Category : NGO / Developments
Job Summary
Published On : Jul 12, 2018
No. of Vacancies : 1
Job Nature : Full Time
Experience : 5 to 10 year(s)
Job Location : Dhaka
Location : Dhaka
Salary Range:
2189897 - 3851449 (Yearly)
Application Deadline : Jul 31, 2018
Senior Mission GIS Specialist
USAID Bangladesh
No. of Vacancies
Job Description / Responsibility
  • Strategic Planning and Technical Assistance for Bangladesh Mission (60%)
  • Assist with preparation of Country Development Cooperation Strategies (CDCS's), Project Appraisal Documents (PADs), and Scopes of Work (SOWs) by incorporating geospatial analysis and visualization to help set goals, objectives, targets, anticipated results to present this information in compelling visuals.
  • Engage in discussion among key offices within the Bangladesh Mission to articulate a vision and plan for integrating geospatial information and analyses into strategic planning, program design, and monitoring, evaluation, & learning (MEL).
  • Work closely with the design team and MEL team to ensure evidence-based programming using GIS tool.
  • Supervise the GIS team of GIS analyst and GIS interns to produce higher level analytical support to the mission.
  • Work closely with the Economist to ensure any potential data analysis and visualization to inform program decision making.
  • Ensure on-demand geographic analysis and visualization products from technical teams and the mission to inform development programming decisions.
  • Ensure acquisition of database of geospatial data, including retrieval of historic geospatial data previously funded by USAID.
  • Implement GIS best practices in areas such as geospatial meta-data standards, workflows, and data-sharing protocols.
  • Provide technical advice to ongoing Mission programming, introducing and supporting policies and processes that enable incorporation of data-informed decision making and analytical capacity in the Mission's portfolio.
  • Serve as an Agreement/Contracting Officers Representative (AOR/COR) for buy-in procurement mechanisms related to geospatial and data analytics.
  • Provide technical advice regarding data quality and data submission to the development data library (DDL).
  • Collaborate with the Digital Development Lab, Washington DC, for updating the mission with data related innovation projects beneficial to the mission.
  • Capacity Building for Bangladesh Mission (20%)
  • Work closely with Mission staff across teams and across sectors to review and identify optimal entry points for digital tools and analytical support.
  • Prepare concept papers, background analyses, and briefings to build support for the use of data visualization and data science techniques throughout the Mission.
  • Communicate the value of geospatial analysis to staff and facilitate basic training on principles of geospatial analysis, specifically tailored to Mission needs while conveying the limitations and uncertainty inherent in data sets and analytical techniques.
  • Consult with Mission staff to offer needs-based suggestions and demonstrations of utility of geospatial analysis and visualization for planning and improving outcomes.
  • Organize/facilitate training, workshop, meetings, seminars on best-practice data collection, management, analysis, and visualization for Mission staff and USAID partners.
  • Engage regional stakeholders on topics such as accessing and using regional datasets, new analytical methods, and other resources related to development programming.
  • Networking and other responsibilities (20%)
  • Collaborate with the GeoCenter regarding the planning and implementation of geospatial capacity within the USAID Mission and with the geospatial community both locally and internationally.
  • Actively participate in USAID's global network of Geo-specialists and Data Analysts and liaise with networks across Bangladesh to strengthen the Agency's community of practice in GIS and data analytics.
  • Collaborate with the donor community for developing data standards and create platforms for data sharing with IPs.
  • Maintain connections within the local and international GIS community to maintain a high standard of professionalism in research, data, surveys, practices and policies. This could include leading an interagency GIS working group within the Embassy to address common issues and coordinate information sharing.
  • Collaborate with the host government data generating agencies for developing data standards and practices, and platform advocating use of open data and APIs.
  • Identify data required for crisis response planning and activities, including coordination with intra-agency crisis response teams.

Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in geography, urban and regional planning, statistics, economics, computer science, engineering, math, environmental science, agriculture
Experience Requirements
  • 5 to 10 year(s)
  • The applicants should have experience in the following area(s):
  • Project Coordinator/ Officer, Research

Additional Job Requirements
  • A minimum of 5 of professional-level experience in geospatial data management, analysis, and cartographic production; performance monitoring and evaluation; the analysis and interpretation of large amounts of data and design or management of data or analytical systems is required

Job Location
Salary Range
2189897 - 3851449 (Yearly)
Other Benefits
As per company policy
Job Source Online Job Posting

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Application Deadline : Jul 31, 2018
Company Information
Company Name: USAID Bangladesh
Address: US Embassy, Baridhara, Dhaka
Business: The largest US agency in the US Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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