Geospatial Data Analyst/Scientist


Bluesquare is a fast growing technology company focusing on Global Health. Bluesquare’s goal is to help Global Health resources get where it matters the most. We partner with Global Health Funds, national governments, health service purchasers, and NGOs, to help them make smarter health investments. Bluesquare’s technologies are in use in more than 30 countries and support +60 different clients, including the World Bank, the WHO, the Global Fund to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, leading NGOs and consultancies.

For more information about who we are: 

Mission and description of the role

As we are growing our activity on Health Facility Registries, Georegistries and Campaign digitalization, we are looking for an experienced Geospatial Data analyst/scientist with a strong background in data collection, data integration & geospatial data analysis to join our data science team.

Current projects include support to health ministries in several countries in order to

  • Set-up health map & geo registry to have quality data on the health system
  • Structuring, analysis and cleaning of geospatial data
  • Support to data collection campaigns and micro-planning, 
  • Elaboration of webGIS portals, 
  • Geospatial modelling.

Start date: as soon as possible.

Location: Based in Brussels (preferably) but expected to travel to other countries in order to support Bluesquare’s projects. Bluesquare takes into account the safety risks of its employees in the areas concerned.

Team: We are a horizontal company with more than 70 team members in multiple countries. The Data Science team is composed of friendly, supportive and enthusiastic young individuals distributed across Europe and Africa. 

We value ownership, autonomy, flexibility, communication and teamwork. We strive for excellence in the solutions we provide for pressing challenges, emphasizing continuous self-improvement and supporting the individual development of our team members. Nevertheless, we firmly prioritize work-life balance, well-being, and recognizing each person as a unique individual for an optimal working environment.

Role and Responsibilities

Geospatial data integration and analysis

  • Cleaning & merging of existing data on health infrastructures, localities and boundaries from different sources 
  • Analysis of quality, coverage and timeliness of collected data and auxiliary data (satellite imagery, derived layers)
  • Analysis of the topological quality of point and boundary layers at different structural levels of the health pyramid or country
  • Develop innovative procedures for testing and correction of data quality from a topological aspect but also completeness and merging different sources together

Support project managers on different projects

  • Provide technical support
  • Provide support with writing technical documentation
  • Provide other support depending on the needs

Capacity building

  • Provide internal and external trainings for stakeholders in the use of different GIS tools and in-house data solutions
  • Adapt the curricula of the training sessions to the specific needs of the respective stakeholders
  • Support other teams in their needs for geospatial data integration and analysis based on ongoing needs assessment

Automation of procedures

  • Contribution to the automation of the procedures via different scripting languages (Python, R) in command line or on the Bluesquare data analytics platform OpenHexa in collaboration with the development team.
  • Provide technical support and documentation on the procedures established.
  • Write code documentation, user guidelines, articles and other materials that will be useful to communicate with our clients and other partners.

Additional responsibilities

  • Contribute to Bluesquare’s products, processes, procedures and tools (product roadmap, user manual, training material, etc.) based on ongoing client needs analysis
  • Contribute to the company visibility/networking on health data systems and  Bluesquare visibility (blogs, product descriptions, events)

Our technical stack

You will work with the following technologies and software:

  • Geospatial Software (GDAL, QGIS, Cartographic Rendering Software, etc.)
  • Python or R for data processing (data wrangling, forecasting, operational research, geospatial)
  • The Jupyter data science ecosystem
  • Data visualisation tools and BI software (Tableau, PowerBI, Superset,matplotlib, Plotly, Dash,…)
  • Our own platforms, such as OpenHexa, Iaso and OpenIMIS
  • Industry-standard tools such as DHIS2 and ODK


Required: We are looking for an experienced candidate with strong technical skills, notably:

  • Master degree in geosciences, engineering, statistics or equivalent work experience with a strong affinity for the management of spatial data
  • Working experience with geospatial data and/or with GIS software (QGIS, GDAL, GRASS GIS)
  • Working experience in spatial data analysis  (e.g. R or Python), in database management (e.g. SQL)
  • General experience with data and analysis
  • Strong attention to detail and data accuracy
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills


  • Experience with BI tools : Tableau, PowerBI or open source alternatives
  • Experience with DHIS2 and ODK
  • Experience in managing projects
  • Working experience in Global health, Health financing or Monitoring and Evaluation in another sector is a plus
  • Working experience in Sub-Saharan Africa is a plus

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary and benefits package
  • Flexible work hours and extensive remote working options, as we entrust our team members, anticipating a responsible and conscientious utilisation of this trust.
  • Exciting projects: use data to solve major issues (Health, Education, Waste management and more)
  • Impact: manage data platforms impacting the lives of thousands of people
  • Network: work in collaboration with a wide variety of actors within countries (Ministries, Donors, NGOs, Implementing partners, field staff, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience: on-site visits and in-depth situation analysis, because we believe that nothing compares to experiencing first-hand the change one is contributing to.
  • Exciting work environment: join a result-oriented, dynamic & diverse team committed to improve the accessibility and quality of health services, especially for the poorest

To apply, please send your CV and motivation letter to