JOB DESCRIPTION: –  GIS Technician – Malaria Department
The Macha Research Trust (MRT) is a health research organization based at Macha Mission Hospital, Choma District, Southern Province. The institute conducts basic and applied research for strengthening interventions against malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS. MRT seeks to recruit one suitably qualified candidate to take up the position of GIS Technician, carrying out Geographic Information Systems related research tasks in the Malaria Department.
Reports to: Local supervisor and Project Principal Investigator
Specific responsibilities / duties:
A. Assist field teams in mapping exercises
B. Produce maps of study area
C. Produce visual reports of data including maps
D. Assist in spatial analyses of data
E. Assist with data collection, entry, management and cleaning
F. Supervise other members of the team
G. Help with IT issues of the department
H. Maintain accurate records, and prepare reports, which meet specified MRT standards.
I. Follow all standard operating procedures
J. Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or PI
Eligible candidate:
The eligible candidates must possess a Bachelor Degree from an accredited university, which includes courses on Geographic Information Systems. Computer literacy with substantial knowledge of Microsoft Office, Internet and data management is essential. Working knowledge of ArcGIS would be preferred. No application will be considered without the above qualifications.
Work Schedule:
The normal work week will be 40 – 48 hours, generally 08:00 to 13:00, then 14:00 – 17:00 on Monday through Friday, with possible work scheduled for half days on Saturday or Sunday as required of all staff.
This is a contract position for 9 months, with possible extension pending funding approval.
Qualified persons may submit their application letter, copies of academic qualifications, transcripts, NRC# and a current CV by email attachment to:
This is an immediate opening. Please do not apply if you are not immediately available to begin.
To ease the process of sorting and prioritizing many applicants, you are required to summarize your qualifications in the email with attachments supplying supporting documentation. Applications not complying with this requirement will not be considered.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 7 September, 2016
for further inquiries contact the HR person on 0972774646.
Macha Research Trust (dba)
Malaria Institute at:
Macha – MIAM
P.O. Box 630166                       
Choma, Zambia                        
Tel: +260 213261022
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