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Contract duration: 3 months

Location/Duty Station: Pampanga, Philippines

Closes: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Projected start date: ASAP

Reports to: Data Validation Lead

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 is responsible for collecting and inputting data in the municipalities of Pampanga through OpenStreetMap (OSM).

Responsibilities include:

  • Critical Lifeline Infrastructure data collection

  • Maintaining the standards and requirements on data input as suggested by Data Validator

  • Contributing to the team effort to achieve the required success

About You


  • A Bachelor’s degree, focus on GIS or Geography studies is preferred; a degree in Social Sciences or related disciplines, with a strong inclination to learn new technologies (university students are welcome to apply)

  • Fluency in English and Filipino. Fluency in Kapampangan is strongly desired

  • Willingness to work outdoors, potentially walking and/or standing for long periods of time

Additional desired skills:

  • Having previous experiences in mapping projects and field data collection are desired

  • Experience using OpenStreetMap (including JOSM editor), QGIS and InaSAFE are desirable but not required

  • Able to use a personal vehicle/motorbike for field survey activities is highly desirable, but not required. Fuel costs will be reimbursed if providing a personal vehicle/motorbike


  • 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.