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20-262: Junior Analyst, GIS
Country:Los Angeles, CA
Department:Information Technology
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.


Background

The GIS Associate Analyst serves as administrator of software, databases, and GIS map services under minimal supervision. It is the responsibility of the GIS Associate Analyst to design, develop and publish high quality mapping and geo-analysis products which adhere to all GIS SOP and follow all best practices, policy and procedures of GIS, IT, and International Medical Corps. The GIS Associate Analyst creates and compiles metadata for geospatial data following industry standards; and avoids disclosure of confidential or non-confidential internal information about International Medical Corps, its employees, its donors and its program participants.

Job Summary

The primary duty of the GIS Associate Analyst is to analyze geospatial vector and raster data to find health, humanitarian, and disaster trends using various research methodologies, under minimal supervision. Additionally, the GIS Associate Analyst creates, organizes, and optimizes geospatial layers in various formats (for web and for print); maintains and updates mapping products/ applications; and in general, supports the GIS Manager in administrating and optimizing International Medical Corps’ Geographic Information System. This position reports to the GIS Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Statics Maps/ Data Collection
    • Collects and converts data received from outside sources to make it available for mapping projects;
    • Develop spatial data layers using GIS technology;
    • Design, develop and publish high quality mapping projects;
  • Admin
    • Research and locate data layers for International Medical Corps GIS data catalog;
    • Create and compile metadata for geospatial data following industry standards;
    • Maintain/admin GIS databases;
    • Perform quality control checks of products created using mapping applications;
    • Assist in maintaining security for ArcGIS and other GIS software systems used at International Medical Corps;
    • Maintains documentation
  • Analysis/ Research
    • Research and stay current on the latest in GIS technology;
    • Analyze data using GIS spatial analysis tools;
    • Analyze high resolution satellite imagery;
    • Perform data analysis and computer programming for GIS applications;
    • Provide subject matter expertise on geospatial analysis;
    • Perform research for future enhancements of GIS system;
    • Maintains and continually upgrades knowledge of GIS functionality and best practices.

Other Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with International Medical Corps policies, rules, regulations;
  • Prepare ad hoc data and map products as requested by supervisor and senior management team;
  • Work with a positive attitude demonstrating teamwork;
  • Exhibit honesty and integrity in all aspects of the job.

Code of Conduct

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

Qualifications:
  • Typically, a Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university; Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.  Master’s degree in geography, planning, engineering, computer science or related field is preferred.

Minimum Experience  

  • up to 3 years of relevant experience with GIS software systems;
  • Basic skills and knowledge of cartographic principles;
  • Experience with geodatabases for the compilation and analysis of geographic data;
  • Experience with raster and vector geospatial data;
  • Experience working with MS SQL Server is preferred;
  • Python experience is preferred;
  • Strong analytic, problem solving, and collaboration skills;
  • Outstanding organizational skills;
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written;
  • Strong self-motivation skills;
  • The ability to deal with a broad spectrum of people;
  • The ability to exercise sound judgment;
  • Excellent ability to handle multiple tasks and work in a fast pace, constantly changing environment;
  • Extremely flexible and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.