Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/Database Specialist

at Dexis Consulting Group
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 11, 2020
Category IT / Information Technology
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


About Us

Are you passionate about driving programs focused on foreign assistance? Do you want to be part of an organization that offers meaningful assignments and opportunities to expand your skills and expertise? At Dexis, you will experience a corporate culture of inclusiveness, fairness, and trust. You will be given the means and mentorship needed to succeed, and your creativity will be rewarded.

About the Position

Dexis is seeking a Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/Database Specialist to support a project with USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) in Ethiopia. This is a three-year contract to support activities that will strengthen democracy and national stability in Ethiopia. The GIS/Database Specialist will manage and ensure data integrity as related to program activities, and will report to the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager. This is a full-time position based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with an immediate start date.

USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives’ (USAID/OTI) new support program aims to deliver fast and adaptable support that helps the Government of Ethiopia and civil society advance democratic reforms and enhance citizen engagement in the governance processes. Dexis Consulting Group (Dexis) will be USAID/OTI’s implementing partner in providing this assistance.


  • Maintain OTI Activity Database content, including quality control to ensure data integrity and compliance with OTI database standards.
  • Provide GIS information to the Program team, including the MEL Manager and MEL Specialists.
  • Direct GIS field and grant mapping support.
  • Interact with OTI/W GIS Unit as directed to ensure gathered data is compliant with established
  • formats and OTI’s GIS/mapping standards.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the MEL Manager.

Job Requirements


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent university degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience living and working in Ethiopia.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of geospatial data from a wide array of sources, including finding data and compiling metadata.
  • Experience utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other data analysis databases.
  • Ability to identify and develop creative and innovative approaches to monitor activity outcomes to support and improve activity design and implementation.
  • Capacity to understand and analyze the political and security context at the local, state, federal, and regional levels.
  • Ability to work with local, national, and international partners and third parties supporting M&E.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a high-volume workload in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Experience working in environments experiencing political transition.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic.


Applying Instructions

Are you looking for a company that offers meaningful program assignments and opportunities to develop professional skills and expertise? At Dexis, staff are empowered to be part of the decision-making process and collaborate with colleagues and management across the company to satisfy our clients.  We create transparency in our operations with our clients and employees; and we offer our people opportunities to grow and challenge themselves in meaningful ways. Dexis follows a "find a way or make a way" business directive, and we’re paving the way for innovative management solutions in the global development and security assistance arenas worldwide. As a Dexis employee you will be challenged, empowered, and mentored.  That’s how Dexis goes "all in.” How will you?

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Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for interview.

Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.

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