New Job Opportunities at eHealth Africa (eHA)

eHealth Africa designs and implements data-driven solutions and technologies to improve health systems for and with local communities. eHA’s technology works in low connectivity settings, and smartly uses data to drive decision-making by local governments and partner agencies to get optimum results. 

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Field Operations Coordinator

Location
: Kano

Summary
  • The Field Operations Coordinator leads planning, organizing, coordinating and execution of data collection activities throughout the lifecycle of the project. 
  • S/he is also responsible for providing technical expertise and supervision of day-to-day activities of data collection staff hired for the project.
  • S/he provides budgetary and operational recommendations to the State Coordinator and Project Manager.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, the Coordinator, Field Operations will perform the following responsibilities which may include but are not limited to:
  • Leads the detailed planning and execution of data collection activities in designated states.
  • Provides technical expertise to support the Project Manager and State Coordinator in the development of operational plans to support field activities
  • Coordinates all data collection staff and data collection activities carried out across Local Government Areas (LGAs) and wards in designated states
  • Supports in the configuration of mobile data collection tools (ODK) and mobile base maps on mobile phones and tablets. Troubleshoots mobile phones, tablets and other data collection devices during field activities
  • Supports the State Coordinator in gathering baseline data through liaison with government staff and stakeholders at LGA and ward levels
  • Works closely with the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysts to ensure data quality standards are met for all data collection activities, and to provide input into development of field planning maps and guides
  • Works closely with government, stakeholders and partners across states to support the hiring and training of data collectors.
  • Reports any issues/risks to the Project Manager and State Coordinator on a daily basis
  • Conducts tests, interviews and provides training to data collectors across states.
  • Coordinates Training of Trainers (ToT) activities across states throughout field activities
  • Coordinates sensitization meetings at all local levels (LGA, ward and settlement)
  • Ensures periodic of synchronization of field data
  • Ensures compliance with laws and regulations
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Geography, Cartography, Business Administration or related field. A Master’s degree in management, business administration, project management would be an added advantage
  • 2 years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in conducting surveys operation and management, including at least two years experience in a system/program supervisory capacity.
  • Knowledge of geographic information systems
  • Experience in training and deploying data collection teams
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage the programs and activities of a field team in operation  and implementation data collection and field surveys
  • Ability to translate technical concepts and terminology in terms understandable state government officials and agency heads
  • Ability to make decisions based on factual data and to evaluate progress or success of computerized projects and systems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with user agencies, administrative officials and employees.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written communication skills, including technical writing skills.
  • Certifications and Licenses
  • GISP certification or RICS Chartered Geomatics certification desirable
Personal Characteristics:
  • Adaptability: Demonstrates a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency
  • Behaves Ethically: Understands ethical behavior and business practices, and ensures that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
  • Builds Relationships: Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicates Effectively: Speaks, listens and writes in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develops new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities
  • Focuses on Partner/Client Needs: Anticipates, understands, and responds to the needs of internal and external clients and partners to meet or exceed their expectations within the organisational parameters
  • Fosters Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organisational effectiveness.
  • Leads: Positively influences others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization
  • Makes Decisions: Assesses situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and makes clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Organizes: Sets priorities, develops a work schedule, monitors progress towards goals, and tracks details, data, information and activities
  • Plans: Determines strategies to move the organization forward, sets goals, creates and implements actions plans, and evaluates the process and results.
  • Solves Problems: Assesses problem situations to identify causes, gathers and processes relevant information, generates possible solutions, and makes recommendations and/or resolves the problem
  • Thinks Strategically: Assesses options and actions based on trends and conditions in the environment, and the vision and values of the organisation
Computer Skills:
  • Working knowledge of project management tools, e.g. Atlassian Jira, Redbooth, etc. will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge 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 will be an added advantage.
  • 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 write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from executive and senior managers, employees, the general public and clients/partners
Math Ability:
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations
Reasoning Ability:
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
Work Environment
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can become louder at times due to group discussions or activities. eHealth Africa is a tobacco-free environment.
Physical Demands:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit and use a computer and/or reach with hands and arms.
Above All:
We believe strongly in our mission and our core values and our teams are most successful when they do also.
  • Impact & Quality: We work on solving big problems. We believe in the power of technology to make a transformational difference in health systems, and we know that when we do high-quality work, we have the opportunity to change lives in the communities we impact.
  • Innovative Problem Solving: We maintain a worldview driven by possibilities, not limitations. We build smart systems that will sustain beyond our tenures. We challenge prevailing assumptions, respect the urgency of the environments we operate in, and take smart risks to search for the best solution.
  • Passion: We care intensely about what we do, and about whom we do it with. We inspire others with our tenacity and commitment to our communities and each other.
  • Honesty: We are honest with our communities, our partners, our donors, and ourselves. We communicate with candor, respect, and humility. We are quick to admit our own mistakes, and work to correct them with openness & expediency.
  • Growth & Learning: We embrace curiosity. We pursue and promote continuous learning, share our skills and knowledge, and actively work to make ourselves and those around us better.
  • Ownership: We work to become part of the fabric of the communities in which we work. We value our seat at the table and invest in the places we call home.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online



