Data Officer at Aegle - Information Technology jobs in Malta - June 2019

Data Officer at Aegle

West of Malta

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Systems Administration
Posted date 05/06/2019 |
Closing date 05/07/2019
Full Time Experienced, Graduate
Project Aegle Foundation (PAF) is looking to recruit Data Officer/s, who will be leading the works on a project mapping speed limits on Malta’s primary roads.
Project Aegle Foundation is a sustainable mobility initiative led by Debono Group Holdings Limited.


Duration:
The project must be completed by 30th September 2019 at the latest.


Responsibilities:
  • Brief desk research on available speed limit data;
  • Handling the IT tasks in this project (mainly OSM database and API);
  • Ensuring data accuracy and consistency;
  • May be required to go out on the field to resolve conflicts, etc;
  • Liaising with other team members;
  • Compiling the final report;
  • Performing any other project data related tasks as requested. 


Qualifications:
  • The individual who is interested in spatial data with a range of skills in IT, such as databases, web-programming/ script writing and/or Geographical Information Systems (GIS);
  • Previous work on Open Street Maps (OSM) is considered an asset;
  • Advanced university or college student reading a degree in IT, computational geography or related fields;
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational and prioritization skills;
  • Fluent English required (written and oral). 


Founded in 2016, it became a registered foundation and voluntary organization in 2018. In Malta, there is a lack of consolidated information regarding speed limits. The information is fragmented (partly available in the Speed Management document) and much of what is implemented on the ground (by local councils) seems arbitrary and not based on any scientific/technical analysis. This leads to many wrongs with regard to speed management on the island, indirectly increasing the potential for accidents, based on over-speeding. This project aims at closing this information gap through the mapping of speed limits on primary roads. The resulting information can be used for a variety of purposes ranging from transport research, demand responsive transport planning, traffic data collection and vehicle tracking


Aegle:
Welcome to Project Aegle Foundation; a voluntary organisation with a simple but effective mission – to enhance the quality of life and environmental conditions through improved mobility. Here and now the Maltese Islands are facing the ever-growing problem of traffic congestion and parking shortages. The latter is linked to massive costs for the Maltese economy, healthcare, and well-being. The main aim of this foundation is to provide a platform where people from any social strata can share their knowledge and propose ideas and solutions that will result in better and improved mobility.

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