Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Tetra Tech ARD is seeking a Land Administration and Spatial Database Administrator for the USAID-funded Tenure and Global Climate Change (TGCC) project.  The TGCC project is piloting household and community resource land certification in customary areas through local implementing partners in two districts of Eastern Province; supporting additional implementers with technical assistance on land documentation processes and data management; and liaising with government on best practices that may be integrated into upcoming efforts to scale up land documentation processes.  While activities will be undertaken in different parts of Zambia, this position will be located in the main office in Lusaka, starting in April 2016.
The Land Administration and Spatial Database Administrator will be responsible for:
  • overseeing the quality of all data collected by TGCC partners,
  • maintenance of TGCC spatial and non-spatial datasets,
  • managing data associated with uploading, downloading and transferring data from mobile data collection devices;
  • processing data and developing digital and printing mapsheets.
  • troubleshooting data quality concerns and any data management challenges that partners may be having in the field,
  • developing and adhering to data standards,
  • digitizing land parcels and managing others who are digitizing,
  • training of partners and mentoring of partner GIS teams,
  • developing and testing new data collection tools,
  • developing front-end interfaces for users of the data collection system and data use system,
  • managing the use of TGCC mobile data collection open-source software,
  • managing the equipment associated with TGCC mobile data collection, including tablets, GPS, solar charging units,
  • keeping training manuals up-to-date
  • managing the relationships with TGCC mobile data
  • integrating guidance related to new legislation or government priorities into the TGCC methodological approach.
  • Knowledge of customary and state land issues in Zambia.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Experience working with the following software and programming languages: QGIS/ArcGIS, OpenOffice Database, SQL, Open Data Kit, DHIS2, Ubuntu, Python, Java.
  • Experience managing large datasets is necessary
  • Experience designing data collection forms for open source tools, like ODK, is preferred.
  • Experience with field work and or training is preferred.
  • Knowledge of control center-earthLink or electric distribution operations system.
  • University degree in natural resource management, economics, social sciences, law or other disciplines related to land management and administration. Work experience, courses and or certificates in GIS are essential.
To apply, please submit your letter of application and detailed resume in English to no later than 15 February 2016.  Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line of the e-mail.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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