Lead Geodata Analyst

eHealth Africa (eHA)

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eHealth Africa (eHA) designs and implements data-driven solutions and technologies to improve health systems for and with local communities.  eHA’s technology works in low connectivity settings, and smartly uses data to drive decision-making by local governments and partner agencies to get optimum results.

The Lead Geodata Analyst is responsible for day to day management of the Geodata Management Unit. S/he is responsible for the overall quality of all geospatial data within the GIS department. S/he designs, compiles and analyzes data; and prepares data, analysis, maps and mapping applications for various eHealth Africa’s projects and relevant stakeholders using specialized GIS applications. S/he works collaboratively to prepare detailed reports to meet internal and external requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develops computer interfacing, data conversion, data collection, mobile, web and computer applications using GIS and mobile data collection applications.
  • Leads and coordinates the acquisition of new spatial data and supervises the integration of the data into eHA’s GIS. Identifies, understands, and articulates solutions for issues by means of strong knowledge of open source GIS tools including PostGIS, gdal, QGIS and Geoserver, and ArcGIS (including ArcGIS for Desktop and other ArcGIS technologies).
  • Leads the development and maintenance of custom processes and models to ensure data quality assurance.
  • Manages individual data and application’s development projects. Coordinates directly with all eHA’s departments to develop and maintain specific GIS data and analysis. Conducts GIS data capture using Global Positioning System (GPS) positioning equipment and other means.
  • Provides support for GIS data conversion, systems integration and application’s development and implementation. Designs, develops, tests, documents and certifies applications, programmes and systems functionality.
  • Manages individual data and application’s development projects. Coordinates directly with all eHA’s departments to develop and maintain specific GIS data and analysis. Conducts GIS data capture using Global Positioning System (GPS) positioning equipment and other means.
  • Assists with designing and implementing training plans. Provides support and training on various aspects of GIS software, database creation and use. Coordinates GIS activities with programmers and technicians. Responsible for updating, maintaining mapping standards and work processes.
  • Diagnoses and troubleshoots problems with the use of GIS and any related software problems. Conducts complex analysis using ArcGIS in a variety of projects.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings, seminars and trainings in order to stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of geographic information systems technology.
  • Performs other duties assigned by Management.
  • May frequently travel between company worksites.
  • Presents a professional demeanor at all times. Approaches others in a tactful manner. Reacts well under pressure. Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Accepts responsibility for own actions. Follows through on commitments.
  • Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Participates in and promotes a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, training classes and supervision.
  • Adheres to Policies and Procedures.
  • Adheres to eHealth Africa Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in Geoinformatics, Geography, Surveying, Cartography, Social Science or related field.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of GIS experience preferably in the Non- profit sector or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Significant and advanced GIS experience may substitute for the Master’s degree.
  • Relevant working experience in an NGO is desirable. Demonstrated Knowledge of GIS data principles, practices and Techniques, Cartography and data collection systems.
  • Ability to perform GIS data conversion/editing, GIS maps production, spatial database management, spatial analysis/reporting tasks. Ability to interpret land descriptions, maps, drawings, charts, plans, survey records, and aerial photos. Advanced knowledge and skill in the operation of GIS surveying and related equipment, including computer hardware, plotter/printer setup, GPS. Prior experience with AutoCAD is preferred. Provide support in the implementation and maintenance of various geographic information systems applications.
  • Must possess excellent administrative and communication skills. Demonstrates attention to detail, good writing and listening skills. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills. Ability to work independently and in a team. Must possess good problem solving skills.

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Summary

Company

eHealth Africa (eHA)

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Kano

Specialization

Oil&Gas / Mining / Energy

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

Entry Level

Application Deadline

3 weeks from now