[JOB ALERT] Geographer Trainee

Edo State Government Trainee Job Recruitment

Geographer Trainee

Job Type: Full-Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Experience: None

Location: Edo

Job Field: Graduate Jobs, Internships / Volunteering, Science


The successful candidates will be trained for 1 (One) year under the scheme. At the end of the program, successful candidates will be offered permanent employment with the Edo State Government.

Job Description:

  • Manage client data and perform database extraction regularly to make timely data updates.
  • Assist with elements of the USGS NAQWA program, including data analysis and fieldwork.
  • Use ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcScene, ArcInfo, RockWorks, and prepare files for Earth Vision.
  • Provide a concept-build for additional MOUTs for all of DOD.
  • Plan and coordinate field surveys collecting environmental and infrastructure features with multiple attributes using handheld GPS and survey grade GPS.
  • Implement a process to geographically represent and spatially analyze worldwide large polygons and point sets in QGIS, ArcGIS, and Google Earth/KML.
  • Support fieldwork preparation, including data dictionary creation, geophysical and reconnaissance transect development, and provide daily GPS quality checks.
  • Use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create online interactive programs for use by DPS and the public.
  • Present material with multimedia equipment and other resources such as PowerPoint presentations and GIS demonstrations.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree (minimum of Second Class Lower) or HND (minimum of Lower Credit) in Geography or related fields.
  • Experience in obtaining and applying GPS data with ArcGIS is an added advantage.
  • Candidates must possess NYSC Discharge or Exemption Certificate.
  • Candidates must be computer literate, with good interpersonal/leadership skills, and the ability to effectively work in teams.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 22-30.
  • Experience in using CAD & GIS Tools will be an added advantage.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application Letters with an attached Curriculum Vitae (CV) to:

The Ministry of Physical Planning, Housing, Urban and Regional Development, 2nd Floor, Block C, Edo State Secretariat Complex, Sapele Road, Benin City, Edo State.

And apply online at docs.google.com


  • I will contact only shortlisted candidates.
  • Candidates shall apply for only 1 (One) position. Multiple applications will cause automatic disqualification.
  • The selection process will involve a review of applications, interviews, and possibly technical assessments.
  • The Ministry does not require candidates to make any payments to any person or organization as equal opportunity is guaranteed for all candidates in this merit-driven recruitment exercise.
  • This position is open to residents and indigenes of Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
  • The Ministry of Physical Planning, Housing, Urban and Regional Development is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Are they interested and qualified? Go to Edo State Government on docs.google.com to apply.


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