RCMRD is Recruiting Interns to Support its Geospatial Developmental Goals


The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) under the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) and Africa programme is recruiting Interns to support its objective to develop geospatial applications and services using Earth Observation (EO) data and products. The programme addresses African needs in water, natural resources, marine and coastal areas, and global needs to secure the environment, mitigate climate change and foster civil security. 

Furthermore, the GMES and Africa programme, co-financed by the European Commission and African Union, was established to advance the African Space Policy and Strategy framework and promote the continent’s space science and technology programme to ensure socio-economic development.

Key Responsibilities
  • Collection and analysis of geospatial data from openly available resources;
  • Focus on the use of Earth Observation for extraction of information, e.g. spectral indices,
  • land use, land cover classification;
  • Automate processes to streamline data acquisition, processing, analysis and dissemination;
  • Support thematic experts in automating processing chains and routine workflows;
  • Support mapping production in Land Degradation and Wetlands monitoring;
  • Assist in preparing and reporting on the various activities carried out by the project; and
  • Undertake any other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisors.
  • Bachelor’s degree in GeoInformation/GIS/Remote Sensing or any other related field with relevant academic experience.
Required Skills
  • Proven competence in using open-source GIS/RS software;
  • Programming and automation of spatial processes using GIS programming, e.g. python;
  • Good cartographic skills and design;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Strong communication skills; and
  • Eagerness to learn new skills;
How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email with the subject line ‘‘Application for RS/GIS-Intern – GMES & Africa”. In addition, applicants must Include a CV and write a short motivation letter detailing why they would like to work under this programme and highlighting the skills they will bring on board.


Applications must be submitted before the close of business on 20 March 2023

How to Submit

Interested individuals should send in their applications here. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

In addition, applicants from Kenya and neighbouring countries, including Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda, are encouraged. However, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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