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Contract duration: 3 months

Location/Duty Station: Pampanga, Philippines

Closes: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Projected start date: As soon as possible

Reports to: Country Manager - Philippines

Salary range: $616 up to $650 total (gross) per month, including benefits

About HOT

The 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 180,000 people with ground operations in eight 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.

The HOT Philippines team, in partnership with the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) is leading a new local installation of DisasterAWARE in the Philippines called PhilAWARE. PhilAWARE is a disaster risk reduction and integrated early warning and decision support system that incorporates many data layers from OpenStreetMap. This platform aims to support the unique disaster preparedness and response needs of the Philippines. Through this project, we will be working closely with various stakeholders such as local communities, local government units, academe, and disaster risk management agencies in order to keep the OSM data updated. Pampanga, Philippines is the pilot area for the completion of the base map, which includes mapping the critical infrastructures through the use of OpenStreetMap.

This assignment is expected to last 3 months with the possibility of extension.


HOT Philippines is looking for a Community Engagement Associate to support the relationship building activities of the organization in Pampanga.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supports the Community and Volunteer Manager in developing, maintaining, and executing partnership strategy with municipalities, universities, and other civic organizations in Pampanga;

  • Effectively communicates the PhilAWARE project to various stakeholders;

  • Supports in the development and follow through of agreements with these organizations;

  • Assists the Training Manager in scheduling and organizing training sessions;

  • Supports field mapping activities by acting as the liaison between the team and the local government and community.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

About You


  • Fluent in English, Tagalog, and Kapampangan; must be a resident of Pampanga for ease of mobility in the province.

  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in Development Communication, Social Sciences, Psychology, International Studies, or Marketing.

  • Excellent team management skills in managing and coordinating groups of people, including speaking and training sessions.

  • Personable demeanor with excellent networking and relationship building skills.

  • Comfortable leading and communicating with all members of Philippine society, from senior executives and high-level politicians to working at the community level with LGUs and local community organizations.

  • Process-oriented, and keen with documentation.

  • Must be diligent and hardworking; practices tact and discretion with confidential information.


  • Assignment on contractor basis.

  • HOT values salary transparency and equity. Salaries and pay rates at HOT are determined by an open framework: please see

  • HOT is a leader in flexible working arrangements. As a young, innovative, and open organization, we provide ample space and opportunity for personal initiative and growth.

  • Health and medical benefits are provided to all staff through group insurance plans for employees, corporate insurance for accidents and medical emergencies, and 8% wage differentials for independent contractors.