The Africa Minigrids Programme is Hiring a GIS-based Modelling Expert

Source: UNDP

The Africa Minigrids Programme is recruiting a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based modelling expert to deliver the data overlays and map analysis to explore Nigeria’s mini-grid potential, especially within the agricultural value chains.

Key Responsibilities
  • Source and analyse spatial data using mapping software;
  • Performing data munging and cleaning to convert data into its desired form;
  • Identify patterns and trends through spatial mapping of data;
  • Produce map overlays showing the spatial distribution of various kinds of data, including MSMEs, productive use equipment, satellite/value chain analysis data, mobile network data etc.;
  • Collaboration with the relevant international initiatives to meet the objectives of the assignment; and
  • Produce reports on geographic data utilising data visualisations.
  • An advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in geography, data science, computer science or related fields; and
  • At least ten years of relevant work experience across development data analysis, preferably GIS-based data analysis. 
  • Experience working with the United Nations (UN), and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in particular, international organisations, and similar agencies would be an advantage;
  • Previous experience conducting similar assignments; and
  • A clear understanding of how to perform geospatial data analysis.
  1. Inception Report
  • This includes the methodology and work plan of activities to be completed during the assignment.
  1. Submission of First Draft Reports/Data Visualisation
  • This will be on the mini-grid potential within rural agricultural value chains.
  1. Submission of the Final draft Reports
  • A comprehensive report comprising insights and data visualisation of mini-grid potential within rural agricultural values chains; and 
  • GIS map overlays.
How to Apply

All applicants must complete the online application form, including the employment and educational history, motivational segment and technical competency questions. In addition, the application forms will be thoroughly reviewed for all the required details.

Furthermore, incomplete forms will not be considered for the next stage.

Required Information
  • Highest degree level obtained (PhD, Masters, Bachelor, HND);
  • Title of the highest degree received;
  • Professional certifications;
  • Details of professional certification;
  • Years of relevant work experience;
  • Details of experience with the United Nations (UN) or similar international organisations;
  • Details of other relevant work experience; and
  • Additional supporting information.
Required Document
  • Curriculum vitae (CV);
  • Degree certificates;
  • Professional certificates; and
  • Company profile (only applicable for companies); 

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