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Coordinator, GIS Developer at eHealth Africa

Summary: The Coordinator, GIS Developer provides dedicated support to the eHealth Africa’s (eHA) GIS application development projects. S/he develops eHA’s Web GIS environment and builds web and mobile apps to support targeted workflows,

projects, and programs being supported by the GIS Department.

Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned:

  • To perform this job successfully, the Coordinator, GIS Developer will work under the supervision of the GIS Department Manager to perform the following responsibilities.
  • Develop desktop, mobile, and web GIS applications to support internal and external projects at eHealth Africa Support the development of web services and data portals at eHealth Africa.
  • Liaise with internal and external clients to perform proper requirement gathering.
  • Collaborate with eHealth Africa’s Software development team to ensure adequate support for all GIS development needs.
  • Contribute to the development of Open Source GIS applications, tools, and capabilities at eHealth Africa.
  • Maintain a collegial, collaborative and accessible working style.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by management.
  • May frequently travel between company worksites
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
  • May frequently travel between company work-sites. Some international travel may be required.
  • Present a professional demeanor at all times. Approaches others in a tactful manner. Reacts well to pressure.
  • Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Responds well to supervisor requests and feedback.
  • Be consistently at work and on time.
  • Participate in and promote a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment.
  • Adhere to Policies and Procedures.
  • Adhere to eHealth Africa Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures compliance with laws and regulations.
  • May frequently travel between company work-sites. Some international travel may be required.
  • Presents a professional demeanor at all times.  Approaches others in a tactful manner.  Reacts well under pressure.  
  • Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.Accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Responds well to supervisor requests and feedback.
  • Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Participates in and promotes a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment.
  • Attends and participates in annual strategic planning meetings, country management meetings,
  • staff meetings, training classes and supervision.
  • Adheres to Policies and Procedures.
  • Adheres to eHealth Africa Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  The Coordinator, GIS Developer  carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organisation's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Supervises assigned Department Staff.  

Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform this job.

Education/Skills/Experience

  • Master’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, Surveying and Geoinformatics, Geography or other related field
  • Minimum of 4 years GIS development/software engineering experience
  • Significant and advanced GIS and Software development experience may substitute for the Master’s degree Experience in Javascript and JavaScript libraries - AngularJS, LeafletJS
  • Experience in developing web and mobile GIS applications using open source GIS solutions e.g. PostgreSQL, Geoserver, MapServer, OpenLayers
  • Working knowledge of developing restful web services and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  • Experience working in a team environment with GitHub (creating branches, merging branches, cherry-picking commits, reverting commits, stashing, squash merging, tagging, etc.)
  • Familiarity with test driven development
  • Familiarity with best practices in coding and design including enterprise patterns.
  • Cultural sensitivity, sound judgment, and strong interest in working in a demanding and intellectually challenging environment, with the organizational ability to handle multiple tasks around ambitious deadlines
  • International work experience is a plus
  • Ability to identify and promote best practices
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills and great attention to detail. Ability to work in collaboration with others on a project team and independently on tasks
  • Must be able to work as a leader and member of a team and possess good problem-solving skills
  • Good learning ability. Action-oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment

Technical Skills

  • Working knowledge of Open Source GIS stack (QGIS, PostGIS, and GeoServer), data transformation tools (FME Desktop and/or Kettle) and Commercial GIS stack (ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox), ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server
  • Solid knowledge of Javascript and related javascript libraries and framework
  • Strong programming skills using Python
  • Working knowledge of carto visualization platform
  • Ability to use Source Code Versioning Systems (Git is desired)
  • Working knowledge of Agile development tools (JIRA)

Certifications and Licenses

  • GISP certification or RICS Chartered Geomatics certification desirable, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), AgilePgM or Certified Scrum Product Owner.

Computer Skills

  • Working knowledge of project management tools, e.g. Atlassian Jira, Redbooth, etc.
  • Understanding of open Source GIS (QGIS, PostGIS and Geoserver), data transformation tools (FME Desktop, Kettle and python) and Commercial GIS (ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox), ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server.
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.

Language Ability

  • English is the spoken and written language.
  • Ability to read, analyse, proof and edit documents, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or government regulations.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees and the general public.

Mode of Application

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