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Consultant, Geospatial Information System (GIS) at PATH

Job title : Consultant, Geospatial Information System (GIS)

Tracking Code :12508
Job Location : Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
Job Description
Objective

GIS Consultant to conduct training of district biostatisticians on spatial data analysis using routine immunization and surveillance data.

Project Background

As of October 2022, 41.25 percent of the Ugandan population 12 years of age and older has received at least a first dose of COVID-19 vaccination.19. According to UNICEF’s data on routine vaccinations for children-under-five from the latest available data in 2021, 90.5 percent have received critical immunizations for disease prevention20. Closing the gap on the last 10 percent of routine immunization rates and driving engagement for COVID-19 and other vaccinations are high priorities of the Uganda Ministry of Health. However, significant challenges remain including mapping and providing targeted outreach to marginalized populations and those not-yet or under-vaccinated.

The PATH’s Rockefeller Foundation-funded Digital Results Improve Vaccine Equity (DRIVE Demand) project plans to support the Uganda MOH to improve its capacity to meet national vaccination goals by providing training to district biostatisticians in Geospartial Information System (GIS) to improve utilization of geospatial information for effective action and decision-making, especially in increasing access and utilization of immunization services, and outbreaks in districts where there are significant gaps in the area of GIS and data visualization.

The training will utilize Quantum GIS (QGIS) software, a user-friendly, free and open-source software that allows users to create layered geospatial maps. This training aligns with DRIVE Demand’s overarching objective of strengthening country-specific adaptations of globally recognized, standards-based digital systems to increase COVID-19 vaccine demand, delivery, and uptake, while also targeting routine immunization more broadly. It likewise supports a request from the Ugandan MOH to improve their ability to create, analyze, and share layered population-based maps to provide more precise response to disease and immunization needs in the country.

 

Scope of Work

The scope of work is limited burst of support to the project to plan, facilitate, provide related knowledge surveys, and deliver a final report.  The Consultant is expected to develop their training plan which will be assessed for comprehensiveness.

 

Deliverables:

The consultant will be responsible for delivering the following deliverables, which will be linked directly to payment for services:

 

  • A training program design document that outlines the specific training objectives, program structure, and training materials.
  • Facilitation of workshops for the district biostatisticians grouped by regions including developing training materials (PowerPoint presentations, training manuals, and exercises) with input from PATH.
  • Creation and delivery of baseline, midline, and endline mobile survey for participants in each region to measure knowledge and capacity growth.
  • A comprehensive training report that includes detailed information on the training program structure, implementation, and outcomes.
  • An evaluation report that includes feedback from the participants and recommendations for future improvements.

Expected level of effort – This consultancy is expected to be completed within 50 days  with fluctuations in the number of hours per day depending on planned activities.

 

Project timeline

This engagement is majorly expected to take place between July and September 2023 with an endline survey in February 2024 as will be guided by the project team.

 

Required Experience
  • University degree in Geospatial information systems, information technology, Public Health, Health informatics, or any related discipline from a recognized institution.
  • At least 5years working experience in data management GIS, DHIS2, and public health data analysis.
  • Experience in development of training materials, presenting to and training small to large size groups.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and collaboratively as a team member.
  • Knowledge of GIS analysis software specifically use of QGIS and IT tools skills
  • Ability to deliver high quality products under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and facilitate a training workshop as described.
  • Evidence of documentation from past similar experience
  • Ability to commit to the timeline outlined below
  • Any other duties deemed necessary by the office.

Application

Please submit letter of intent, CV and daily rate to Prossy Kikobye ( pkikobye@path.org ) by 15th June 2023, with a subject headline “Consultancy for GIS training”

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