Assistant Hydrologist Job. RCMRD

Thematic Lead -Water & Hydro-climatic Disasters Reporting to the Science & Data Lead, the Thematic Lead -Water & Hydro-climatic Disasters, will be required to provide technical leadership and coordination in all SERVIR-Eastern and Southern Africa (E&SA) work relating to water and water-climatic related disasters.

Reporting to the Thematic Lead, Water and Hydro-climatic Disasters.


  • Collation and preparation of the geospatial data for running the Ensemble Framework for Flash Flood Forecasting (EF5) system and the Multi-Model-Streamflow Forecast (MMSF) system
  • Collation and bias correction of the satellite precipitation data for use in the various hydrological model.
  • Preparation of geospatial data in GIS environment for setting-up all the hydrological models including VIC and CREST
  • Hydrological modelling capabilities (calibration and validation of the EF5 Framework)
  • Training on the integration of EF5 framework and other hydrological models (planning, preparations of sample data, training)
  • Working with meteorological organizations to set up their calibration and validation systems using their own observed data.
  • Any other activity that may be assigned by the Thematic Lead


  • BSc Degree in hydrology, hydrogeology, water resources management.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in hydrology or water resources management with the use of GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Have working knowledge in hydrology/water resources management with a strong understanding of the linkages between GIS, hydrological modeling, hydrological cycle processes, the physics of hydrological models and Earth Observation data use.
  • Have good understanding of the capabilities of different hydrological modeling tools in existence.
  • Have ability to upscale the use of some of the hydrological tools to other RCMRD member states, beyond the SERVIR scope of work
  • Possess planning skills for seamless delivery of the hydrological tools and information to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Be able to train stakeholders on the use of the tools and products and help them customize the tools to their areas of interest.
  • Have the ability to understand major environment and climate related issues facing the Eastern and Southern Africa region.
  • Have the capacity to interpret ideas and suggest appropriate geo-spatial tools and/or techniques for solving problems.

How to Apply

Qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications, along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as copies of relevant certificates and testimonials to:

Director General,

Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development,

P.O Box 632, 00618, Roysambu, Kasarani,

Nairobi – Kenya.


Via email to so as to be received not later than 12th May, 2019.

RCMRD is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from suitably qualified female candidates and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged.

Please note that the Centre DOES NOT charge any fees during the recruitment process.

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