Lusaka, Zambia

Background Akros is a cutting edge organization that establishes data-driven systems to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged communities. We pride ourselves in our ground-level knowledge of the service delivery systems where we work, and our ability to provide novel, lasting solutions implemented in developing regions.

General Responsibilities: The GIS assistant will;

•Support the GIS Manager in the setup, implementation and maintenance of GIS-integrated databases.

•Assist with database configuration for integrated DHIS2 instances: populate geographic units in the correct hierarchical manner, enter and clean shape files or centroids and work collaboratively with Akros’ HMIS Adviser for system design.

•Support mapping and enumeration in Google Earth and Open Street Maps.

•Work directly with the programming and design teams to understand mapping needs and think through possible solutions.

•Maintaining the GIS database and troubleshooting data issues.•Execute assigned GIS tasks with precision and care.

•Support the development oftechnical reports and collaborate with international technical assistants in drafting text and providing data.Qualifications/Skills•Bachelor’s degree in ICT, GIS,or Computer Science or related science required.

•Experience with DHIS2, ODK, ArcGIS, QGIS,and Python coding is necessary.

•Experience with SQL.

•Attention to detail.

•Knowledge of web services/API a plus.

•Good verbal and written communication skills.

•Ability to work independently or in a group setting.•Working experience with Jira, Confluence, and Google Docs is a plus

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