Friday, 11 November 2016

Technical Project Manager at eHealth Africa (eHA)

eHealth Africa (eHA) is a data-driven, solutions-oriented innovator dedicated to improving people’s access to high-quality health systems in Africa. Our highly collaborative approach convenes public health professionals across sectors to tackle Africa’s greatest health challenges. Using data and informatics to inform solutions, eHealth Africa addresses a community’s most difficult health needs with knowledge, passion and integrity.

Job Title: Technical Project Manager

Description

  • The Technical Project Manager (GIS) supports planning, execution and monitoring technical projects within eHA’s Geographic information systems (GIS) Department. 
  • S/he supports project management activities to achieve successful project completion. 
  • S/he is responsible for day to day management of dedicated project teams; supports the design and development of project specific GIS documentations and performs a variety of GIS-related technical tasks as directed by the GIS Department Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Plans and coordinates GIS project activities and ensures the timely implementation of projects. Ensures that project deliverables meet quality standards and business requirements.
  • Develops, coordinates, and monitors projects plans to include key milestones, timelines and resources. 
  • Works with external consultants for smooth project implementation.
  • Supervises the project teams. 
  • Organizes and assigns tasks to each team member and ensures proper preparations are made. 
  • Ensures proper work methods, techniques and compliance with applicable standards and specifications. 
  • Ensures project documents are safely archived following project completion.
  • Resolves project and technical issues, seeking opportunities for innovation and enhancing efficiency of project delivery. 
  • Supervises staff to perform and complete designated projects.
  • Provides reports to the GIS Department Manager including presentations regarding GIS needs, solutions and GIS project recommendations.
  • Supports business development activities within the department (e.g. proposal writing).
  • Performs any other duties assigned by Management.
  • Ensures compliance with laws and regulations.
  • May frequently travel between company work-sites. 
  • Some international travel may be required.
  • Presents a professional demeanor at all times.  
  • Approaches others in a tactful manner.  
  • Reacts well under pressure.  
  • Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.  
  • Accepts responsibility for own actions.  
  • Responds well to supervisor requests and feedback.
  • Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Attends and participates in annual strategic planning meetings, country management meetings, staff meetings, training classes and supervision.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, Surveying and Geoinformatics, Geography, Computer Science or other GIS related field. 
  • 5+ years of GIS development and minimum of 2 years management experience 
  • Significant and advanced GIS experience may substitute for the Master’s degree.
  • Strong project management skills, including experience preparing scopes, schedules, and budgets for proposals and projects.
  • Strong leadership skills that include the ability to build effective teams, ability to motivate others, delegation, and timely/quality decision making. 
  • Training and presentation experience is preferred. 
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills and great attention to detail. Action oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to work as a leader and member of a team and possess good problem solving skills. 
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational and management skills. 
  • Pays great attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.
  • In-depth knowledge of GIS, databases, GIS principles, practices and techniques. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information technology with the ability to perform detailed and independent technical reviews of work products.
  • Creativity and the ability to successfully manage multiple assignments independently. 
  • Ability to work under pressure, and manage significant travel to insecure environments. 
  • Proven ability to work with diverse and large teams and to foster a positive working environment with local and international stakeholders
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively communicate via writing, public speaking and interpersonal interactions.  
  • Good learning ability. 
  • Action oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment

Certification and Licenses

  • GISP Certification through GIS Certification Institute is preferred.
  • A Project Management (PMI) certification or PRINCE2 is preferred

Computer Skills

  • Working knowledge of open Source GIS (QGIS, PostGIS and Geoserver), data transformation tools (FME Desktop, Kettle and python) and Commercial GIS (ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox), ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server. 
  • Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.

Language Ability

  • English is the spoken and written language.
  • Ability to read, analyse, proof and edit documents, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or government regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from executive and senior managers, employees, the general public and clients/partners.
Location: Kano



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