We're looking for a GIS Analyst for a research project
TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries.
We are a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets.
Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities.
With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.
About the Project : The project is to support the building of a knowledge base of community-based actors in the agriculture value chain and strategically defining and implementing an expansion plan that increases the volume of goods traded on the Cellulant Agrikore platform as well as creates work opportunities for at least 50,000 youth.
Project actors are farmers, aggregators, transporters, and youth engaged in the agriculture sector across 6 states and 50 LGAs in Nigeria.
The database of market actors will include at least 30,000 farmers, 2,500 agribusinesses, and 20,000 youth.
Primary Purpose : The successful candidate will work under the guidance and supervision of TechnoServe’s MIS coordinator to provide overall data collection support to the project especially aggregation and showcasing of relevant data points and the production of the high-quality state and LGA-level maps that indicate areas of high production, existing aggregators, transport firms and micro-millers / processors in line with the guidelines and deliverables of TechnoServe and its partners.
During the period of engagement, the consultant will interface with the TNS Abuja office.
Due to COVID-19 the successful candidate will work mostly remotely but may be expected to make short trips to the field periodically.
The tasks below are the key deliverables but they are not exhaustive.
Duties & Responsibilities :
Preparing technical specifications of the appropriate hardware and software required to create the required GIS database and data visualizations to meet Technoserve’s requirements and deliverables
Coordinating with the project team to recommend a GIS system including the themes and layers to be used
Supporting GIS spatial data cleaning, quality assurance, and analyses
Developing cartographic products, high-quality maps (digital and web), usable on online platforms and hard copy communication materials, code for maps, run GIS automation and programming
Ensure that collected data is geo-referenced, enabling the production of maps and related products
Planning, operating, developing and implementing all spatial analysis and mapping related initiatives that the project undertakes
Taking the initiative to identify and procure satellite images; imagery download, processing, and remote sensing and / or geospatial data analysis of implementation states showcasing detailed information such as state and LGAs with targeted actors
Producing analytical reports, geospatial data and web services, delivered according to schedule and deadlines
Providing support for GIS data conversion, systems integration, and application development and implementation
Performing other duties relating to the project as assigned Key Performance Indicators
GIS Mapping guidelines complied with relevant
Map validation process respected and Map templates consistently used
GIS products support the research as designed and align to the analysis plan envisioned
Regular (weekly) communication maintained with TechnoServe on the progress of GIS products
Maps produced and data analyzed in a timely and accurate manner
Total number of maps embedded in a readable report receiving final validation Minimum Requirements
Master’s degree in GIS or a related discipline (Geography, Geomatics, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences)
4 years of experience in GIS / Database management
Experience in Esri software, QGIS, alternate open source GIS, image processing software packages and analyzing complex data with R or Python
Previous experience with mobile data collection for mapping purposes
Knowledge on Adobe Suite, particularly Illustrator and InDesign and remote sensing analysis
Experience in map production, complex spatial data collection, and management
Experience in GIS consulting, program development, and implementation with international field experience required
Excellent coordination, communication and analytical skills and fluency in the English language
Ability to operate Microsoft Word and Excel and showcase previous work in the region
Experience of working remotely and guiding a team virtually
We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants. Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications.
No phone calls, please.
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