University of Zambia (UNZA)
University of Zambia (UNZA)
Posted Job
over 2 years ago

Chief Cartographer, Department of Geography And Environmental Studies (1X)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the following positions at the University of Zambia:


• To provide technical support to the department in carrying out cartographic and other academic activities.


• Prepares, coordinates and participates in the preparation or review of work plans, policies, work/laboratory manuals, laboratory report books, procedures and related documentation;

• Responsible for administrative work such as ordering of cartographic materials, equipment and other requisites for the department;

• Offers technical advice as may be required by academic staff for their research and teaching work;

• Supervises all cartographic staff in the department;

• Demonstrates techniques and procedures to students during cartographic laboratory sessions;

• Prepares cartographic laboratories in digital mapping;

• Ensures maintenance of all infrastructure, equipment and instruments in the department and coordinates Geography field course;

• Participates in the preparation of Departmental budget;

• Maintains an updated inventory of all laboratory equipment and requisites, records on stock and other reports on laboratory operations;

• Ensures adherence to safety standards and provides First Aid to accident victims;

• Participates in the preparation of quarterly and annual operational performance reports.


• Grade 12 Certificate or its equivalent;

• Bachelor’s degree in Cartography, Geography, Natural Resources Management, Geomatics or any related field;

• Higher National diploma or Diploma in Cartography/Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems would be an added advantage;

• At least three (3) years’ experience in cartographic environment; and

• Knowledge of GIS, Remote Sensing and Cartographic Software would be an added advantage.

How to Apply

Applications to be sent to:

The Registrar.

University of Zambia,

PO Box 32379,


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Established in 1966, the University of Zambia is the oldest and biggest university in Zambia. The institution's main campus, located in Lusaka, offers programmes in the schools of Agricultural Science, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Medicine, Mines, Natural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine. The motto, service and excellence has steered the development of the university since its inception. A provider of world class services in higher education and knowledge generation.

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