Please Note – Applications for this recruitment have now ended. We will probably be looking to recruit again towards the end of the year.
MapAction is seeking to expand its volunteer team and is looking for people with a range of skills including GIS, system administration and software development.
In the first six months of joining most new volunteers will be trained to become deployable team members and will then become available to deploy to emergencies providing GIS and other technical support to humanitarian partners. Those who do not deploy to the affected country during an emergency will provide technical support to the field team.
In between emergencies there are also opportunities to support disaster preparedness and build local capacity anywhere in the world, with volunteers working with national and local government or humanitarian non-government organisations in-country. Volunteers will provide geospatial and information management training at UK and international courses and participate in disaster simulation exercises with the UN or other humanitarian partners.
Developing and supporting the technical capacity of MapAction is equally vital and there are always ongoing projects to be involved with. These include software development projects such as specific GIS customisation for desktop, server-based products and web development, and maintenance of laptops, networking and satellite communications.
Click on the links below to see the profile of each of the 3 volunteer roles.
- Profile for general support and deployment volunteer
- Profile for software development volunteer
- Profile for Technical Circle volunteer
All applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is 31 January 2016.