Technician/Senior Technician/Instructor (1 Post)

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants must have:

  • At least a National Diploma or a National Certificate in Cartography;
  • A minimum of five (5) Ordinary Level subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Science;
  • At least two (2) years post qualification experience with traceable references;
  • A Higher National diploma in Cartography would be an added advantage;
  • The incumbent must be innovative and be able to use either QGIS, Arc map or MapInfo GIS software.

Duties And Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Conduct GIS and Remote Sensing tutorials/practicals;
  • Carry out GIS – Spatial analysis and modelling using any of the following: ArcGIS 10x, SatScan, Maxent, GWRx, GeoDa, QGIS and R;
  • Access and analyse Earth Observation data through, Google engine, Geonetcast & ILWIS, etc; 
  • Carry out Earth Observation/Remote sensing data processing;
  • Ensure the functionality and safety of the LCD projectors and other equipment;
  • Control the materials kept in stock;
  • Ensure machines and materials are ready for use;
  • Maintain and repair machines and equipment;
  • Support academics carrying out research projects;
  • Assist students with research projects (use of Turnitin Euphorous software, etc)
  • Demonstrate methods and experiments to students;
  • Facilitate students’ field trips in liaison with Departmental Chairperson;
  • Prepare equipment/materials/chemicals for practicals;
  • Assist Lecturers in pre-runs of practicals and setting up of student practicals;
  • Prepare student tours, including carrying out reconnaissance trips for areas to be visited and prepare materials especially maps for students and Lecturers;
  • Ensure laboratory equipment is repaired and serviced as and when necessary;
  • Create inventory for equipment, materials and chemicals for the Department;
  • Procure laboratory equipment, materials and chemicals;
  • Organise transport for both student trips and the Department’s day to day chores;
  • Set up Mirror and pocket stereoscopes and clean them after practicals;
  • Look after camping equipment;
  • Issue survey equipment when required for practicals;
  • Stock take departmental lab equipment;        
  • Take weather instrument recordings;
  • Record observations and climate data;
  • Compile return forms;
  • Assist students with meteorological practicals.

“Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Police clearance is mandatory for successful candidates.”

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Interested and qualified persons should send one set of their application merged in continuous pdf format to recruitment@buse.ac.zw consisting of the application letter, certified copies of educational certificates, transcripts, National ID, Birth Certificate and a Curriculum Vitae giving full personal details including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, previous employment and experience, telephone number, present salary, date of availability, names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least three referees.

Applications should clearly indicate the “Post” which is being applied for in the subject line and addressed to:

The Assistant Registrar- Human Resources
Bindura University of Science Education
P Bag 1020
BINDURA

Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to. The closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday, 10 October 2022.

For more information phone (66210) 7531-2, 7622, 7623,0772154882-9.

“Promoting Science for Human Development”