Humanitarian OpenStreetMap is hiring a
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) sits at the nexus of participatory mapping, community-led development, humanitarian response, open data and tech. With a talented and diverse team spread around the globe, HOT is an NGO that supports a dynamic global community of thousands of dedicated volunteers using maps and open data for humanitarian response and the Sustainable Development Goals. Working with humanitarian and development partners like the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières, UN agencies, governments and others, the HOT community maps in solidarity with those affected by or at risk of disaster, contributing the maps and data aid workers need to do their lifesaving work.
In 2020 the work of the HOT community was recognized by TED’s Audacious Project, a collaborative philanthropic initiative that serves as a springboard for social impact on a grand scale, leading to an exciting new phase of growth. HOT is expanding its activities: opening four regional hubs and scaling up its support to local mapping communities with the audacious goal of mapping an area home to one billion people in 94 countries at high risk of disasters or experiencing poverty - mapping with communities before they are in crisis.
About the Open Mapping Hub-Eastern & Southern Africa (ESA-Hub)
The Open Mapping Hub - East & Southern Africa works with organizations and communities across 23 countries in creating and updating free, editable, and shareable open map data in OpenStreetMap that promotes better humanitarian and development outcomes. We believe that open map data is universal and contributes to identifying problems, monitoring change, managing and responding to events, forecasting, setting priorities and understanding humanitarian and development trends.
About the Role
The Open Mapping Hub - Eastern & Southern Africa is looking for someone passionate about, and experienced in, measuring the medium-long term outcomes of digital development and humanitarian projects. You will support a strong learning culture embedded in our programmes and operations. This will include facilitating learning across regional programmes, including from project results, evaluations, reviews and through designing learning and knowledge exchange exercises with key stakeholders in the region. You will have experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis for decision making. You enjoy training and transferring knowledge to implementation teams and partners on the collection of high quality data.
You will work closely with the Regional Director, in collaboration with Program Implementation teams to realize the following:
Learning & Knowledge Management
Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL) Operations & Administration
Compensation and Benefits
HOT values transparency and equity. All HOT compensation globally is set according to a framework detailed on our website. HOT also offers:
We encourage candidates to apply currently residing in the following countries of the region:
Angola, Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Are you missing a few of the technical skills listed? We would still like to see your application. While the skills above fit our vision of this role, we are open to those candidates with a strong knowledge foundation that are fast learners and highly motivated to close any skill gaps.
We seek to recruit persons that reflect the diversity of the communities we work with and further, to support their retention and advancement within the organization. HOT does not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. Our staff includes people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives on the world. HOT is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to live our values and promote inclusivity in all locations. All of our staff work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety of backgrounds, where the work of all is valued and respected.
HOT is committed to diversity within our team, and recognizes our role in closing the digital divide, including identifying obstacles that certain groups face in developing skills needed for roles in the humanitarian & technology sectors. Women, nationals of developing countries, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Your CV/resume should not exceed 2 pages.
The selection process will consist of the following steps: