities at the centre;
  • Preparation of proforma invoices for the clients;
  • Other duties assigned to him/her by CGIS director

The requirements for the above position are as follows:

  • Should be a Rwandan;
  • Should have at least a Bachelor Degree in Geography, Cartography, Biology, Agriculture, Land surveying, Geomatics or Geo-informatics;
  • Should have a strong experience in the use of modern surveying systems and various application of GIS in mapping activities;
  • Should have a working experience with GIS and Remote Sensing software like ArcView, ArcGIS, Ilwis, Adobe illustrator, Map publisher, etc.;
  • Experience within academic setting will be an advantage


An application letter accompanied by an updated CV, a copy of the bachelor's degree and other documents related to his/her experience should be submitted in hard copies to the office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance at UR Gikondo Campus no later than Friday, 12th February 2016 at 5.00 PM.

Short listed candidates will be invited to sit for a written exam and an interview. All applicants are here informed that UR Official Language of communication is English.

For more information, please visit UR website( or call on 07 86814 38

Done in Gikondo, 22nd January 2016


Welcome note

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CGIS-UR is located in Southern Province of Rwanda near the National Museum of Rwanda. 

What is GIS?

“GIS is an integrated system of computer hardware, software, and trained personnel linking topographic, demographic, utility, facility, image and other resource data that is geographically referenced.” ~ NASA

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