NetHope Overview NetHope joins the world’s largest nonprofits with technology innovators worldwide. We act as a catalyst for productive collaboration, innovation, and problem-solving to reimagine how technology can improve our world. NetHope enables cross-sector collaboration between nonprofits and innovative companies to develop better programs, mitigate risks, and scale benefits for greater impact in the communities in which we work. Our collaborative model uses public & private partnerships to deliver information technology solutions to the developing world.
General Crisis Informatics Overview NetHope's Crisis Informatics Program focus is to provide information management, analytical and visualization support during humanitarian crises and to contribute to improving data and information sharing among response organizations during crises. The program is based upon the premise that the ability to rapidly access and distill large volumes of complex data and information is vital for effectively responding to crises and contributing to saving the lives of thousands of affected people. The program consists of skilled NetHope staff and consultants and the expertise of "digital humanitarians," also known as Volunteer and Technical Communities (VTCs.)
GIS & Data Analyst Position NetHope’s Crisis Informatics Team is looking for a GIS & Data Analyst with experience and knowledge of the humanitarian system to join the team. This position will support NetHope’s emergency response operations and contribute to an agile, iterative, and fast-cycle team approach to crisis informatics and humanitarian information management.
Who you are
A humanitarian who loves data - You’re a humanitarian with a drive to improve how we work with data and information during crisis and during transition for the use of those responding to the crisis, affected communities, and the public. Ready to wrangle- You believe that you’re a data wrangler, someone who loves data, and its potential for good. But also recognize that our current humanitarian data environment is fragmented, silo’d and often in bits and pieces. This requires a bit of sweat and tears to get data into formats that can be used by platforms like Tableau. You’re willing to make this happen.
Data Star - you have excellent quantitative skills, basic statistical analysis and pattern recognition. One of your strengths in data is being able to envision what it means to the user. You have some programming experience, familiarity with APIs, and strong skills in relational databases. Take it to the finish line while breaking new ground - You’re willing to take the path well travelled but also are keen to pave the way. You’ve had experience with datasets from other humanitarian crisis, such as those from governments & ministries, the Humanitarian Data Exchange, UNOCHA, UNDP, and the world of excel with responding NGOs. Creative, confident and motivated. Your motivated, creative, and have your eye on execution. Thinking outside of the box is your strength, and your experience with the humanitarian sector and the sectoral, cluster and operational needs in crisis helps you think outside the box, while understanding the contexts of your user groups. Background- You have a strong background in information management in humanitarian and development context. You might have a background in computer science, a masters in data analytics, Bachelor's Degree in Science, Engineering, Business, Economics or Finance. Or just years of working with data in humanitarian settings. Relational databases, and experience with SQL are key. Experience - Your background and work experience has set you up for being drawn to dynamic information streams in practice. And you’ve been able to manage data, deliverables in a frequently changing environment. Uncertainty makes you excited, execution into a product that fits user needs, makes you high five and feel proud.
Skills and Experience
5-7 years of humanitarian-focused experience with GIS, especially ESRI software (ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Desktop preferred), primarily technical capacity and team project management using these. Experience with other platforms a plus.
3-5 years of humanitarian-focused experience with humanitarian data flows and the humanitarian information management sector, including familiarity with humanitarian IM coordination communications (ie Skype & Slack Channels)
Familiarity and or direct experience with the crisis mapping community and digital humanitarians
Knowledge of and ability to use a data-visualization platform (such as Tableau or Power BI) a plus
Strong design aesthetic is a plus; ability to use Adobe Illustrator or other similar program a plus
Ability to work independently in a virtual organization. Good judgment, time management, organizational skills and resourcefulness required.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
Be an Active, Engaged Team Player at NetHope
Proactively collaborate with colleagues on strategies, communications and commitments to the team and donors.
Participate in team meetings, discussions and other activities.
Promote teamwork and collaboration through a positive attitude and effective communication.
Excellent interpersonal and team skills, extremely collegial. Sense of humor a must.
Demonstrated resourcefulness and good judgment.
Values diversity of thought, backgrounds and perspectives.
Ability to multi-task while maintaining vigilant attention to details.
Integrity/ethics beyond reproach.
Constantly looking to apply best practices, enable clarity, innovation, and simplicity.
Connection to NetHope’s mission.
This full time consultant position reports to the Global Programs Director, Disaster Response and Preparedness.
Location: This is a virtual position. Travel may be required up to six times per year to locations in the US and potentially internationally.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to [email protected]
. Close date for applications is June 15, 2016.