*Apply before: 30th of October 2022 (included)
This position is for you:
Founded in 2006, CartONG is a French "H2H" (Humanitarians to Humanitarians, i.e. an NGO working in support of other NGOs) non-governmental organization specialized in mapping and information management support for humanitarian and development organizations. Our core expertise is geographic information, but we have extended it other the years to other technologies (mobile data collection, information management, remote sensing, drones, participatory mapping, etc.).
We support international aid organizations, NGOs and public authorities by providing tools, services & trainings that allow them to better plan, implement and evaluate their programs, therefore improving the impact of humanitarian aid in favor of the most vulnerable. We focus on training local staff and collaborating with local communities, in order to provide projects that are sustainable and tailored to the needs and priorities of the people we are seeking to assist.
We work with local, national and international organizations, in particular NGOs specialized in disaster response and development as well as UN agencies (MSF, UNHCR, AFD, Terre des Hommes, etc.: complete list here). CartONG is a fast growing & dynamic organization, gathering around 20 international staffs and 50 active volunteers.
Our headquarters are based in Chambéry - a short train ride away from Geneva and Lyon and their international airports. Chambéry is a vibrant student and family city with many great bars and restaurants, located in the heart of the French Alps and surrounded by the Bauges and Chartreuse mountain ranges.
We are currently looking for a GIS/Webdev project manager, as an employee, with experience in the humanitarian sector to join our team.
Based mainly at the headquarters of the NGO, you will be in charge of coordinating and leading one key GIS project for CartONG (UNHCR) as well as other GIS and Web Dev projects. Key responsibilities include coordination, project management and communication with the external partners.
You will play a critical role in helping CartONG’s humanitarian and development partners express their needs, define their technical strategy, suggest and test solutions, lead product development & implementation and asses their evolution. Under the supervision of the Portfolio Manager, you will be leading a small technical team, scheduling objectives and producing project reporting. A good understanding of the humanitarian sector constraints and an interest for the evolution of GIS technologies, especially ESRI and open source tools, as well as the OSM world and web development area, are therefore crucial. Depending on your interest, looking for other projects opportunities, be GIS or webdev, can complete the position.
In this context, your assignments are:
2. Implementation, Technical: GIS, Web Development, Applied Research depending on the skills
3. Other activities
You might probably also go to partners’ offices in Europe. The position requires availability and flexibility, two characteristics inherent in the context of emergency humanitarian organizations (late work, rush situations).
Qualification: Engineer Master’s Degree or equivalent in GIS or computer science
Experience: at least 3 years in GIS project management or similar position
Knowledge of and previous project management experience in the humanitarian and/or development sector (NGO, UN, etc.) will be considered an asset for this position.
1. Professionnal Skills & Knowledge
2. Soft Skills
Applications (CV and letter of intent) to be submitted via online form by October the 30th:
Instead of a traditional motivation letter, please answer the following questions in a document:
1/ What motivates you to work at CartONG according to our activities and associative project?
2/ What do you think you would bring to our team?
3/ What is your main force working in a versatile environment, where people and technologies are moving fast?
4/Can you describe yourself as a manager, which aspects are you proud of ?
5/ Could you explain how would you make junior staff grow and make them becoming leader on some technologies or area of expertise, especially complex ones ?
6 /How would you proceed when new needs in terms of GIS are raised from the field ?
7/ When would you be available to start?
8/ Please mention two references from previous work experiences
Please make sure to select the correct position title when submitting your application.
CartONG reserves the right to close the recruitment earlier if sufficient and satisfactory applications are received.