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Senior GIS and Data Analyst

The Kaizen Company is an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Our proven solutions catalyze locally driven development and spur sustainable entrepreneurship and investments. We leverage existing knowledge, new technologies, local peer networks, and innovative business models to support local reforms that are sustained through market forces.

Since our inception, we have provided support to more than 200 government, private-sector, and non-profit organizations in emerging markets worldwide. We have created solutions that achieve outcomes across a broad range of sectors including education, health, finance, agriculture, governance, economic growth, energy and environment, and water. 

The Kaizen Company is searching for a Senior GIS and Data Analyst for the anticipated South Sudan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity. The South Sudan MEL Activity will provide USAID/South Sudan with flexible, demand-driven, technical services to augment the Mission’s ability to achieve strong performance management of its portfolio through effective monitoring and evaluation. MELS will also serve as a tool to provide the Mission’s Geographic Information System (GIS) and mapping capability to inform decision-making; enhance collaborative learning and adaptation across the Mission; and provide general support for Mission planning, third party monitoring, evaluation, reporting, research, assessments, and special studies.


The Senior GIS and Data Analyst must act as the primary GIS expert, including using strong data literacy, written and oral communication skills, and high analytical thinking to take large data sets and translate them into actionable information for various internal and external stakeholders. S/he must take problem sets presented and provide recommendations on mapping products to support Mission decision-making as well as work with staff across the organization, including senior management and working-level staff to provide tailored recommendations. This position is based in South Sudan.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 7 years of experience as a senior field management experience demonstrating  professional interaction with senior U.S. and foreign government officials. 
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, geography, planning, or engineering, and a certification in GIS
  • Demonstrated experience supporting GIS and mapping capacity development strongly preferred
  • Experience integrating GIS and mapping to support development activity planning and execution strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience living and working in South Sudan required.

This position is contingent upon contract award.

At The Kaizen Company, we find strength in our diversity. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential. We know that we can only do development differently if we are open to and inclusive of new and unique perspectives. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations to apply. Further, we urge parents and non-parents, married and unmarried, those from different or non-traditional educational backgrounds, and persons of all other diverse identities or experiences to apply. The Kaizen Company is an equal opportunity employer.

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