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Nairobi, Kenya

GEORGE OUMA OTIENO                                                                                                                                                   P.O BOX 32443-00600 NAIROBI, KENYA                                                                                                                     EMAIL: g.jojin@gmail.com                                                                                                                                                 CELL PHONE: +254725251908/+254771554988                                                                                                       DATE OF BIRTH: 17/11/1988

Objective  

To find an opportunity in a company dealing with challenging activities that will enable me acquire, develop and apply skills required for a successful career.

Personal Profile

A team player with good communication, leadership and social skills and work experience in Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Education and Computer applications.

Work Experience

21st March 2016- Todate: Part Time GIS and remote sensing training facilitator with Indepth Research Services and Freelance Online Technical and Academic writer.

7th April 2015- 15th June 2016: Consultant (GIS Area Coordinator) with Indra Limited.

Duties and Responsibilities

Creation of activities for field data collection in the database and loading to the GPS, monitoring and updating the database, monitoring field data collection on a daily basis, conducting data quality check, reporting on the progress of field data collection, training newly recruited data gatherers on the data gathering process and offering technical support to data gatherers.

Projects

Ø  Kenya Power data campaign project, 2015/2016.

5th March 2012 – 26th December 2013: GIS Technician at Geomaps Africa.

Duties and Responsibilities                                                                                                                                                Data capture through onscreen digitizing using ArcGIS, data collection using GPS, data management and analysis, data quality check and data editing, cadastral mapping, map printing, data entry using Microsoft Excel, sales and marketing services.

Projects

Ø  Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) mapping of customer meter in 2012.

Ø  Kenya Pipeline Corporation (KPC) cadastral mapping in 2012.

Ø  Nairobi Metropolitan mapping project in 2012.

Ø  Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) household mapping project in 2013.

1st August 2011 – 26th February 2012: GIS and Remote Sensing Intern at Oakar Services Limited.

Duties and Responsibilities                                                                                                                                                 GIS data collection using GPS and questionnaires and creation of digital data through onscreen digitization using ArcGIS, Sales and marketing and after sales services.

Projects

Ø  Mavoko area utilities mapping project in 2011 in association with Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA).

10th May 2010 – 27th August 2010: GIS and Remote Sensing Intern at Kenya Sugar Research Foundation (KESREF).

Duties and Responsibilities                                                                                                                                       Creation of GIS data through onscreen digitization using ArcGIS and collection of new GIS data using GPS.

Projects

Ø  Training of staff on GIS in 2010 in association with Oakar Services Limited.

Ø  A project to obtain NDVI to be used for yield prediction and mapping in 2010.

Education

2007 – 2011: Bachelor of Arts in Geography with a minor in Economics, Moi University, First class honors.                                                                                                                                                                             2003 – 2005: Nyamninia Secondary School, Mean grade B+, awarded for outstanding discipline in school. 2002 – 2003: Ulumbi Secondary School, a member of the school scouts club.

Other achievements

Ø  Certificates in ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine, MapInfo, Data collection using GPS, Mobile Mapper, QGIS and Google Map Maker.

Ø  Served as the Chief Editor of Geography Students Association of Moi University (GEOSAMU) from 2009 to 2011 and edited and published several articles in the Association’s weekly newspaper; Geojournal, both by myself and by other members. Also formulated a curriculum and participated in training of the association members on GIS and Remote Sensing applications on a weekly basis.

Ø  Carried out an academic research project to find the best locations for a primary school in Yala area Siaya County.

Ø  Worked as an Untrained Geography and History teacher at BA Ohanga Secondary School in Kenya between March 2006 and July 2007 and between April 2011 and August 2011.

Ø  A freelance online writer between March 2014 and April 2015 tasked with writing articles for international and local based journals, magazines and newspapers as well as academic research papers based on technology, engineering and science.

Skills

Ø  Languages: English- fluency in both written and spoken, (KCSE B+). Kiswahili- fluency in both written and spoken, (KCSE B).

Ø  Computer: Windows, Ms Project/Smartsheet, Ms Excel, Ms Access, Ms Word, Ms PowerPoint, Ms publisher, Adobe reader, Internet, E-mail.

Ø   Research: Data collection, editing, presentation, analysis and dissemination, SPSS, STATA.

Ø  GIS: Data capture, editing, storage, analysis, presentation and dissemination. Competency in ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine, Idrisi, ENVI, MapInfo, ILWIS, QGIS, Google Earth, Data collection using GPS (Trimble, Mobile Mapper, Garmin etrex), Geodatabase management (PostgreSQL, SQL Server).

Personal Interests

Entrepreneurship                                                       Community Service

Environmental Management                                     Soccer

 

REFEREES

MR. TOM ESIPILA, LECTURER,                                                                                                                                     MOI UNIVERSITY,                                                                                                                                                       MOBILE: +254726370423.                                                                                                                 esipila.ta@gmail.com                                                                                                                                                           P.O BOX 3900-30100, ELDORET, KENYA

MRS. BETTY MULIANGA, GIS OFFICER,                                                                                                               KENYA SUGAR RESEARCH FOUNDATION,                                                                                                               P.O BOX 44-40100, KISUMU, KENYA                                                                                                   bmulianga@gmail.com                                                                                                                                               MOBILE: +254720737275.

MRS. DOLFINA A. ODHIAMBO,                                                                                                                         HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER,                                                                                                                    INDRA LIMITED,                                                                                                                                                           MOBILE: +254723146978.                                                                                                 dodhiambo@indracompany.com                                                                                                                                       P.O.BOX 32443-00600, NAIROBI, KENYA

Education

2007/2011

BA (Geography) at Moi University

Majored in Geography and minored in Economics. Also studied project management, GIS and remote sensing and sociology.

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