Fresher US Careers – Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst at United States US Embassy



Organisation: United States
Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Grade: Grade 9 (Ugshs. 64,849,075 to
94,733,853 p.a inclusive of allowances)  
About US Embassy:
Welcome to the
United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda. 
The United States has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over
30 years.  Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi
currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda. 
The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working
under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.
Among the
offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
·        
United States Agency for International Development
(USAID)
·        
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
·        
Peace Corps (PC)
Job Summary: The Geographic
Information System (GIS) Analyst will provides technical expertise and support
to US Embassy’s CDC-Uganda staff and other partners/collaborators in the use of
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to support the planning, designing and
implementation of health information systems for HIV/AIDS and other public health
programs and initiatives supported by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief (PEPFAR) in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Program implementation 50%
·        
The incumbent will work closely with systems
analysts, application developers, data managers, program staff and other
researchers and scientists at CDC and at partner sites to integrate the usage
of GIS in existing heath information management systems so that data capture,
analysis and display can be geographically referenced. This will necessitate
conducting needs assessments, periodic workshops and training sessions for CDC
staff and their partners to handle issues of data entry/update, data quality,
utilization of the GIS system as a management and planning tool, and to update
them on new features and requirements.
·        
On a continuous basis, the incumbent will review
existing and functional geographical and other health information systems to
ensure data quality, database timely updates by partners; to develop training
guidelines for new partners and dissemination of new instructions and changes
in the system; and make recommendations on required modifications and
improvements to the systems.
·        
The job holder also follows up with Project Officers
to ensure recommendations and modifications are implemented.
2.
GIS Use and Integration: 40%
·        
The GIS Analyst will support the Programmatic and
Research branches at CDC by ensuring that GIS applications are integrated with
CDC/USG and PEPFAR program reporting requirements and indicators where possible
to facilitate the review of the performance of PEPFAR funded public health
programs and initiatives. This includes supporting other M&E specialists,
health and behavioral scientists, laboratorians, epidemiologists, systems analysts
and data managers in carrying out critical analysis and making presentations to
partners, key stakeholders such as Ministry of Health, partners, other US
agencies, host country officials, and visitors and delegations using the GIS
and other related sources of information and tools.
·        
He / she will also support the development and
production of high quality maps, posters, charts and other graphics to support
and aid presentations, and continuous program review and analysis.
·        
The GIS Analyst will keep abreast of new
advancements in GIS/GPS software and be able to transform geo-spatial data to
new format.
3.
Interagency coordination 10%
·        
The GIS Analyst will establish and maintain working relations
with senior officers in the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, UN agencies, Donors,
Ministries and other providers of Geo-spatial information to ensure the exchange
of ideas, data sharing and acquisition, and obtaining guidelines on best
practice. This will include participating in national committees and other working
groups established to develop and propose new ways of updating the spatial data
that are already on the system and obtaining new data. Incumbent will need to
keep abreast of trends and new developments in the GIS field.
·        
The GIS Analyst will develop a training program to
empower staff working with PEPFAR funded programs to build local technical
capacity for GIS activities
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All
applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific
and comprehensive information supporting each item.
·        
The ideal candidate for the US Embassy CDC Geographic
Information System (GIS) Analyst should hold a Degree in Health Informatics,
Behavioral Sciences, Public Health, Statistics, or Computer Sciences is
required.
·        
At least two years of progressively responsible,
professional-level experience in health information data management.
·        
Theoretical and practical knowledge of health
information sciences, public health informatics and good understanding of
analyzing and interpreting data for public health use are required.
·        
Possess excellent analytical capabilities; interpersonal
skills; and the ability to prepare verbal, tabular, and graphic presentations
of related information.
·        
Ability to establish and maintain contacts with high
level officials in Uganda government institutions, as well as with influential
non-government for geo-spatial data sharing or acquisition.
·        
Language Proficiency: Level IV
English ability (Fluent) is required. Must have excellent public relations,
writing, and speaking skills in English.
How to Apply:
All those
interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their
applications and strictly adhere to the following:
·        
Universal Application for Employment as a Locally
Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) Download it Here.
·        
A current resume or curriculum vitae.
·        
Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must
provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans
preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional
preference in hiring with their application.
·        
Any other documentation (e.g. essays,
transcripts/certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements
of the position as listed above.
Submit
Application To:
Human Resources
Office
By email at
KampalaHR@state.gov.
NB: Only electronic submissions will be accepted and
only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please clearly
indicate the position applied for in the subject area of the email submission.
Please use standard
file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please
send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-306001/259-791/5
Deadline: 13th September,
2015
The US Mission
in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in
employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national
origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual
orientation.  The Department of State
also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel
operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
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