GIS Analyst

Husk Power Systems
Abuja, Nigeria
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About Us
Access to reliable, modern, and affordable energy is a basic human right. Yet over 3 billion people in Africa and Asia still don’t have it, with women the most negatively impacted. When communities get electricity, incredible things can happen. That’s where Husk comes in. We generate and distribute renewable electricity that leads to prosperity in rural communities. And in the process, we replace polluting and expensive diesel generators with climate resilient, clean energy infrastructure.Husk is the world’s leading community solar minigrid company, operating the largest, lowest-cost fleet across two continents – Asia and Africa. We offer a range of clean energy services, including power and appliance sales, rooftop solar installation for rural commercial & industrial (C&I) customers, agro-processing hubs, EV leasing, clean drinking water and much more. We serve households, businesses, farmers, health clinics, schools, women and youth entrepreneurs, entirely from renewable energy – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Husk is a growth-stage company with plans to build 5,000 minigrids, benefit tens of millions of people and avoid 700 million gallons of diesel by 2030. Our solutions serve off-grid communities, but are also grid-compatible, and can be rolled out quickly and cost effectively to support national electrification plans.Husk ValuesSafety; Honesty and Integrity; Mutual Respect; Frugal Innovation; Quality and Reliability; Excellence as an Attitude; We > I; Fail Fast and Learn Faster.
Husk is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, or religion. Husk is committed to improving gender balance within its teams in India and globally. Female candidates are therefore highly encouraged to apply even if not all requirements are met.

Husk offers flexible working conditions with employee benefits that are in line with global best practices. These include clear career growth planning, transparent annual review processes that are gender inclusive, maternity, and paternity leave, gender inclusive workplace conditions, family health insurance, frequent trainings to assist the employees to grow-in and to the next roles. Husk does not believe in micromanagement and encourages its employees to have a healthy work- life balance hence giving the freedom to manage their workload to be compatible with their lives.

Role Summary
Husk is seeking a GIS Analyst to join the growing team in Nigeria. The overall objective of this role is to significantly reduce in pre-investment costs associated with mini-grid site identification by deploying software, GIS, and remote sensing-based methods in order to create optimal pipelines of sites/villages suitable for the implementation of minigrids using. A uniform/consistent analysis approach will be developed, implemented and where possible automated. This will ensure that the generated sites meet the minimum site selection criteria.
The individual should also be passionate about contributing to solving one of Nigeria’s most critical challenges – energy access deficit. This position provides the opportunity to join a growing team that is changing the face of rural electrification in many countries in Asia and Africa, including India, Nigeria etc.

Key responsibilities:
• Support all GIS/site scoping related activities across Nigeria (and other potential markets).
• Regularly interact with various internal and external stakeholders for site identification/selection activities.
• Support the optimization of various Husk NG activities to ensure best practices are entrenched towards more efficient processes.
• Understand the priorities of the country operations and support the Country team when necessary.
• Provide requisite support and inputs on building and aligning various company processes and policies according to global best practices.
• Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Site Identification and Deployment

• Support in defining the site selection criteria for HMG locations with inputs from the relevant team members.
• Support work planning and the implementation of all GIS/site identification tasks.
• Support the preparation of country-level geospatial analysis and GIS modelling strategy and implement this in order to develop pipelines of viable communities/locations.
• Utilize data visualization/analysis tools including customized dashboards for site mapping.
• Support relevant teams in deploying mobile data collection apps for use during field surveys and enumeration activities.
• Support the management of survey data collection and the application of relevant data sets for site scoping activities.
• Support the building of load profiles using collated data to feed into the system sizing activities.
• Coordinate location-based analytics with innovative spatial intelligence, business intelligence, and statistical and predictive analytics tools to create unique analytical solutions and insights that support both strategic and operational decision-making.
Business Growth and Support

• Ensure support for other Business Units for alignment with GIS/site selection/land survey tasks.
• Work with relevant Business Units to ensure relevant land lease documents, building permits, other land documentation for compliance purposes.
• Support business growth and continuous cost & quality improvements in the business.
• Support in the preparation of proposals, technical inputs, bill of materials, budgets, and technical drawings for the submission of such proposals.
• Coordinate, maintain regular communication, and develop positive and productive relationships with various stakeholders, regulatory stakeholders, customer/client groups etc.
• Support communication channels for engagements with all relevant stakeholders during site selection/land survey and other related processes

General Skills & Attributes
• Ability to develop and update professional knowledge and skills quickly and efficiently. Ability to apply professional knowledge and skills in the advancement of business objectives.
• Effectively carry out tasks that are required by internal terms in addition to carrying out own role.
• Adapts to changes in company strategy whilst developing own strategy to achieve personal goals of competently owning and managing processes.
• Assesses own development needs and develops self to improve job performance and fulfil future potential. Contributes to the team ethos and instilling the values of the Company.
• The ability to evaluate and convey complex information to others in an effective manner through concise communication skills and clear presentation skills in both verbal and written contexts.
• Should possess requisite skill sets- active listening, speaking, reading, comprehension, critical thinking, performance monitoring, time management, people management, material resource management, effective time management, judgment and decision making, teaching, coaching, and social awareness.

Does this sound like you?
● A minimum of 3 years of work experience and 2 years of experience in a similar role within the energy/infrastructure/development sector.
● Graduate from a leading institution with a related degree in GIS/Surveying and other related subjects. Postgraduate degree and/or related professional qualifications, a plus.
● This position requires an in-depth understanding of GIS/Survey capabilities, critical thinking, and the ability to provide time-bound solutions to the benefit of the company.
● Excellent skills with QGIS or ArcGIS, Google Earth, Microsoft Office tools and project management tools (MS Project, Power BI, etc)

Location and Travel
This role is based in Abuja, Nigeria. Occasional travel is involved.

This description indicates the general nature and level of the qualifications and duties required of employees in this job classification, as well as the essential functions a person must be able to perform to do this job. It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Husk Power Systems and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and make employment decisions on the basis of merit and business need. We hire without consideration to race, colour, religion, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender, or any other basis protected by law.