Lead Geodata Analyst

  • Post Date:August 25, 2017
  • Apply Before: December 25, 2017
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  • Job Level Mid-Level
    Years of Experience 4 - 5 Years
    Gender Both
  • Qualification(s) Master’s Degree
    Certification(s) Required GIS certification; First Aid and Health & Safety qualifications desirable
Kano, Nigeria
Job Description

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.

Summary: 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: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

  • 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: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform this job.

Education/Experience

  • 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.

Certifications and Licenses

  • GIS certification
  • First Aid and Health & Safety qualifications desirable

Computer Skills

  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficiency working within specialized software utilized in program. Experience with ESRI software, specifically the ArcGIS suite (ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox) Spatial Analyst, geodatabases and ESRI’s extensions (Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst), Open Source GIS (QGIS), FME and python.
  • Proficiency in working with databases, PostgreSQL and SQL Server preferred.

Language Ability

  • English is the spoken and written language. 
  • Ability to read, analyse, proof and edit documents, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or government regulations.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees and the general public.

Why work for eHealth?

Life at eHealth Africa means not only working towards saving thousands of lives, but also collaborating with dedicated professionals with a passion for innovative technology. We offer a series of programs that enables them to pursue a career that fulfills their potential. Our team members’ health and well-being is our priority as well as rewarding them for their hard work.