Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (in-country presence)
Contract Period: May – October 2021
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: May 5, 2021
About the Position
Our Client, GRID3, works with countries to generate, validate and use geospatial data on population, settlements, infrastructure, and boundaries. GRID3 works closely with governments to generate and use geodata and to strengthen the national geospatial foundation for future evidence-based development and humanitarian decision-making.
We are looking for a consultant who is passionate about data and understands the use of geodata to guide public health decisions.
A successful fit for this position will be an independent consultant who can multitask, collaborate, and communicate expertly with a variety of diverse stakeholders (high-level officials, international NGOs, local or sub-national authorities) and has a technical and user-centric understanding of geospatial data. It is a great position for someone who plays at the intersection of social impact and data for decision-making.
While this work will be variable, some of the tasks may include:
- Manage stakeholder relationships across the government, GIS user communities, and international organizations
- Co-design with government geodata use and collection strategies related to public health
- Strengthen the capacity of government in the use of GIS either through trainings on the job or during technical working group meetings
- Help document data management processes with government officials
- Use map document packages with vector and raster data
- Lead, arrange, and coordinate stakeholder meetings on behalf of GRID3
- Coordinate and lead workshops related to the health work of GRID3
- At least 5 years of experience in the use of geographic information systems (GIS) software, data collection, collation, map making, and analysis.
- At least 5 years of experience using geodata in decision-making processes.
- Minimum of bachelor’s degree in public health, geography, or related fields with 5 years of relevant experience in project management. A Master’s degree is an added advantage.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to manage high-level relationships
- Have a strong understanding of geospatial concepts and principles; be able to articulate the value of geospatial data and understand its applications across sectors, especially in health
- Be self-led and proactive about achieving the intended deliverables
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access) and GIS software (ArcGIS, QGIS)
- Understanding of the landscape of donor organizations, development agencies, and global initiatives such as USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, FCDO, and multilateral agencies in Ethiopia / East Africa.
- Knowledge of data collection tools: ODK Collect, Geo ODK, Kobo Collect, DHIS2, or others. Proficiency in DHIS2 is an advantage.
- Experience in “on-the-job training” or traditional in-the-classroom capacity strengthening in the use of GIS is an advantage.
This engagement is for 6 months with the option of extension/transition into a full-time country coordinator role as mutually agreed. This position might require some travel outside of Addis Ababa.