Associate Geo-data Analyst at eHealth Africa

eHealth Africa is focused on improving healthcare by creating effective ways to implement reliable health information management systems. We have developed eHealth and mHealth solutions that can be rapidly deployed to manage patient information, streamline clinical procedures, and provide data and analysis on health program outcomes.We are recruiting to fill the position of:Job Title: Associate Geo-data AnalystLocation: Kano, KanoJob SummaryThe Associate Geodata Analyst designs, compiles and analyzes data; and prepares data, analysis, maps and mapping applications for various eHealth Africa’s departments and relevant stakeholders using specialized computer software.S/he works collaboratively to prepare detailed reports to meet internal and external requirements.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned:  Develops computer interfacing, data translation, data collection, mobile, web and computer applications using GIS and data collection applications.Coordinates the acquisition of new spatial data and supervises the integration of the data into eHA’s GIS. Identifies, understands, and articulates solutions for issues by means of strong knowledge of open source GIS tools including PostGIS, gdal, QGIS and Geoserver, and ArcGIS (including ArcGIS for Desktop and other ArcGIS technologies).Supports the development and maintenance of custom processes and models to ensure data quality assurance. Manages individual data and application’s development projects. Coordinates directly with all eHA’s departments to develop and maintain specific GIS data and analysis. Conducts GIS data capture using Global Positioning System (GPS) positioning equipment and other means.Provides support for GIS data conversion, systems integration and application’s development and implementation. Designs, develops, tests, documents and certifies applications, programmes and systems functionality.Assists with designing and implementing training plans. Provides support and training on various aspects of GIS software, database creation and use. Coordinates GIS activities with programmers and technicians. Responsible for updating, maintaining mapping standards and work processes.Diagnoses and troubleshoots problems with the use of GIS and any related software problems. Conducts complex analysis using ArcGIS and QGIS in a variety of projects.Maintains GIS database as assigned by the Lead Geodata Analyst or GIS Manager, including inputting and correcting data, determining formats, researching data conversions, establishing data specifications, updating sources and maintaining data integrity. Provides specifications for software and hardware to facilitate eHA’s needs regarding GIS.Attends and participates in professional group meetings, seminars and trainings in order to stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of geographic information systems technology.Performs other duties assigned by Management. 

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