Associate Project Manager/Trainer – Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Closing date: 19 Jan 2018

About HOT

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is a US-based NGO and global community of thousands of volunteers working together to use maps and open data for humanitarian response and the Sustainable Development Goals. As the world’s preeminent participatory mapping NGO, HOT has fostered a global mapping community composed of more than 50,000 people with ground operations in five countries. When major disaster strikes anywhere in the world, HOT rallies this global network to create the maps and data that enable responders to reach those in need.

 

HOT is soliciting CVs of applicants for positions in Botswana for an anticipated project supporting the Ministry of Health and Wellness on malaria elimination. The project will undertake a field validation exercise of remotely enumerated building data across six districts ahead of indoor residual spraying. All positions are based full-time in Botswana.

About the Position

The Associate Project Manager will lead HOT’s mapping, data collection, and training activities on the project in close coordination with the Country Manager. This includes customizing and delivering in-person training, assisting with design of field data collection, and managing the work of 10 mapping supervisors and 25 surveyors.

 

Responsibilities

  • Plan and organize large-scale data collection campaigns in coordination with partner organizations
  • Implement data collection forms using OpenDataKit Collect, OpenMapKit and other mobile data collection tools
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise on participatory mapping and OpenStreetMap
  • Develop and provide training in OpenStreetMap and related tools to local partners including CSOs, CBOs, NGOs, government, universities
  • Oversee, train, and supervise a team of 35 national staff, student interns and community volunteers
  • Communicate about project activity, including assisting with regular blogs posts and (social) media updates as required

 

  • Execute and automate data cleaning, validation and upload to OpenStreetMap
  • Analyze geospatial data and produce visually compelling maps and analysis methods that can be shared with partner organizations
  • Assist in project report writing and translation as necessary

About You

  • Care deeply about the mission: passionate about humanitarian / development work demonstrated through prior professional or volunteer experiences
  • At least 3 years professional experience
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (Preferred)
  • Experience in GIS and spatial data analysis
  • Clear vision of participatory data collection methods and community involvement, preferably using OpenStreetMap

 

  • Experience with OpenStreetMap tools, such JOSM and iD, QGIS
  • Experience with mobile survey tools including OpenMapKit, OpenDataKit (ODK), Kobo Collect, Field Papers and X-form building
  • Experience running training sessions, workshops or teaching
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills, including advanced written and spoken English
  • Proven ability to work independently and lead activities
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Demonstrated understanding of open source culture and ethos across cultural contexts.
  • Able to travel 100%

 

Additional desirable skillsets:

  • Experience in disaster response, open data or open source strongly desired
  • Sector expertise in disaster risk reduction, public health, or water, sanitation, & hygiene
  • QGIS

Conditions

  • Assignment on contractor basis. Salary determined by HOT pay scales.
  • During country deployment:
  • Allowance provided to cover cost of living and accommodation.
  • Corporate insurance covering medical emergencies.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please complete HOT’s online application form and upload your Resumce/CV and cover letter in a single file entitled “First Name.Last Name”

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