Humanitarian OpenStreetMap is hiring a
Work Location: Remote globally; UTC±0 to UTC+3 time zones preferred; must overlap at least 3 hours daily with U.S. Eastern time zone
Application Close Date: December 15, 2022
Estimated Start date: January 16, 2023
Department: Strategy & Programs
Reports to: Senior Manager, Strategy & Implementation
Terms: Full-time, one year initial contract
Travel: Up to 10% international travel
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) sits at the nexus of participatory mapping, community-led development, humanitarian response, open data and tech. With a talented and diverse team spread around the globe, HOT is an NGO which supports a dynamic global community of thousands of dedicated volunteers using maps and open data for humanitarian response and the Sustainable Development Goals. Working with humanitarian and development partners like the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières, UN agencies, governments and others, the HOT community maps in solidarity with those affected by or at risk of disaster, contributing the maps and data aid workers need to do their lifesaving work.
In 2020 the work of the HOT community was recognized by TED’s Audacious Project, a collaborative philanthropic initiative that serves as a springboard for social impact on a grand scale, leading to an exciting new phase of growth. HOT is expanding its activities: opening four regional hubs and scaling up its support to local mapping communities with the audacious goal of mapping an area home to one billion people in 94 countries at high risk of disasters or experiencing poverty - mapping with communities before they are in crisis.
About the Role
The Strategy and Implementation (S&I) team leads on two key functions within HOT. The Implementation function oversees a portfolio of programs designed to execute on HOT’s strategy, coordinates and supports all implementing teams and communicates with the rest of the organization on execution of the strategy. The Strategy function, which we continue to develop & evolve, provides short-term analytic support to solve pressing problems within the organization. The first year of S&I focused on laying the foundations for success, and we’re now looking to continue evolving the functions to ensure they meet the most pressing needs of strategy implementation at HOT.
You will be responsible for managing projects and processes in the Strategy and Implementation team. This role is critical in ensuring org-wide or cross-team projects and initiatives are well planned, managed and successfully executed. You will be responsible for coordinating multiple program plans and timelines, managing stakeholders and various interdependencies (risks, roadblocks, issues) to ensure implementation of such efforts are delivered on time and within scope. In order to be successful in this role, you should enjoy working in high-performing teams that drive the delivery of innovative and impactful programming for our partners and wider community. You should excel in solving problems using clear strategic and creative thinking that addresses the needs of colleagues, partners and relevant stakeholders. You are a committed self-starter who thrives in bringing clarity to ambiguity in a fast-paced working environment. You are comfortable with navigating different levels of the organization to influence or advise colleagues in varying capacities to ensure processes happen on time. We see this role fulfilling a crucial need in the organization over the next 1-2 years, and expect the role to evolve as the organization scales and new needs arise.
Are you missing a few of the technical skills listed? We would still like to see your application. While the skills above fit our vision of this role, we are open to those candidates with a strong knowledge foundation that are fast learners and highly motivated to close any skill gaps.
Compensation and Benefits
HOT values transparency and equity. All HOT compensation globally is set according to a framework detailed on our website. HOT also offers:
We seek to recruit persons that reflect the diversity of the communities we work with. HOT does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, physical ability, religious or belief systems, political convictions, or sexual orientation. Further, HOT seeks to support the development and advancement of staff within the organization. Our staff includes people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives on the world. HOT is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to live our values and promote inclusivity in all locations. All of our staff work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety of backgrounds, where the work of all is valued and respected.
HOT is committed to diversity within our team, and recognizes our role in closing the digital divide, including identifying obstacles that certain groups face in developing skills needed for roles in the humanitarian & technology sectors. Women, nationals of developing countries, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please complete the application by Dec. 15th, 2022 . Your CV/resume should not exceed 2 pages. Below you will find some questions, please use HOT’s Living Strategy to answer them.
The selection process will consist of the following steps: