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Contract duration: Fixed-term 6 week contract (full-time)

Location/Duty Station: Guatemala City, Guatemala / Escuintla, Guatemala

Closes: 7 September 2018

Projected start date: 17 September, 2018

Reports to: HOT Project Manager - Guatemala

About HOT

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is a US-based NGO and global community of thousands of volunteers working together to use maps and open data for humanitarian response and the Sustainable Development Goals. As the world’s preeminent participatory mapping NGO, HOT has fostered a global mapping community composed of more than 50,000 people with ground operations in five countries. When major disaster strikes anywhere in the world, HOT rallies this global network to create the maps and data that enable responders to reach those in need.

HOT is soliciting CVs of applicants for positions in Guatemala for an anticipated project supporting the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and the Guatemala Ministry of Public Health on malaria elimination. The project will undertake a field validation exercise of remotely enumerated building data across select localities ahead of indoor residual spraying. All positions are based full-time in Guatemala.

About the Position

The Associate Project Manager/Trainer will lead HOT’s mapping, data collection, and training activities on the project in close coordination with the Project Manager. This includes customizing and delivering in-person training, assisting with implementation of field data collection, and managing the work of surveyors. This role is a five (5) week assignment based in select localities of Escuintla, Guatemala.


  • Assist Project Manager with planning, organizing and implementing trainings and data collection in coordination with partner organizations
  • Implement data collection forms using OpenDataKit Collect, OpenMapKit and other mobile data collection tools
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise on participatory mapping and OpenStreetMap
  • Develop and provide training in OpenStreetMap and related tools to local partners
  • Oversee, train, and supervise a team of surveyors
  • Communicate about project activity, including assisting with regular blogs posts and (social) media updates as required
  • Execute and automate data cleaning, validation and upload to OpenStreetMap
  • Analyze geospatial data and produce visually compelling maps and analysis methods that can be shared with partner organizations
  • Participate in field data collection
  • Assist in project report writing and translation as necessary
  • Engage local communities and partners to educate people about the value of open data and mapping as a key infrastructure to sustainable development and the use of available open data repositories for the appropriate geographic data.

About You


  • Hold a university or college degree in Public Health, Geography, GIS, Disaster Risk Management, Urban Planning, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Care deeply about the mission: passionate about humanitarian / development work demonstrated through prior professional or volunteer experiences
  • Fluency in Spanish and English - technical fluency in both languages.
  • At least 3 years professional experience
  • Experience in GIS and spatial data analysis, including remote sensing and imagery
  • Experience managing and leading teams and strong organisational skills
  • Clear vision of participatory data collection methods and community involvement, preferably using OpenStreetMap
  • Experience with OpenStreetMap tools, such JOSM and iD, QGIS
  • Experience with mobile survey tools including OpenMapKit, OpenDataKit (ODK), Kobo Collect and X-form building
  • Experience running training sessions, workshops or teaching
  • Proven ability to work independently and lead activities
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Demonstrated understanding of open source and open data culture and ethos across cultural contexts.
  • Able to travel and be deployed for the full contract duration

Additional desirable skill sets/experience:

  • Experience working in Guatemala, or Central America strongly desired
  • Experience in disaster response, open data or open source strongly desired
  • Sector expertise in disaster risk reduction, public health, or water, sanitation, & hygiene


  • Assignment on contractor basis. Salary determined by HOT pay scales.
  • Airfare to Guatemala Cityt, Guatemala and in-country travel provided.
  • During country deployment:
  • Allowance provided to cover cost of living and accommodation.
  • Corporate insurance covering medical emergencies.

How to apply

To apply, please submit a send CV + Cover Letter (300 words max) on or before 7 September via the application form here