Chief Cartographer

May 24, 2021
Department of Geography and Earth Sciences
June 4, 2021    [ closed ]

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Chief Cartographer in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Cartography, Surveying or Geo-informatics with at least four (4) years’ experience in cartographic environment involving preparation of maps and surveying work;

  • Applicants with Bachelor’s degree in geography should have specialized training in the related field of cartography, map analysis and surveying techniques;

  • Other relevant degrees (e.g. civil engineering) shall be considered satisfactory provided the applicant demonstrates equivalent combination of experience and training to perform the described duties.

  • The applicant should be registered members of a relevant professional body e.g. surveyors’ institute of Malawi or Malawi Institute of Physical Planning.

  • Applicants should possess advanced knowledge and extensive familiarity with the use of CAD and GIS software such as AutoCAD.

  • They should possess knowledge and experience in Remote Sensing and Aerial Photography, Surveying (including of Total Station);

  • Applicants with theoretical knowledge of drone technologies and practical methodologies in making, testing and flying drones will have an added advantage

  • Working knowledge of computers, printers and plotters.

  • Familiarity with general business software such as word processing, spread sheets and databases.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to make mathematical calculations rapidly and accurately.

  • Ability to prepare and interpret a wide variety of maps




  • Preparing, coordinating and participating 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;

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

  • Supervising all cartographic staff in the department;

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

  • Preparing cartographic laboratories in digital mapping;

  • Ensuring maintenance of all infrastructure, equipment and instruments in the department and coordinates field courses in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences;

  • Participating in the preparation of Departmental budget;

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

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

  • Participating in the preparation of quarterly and annual operational performance.

Applications including detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and names of three traceable referees should be submitted not later than 4th June 2021 to the address below:

The Registrar

Chancellor College

P. O. Box 280



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