MapAction looking for volunteers to unlock information management barriers in humanitarian sector

By neub9
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MapAction is seeking to fill six volunteer positions with individuals possessing the necessary skills to support work in areas such as geospatial technology, the development of geospatial training content, data science, data visualization, software development, and data engineering. Join MapAction and the humanitarian sector in addressing climate change and health emergencies through innovative application of software, geospatial technology, training, visualizations, and data solutions.

Every day, we are confronted with news of the devastating impact of climate change on communities around the world. As the effects, such as floods, droughts, hurricanes, and natural disasters, become more apparent, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the task of mitigating them.

At MapAction, we are dedicated to enhancing early warning systems and anticipatory humanitarian action to help communities impacted by climate change and health emergencies become more prepared and resilient.

Frontline communities affected by health or climate emergencies rely on humanitarian agencies to make sound decisions, which in turn hinge on the effective use of data.

MapAction is constantly seeking innovators to contribute their skills and expertise to develop data solutions that can aid in saving lives during humanitarian crises. This is why we are seeking a software developer, a data engineer, and a data scientist, among others, to support our mission.

Data Scientist and Data Visualizer

The data scientist will perform statistical analysis of geospatial data, create data visualizations and dashboards, and collaborate with partners to provide training. The data visualizer will be responsible for maintaining high standards of visual communication and producing reports, dashboards, charts, and infographics.

Geospatial Specialists

As a geospatial volunteer, your work might lead to crucial aid solutions or early funding for humanitarian resilience networks. Similarly, as a geospatial training content developer, you will engage in activities to support various organizations and regional partners.

These roles offer opportunities to travel and work with leading humanitarian organizations around the world, contributing to data-driven humanitarian operations in the field.

Interested in getting involved and making a difference? Please visit our website to view the full list of roles and apply by November 14, 2023.

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