Organization: American Leprosy Missions
Title: GIS Analyst
Location: United States
Job Description can be found here: https://www.leprosy.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/GIS-Analyst-Job-Description-FINAL.pdf?x66216
The GIS Analyst will primarily support the AIM Initiative, a program of American Leprosy Missions (ALM), working collaboratively to map neglected tropical disease
(NTD) cases and morbidity and support ministries of health to develop and implement evidence-based strategic plans for integrated case management of NTDs. The GIS
Analyst will oversee map creation and analysis for the AIM Initiative and other ALM programs, build the capacity of countries to update their maps and ensure maps are
accessible via the appropriate platforms.
GIS Analyst reports to the Program Systems Analyst.
Essential Job Functions
Data Management & Enterprise GIS Administration
Ensure mapping data is adequately maintained within ALM
Design and manage GIS databases and required changes to spatial feature representations
Support partner data collection and validation to use in map creation; assess existing and secondary data sources available
Serve as the system administrator for GIS servers including map services, feature services and software portals
Install and maintain GIS-related software
Manage access and user permissions to the data, map services, mobiles maps and surveys and online maps
Serve as the primary technical expert to create, update and maintain GIS maps displaying disease, environmental and other demographic or socioeconomic features
Support effective distribution and visualization of maps for a variety of stakeholders, especially in bandwidth-limited settings
Integrate maps into reports, visualizations and web applications, ensuring the appropriate platforms are established to display and share maps
Conduct routine geographic analysis and contribute to discussions on program implications and epidemiological interpretation
Support advanced spatial research, analytics and modeling, including designing appropriate methodologies that reveal spatial and temporal relationships between diseases and other factors
Create internal standards and maintain procedures related to mapping processes
Develop training materials and toolkits to support country partners with map development, management and updating
Provide support across many teams within the organization as well as with external partners and NGOs, serving as American Leprosy Missions’ GIS subject matter expert
Stay abreast of technology trends and industry best practices to hone and maintain skills
To perform the job successfully, the employee should achieve or maintain acceptable productivity levels, quality levels and/or outcomes in the areas listed below:
AIM Initiative maps are created, updated and comply with best practices and current trends in spatial epidemiology
Online viewing portal for stakeholders is established to easily access and view maps from AIM and other projects
ALM projects are assessed and evaluated to see how GIS could strengthen outcomes
GIS data management system is established and maintained
Team values are lived out
To perform the job successfully, the employee should possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors:
Cross-Cultural Sensitivity – Knowledge and understanding of different cultures and backgrounds; modify communication behavior based on an understanding of cultural differences
Initiative – Without prompting, takes proactive steps to manage and/or improve all work tasks and operations. Is innovative, responsible and insightful.
Accuracy – Demonstrates precision and correctness in work. Has the ability and desire to produce accurate work that is free of errors on a consistent basis.
Adaptability – Demonstrates ability to adjust to and thrive in a dynamic strategic and results-driven organization. Is teachable, receptive and pliable.
Teamwork and Collaboration – Works cooperatively and collaboratively with co-workers, donors, end recipients, and partners to achieve the organization’s
mission, values and goals, showing favor, grace, compassion, cooperation, mercy and acceptance.
Analytical – Collects, analyzes and uses data to manage effectively and efficiently; synthesizes complex or diverse information.
Planning and Organizing – Plans and prioritizes work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans; establishes and adheres to
Required Minimum Education, Experience and Skills
Bachelor’s degree in geography, geographic information systems, information management, computer science or related field
Five years or more experience in designing, developing and configuring GIS technologies (ESRI or QGIS suite including desktop and online versions)
Advanced knowledge of spatial analytical and cartographic techniques
Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality mapping products and online viewing platforms
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills
Master’s degree in GIS or related field
Experience and knowledge of building and maintaining web applications and websites
Experience developing custom scripts for GIS data management and analysis
Thorough understanding of enterprise GIS software
Experience with spatial epidemiology or applying GIS in epidemiological contexts
International and/or nonprofit experience
Working Conditions: Working location is flexible based on the candidate, frequent travel to ALM’s office in Greenville, South Carolina will be required.
Travel/Driving Requirements: Must have the capacity to travel independently by public and private transport, both domestically and internationally. Position
requires up to 20% of international, out-of-town and overnight travel.
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]
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