Project Data Officer

at DGB Group
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted February 12, 2024
Category IT / Information Technology
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


DGB is a purpose-driven project developer specializing in nature-based solutions, managing high-quality projects that emphasize ecosystem restoration, conservation, and biodiversity enrichment.
Through our projects, products and services, we aid companies in understanding and committing to environmental improvement, assessing their environmental footprint, developing strategies for environmental solutions, and communicating their progress on sustainability transparently.
In this role your primary duty is to oversee the collection, verification, and management of project field data ensuring its accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established protocols. This position involves a blend of field coordination, data management, and GIS expertise to support the operational and strategic goals of our projects.
The results of your work are: High-quality project data maintained in databases, adhering strictly to standards, methodologies, and procedures. Accurate and timely delivery of project data, contributing to the project’s success.

Key Responsibilities:
• Data Management & Quality Control: Ensure meticulous handling of field data - from receipt and compilation in relevant databases to quality verification against standards for accuracy, completeness, and adherence.
• GIS Expertise: Utilize GPS data to craft KML polygons for GIS processing, displaying proficiency with Google Earth or similar systems.
• Field Coordination: Actively participate with field teams in training sessions and stakeholder meetings, documenting essential information and fostering communication to complete necessary administration for project units.
• Capacity Building: Enhance field teams' operational capabilities through targeted training and support, ensuring the organization's objectives are met efficiently.
• Senior Management Support: Provide comprehensive in-country data support, facilitating informed decision-making and operational excellence.

• 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 data volumes 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.
• Educational Background: A bachelor’s degree in Geography, Environmental Science, Data Management, or a related field is preferred.

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