Build Change

Build Change
Founded in 2004, Build Change is a non‐profit social enterprise whose mission is to save lives in earthquakes and hurricanes. Build Change designs disaster-resistant houses and schools, trains homeowners, builders, engineers and government officials to build them, works with governments to develop and implement building standards, partners with the private sector to improve building materials quality and create jobs, and facilitates access to incentive-based capital for reconstruction and retrofitting by partnering with financing institutions and government subsidy programs. Build Change started its work in Aceh, Indonesia after the 2004 earthquake and tsunami and has since expanded to include programs in China, Haiti, Colombia, Guatemala, Nepal, and the Philippines. Build Change has trained
more than 27,850 people on earthquake-resistant design and construction techniques, guided 42 organizations in using homeowner-driven design, created over 12,300 jobs and provided technical assistance for almost 51,300 safer buildings, impacting an estimated 257,621 people.

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Apply Before: 05 Jun, 17

Detailed Job Description / Requirements:


  • Interactive visualizations and dashboards that synthesize large amounts of information obtained from data science analysis techniques into insights relevant to development/humanitarian subject experts created;
  • Scalable web applications defined and produced in multiple languages required to use and interactive enough plotting GPS information in Nepal map;
  • Quick data visualization studies that can help the overall understanding of data sets and problem statements relevant to Build Change and partners;
  • High quality static and dynamic visual representations produced to communicate innovation projects and activities;
  • Insights from data using visual analytics techniques extracted to support data analysis and modeling;
  • Produce relevant communication material including infographics in support of the communications products;   


  • Plans and produces quality results to meet established goals;
  • Generates innovative, practical solutions to challenging situations;
  • Ability to automate the manual processes;
  • Demonstrates substantive and technical knowledge to meet responsibilities and post requirements with excellence;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view; 

Required Skills and Experience


  • Advanced university degree in Design, Computer Science, Data Science;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;


  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible work experience in data visualization, visual design, front-end design or any related discipline;
  • Understanding of data warehouse design and implementation.
  • Experience in the API development for the real time data update handling, real time data quality check
  • Experience using visualization libraries and software like with D3.js, Leaflet.js, CartoDB or Mapbox or similar software is required;
  • Experience with front-end frameworks and libraries like Bootstrap, AngularJS, ReactJS, ember.js. or similar frameworks is required;
  • Prior experience in mapping data from PostgreSQL to interactive maps preferred.
  • Experience with data analysis platform such R;
  • Experience with working with a diverse team and being able to parse through large amounts of information in order to create simplified and clear designs;
  • Proven ability to communicate complex, abstract concepts using both visual and written language;

Interested applicants are requested apply in an email with your cover letter and resume by June 5, 2017.

Job Overview
Computer - Technology/Management
0 NRs per hour
3+ years
B.E. in Computer Science
11 May, 17
05 Jun, 17

Special Instructions for Applicants:

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed daily and suitable candidates may be invited for test and interview prior to the closing date.

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