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Market Research Lead – GIS KOKO Networks. Nairobi

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Job Description

Your RoleThe Market Research Lead – GIS (Geographical Information Systems) is a fundamental role in developing the much-needed capacity to support ongoing expansion inside and outside Kenya. Together with a small team in Nairobi, Kenya, the Market Research Lead – GIS will perform a broad range of activities and operate cross-functional. Core to the role is to perform quantitative assessments of market data and prepare supportive maps and tables. A key component of the role is to have the ability to utilize ‘big data’.You will work closely with the broader Market Research team and operate cross-functional as the point of contact for the much-needed “Network Files” as well as visualizing market opportunities for our global New Market Team. The candidate will be the central point of contact for all geography-related assessments.What You Will Do!Support our Market Research agenda

  • Assist with driving the Data/GIS agenda, and support our Data/GIS function with core MR deliverables that require complex data analysis and evaluations
  • Jointly develop and drive the agenda of MR data & GIS initiatives

Prepare and maintain workflows

  • Identify the right geo-tiles including supportive market data (e.g. KNBS data)
  • Engage with colleagues in our product department to ensure timely delivery of work
  • Modify spatial layers to reusable format for backend users i.e. (shape to WKT etc.)

Provide spatial analytics support

  • Provide spatial analytic support and actionable insights to the department and broader company
  • Utilize the QGIS Cloud and/or ArcGIS platforms.
  • Build easily consumed, aesthetically appealing, and visually impactful maps.

Act as a point of contact for Data & GIS requests

  • Engage with colleagues company-wide, local consultants, and enumerators to drive projects and the strategic (MR) data & GIS agenda
  • Speedy delivery of tasks, ability to prepare maps on short notice with diligence and accuracy
  • Technically aware and competent. Process fast amounts of data in a concise and coherent manner; store and organize data; make raw data insightful

Strengthen the MR team with strong data & GIS capacity

  • Perform deep data analysis on (self-collected & readily available) data that will be utilized in the maps
  • Data tables with supportive maps that geospatially illustrate data and insights

What you will bring to KOKO

  • A BSc in Geography and/or Geomatics, ideally paired with an Academic Research Master in Remote Sensing, Data Engineering, or alike.
  • 5+ years of work experience in a managerial GIS role, alongside experience with data sciences
  • Experienced with renewable energy (cooking fuel) and/or Carbon Yield assessments will be an added advantage
  • Ability to utilize GIS tools to geospatially frame and scope new geographies
  • Familiar with innovation in GIS, and strong data capability
  • Project and product -management and Proven ability to drive field projects end to end
  • Pragmatic problem-solving and practical creativity are necessary competencies
  • Confidence in adapting to new tools and platforms: learn and utilize the latest software platforms; update MR team on new tools; provide technical support when needed
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