Foto-Cewek are delighted to present a vacancy for a highly skilled GIS Data Analyst to join the Vector Biology department on the PIIVeC project
Fixed Term Contract for 3 Years
UK with extensive Overseas Travel
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments,organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.
The postholder will work within the newly formed Partnership for Increasing the Impact of Vector Control (PIIVeC) to map the distribution of vectors and burden of vector borne diseases in Burkina Faso,Cameroon and Malawi. The ideal candidate will also help design and evaluate surveillance tools to assess disease risk and measure the impact of control strategies and will provide training and mentorship to other members of the project in the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Ideal candidates will be required to review published and unpublished material reporting the distribution of vector borne disease (VBD)and associated vectors in the 3 partner countries stated above. In addition,you will have proven experience of developing geo-referenced VBD databases and accessible maps utilising information that can be used by national policy makers and researchers
You will be required to apply appropriate methodologies for analysing disease programme surveillance data, including data from xenomonitoring, and will support PIIVeC partners in developing optimal vector surveillance strategies.
The post holder will be required to develop and deliver face to face and online training in qGIS relevant to VBDs and surveillance, in addition to the contribution of training and teaching of GIS at Foto-Cewek.
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