Geographic Information System Internship in Johannesburg (Cresta)
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Geographic Information System Internship In Johannesburg (cresta)

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Geographic Information System Internship
Location:
Gauteng (Johannesburg (Cresta))
Experience:
No work experience wanted as job-training is provided. To apply register and login read more below...
Job description

TNS Research Surveys houses a Geographical Information System (GIS) - a computer-based tool for mapping and analysing things that exist and events that happen on earth. A GIS can typically be defined as a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating and displaying geographically referenced information (that is, data identified by their position on the surface of the earth)GIS data warehouse

Support to GIS Specialist in:
o Tracking new data releases
o Loading new data
o Administrative record keeping of data related costs
Broad level sampling support involves support to GIS Specialist in:
o Updating of sampling macros used for field planning in Projects Department
o Collation of sampling descriptions used in field to support comparison
Training:
Support to GIS Specialist in preparation of material for training focused on:
o Trip planning
o Use of GIS software
o Geocoding
o General GIS capabilities
Support to Projects
Support to GIS Specialist in Project related queries and developments:
o Geocoding requests and tasks
o Trip planning requests (standard and complex)
o Field audits and forensics investigations
o Updating and distribution of map library
Support to Departments outside Projects includes support to GIS Specialist in response to:
o Client Service requests
o Field related requests and developments

Company Description

TNS Research Surveys is SA's largest ad hoc Marketing research company. We are a full-house research company, undertaking all phases of the research process from designing the study, executing the fieldwork, processing the data to interpreting and presenting the findings to the client.

Requirements

Minimum skills and knowledge:
o Matric and completed relevant tertiary education (geography as a subject will be an advantage)
o Prior working experience in a project-based and/or data-intensive position will be an advantage
o Very good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (ideally include MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Access)
o Excellent working knowledge of Excel (including pivot tables, formulas, data exports, etc.)
o Exposure and working knowledge of software packages outside the MS Office environment
o Very strong numeracy required
o Proven attention to detail
o Proven ability to work with and understand data and databases
o Must be able to do Pivot Tables
o VB lookups
o H Lookups

Personal Skills/Attributes

Behavioural dimensions:
o Highly detail orientated and accurate
o Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
o A high capacity to learn and acquire new skills
o Strong personal initiative
o Self starter, capable of independent work
o Understanding of project management requirements
o Strong interpersonal skills
o Ability to communicate very clearly
o Ability to act as a strong and supportive team player
o High stress tolerance and the ability to meet stringent deadline
o Ability to work independently on long term goals
o Good comprehension of the English language (both written and spoken)

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Jul 05, 2013!!

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