Ms. Josephine Wanjiru Wanjiku

Designation: Assistant Lecturer
Contact: +254725912628
School/Institute: IGGReS
Department: GEGIS
Email: josephine.wanjiku@dkut.ac.ke

Academic Qualifications

Qualification InstitutionYear
MSc. Land Management Royal, Institute of Technology, Sweden (KTH) 2008
BSc. in Surveying University of Nairobi 2005

Professional Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year
Member Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) Nairobi, Kenya 2008

Areas of Expertise

  • Topographical mapping
  • Geomatics
  • Cadastral surveying and land law
  • Land management
  • Gender mainstreaming

Work Experience

  • 2011 – To Date: Assistant lecturer, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.
  • 2009 – 2011: Lecturer, Kenya Institute of Survey and Mapping.
  • 2006 – 2009: Land surveyor I and II., Ministry of Lands, Department of Survey (S.O.K)
  • Aug 2005 – Dec 2005: Assistant Surveyor, Ardhi surveys
  • Aug 2003 – Oct 2006: Industrial Attachment, Kenya Power and Lightning Company (KPLC).
  • Jan 1998 – June 1999: Clerk, David Njiru and Company.

Other University and National Responsibilities

  • November 2011 – 2020: Director of Gender, Disability and Equity Affairs Office, DeKUT.

Social Responsibilities

  • March 2019 – To Date: Board of Management member at christ the King, Kirwara High School, Gatanga, Muranga County.
  • March 2012 – To Date: Board of Management member at St. Mary’s Rwegetha Secondary School, Gatanga, Muranga County.
  • Jan 2013 -To Date: Mentor, Mabae primary school.
  • Nov 2011 – 2022: Gender Mainstreaming Committee, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology-chairing.
  • June 2014 – Dec 2015: Tender Committee Member, DeKUT.
  • Jan 2015 – April 2016: Chair, Seating arrangement, Decorations, and Ushering Graduation Senate Sub- committee, DeKUT.
  • Jan 2016 – To Date: Matron and mentor, DeKUT empowered student mothers: involved in launching the club and student welfare needs assessment.
  • 7th Feb 2016: Commissioned as a Deacon of Deliverance Church INT’l Kenyatta Road.
  • Nov 2015 – Dec 2021: Sunday school superintendent, Deliverance Church International, KRD. And Women ministry treasurer.

Publications

  • Wanjiku. J., Gikwa.C., Wandia. M. (2013). Evaluation of the process of land registration according to registration of Titles Act in Kenya, JASETD Vol.1 No.1., Pgs. 47-55, 15 July 2013.
  • Kuria, D.N., Ngigi, M. M., Wanjiku, J.W. and Kasumuni R.K.(2011) Managing distribution of national examinations using geospatial technologies: a case study of Pumwani central divisions; International journal of Computer Engineering research. 2(5), pg 82-92. http:/www.academicjournals.org/IJCER .

Awards, Scholarships  and Recognitions

  • 5th September, 1997: Certificate of excellence, outstanding performance in the Mathematics contest ITEN mathematics contest.
  • 24th May, 1997: Certificate of Merit, position 2, Central Province Secondary Schools student congress on science and technology.
  • 27th June, 1997: Certificate of Participation exhibit, ministry of education and national students’ congress on science and technology committee.
  • 21st march, 1998: Certificate of achievement, 1st position, Best K.C.S.E results, Maryhill Girls high school.
  • December 2014: Extemporary performance in Community Service Award, DeKUT.

Other Academic and Professional Achievements

  • 26th November 2022: 3 months course Global Leadership Master class program held at BTL ruriru
  • 14th – 16th September 2022: online GIZ SME training &facilitation Skills by Intergration International Management Consultants
  • 8th – 9th September 2022: Online GIZ SME Ecosystem strengthening Curriculum Development essentials course by Integration International Management Consultants
  • 12th – 14th march 2018: Training on gender Based violence Prevention and Response held at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.
  • 2016/2017 academic year: Pedagogy workshop Modules I-III held at Dedan Kimathi University of technology conservancy training center in the 2016/2017
  • 12th September 2014: 2 weeks course on African reference Frame (AFREF) and GNSS Data processing course held at RCMRD
  • 24th August 2009 – 4th Sept 2009: Regional Center for mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD): Attended training course on AFREF and GNSS survey.
  • 26th August 2013- 30th August 2013: Association of common wealth Universities.-international conference and trainers’ workshop on Enhancing Gender Equity in the leadership and management of Higher Education.
  • 16th -20th January 2006: Inhouse induction seminar for newly Recruited Land Surveyors held at KISM Ruaraka.

Membership to Professional Bodies

  • Member of Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK)