Data & GIS Manager

DAI-Tayar Nepal

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Data & GIS Manager

USAID Tayar Nepal Improved Disaster Risk Management Project

Scope of Work

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Project Background

USAID/Nepal’s Tayar Nepal – Improved Disaster Risk Management Project will strengthen the capacity of Nepal’s national and municipal institutions responsible for disaster preparedness and response. In a country prone to a myriad of natural disasters, at the national level Tayar Nepal will build the capacity of disaster risk management (DRM) institutions, including the newly created National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Agency (NDRRMA). Locally, Tayar will support eight urban municipalities to develop risk-sensitive land use plans and then support the prioritization and implementation of a set of technical assistance packages improve disaster resilience. In the event of a disaster over the life of the five-year project, USAID/Nepal may engage the program’s rapid emergency response mechanism. Tayar will work closely with the Government of Nepal and Nepali emergency responders to mobilize technical assistance, commodity support, small-scale infrastructure, and information management support. Tayar will apply lessons learned from disaster response efforts to improve national-level DRM systems and municipal-level risk-reduction activities.

Essential Duties

  • Identify sources of relevant data, and oversee the creation of a central data management system in Tayar accessible to relevant project stakeholders 
  • Coordinate the RSLUP process with the data platform upgrades so that data and maps developed at the municipal level can be uploaded to a cloud-based system that serves as a long-term repository accessible to other municipalities. 
  • Ensure oversight and regular maintenance to databases and assist communications to report quantitative results on program status and impact. 
  • Support data collection, data quality control, tools for analysis, etc. Contribute to on-going design of tools/methods that will support stakeholder and community participation and development planning.  
  • Design and prepare spatial and temporal data/GIS maps and related presentations of spatial data for Tayar Nepal’s targeted municipalities where various project activates will be implemented. 
  • Update and maintain the GIS database and maps in close consultation with the relevant national and international institutions.
  • Work closely with technical team to build relationships and provide training to national and local government and civil society stakeholders on integrating using GIS to facilitate data analysis and visualization. 


  • University degree in relevant field required. Masters preferred.
  • Geospatial analysis experience with demonstrated experience using geospatial software including ESRI ArcGIS, QGIS, Google Earth Pro, and others as applicable. Portfolio of GIS products produced required.
  • 10 years of relevant experience, including at least 5 years of work experience in survey methodology, data collection and analysis using advanced software
  • Expertise in conducting research to locate, obtain and organize data sets. 
  • Experience working with stakeholders to build capacity in data analysis and visualization.
  • Experience setting up web-enabled ICT platforms.

Location and Reporting

The Data & GIS Manager reports to the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Team Director.  The position is based in Kathmandu, with travel to priority Tayar municipalities.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should submit an updated CV to by October 23, 2020. 

Women and persons with disabilities, marginalized and disadvantaged communities are encouraged to apply.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 14 Oct, 2020
Apply Before 23 Oct, 2020
City Lalitpur