MapAction is hiring!


MapAction is looking for a Head of Geospatial Services 

MapAction believes that applying geospatial expertise to humanitarian situations can greatly improve outcomes for the people affected.

With more than 20 years of experience and learning gleaned from attending well over 100 different humanitarian emergencies and supporting countless more remotely, we have developed a unique and continually requested range of capacities. We freely share the knowledge we have acquired by teaching and training humanitarian coordinators to use maps and other geospatial products to help them make better decisions. We also help put in place the systems, resources and data required to build resilience to disasters and protect vulnerable communities. 

About the role

We are looking for a Geospatial expert who can apply their experience and vision to help those in humanitarian disasters. The role is far ranging and impactful. You will work with a talented and diverse team of staff, volunteers and consultants to apply and deliver high quality and robust geospatial services across a variety of different environments and humanitarian situations. 

You will be critical in driving innovation by working closely with the technical team to grow our capability and be involved in all aspects of MapAction’s operational activity, from emergency responses, both remote and deployed, through the planning and delivery of internal and external training, and supporting preparedness activity with partners globally. Having an excellent understanding of information management in humanitarian or development contexts and an extensive knowledge of practical applications of geospatial technologies will make you an excellent candidate for the role.

You will need to be an experienced leader, able to work closely with a variety of technical experts in challenging, high pressure and time constrained situations. You will also need experience in project and programme management, comfortable with uncertainty and able to manage relationships with multiple partners concurrently.  

If you are interested and want to find out more, please visit our website to view the job spec and apply. 

Jo is Head of Communications at international humanitarian geospatial information charity MapAction. Twitter: @MapAction


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