Humanitarian OpenStreetMap is hiring a
Work Location: remote within the region
Application Close Date: Oct 9, 2022
Estimated Start date: Nov 15, 2022
Department: Open Mapping Hub - Western and Northern Africa
Reports to: Regional Hub Director
Terms: Full time, one year initial contract
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 which 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 Western and Northern Africa Open Mapping Hub
Launched in March 2022, the Open Mapping Hub - West and Northern Africa (WNA Hub) engages open mapping organizations and communities in the region to facilitate the exchange of ideas and expertise across the region, and provide financial and technical support to massively scale local edits on OpenStreetMap. It stimulates and strengthens the leadership of communities to protect their livelihoods, improve their resilience, and preserve their way of life by promoting social justice in accessing open data and free software for their own purposes.
The Senior Associate, Business Development provides leadership in Western & Northern Africa Hub (WNAH) relationship building approaches and efforts to successfully secure funding from donors such as governments, multilateral institutions (World Bank, UN agencies), government agencies (USAID, GAC, SIDA), multi-donor/pooled funds, as well as foundations, partners and individuals donors. In a prospective approach, she or he will also seize the opportunities that arise to raise funds in order to advance the regional work of HOT to contribute to global goals and those of our five impact areas.
The incumbent will help develop and execute the fundraising strategy and operational plan to support Regional Hub Director in positioning HOT-WNAH in successfully competing for funding opportunities, responding to those opportunities with a quality process & product, and building and maintaining an effective business development system of tools, processes, and capacities across the hub. This position is focused in the WNA Hub with a role to cover the 24 countries of the Hub. It will also support the Philanthropy & External Relations (P&ER) team work. NB: P&ER team is ensuring HOT has the resources, relations, visibility and positioning it needs to achieve its mission.
About the Role
This role will be prioritized for applicants from the Western and Northern Africa region. To learn more about which countries HOT plans to work in Western and Northern Africa, please see here.
Support identification, positioning, and capture strategies for funding opportunities:
Coordinate the process for proposal development/grant writing, submission and follow up:
Manage relationships with donors:
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.
Compensation & Benefits
HOT values transparency and equity. All HOT compensation globally is set according to a framework detailed on our website. HOT also offers:
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.
Please complete the application by October 9**, 2022**. Your CV/resume should not exceed 2 pages.