The QED Group, LLC

  • GIS Specialist (Ethiopia)

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    Global Health Solutions
    Regular Full-Time
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  • Overview

    The QED Group is seeking a GIS Specialist for a USAID Ethiopia Health Information Systems (HIS) project to support USAID/Ethiopia in providing technical assistance and other services for the implementation of the Electronic Health Information Systems (eHIS) Activity. The project is aimed to support the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) to improve the quality of health service and create a sustainable health care system through use of data for decision making and for providing similar services and deliverables to other countries in Africa or to respond to a crisis in Ethiopia.


    The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist will apply geospatial methods using GIS technology to support USAID Ethiopia’s effort to incorporate geographic data and analysis into USAID’s overall development planning, design, and monitoring & evaluation (M&E).


    • Work with USAID Ethiopia and eHIS staff to develop systems to ensure both the quality of data and its entry into the new M&E, mapping, and reporting systems.
    • Coordinate with country office staff and evaluation teams to collect all field data (survey and GIS data, etc.) and ensure its entry into the management information system (MIS).
    • Provide technical assistance, including for the design and integration of the spatial database.
    • Identify existing databases and determine how best the information can be displayed using GIS.
    • Liaise with implementing partners to collect their GIS data in a usable format.
    • Support communication, and M&E initiatives with GIS information.
    • Integrate GIS, performance management, field monitor reporting and project operational databases to generate tabular and cartographic output for analysis.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), MIS, GIS, or related field.
    • At least five years of experience in international development with specialized knowledge in information management, database design, and IT systems.
    • Several years of experience with GIS data entry, manipulation, and presentation, as well as a familiarity with web-based interfaces in addition to more traditional PC network-based systems.
    • Thorough knowledge of ArcGIS and database management.
    • Demonstrated ability to create and/or manage a large, secure database with multiple parties providing information into that database using diverse means of data input.
    • Demonstrated ability to compile and present the results of surveys in English to Mission, Embassy, and Government personnel.
    • Experience with USAID-funded programs and familiarity with USAID policies and regulations highly preferred.
    • Knowledge of U.S. government information management protocols, as well as relevant USAID regulations and procedures, as well as experience on USAID-funded programs highly preferred.
    • Good technical training and troubleshooting skills.
    • Ability to work on a team or independently, prioritize tasks, and make recommendations at key decision points.
    • Fluency in English and proven ability to communicate quickly, clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

    1. Complete the online application.
    2. Attach your resume.
    3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
    4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

    Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

    Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.


    Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.


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