An international Geospatial data, software and services provider is seeking to employ a GIS Data Sourcing Specialist to join their Africa team on a consultant contract basis, to be based in either Lagos or Abuja, Nigeria.
This position will be the go-to person for Kenya and surrounds and will require expertise in local language, geographical know-
how, mapping regulations and good Industry connect. This position will primarily be responsible for supporting, partner development, community engagement, business development, local market Intelligence, traffic expert and high-
level partner data quality assurance. Responsibilities Finding sources The client is actively looking for data to ingest, compare and integrate into their geospatial and mapping solutions.
Innovative business solutions and collaboration with local market & community - Network in the region with governments, private sector, local partners and NGOs to facilitate our information needs.
Be an extension of the client on the ground - The RSS will be responsible for being an antenna for the client in the region with regards to all matters including data, solutions, clients, competition, economy, etc.
Quality and market Ensure the regional data and product quality is up to standard, both with regards to reality on the ground, as well as what the market and our competition is offering.
The GIS side Perform GIS orientated queries, manipulation and source handling and therefore solid GIS skills are essential.
Coordination - Coordinate large projects in the region with freelancers, partners and other employees in Africa to facilitate and deliver projects.
Experience & Requirements Degree in GIS or Business with related geo-spatial experience Mapping / cartography experience in Africa Sourcing experience of mapping content in Africa Interaction with government and private business entities related to data sphere Professional experience in data sourcing (finding, creating and interpreting various types of data in various formats) Proven coordination and project management skills Advanced knowledge of GIS and Office tools Solid business experience in the local geo-
spatial business and governmental sphere Solid verbal and written communication skills in English & the local languages. Other regional languages can be an advantage Intercultural skills to understand and handle cultural differences in an efficient and professional manner Self-
managing with regards to deliverables, time, and own initiative Own reliable vehicle (mode of transport), licence and valid passport Residing near the country capital or regional hubs Ready to travel frequently within African countries.
Experience and exposure with the following will be beneficial Commercial aspect of business, European or other global corporate culture, procurement / purchasing and management of suppliers Salary $2200 (USD) per month, plus business expenses.
Negotiable and dependant on experience.