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GIS Specialist (Mapping)


Information Technology
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Position Description:

RTI International is seeking a qualified candidate to provide technical leadership to a health information system project. He/she will use data and shape files collected by the field team to produce maps to visually present the data that are collected and analyzed for the assessment activities. May be a remote member of the team.

  • Contribute to development of research protocol for ICT landscape assessment.
  • Lead incorporation of GIS assessment methods and analysis into the research protocols.
  • Support technical team with stakeholders’ engagement at technical and policy decision making level as a GIS subject matter expert.
  • Support field-based project assessment and M&E activities and, in cooperation with MCC, MoH, and RTI’s Home Office, produce and disseminate results information and other project materials as appropriate.
  • Support team lead with the project annual work planning, and ensure that quality operational plans, budgets, and reports are submitted as per contract agreements.
  • Contribute to the required MCC project reporting requirements, in close collaboration with the RTI Principal Investigator.
  • Contribute to technical assistance activities to build capacity at the MoH, and other ministry staff in HIS technology integration and maintenance, governance, workforce development, and data security.   
  • Support team Lead, MCC, MOH, and RTI Principal investigator to identify technical assistance (TA) needs, contributing to Terms of Reference (TORs) and engaging in local and regional recruitment and mobilization
  • Travel to the field to provide management oversight and technical assistance as necessary.
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent accreditation if a non-U.S. institution, in Geographic Information Systems or the equivalent experience.
  • Eight (8) or more years of experience developing maps from shape files and data sets that may need extensive cleaning to be manageable.
  • Ability to visualize data in a dense and easy to absorb manner in a developing country context.
  • Ability to produce maps in electronic and paper format that can be used by planners and advice on key findings
  • from maps.
  • Proven team-work skills and ability to deliver results within specified and often changing time frames.
  • Proven ability to produce credible evidence in support of its conclusions and recommendations from analyses undertaken.
  • Should have both qualitative and quantitative analysis skills.
  • Strong capacity to multi-task, including managing, prioritizing and fulfilling competing demands in real time.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required
Closing Statement

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Equal Employment Opportunity 

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Specific information regarding the laws that are designed to protect you against discrimination relating to your legal right to work in the US can be located at the employment portal www.rti.org/jobs.


Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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