Job Vacancy | Apply For Senior GIS Technical Lead At ehealth Africa

eHealth Africa’s mission is to build stronger health systems through the design & implementation of data-driven solutions that respond to local needs and provide underserved communities with tools to lead healthier lives.

eHealth Systems Africa is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of:

Job Title
Senior GIS Technical Lead

Job Description
The Senior GIS Technical Lead supports the GIS Department Manager with planning, organizing and supervision of the day to day activities of the technical operations team within the GIS Department. S/he supports the maintenance and management of all databases, equipment, software and servers. S/he provides day to day technical support/supervision to the team.

Essential duties and Responsibilities:  
will work under the supervision of the GIS Department Manager to perform the following responsibilities:
  • Provides daily supervision and coordination support to the GIS team.
  • Provides day to day technical assistance and support to the GIS team.
  • Supervises the development of processes to automate tasks for efficient management of the GIS database and system.
  • Supervises the documentation of technical processes and requirements.
  • Performs advanced geospatial processing and analysis.
  • Provides direct GIS applications and software technical support.
  • Supports the GIS Manager in the training and development of the eHealth Africa GIS team.
  • Supports business development activities within the department (e.g. proposal writing).
  • Supervises the m     years of GIS development and minimum of 2 years management experience
  • Significant and advanced GIS experience may substitute for the Master’s degree.
  • Strong technical management skills, including scoping and scheduling technical tasks, experience with budgeting and proposal writing.
  • Strong leadership skills that include the ability to build effective teams, ability to motivate others, delegation, and timely/quality decision making. Training and presentation experience is preferred. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills and great attention to detail. Action oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to work as a leader and member of a team and possess good problem solving skills. Excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational and management skills. Pays great attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.
  • In-depth knowledge of GIS, databases, GIS principles, practices and techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information technology with the ability to perform detailed and independent technical reviews of work products.
  • Creativity and the ability to successfully manage multiple assignments independently. Ability to work under pressure, and manage significant travel to insecure environments.
  • Proven ability to work with diverse and large teams and to foster a positive working environment with local and international stakeholders
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively communicate via writing, public speaking and interpersonal interactions.  
  • Good learning ability. Action oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment

Certificates and Licence
  • GISP Certification through GIS Certification Institute is preferred.
  • A Project Management (PMI) certification or PRINCE2 is preferred.

Computer Skills
  • Proficiency in working with Open Source GIS (QGIS, PostGIS and Geoserver), data transformation tools (FME Desktop, Kettle and python) and Commercial GIS (ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox), ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server.
  • Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.

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 write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from executive and senior managers, employees, the general public and clients/partners.

Job location

Application Closing Date
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How to apply
Interested candidates should
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