GIS Manager at Palladium Group

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: GIS ManagerLocation: AbujaProject Overview and RoleDFID has appointed Palladium, to deliver the Propcom Mai-karfi Programme in Nigeria. Propcom Mai-karfi was a six-year DFID programme aimed at increasing incomes for the poor in Northern Nigeria through enhanced opportunities for increased employment and improved productivity in selected agricultural market systems across the 19 states of Northern Nigeria. Propcom Mai-karfi ran from 5 December 2011 – 31 December 2017. This was followed by a no-cost extension to 16 March 2018, and two costed extensions to 22 June and 31 August 2018.DFID awarded the programme a three-year extension from 1 September 2018- 31 March 2021.The three-year extension to the programme is to support the Government of Nigeria’s integrated security, political and economic response in stabilising and rebuilding the north east. The extension to Propcom Mai-Karfi delivers income increases for the rural poor in northern Nigeria, facilitates market recovery and supports Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to rebuild livelihoods in the North East (NE). It also pilots and scales Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) business models to increase climate resilience of rural value chains and smallholder farmers. Propcom will work in a reduced number of states from mid-2018:Borno, Adamawa and YobeGombe, Taraba and Bauchi andKaduna, Kano and Jigawa.Both Propcom Mai-karfi and DFID see GIS as an increasingly important tool to help with both Technical and Managerial Decision making to take the work forward in Northern Nigeria. The overlaying of various components of Propcom Mai-karfi and DFID funded programmes in a spatial / geographical manner with associated technical information will greatly enhance timely management decision making.ResponsibilitiesManage and coordinate the geospatial efforts of the programme, ensuring progress and achievements are documented (to agreed formats where applicable), stored in an accessible manner and disseminated to relevant internal and external audiences (both at national and international levels) in an appropriate and timely manner.Specific ResponsibilitiesThe GIS Manager will be responsible for the following:Regularly scope the developments in the GIS sector to assess what “improvements” could be integrated into PM’s workMaintain Propcom’s existing GIS database,Update PM GIS database on a frequent basis.Keep track of GPS coordinates of Propcom’s activities and assist Technical team to map them.Assist the RLKM Team with their reporting requirements.Assist the Technical and Management teams to make decisions based on geospatial analysis during the development of an intervention design including its monitoring and evaluation requirements.Work with Landsat imagery and utilise remote sensing to produce specialised pieces of work for a targeted audienceCarry out field activities for ground truthing of remote sensing analysis.Produce maps and other geospatial materials for both internal and external communications.Where possible align the data requirements and GPS coordinates of Propcom’s activities with those of DFID(Prime Client)and other DFID funded programmes in Northern Nigeria

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