GIS Data Sourcing Specialist – Luanda, Angola

Location: Luanda, Angola

Ref: LRG19020

Type: Permanent

Industry: Geospatial

An international Geospatial data, software and services provider is seeking to employ a GIS Data Sourcing Specialist to join their Africa team on a consultant contract basis, to be based in Luanda, Angola.

This position will be the go-to person for Angola and will require expertise in local language, geographical know-how, mapping regulations and must have good industry connections.

Responsibilities

  • Finding sources – The client is actively looking for data to ingest, compare and integrate into their geospatial and mapping solutions.
  • Innovative business solutions and collaboration with local market & community - Network in the region with governments, private sector, local partners and NGO’s to facilitate our information needs.
  • Be an extension of the client on the ground – This person will be responsible for being an antenna for the client in the region with regards to all matters including data, solutions, clients, competition, economy, etc.
  • Quality and market – Ensure the regional data and product quality is up to standard, both with regards to reality on the ground, as well as what the market and the competition is offering.
  • The GIS side – Perform GIS orientated queries, manipulation and source handling and therefore solid GIS skills are essential.
  • Coordination - Coordinate large projects in the region with freelancers, partners and other employees in Africa to facilitate and deliver projects.

Experience & Requirements

  • Degree in GIS or Business with related geo-spatial experience
  • 5 years plus GIS experience
  • Mapping/cartography experience in Africa
  • Sourcing experience of mapping content in Africa
  • Interaction with government and private business entities related to the data sphere
  • Professional experience in data sourcing (finding, creating and interpreting various types of data in various formats)
  • Proven coordination and project management skills
  • Advanced knowledge of GIS and Office tools
  • Solid business experience in the local geo-spatial business and governmental sphere
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills in English & local languages. Other regional languages can be an advantage
  • Intercultural skills to understand and handle cultural differences in an efficient and professional manner
  • Self-managing with regards to deliverables, time, and own initiative
  • Own reliable vehicle (mode of transport), licence and valid passport
  • Ready to travel frequently within African countries.
  • Experience and exposure with the following will be beneficial – Commercial aspect of business, European or other global corporate cultures, procurement/purchasing and management of suppliers.

Salary

  • Market related salary, negotiable and based on experience

 

HOW TO APPLY 

  • Ensure you meet all the requirements
  • Complete all the requested information below
  • Remember to attach your CV
  • Once your application has been made, you will receive a generic e-mail to confirm the receipt of your application
  • Only short-listed  candidates will be contacted
  • Should you not be contacted by a consultant within 2 weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful