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Organization: Subah Infosolutions Gh. Ltd.
Title: GIS Project Director
Location: Accra, Ghana
Application Deadline: 2017-06-19
Posted: 2017-05-19

Position Description:

Subah Infosolutions, a subsidiary of JOSPONG Group of companies seeks a GIS Project Director to oversee the planning, implementation, and monitoring of the development of a nationwide spatial data infrastructure project.

Key Responsibilities:

The Project director will perform a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

PLAN THE PROJECT
Define the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management
Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project
Determine the resources (time, money, equipment, etc) required to complete the project
Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities
Review the project schedule with senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule as required
Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion

STAFF THE PROJECT
In consultation with the appropriate manager, recruit, interview and select staff and/or volunteers with appropriate skills for the project activities
Manage project staff including about 2,500 field officers involved in household data collection;
Ensure that personnel files are properly maintained and kept confidential
Ensure that all project personnel receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the project
Manage and coordinate the activities of other consultants working on the project

IMPLEMENT THE PROJECT
Execute the project according to the project plan
Develop forms and records to document project activities
Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured
Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project
Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project
Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards

CONTROL THE PROJECT
Write reports on the project for management and for funders
Communicate with funders
Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures
Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to senior management on a regular basis (monthly/bimonthly)
Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures
Ensure that all financial records for the project are up to date
Ensure the preparation of financial reports and supporting documentation for funders as appropriate

EVALUATE THE PROJECT
Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality
Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase

JOB SPECIFICATION

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Post-graduate qualification in GIS
Minimum of 10 years relevant working experience, preferably in developing countries, with hands-on experience in ESRI suite of GIS software
Experience at implementing projects with similar scope in an African country will be an added advantage

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Excellent strategic, analytical and decision making skills
Strong leadership, managerial, coaching, mentoring and interpersonal skills in a "team" setting.
Ability to work with government officials and other stakeholders using excellent diplomacy skills and political savviness
Proven track record of implementing Spatial Data Infrastructure Standards and creating metadata
Excellent project management skills.
Must possess a strong background in land use planning to be able to advise the Chief Executive and his team on integrating GIS in land administration matters
Demonstrated skills in building coalitions and leading diverse groups of stakeholders towards achieving common objectives
Fluency in English and ability to speak and write clearly and effectively

CONTACT: All interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume (and portfolio, if available) to cadomp@cymikgeospatial.com