Job Title: Coordinator, GIS Developer

Location: 
Kano

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.
Essential 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.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Coordinator, GIS

Location: 
Kano

Job Summary

  • The Coordinator, GIS supports implementation of technical projects within eHA’s Geographic information systems (GIS) Department.
  • S/he coordinates the compilation and analysis of geospatial data; S/he prepares data, analyzes data, and prepares paper and web map applications using various tools and applications.
Keywords:
  • GIS, QGIS, ArcGIS, FME, Data Analytics, Project Management, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Lean
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, the Coordinator, GIS will work under the supervision of the GIS Technical Lead to perform the following responsibilities:
  • Identifies, analyzes, and defines changes to GIS applications software and related systems and subsystems that maximizes efficiencies for better services to users.
  • Supports in the development and management of GIS project plans including defining requirements, tasks, and resource assignments, ensuring that approved quality levels and deadlines are met. Provides technical expertise and user training support to all GIS users across eHA.
  • Independently organize and conduct large, complex GIS analysis projects. Provides technical expertise and user training support to all GIS users across eHA.
  • Coordinates the acquisition of new spatial data and supervises the integration of the data into eHA’s GIS.  Leads in the design, development and creation of databases, maps and other related projects.
  • Supervise and strengthen the skills of GIS Analysts.
  • Integration of data from multiple sources into the spatial data repository.
  • Act as technical lead on GIS projects when required.
  • Prepare quality assurance plans for GIS tasks and oversee their implementation.
  • Serves as system administrator for GIS ensuring that application software and hardware operates efficiently and meets eHA’s needs for Information Technology.
  • Assists in the development and management of GIS project plans including defining requirements, tasks, and resource assignments, ensuring that approved quality levels and deadlines are met.
  • Develop vector and raster spatial analysis models using QGIS Modeler, ModelBuilder, Python, R or other GIS scripting languages.
  • Supports the development and management of GIS project plans including defining requirements, tasks, and resource assignments, ensuring that approved quality levels and deadlines are met. Provides technical expertise and user training support to all GIS users across eHA.
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
  • 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
Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to successfully perform this job:
  • Degree Requirement: Master's degree in Geographic Information Systems, Computer Science, Surveying and Geoinformatics, Geography, or other GIS/Information Systems Technology related degree
  • 5+ years of GIS experience and minimum of 2 years at a senior level
  • 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
  • Relevant working experience in an NGO is desirable
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Working knowledge of carto visualization platform
  • Strong knowledge and experience of Geospatial data management life cycle
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and deliver within tight timelines while being flexible in adapting to new roles
  • Strong leadership skills that include the ability to work effectively within teams, ability to motivate others, delegation, and timely/quality decision making. Training and presentation experience is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills and great attention to detail. Action oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment
Certifications and Licenses:
  • GISP certification or RICS Chartered Geomatics certification desirable
Personal Characteristics:
The Coordinator, GIS should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:
  • Adaptability: Demonstrates a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency
  • Behaves Ethically: Understands ethical behavior and business practices, and ensures that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
  • Builds Relationships: Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicates Effectively: Speaks, listens and writes in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develops new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities
  • Focuses on Partner/Client Needs: Anticipates, understands, and responds to the needs of internal and external clients and partners to meet or exceed their expectations within the organisational parameters
  • Fosters Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organisational effectiveness.
  • Leads: Positively influences others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization
  • Makes Decisions: Assesses situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and makes clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Organizes: Sets priorities, develops a work schedule, monitors progress towards goals, and tracks details, data, information and activities
  • Plans: Determines strategies to move the organization forward, sets goals, creates and implements actions plans, and evaluates the process and results.
  • Solves Problems: Assesses problem situations to identify causes, gathers and processes relevant information, generates possible solutions, and makes recommendations and/or resolves the problem
  • Thinks Strategically: Assesses options and actions based on trends and conditions in the environment, and the vision and values of the organisation
Computer Skills:
  • Working knowledge of project management tools, e.g. Atlassian Jira, Redbooth, etc.
  • Specialist in 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 write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from executive and senior managers, employees, the general public and clients/partners


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online