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GIS And Geospatial Analysis Consultant - Lead ConsultantJhpiego

Akwa IbomNigeria
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job description - GIS And Geospatial Analysis Consultant - Lead Consultant

  • Reaching Impact Saturation and Epidemic Control (RISE) Nigeria aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of high-impact, evidence-based HIV/AIDS and TB interventions in Taraba states of Nigeria
  • Considering this public health direction to achieve HIV epidemic control, a specialized 5-day training program focused on Quantum Geographic Information System (QGIS) for Jhpiego staff. QGIS, an open-source GIS software, is a useful tool for spatial analysis and mapping in public health.
  • This training aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to use QGIS for improved disease surveillance, targeted intervention planning, and comprehensive spatial analysis. This program aims to provide professionals with a robust toolkit for addressing complex health challenges through the lens of spatial technology by bridging the gap between public health and geospatial technology. 
  • The training will delve into practical applications of QGIS in public health contexts, ensuring that participants gain not only theoretical knowledge but also hands-on experience that directly aligns with their roles and responsibilities in HIV prevention, care and control.
  • As we approach HIV saturation, it is important to be more targeted in finding new cases and reaching recipients of care with services. RISE is seeking to engage a consultant to work with the team to facilitate a training on GIS.


  • S/he will ensure that participants develop foundational understanding of QGIS tailored for epidemiological applications.
  • S/he ensure that participants gain skills in mapping and analyzing disease occurrences for effective surveillance.
  • S/he will support participant to acquire hands-on experience in importing, managing, and analyzing spatial health data in QGIS.
  • S/he will build the capacity of participants to manipulate and visualize health data for evidence-based decision-making.
  • S/he will ensure that participants can create informative health impact maps, integrating epidemiological data with environmental factors.
  • S/he will ensure that participants can identify and communicate spatial patterns of health disparities for targeted intervention planning.
  • S/he will ensure that participants can explore techniques for integrating diverse health datasets for comprehensive spatial analysis.
  • S/he will be required to train participants on creation of maps and graphs, using GIS software and data collection equipment.
  • S/he will support participants to enter map data using cartographic principles
  • S/he will train on analysis and model relationships between geographic data sets
  • Post training, consultancy will be required to support participants for 10 days creating maps and conducting geospatial analysis.
  • Support in facilitating use of GIS by staff within the period
  • S/he must provide evidence of relevant accreditation or its equivalence.
  • The assistants will support the lead consultant to achieve these tasks.
  • Address other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Education: PhD or Advanced Degree in Information Science, Computer Science, Geography Information System, Statistics, and any other related field
  • Years of Experience: At least 5 years of experience Facilitating GIS training
  • Language: If fluency in English Language is a must
  • Travel: Ability to Travel to within Nigeria as required.

Amount Payable
N35,000 - N49,000 (fee per day only).

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