Apply by: October 31st, 2019 (included)
This position is made for you:
- If you have previous field experience(s) in humanitarian or development context (e.g. as M&E officer) and want to specialize further in the use of new technologies / Information Management processes
- If you are interested in solving digital and technical data management issues which can help humanitarian and development operations
- If you like being in a remote support position providing training and technical support
- If you aspire to work in a position which requires strong intellectual curiosity and self-learning capacity as well as rigor
- If you like being part of a multidisciplinary technical team
Founded in 2006, CartONG is a French "H2H" (Humanitarians to Humanitarians, i.e. an NGO working in support of other NGOs) non-governmental organization specialized in mapping and information management support for humanitarian and development organizations. Our core expertise is geographic information, but we have extended it other the years to other technologies (mobile data collection, information management, remote sensing, drones, participatory mapping, etc.).
We support international aid organizations, NGOs and public authorities by providing tools, services & trainings that allow them to better plan, implement and evaluate their programs, therefore improving the impact of humanitarian aid in favor of the most vulnerable. We focus on training local staff and collaborating with local communities, in order to provide projects that are sustainable and tailored to the needs and priorities of the people we are seeking to assist.
We work with local, national and international organizations, in particular NGOs specialized in disaster response and development as well as UN agencies (MSF, UNHCR, AFD, Terre des Hommes, etc.: complete list here). CartONG is a fast growing & dynamic organization, gathering around 20 international staffs and 50 active volunteers.
Our headquarters are based in Chambéry - a short train ride away from Geneva and Lyon and their international airports. Chambéry is a vibrant student and family city with many great bars and restaurants, located in the heart of the French Alps and surrounded by the Bauges and Chartreuse mountain ranges.
We are currently looking for a mobile data collection/information management officer, preferably as an employee at HQ but also possibly remotely/under a consultant status.
Contract type: fixed-term contract (CDD) of 1 year, to be extended by mutual consent or regular consultant position (if abroad)
Start date: in November ideally and no later than the end of 2019
Location: Chambéry, France or remotely
Salary: if employee, based on the CartONG salary grid and experience, 39 hours/week contract (35 h + 4 paid extra hours/week) or if consultant daily rate to negotiate
Other benefits: additional health insurance & public transportation monthly pass covered at 50% by employer
Since 2009, CartONG has been since pioneer in using mobile data collection (MDC) to improve information management in humanitarian operations. We are regularly supporting several partners such as UNHCR, ACF, SI or Terre des hommes in implementing MDC in the field on different themes (WASH, nutrition, livelihoods, health etc.) and regularly innovate in both our processes and tools used. CartONG is also a leading organization in disseminating good practices and is committed to sharing documentation on the topic (e.g. the MDC toolkit developed with Tdh).
We are now looking for a mobile data collection / information management specialist with a humanitarian or development background and experience in implementing digital tools to join our team/
As part of the Mobile Data collection pole, he/she will be involved in various small and medium sized projects as well as one large project, i.e. plan, advice, design and implement as well as support technical solutions or information management processes. The Mobile data collection specialist will work with the support of a Project Manager and within a team of technical people.
In this context, his/her assignments are:
The staff will have to regularly deploy for short (2 to 4 weeks maximum) field missions as well as trainings in Europe (20% to 40% of total time).
While a HQ based application will be preferred, the position can also be based from remote outside of deployments with regular visits to the office in Chambéry (minimum 4 times/year) and if internet connection and communication tools are set up to enable easy exchanges.
The position requires availability and flexibility, two characteristics inherent to the context of humanitarian organizations.
Qualification: Masters’ degree in any relevant field.
Professional experience: Minimum of 3 years of working experience, out of which 2 in the humanitarian or development sector. At least one field experience in developing country is mandatory.
- Significant experience in data management processes (collection, cleaning, analysis…) with digital tools
- Knowledge of ODK environment, experience with different MDC solutions; recommended: Kobo, Ona, Survey CTO
- Advanced user of Excel
A strong asset
- Experience of Data Analysis and Visualization tools, Business Intelligence Tools (such as Qlik, Tableau, Power Bi)
- Knowledge of statistical packages like SPSS, STATA or similar
To be noted that for people with significant field experience, CartONG is open to profile having a limited technical background but who have a strong willingness to specialize themselves in MDC/IM.
Applications to be submitted via online form before November 1st:
Instead of a traditional motivation letter, please answer the following questions in a document:
1/ What motivates you to work at CartONG according to our activities and associative project?
2/ What do you think you would bring to our team?
3/ Based on your experience, what do you think mobile data collection tools bring to humanitarian and development responses?
4/ When would you be available to start (including for field missions)?
5/ Please mention two references from previous experiences
Please make sure to select the correct position title when submitting your application.
CartONG reserves itself the right to close the recruitment earlier if sufficient and satisfactory applications are received.