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Contract duration: 6 months

Location/Duty Station: Philippines

Closes: Friday, March 13, 2020

Projected start date: As soon as possible

Reports to: Technical & GIS Specialist

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 6 months with the possibility of extension.


This position will be responsible for checking the quality of the data collected and input during the Data Collection Mapping and facilitating the OSM Beginners and Data Collection Training.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review data input by the assigned junior spatial data entry mappers on the team;

  • Responsible for data random check on the field once every week;

  • Facilitate OSM Beginners and Data Collection Training;

  • Create reports on the quality of data being collected monthly;

  • Develop procedures for checking data quality under the direction of the mapping supervisor;

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

About You


  • At least 1 year of professional GIS and mapping experience ;

  • At least 2 years of experience using GIS software (before and after graduating from university);

  • Undergraduate degree with a focus in GIS or Geography (university students are also welcome to apply) ;

  • Previous experience performing data quality assessments ;

  • Fluent in English and Filipino .

Additional desired skills:

  • Experience on using QGIS, OpenStreetMap (including JOSM) and InaSAFE are highly desired ;

  • Previous experience on facilitating OSM Trainings for LGUs, and other stakeholders ;

  • Experience in disaster management, open data or open source is strongly desired ;

  • Experience leading a team or similar leadership experience, desirable


  • 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.