Geospatial Services Quality Coordinator

Saunderton, Buckinghamshire
27 Apr 2018
21 May 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

MapAction delivers mapping and data services in midst of humanitarian disasters. Understanding how our partners use our services and where this translates into lives and livelihoods saved is critical.

Are you interested in humanitarian response? Could you help us to learn and tailor our services for maximum impact? Are you a strong mapper with an understanding of communication with data? Are you as comfortable working in a tent with poor internet as in a modern office? Then this could be the perfect job for you.

You will be working with a team of truly amazing volunteers, whose technical ability and willingness will awe and inspire you daily. And the staff aren’t bad either. The work will be varied and you will immediately understand that it really matters. If this sounds like you, please read on and get in touch.

Job title: Geospatial Quality Services Coordinator

Job purpose: To deliver MapAction’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) function to enable articulation of the organisation’s impact and promote learning. To deliver mapping outputs and support technical authorship to the organisation.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: MapAction’s Offices in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire

Salary: £33,000-£36,000

Contract: This is a full-time, substantive position

Responsible to: Operations Director

About MapAction

MapAction ( is a leading humanitarian mapping charity. It deploys skilled volunteers to international humanitarian emergencies to map priority needs. This mapped information helps responders target their response effectively, contributing to saving lives and minimising suffering.

MapAction has built a strong reputation in the humanitarian sector and is a technical partner of the United Nations. Much of that reputation is based on the well honed procedures and capabilities that the organisation has developed in the production of static and digital GIS products for humanitarian responders.

The humanitarian context is changing and requires organisations working in the field of information management and GIS to adapt to this, ensuring the needs for rapid and accessible information are met.

The charity has attracted funding from UK Government (DFID), United States Agency for International Development, Dutch Government, European Union and other major donors. HRH Prince Henry of Wales has been the charity’s patron since 2007.

This is a new role to MapAction reflecting our requirement to further enhance our monitoring and evaluation practice and add further predictable capacity to our remote mapping function.

Main Responsibilities

The post holder is responsible for three key areas of activity:

a. Monitoring, Evaluation and Understanding (M&E) Impact - designing MapAction’s approach to and tools for monitoring and evaluating programme activity, and for coordinating M&E activities to enable quality reporting and learning. Reporting to the Operations Director, the post holder will work closely with all relevant members of the team.

b. Mapping Support – remote mapping service provision is led and coordinated by the Deployments Coordinator, with support from this role in delivering key account support. To deploy routinely for M&E purposes, and in exceptional circumstances in the GIS deployable role.

c. Technical Authorship – working under the coordination of the Communications lead, work closely with the volunteers, technical, operations and fundraising team; write, coordinate and propose technical communications and support the update and distribution of key documents,.  

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter setting out your interest in the role and how you meet the required competencies to

For further discussion regarding the content of this role, please call Emma Mumford, Operations Director on 01494 568 899.

To view more information on the role please click on the Job Profile below.

Application deadline: 9.00am on Monday 21st May 2018

Interviews: These will be held Thursday 31st May 2018 at our offices in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire.

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