|Listed on:||5th January|
|Location:||Oxfordshire / Remote|
|Salary/Rate:||£38,088 - £41,135|
Job title: Head of Geospatial Services
Job purpose: This role is responsible for leading on the delivery and quality of MapAction's geospatial services internally and with partners globally. Line manages Geospatial Analyst role.
Hours: 37.5 a week - full time
Location: Due to Covid-19 MapAction's team is currently home working and this post would need to be too. In the future there may be an expectation for ad hoc travel to meetings, possibly at MapAction's office, currently Chinnor, Oxfordshire
Contract: This is a full time, substantive position
Responsible to: Operations Director
MapAction is a charity existing to provide mapping, geospatial and information management services to humanitarian emergencies. A leader in its field, MapAction has an inspirational team of highly skilled volunteers backed up by a specialised staff team to provide humanitarian emergency response, preparedness, early anticipation activities and the delivery of training services worldwide. The overall aim is to save lives and minimise suffering by ensuring that humanitarian aid is delivered as effectively and efficiently as possible, getting to where it is needed most, fast.
MapAction has a strong reputation for excellent service delivery and a collaborative approach. It is a technical partner of several United Nations and regional disaster management agencies, with ongoing funding from several humanitarian donor governments, trusts and foundations. With a team of creative, compassionate and committed people and a strong team spirit, we remain small enough that you will quickly come to know and respect what everyone contributes, as they will you. We pull together to do what is needed.
What will you do?
This is a key role at the centre of the MapAction Operations Team which combines technical expertise in geospatial services with a hands on approach that is instrumental in the organisation's ability to deliver humanitarian effect. You will be involved in all aspects of MapAction's operational activity, from emergency responses, both remote and deployed, through the planning and delivery of internal and external training, and supporting preparedness activity with partners globally. Having an excellent understanding of information management in humanitarian or development contexts and an extensive knowledge of practical applications of geospatial technologies will make you an excellent candidate for the role.
You will play an important role as the focal point for all geospatial products and services, acting in a position of leadership for the whole team. You will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to set standards in the quality and utility of our products and services with an eye to future technological innovation and evolving our offer. You will need to be an experienced leader, able to work closely with a variety of technical experts in challenging, high pressure and time constrained situations. You will need experience in project and programme management, comfortable with uncertainty and able to manage relationships with multiple partners concurrently.
You will be the line manager for the Geospatial Analyst role, coordinating and cohering MapAction's delivery of geospatial products and services. Alongside our volunteer team, you will work closely with the technical team, developing and implementing roadmaps for operationalising new and innovative geospatial tools and methods.
Job satisfaction will come from working with committed and passionate staff and volunteers alike, all working towards common humanitarian outcomes. You will nurture excellent partnerships with external organisations in the humanitarian and geospatial sectors, updating and ensuring the relevance of MapAction's offer to national agencies and regional partners.
The post holder will report to the Operations Director and sit within the Operations team.
Equal Opportunities Policy:
MapAction is an Equal Opportunities employer. All employees have a personal responsibility to promote and support measures designed to create a working environment which is free from harassment or discrimination on the grounds of gender, marital status, family status, age, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, membership of the Travellers community or HIV&AIDS status.
Job ID: 2884581