GIS Consultant

  • Posted on 29 March 2021

Job Description

Overview

Banyan Global is an international development consulting firm committed to improving livelihoods through market approaches for a broad and lasting impact. The firm operates seamlessly within six practice areas: health sector, finance and investment, enterprise development, gender, youth, and evaluation and learning.

Banyan Global is recruiting for a short-term GIS consultant to support work on a USAID-funded health sector project in Nigeria. The project supports the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, local government areas (LGAs) and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria and its complications, and prevention of malaria during pregnancy and in under-five children. Banyan Global is currently conducting a mapping study designed to identify the location and capabilities of private health providers. The GIS consultant will support this study by producing relevant, high-quality GIS maps to be included in the mapping report. This is a remote position available to applicants worldwide.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Analyze and integrate GPS spatial data collected by the program team, analyze, and determine how the information can best be displayed;
  • Conduct research to locate and obtain the most reliable and up-to-date data available from existing databases to integrate into maps for the report;
  • Compile program geographic data in addition to other existing database, including censuses, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps;
  • Analyze spatial data for geographic statistics;
  • Design and create custom maps, graphs and exhibits utilizing GIS software and related equipment to be incorporated into the report.

Required Skills and Experience

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • 5-10 years of experience with Remote Sensing Analysis, GIS, and GIS tools;
  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS, engineering, or a related discipline;
  • Substantive experience with database models, cartographic design, and geospatial analysis;
  • Advanced skills in data cleansing, digitizing, GPS setup and retrieval of data;
  • Strong communication skills, including spoken and written English;
  • Experience with any or all of the following a plus: USAID, the health sector, Sub-Saharan Africa.

Abilities

· Systems thinking – Ability to understand, affect, connect, and leverage various parts of a system while maintaining sight of the whole system;

· Listening – Ability to actively listen (i.e. seeks to understand, asks good questions, paraphrases, and is in tune with speaker’s emotional state);

· Flexibility – Ability to expect the unexpected and adjust to what the situation now requires, rather than what was planned.

How to Apply

Please apply to the position through our website, http://www.banyanglobal.com/careers.php and include a cover letter and resume in your submission. Please no phone calls.

Salary commensurate with background and experience. Banyan Global is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Organization

Banyan Global is a small, women-owned development consulting firm, founded on the principle that integrating expertise and experience from the development community and private sector will achieve a broad and lasting impact. Through market-driven, business approaches, Banyan Global works with the private sector, civil society, and government to improve livelihoods, build markets, and promote efficient resource allocation in developing and transitional economies. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within four practice areas: health sector development, microfinance, enterprise development, and financial sector development. Gender is a cross-cutting area of expertise. Banyan Global brings together a unique team of professionals with experience in international development and the private sector. Banyan Global provides advisory, policy, and regulatory services; program management; technical assistance and training; and research and evaluation. Banyan Global also provides niche expertise in gender and post-conflict. Banyan Global's clients include leading bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, regional development banks, foundations, not-for-profit organizations, business, and industry. Banyan Global holds a significant portfolio of subcontracts for USAID-funded work and has worked in more than 35 countries, serving clients in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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