GIS - Database Expert

Habitat for Humanity
Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2017-05-24 Deadline: 2017-06-03
  • Nos. of Opening : 1
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Bachelor's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : IT / Database Management
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Position: GIS - Database Expert

No. of vacancies: 1 (One)

Date of Announcement: May 24, 2017 Duration: One Year

Location: Kathmandu

Field Visits: Frequent travel to project areas

Core Function: The GIS — Database Expert is responsible for handling the surveying, mapping and data-driven management efforts of Habitat for Humanity's reconstruction efforts in Nepal. The expert will work closely with the existing program team and other support services. Since the tools and system are already defined, the GIS expert will assume cartographic and data management responsibilities including regular map production and field data-collection. Works on upgrading the system if necessary.

This is a full time national staff position based in Kathmandu with up to 30% travel. The contract covers a period of 12 months and may be extended if funding and need permit. This position will also manage district-based volunteer data collection teams and part-time interns in Kathmandu digitizing field data into OpenStreetMap.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Web based project management system's bug reporting, configuring the projects' components (maps, tables and charts) and also work on its improvement
  • Work closely with other departments for data-driven management
  • Manage data collection and train data entry personnel
  • Ad-hoc map production on an as-needed basis
  • Create, update and extract relevant geographic base data in and from OpenStreetMap
  • Oversee reconstruction data collection by field teams and ensure data quality
  • Install and manage tools/equipment for data collection and map production in the field (phones, tablets, GPS devices, laptops, printers)
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience contributing to OpenStreetMap and analyzing data in GIS software
  • Proficiency of SQL and basic relational database management.
  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming languages will be a plus point
  • Strong experience working with Microsoft Office Suite, Excel in particular for data analysis and visualization.
  • Excellent oral and written English
  • Proven ability to understand technical requirements and communicate lower level concepts in plain language.


Education Qualification and Professional Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Geomatics Engineering, Geography, Computer Science or other related field.
  • Master's degree preferred, in Geospatial science, computer science or other related field
  • 1-2 years' experience using GIS in a professional setting. Experience of mobile and web based GIS applications will be a plus point
  • Experience working with open source applications like QGIS 2.6 or greater, PostgreSql, Geoserver, Mapbox, ArcGIS Online, JOSM, ODK, OMK etc.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with an application letter and updated resume by June 3, 2017 addressed to: National Director, Habitat for Humanity International, Nepal. E-mail: vacancy@habitatnepaLorg

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Organization Summary

Habitat for Humanity started working in Nepal since 1997. In the eight years till 2005, Habitat for Humanity Nepal has helped 830 families to build decent homes in the districts of Kailali, Surkhet, Kaski, Chitwan and Jhapa. To increase its impact, HFH Nepal began to leverage on partnerships with non-governmental organizations, microfinance institutions, and village lending and saving groups. Driven by the overall vision of the organization, the Meaningful Life through Housing Campaign was launched in July 2011. Through the campaign, HFH Nepal aims to develop a people-driven and community-owned methodology to address the need for decent housing in a sustainable and viable way. Programs are largely focused on rural housing in eastern and western Nepal.

In June 2011, HFH Nepal celebrated its 10,000th family served and by the fiscal year ended 30 June 2014 more than 54,000 families were helped. The momentum continued until Nepal was hit by two major earthquakes on 25 April and 12 May, 2015.

The earthquakes, in April and May of 2015, destroyed and damaged more than 880,000 houses killing over 8,000 people. HFH Nepal’s disaster response included rubble removal with the help of local volunteers, distribution of temporary shelter kits and water backpacks for the affected families to enable survivors’ to fetch and store water. Through generous funding, HFH Nepal is helping affected families by providing technical assistance in conducting safety assessment of the damaged houses and distribution of winterization kits to the affected families to protect against the cold weather.

Through the Build Nepal strategy, Habitat Nepal is committed to building homes and hope in both disaster-affected and non-affected areas across the country.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Dhumbarahi Marg, Kathmandu
Organization Size 1-10
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