NLR Nepal

GIS Mapping Supervisor

NLR Nepal

GIS Mapping Supervisor

NLR is an international non-profit, non-religious and non-governmental organisation, established in 1967 in the Netherlands and providing technical and financial support to leprosy and disability programmes in seven countries including Nepal.

NLR in Nepal, works closely with the government and non-government stakeholders and partners to eradicate leprosy from the country and to make all development initiatives inclusive to people affected by leprosy and disability. NLR Nepal consists of 18 staff members and located at Sankhamul Marga, New Banewhwor Kathmandu with its field offices in Biratnagar and Dhangadhi covering province one and Sudur Pashchim Pradesh.

NLR raises funds, for its projects, from bi-lateral and multilateral institutional donors and local funding agencies. To further increase successful institutional fundraising NLR is looking for a competent, dynamic and self-driven Institutional Fundraising Officer (IFO).

NLR is an international non-profit, non-religious and non-governmental organisation, established in 1967 in the Netherlands and providing technical and financial support to leprosy and disability programmes in seven countries including Nepal.

NLR in Nepal, works closely with the government and non-government stakeholders and partners to eradicate leprosy from the country and to make all development initiatives inclusive to people affected by leprosy and disability. …

GIS Mapping Supervisor

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Responsible to: Deputy Director; Nepal Principle Investigator, GIS Mapping
Job Description updated:
  19 June 2020

Background: 

NLR is an international non-profit, non-religious and non-governmental organisation, established in 1967 in the Netherlands and providing technical and financial support to leprosy and disability programmes in seven countries including Nepal.  

NLR in Nepal, works closely with the government and non-government stakeholders and partners to achieve the goal of leprosy free Nepal and to make all development initiatives inclusive to persons affected by leprosy and persons with disabilities.  NLR Nepal has its country office at Sankhamul Marga, New Banewhwor Kathmandu and two field offices in Biratnagar & Dhangadhi covering all districts of province one and Sudur Pashchim Pradesh.

NLR Nepal is launching a research project on “Geospatial methods of clustering leprosy case data for effective rollout or implementation of both PEP and new case detection initiatives”. To implement this project NLR Nepal is looking for a competent, dynamic and self-driven GIS Mapping Supervisors (GMS) for its offices located in Biratnagar and Dhangahi. 

General description of the required position

The supervisors (one in each province, Provinces 1 & 7) will assist the national Principle Investigator (PI) in implementation of GIS mapping activities in respective provinces and supervision of the GIS mapping researchers. As a background of GIS mapping, they are further responsible on updating leprosy inventories, coordinating for field activities of SDR PEP and recording/reporting. 

Role and Responsibilities: 

1. Geospatial Data

  • Evaluate the existing geospatial leprosy data, collection methods, and data management systems
  • Identify system gaps and needs pertaining to the existing data collection methods and data management processes
  • Assist on development of A workflow protocol on the activities and tools needed to add geospatial data to the existing data sets and improve the data management system
  • Assist on identifying geospatial statistical methods that can be applied to develop best practices for identifying leprosy clusters
  • Assist and recommend best practices to identify leprosy clusters using spatial analyses
  • Assist and coordinate to develop guidelines for adaptive sampling for leprosy case detection and PEP distribution
  • Assist to provide a best practices framework or toolbox to equip to collect and analyse spatial data and for other countries to use and learn from.

2. SDR PEP activities

  • Support field coordinators, data collectors and respective health workers to perform SDR PEP activities at field level
  • Assist to apply best practices framework on enhancing SDR PEP interventions

3. Other

  • Provide assistance in other programs of NLR when necessary
  • Assist on recording/reporting
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor
  • Periodic visits to field offices and program areas required

Requirements:

  • Bachelor in Public Health or Bachelor in Science in Mathematics or Statistics from a recognized university
  • At least three years of experience in development sector
  • Effective data collection, compilation and analysis skill
  • Track record of technical report writing
  • Have skill of coordination with Government officials and provincial and local level authorities
  • Good communication, networking and liaison skills 
  • Ability to work in a team spirit and meeting the deadlines 
  • Well organized, communicative and excellent interpersonal working attitude
  • Keen to take initiative and collaborate in a team
  • Excellent knowledge and skill of IT including MS office application software especially in GIS.  
  • Good in English

Terms and conditions

  • Salary & conditions: Competitive, matched within the NLR Nepal grading system.

NLR Nepal is an equal opportunity employer. Women, persons affected by leprosy & persons with disabilities including their family members and persons from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process. NLR Nepal reserves all the rights to reject any or all applications without assigning any reasons. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

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