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Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2205985

Geospatial Analyst -GIS

Job Description:

ICF has an opening for a Geospatial Analyst working primarily with The Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Program’s Geospatial team. The DHS Program is a US Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project that supports the collection of demographic and health data through nationally representative population and facility-based surveys in low- and middle-income countries.

The Geospatial Analyst will primarily focus on the preparation, processing and management of geospatial data collected under various types of DHS surveys. Tasks will include GPS processing, assisting in data collection plans, validating geographic data in surveys, map creation for reports and online tools, and basic spatial analysis.

The Analyst will also be involved in other cross-cutting projects at ICF with a need for GIS support. The Geospatial Analyst will report directly to the Geospatial Research Manager and will work closely with the other members of the Geospatial team. This full-time position will be based in Rockville, MD (in the Washington, DC metro area) and will be a hybrid position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce maps showing the spatial distribution of various health indicators for publications, presentations, and webpages
  • Work with survey managers, data processing specialists, and in-country organizations in the validation and processing of GPS data
  • Provide geographic data management and validation support to projects
  • Update and maintain offline/online GPS/GIS datasets
  • Prepare GIS data for use in web mapping applications
  • Prepare geographic data for use in spatial analysis activities
  • Participate in analysis activities and report writing

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in geography, GIS, computer science, mathematics, social science, or related field
  • Two + years of experience working with ArcGIS Desktop and/or ArcGIS Pro to create maps and conduct spatial data processing (e.g., spatial joins, converting coordinates to shapefiles)
  • Two + years of experience cleaning data in Microsoft Excel
  • One + year of experience with professional/technical writing (e.g., documenting procedures, professional correspondence, report writing, scientific writing)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of GIS applications as it relates to health and population data
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistical software (e.g., Stata, Python, or R)
  • Experience with raster data processing
  • Experience in making maps according to standard style guidelines
  • Experience in managing large datasets
  • Experience documenting and sharing code (e.g., GitHub)
  • Experience working with QGIS
  • Experience training/teaching professional skills to adult learners
  • Experience working with/in low- and middle-income countries
  • Ability to work effectively with other project staff, USAID, other donors, and international organizations

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization and documentation skills (e.g., keeping folders organized, documenting processes)
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multicultural situations
  • Ability to work effectively with other project staff, USAID, other donors, and international organizations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint)

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is

$62,802.00 - $106,763.00

Rockville, MD (MD18)

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A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.
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