GIS Project Manager

Apply before 20 June 2024

Job specifications

Contract type : Fixed-term contract, 12 months (CDD)

Start date : Ideally from July, subject to the availability of the successful candidate.

Location : Either at the association's head office in Chambéry, with the possibility of remote working up to 3 days a week, or 100% remote working in mainland France.

Salary : Based on salary scale and experience (see more)

Other advantages : Supplementary health insurance covered at 61% by CartONG; Provident scheme covered at 100%; Under discussion, the possibility of remote working from abroad for a few weeks a year.


This job is for you if…

  • You have proven experience in coordinating activities and teams.
  • You know how to adapt to emergency situations and enjoy taking on challenges.
  • You’re convinced that GIS can serve high-impact projects.
  • You want to support humanitarian actors on the ground.
  • You like being part of a technical team.
  • You‘re curious.
  • You’ve got a sense of humour 😉

The missions

Reporting to the Head of Programmes, your main tasks will include coordination, project management and managing links with external partners, as well as managing several members of the project team.

As a GIS project manager, you will play a key role in assessing needs, defining technical and methodological solutions, and supporting partners in deploying or adopting GIS tools and approaches in a humanitarian context.

More specifically, your main responsibilities will be as follows :

Project management

  • Establishing professional relationships with partners, developing a thorough understanding of partners’ needs and requirements, proposing appropriate solutions.
  • Coordinating, supervising and monitoring GIS project activities.
  • Ensuring coordination between partners and internal teams and ensuring team cohesion around the project (organising meetings, sharing information, etc.).
  • Ensuring that CartONG services are provided to partners in a timely and high-quality manner.
  • Negotiating with partners on deliverables, products, work organisation or the project budget.
  • Ensuring administrative follow-up and reporting on projects.

Implementing information management projects

  • Carrying out GIS and information management needs assessments, where appropriate.
  • Having a clear overview of GIS technologies and approaches, databases, mapping software, mobile tools, etc.
  • Designing GIS strategies (choice of technical solutions, process documentation, etc.).
  • Configuring GIS tools / developing GIS products and documenting their use, as well as identifying possible improvements and associated funding projects.
  • Designing and running training courses, providing support to CartONG partners in person and remotely


  • You will be required to manage one or more people. In this context, your main responsibilities as a manager will be to the people you manage:
  • Coaching and mentoring the people reporting to you.
  • Setting specific objectives, monitoring progress and performance, and providing regular feedback on these, in particular through individual interviews.
  • Ensuring that work-life balance is maintained. Assessing people’s workloads and ensuring that they remain reasonable.
  • Participating in the recruitment process and supervising the integration of new employees.
  • Support for CartONG’s associative life

Profile required

Previous experience

5 years or more of professional experience in GIS, including at least 2 years in project coordination, ideally in the humanitarian or development sector and with field experience. Experience with an operational NGO, particularly in emergency contexts, will be highly valued. Previous experience of project management (or at least implementation) using the Agile method would be a plus.

Language skills

Excellent written and spoken French and English.

Technical skills:

  • Proven ability to coordinate projects.
  • Proficiency in GIS tools: ESRI suite (including ArcGIS pro) and QGIS. Mastery of the technological solutions most commonly used in the IS sector would be an advantage (Excel, KoboToolbox, PowerBI, etc.).
  • Be able to explain technical subjects to a wide range of people, including beginners and the uninitiated.

Cross-disciplinary skills:

  • An interest in technology and digital as a tool for transformation and impact.
  • Proactivity, curiosity and autonomy.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • In line with CartONG’s values (find out more about our Associative Project)

We are aware that there is no such thing as a five-legged sheep 😉 Above all, we’re looking for someone who’s interested in joining CartONG, who’s motivated by its project and its social mission, who’s keen to learn and who has a wealth of experience in the field. If you see yourself in the tasks and main qualities we’re looking for, don’t hesitate to apply!

How to apply?

Application (CV & LM) to be submitted via our online form.

Instead of a traditional covering letter, please answer the questions below in a document (one to two pages maximum), in the language of the question and without using AI:

  1. Sur la base de nos activités et de notre projet associatif, qu’est-ce qui vous motive à travailler chez CartONG ?
  2. What do you think you would bring to our team?
  3. Décrivez en quelques paragraphes une de vos expériences de coordination d’un projet SIG en précisant des leçons apprises, difficultés et succès rencontrés ?
  4.  Which are the main challenges today in terms of GIS in the humanitarian and development sectors?
  5. Quand seriez-vous disponible pour commencer ?
  6. Veuillez mentionner deux personnes à contacter pour prise de référence sur deux expériences professionnelles antérieures.
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Application deadline : 20 June 2024 included

CartONG reserves the right to close recruitment earlier if enough satisfactory applications are received