Vacancies

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Officer

The GIS Intern works at the intersection of data analysis, mapping programming, and cartography. His/her primary duties will include analysing TB spatial data through mapping software and designing digital maps with geographic data and various other data sets from the Data sets captured in the field and DHIS2. He/she will also provide broad data analysis as part of the data analytics team. Accurate mapping of spatial heterogeneity in tuberculosis (TB) cases is critical for achieving high impact control as well as guide resource allocation in most developing countries. GIS Officer will be using spatial statistics and GIS techniques as a preamble to identifying areas with elevated risk for prioritisation of control and intervention measures

Desired Attributes:

  • Degree in Geography and Environmental Science; Statistics, Geosciences, Geography, Surveying or related field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English and Shona or Ndebele).
  • Ability to network, interact and influence at policy, provincial, district and facility level.
  • Excellent computer and word processing skills.
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills.
  • Experience with both desktop ArcGIS and ArcGIS online
  • Experience with mapping tools such as QGIS and Carto.
  • Competences in spatial statistics.
  • Experience with DHIS2
  • Knowledge of database programming languages such as SQL, R or Python.
  • Experience with GPS measuring tools.
  • Ability to travel from time to time

Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Working with the GIS Officer in setting up data elements and configurations that permit geospatial analytics in DHIS2. 2. Assist the GIS Officer in the development of community data capturing systems to have geospatial capabilities. 3. Assist the GIS Officer in the deployment of appropriate mapping software 4. Assist the GIS Officer in the development of training curriculum and manuals for GIS training to lower levels 5. Assist the GIS Officer to perform GIS support and supervision 6. Assist the GIS Officer in the development mapping applications and tools 7. Analyse spatial data using mapping software. 8. Assist the GIS Officer in the design of digital maps with geographic data and other data sources. 9. Learn how to Create "shapefiles" to merge topographical data with external data by layering external data over a topographical map. 10. Assist the GIS Officer to produce maps showing the spatial distribution of various kinds of TB cases and another implementation of GIS 11. Produce reports on geographic data utilizing data visualizations

How to Apply: Interested candidates must submit an application letter, certified copies of certificates, transcripts, national identification (ID & birth certificate) and a detailed curriculum vitae giving full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications, date of availability, contact details, names and addresses of three referees. The application pack should be send as , a single pdf file to e-mail address careers@africau.edu is mandatory by no later than 1400 hours on Friday, 26 April 2024. Applicants should clearly indicate the post being applied for on the application letter, and only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to.

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