Geographic Information System (GIS) Coordinator

People in Need

Details / requirements:

Location: Kathmandu, with frequent visit to the field areas

Reports to: Climate Change Advisor

Duration: One year with possibility of extension


People in Need (PIN) is a non-governmental, non-profit, international organization founded in the Czech Republic in 1992. PIN arrived in Nepal as part of a humanitarian response to the April 25, 2015 earthquake. Since its inception in Nepal, PIN has had a strong role advocating and addressing the needs of marginalized populations. This includes people who live in geographically remote areas of Nepal, people who are from historically marginalized ethnic groups, and those marginalized because of their age and/or gender identity (women and girls). PIN has also supported Nepal's post-earthquake reconstruction efforts ensuring that the most vulnerable people are not left behind with resilience (focused on shelter and resettlement) and inclusive education programming. PIN-Nepal is strongly committed for safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, including persons with disabilities, in line with its safeguarding framework and child protection policy.

Scope of Work

Under the direct supervision of Climate Change Advisor, the GIS Coordinator will be responsible to ensure the quality of the Climate Change Toy Model project’s GIS data and information by closely coordinating with project team, research team, different departments and implementing partners. S/he will be responsible for reviewing and interpreting Geodata into insightful information and learnings that can be used to influence activity-level decision making. S/he will be supporting in collecting, processing, and analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data and support documentation, storage and management of data in the project. S/he should strictly adhere to PIN Code of Conduct and key policies including Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Policy.

Tasks and Responsibilities

GIS Data Management and Processing

  • Develop and implement GIS data management plans and strategies for effective data management for Climate Change Toy Model and other country programs.
  • Collection and management of data, including spatial data, and ensuring data quality and accuracy along with data cleaning, organizing, and maintaining GIS data in various formats.
  • Create maps using GIS software, and develop visualizations such as heat maps, 3D maps etc. using GIS tools to create maps, geo-tagging, overlay different data layers, and perform spatial analysis.
  • Conduct spatial analysis, which include analysing spatial patterns, performing spatial statistics, and/or creating spatial models to understand geographic relationships and trends.
  • Coordinate with partners and stakeholders are for GIS data modeling.
  • Provide technical support to the organization's mapping initiatives using GIS software and OpenStreetMap (OSM) tools.
  • Provide technical support in the design and implementation of citizen science and open mapping initiatives and collaborate with other organizations to promote and expand these initiatives.
  • Facilitate community mapping events and coordinate with volunteers and other organizations to maximize participation.
  • Compile and manage data received from field staff and implementing partners, and produce various information products related to project activities such as infographics, factsheets, briefing papers, etc. to enhance quality of the project reports.
  • Regularly monitor and evaluate project data and information system that could affect analytical results.
  • Ensure data and information protection by integrating and upholding, following organization’s data protection policies and protocols.
  • Ensure disaggregated data management through marginalization framework in terms of gender, age, health and disability status, socio-economic and demographic background (collection, analysis, dissemination), adhering to the protection mainstreaming principles of safety and dignity, avoid causing harm, meaningful access, accountability, participation and empowerment.

Data Quality Assurance

  • Monitor and analyze project information and data and evaluate their performance to discover ways of enhancing them.
  • Regularly review project data to assure quality and identify potential improvement areas.
  • Ensure project data accuracy and consistency at entry level and identify problems at various level.
  • Train and mentor field staff and partners on best practices for data collection, processing, and dissemination.
  • Coordinate with MEAL department for data quality assurance, storage and archiving.

Documentation and Knowledge Management

  • Prepare project data visualization to facilitate public presentation of data findings including pie charts, bar graphs, and tables, among others to include in both internal and external reports ensuring gender equality, inclusion and protection profiling.
  • Liaise with the OpenStreetMap community to stay informed about new developments, tools, and approaches in citizen science.
  • Collaborate with MEAL departments in preparing knowledge and learning briefs.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Experience in GIS software (ArcGIS and QGIS), data management and analysis, knowledge in geospatial data from various sources.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and organize large volume of Geodata, quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Ability to develop GIS data analysis approaches, methodologies and databases
  • Excellent communication skills to translate complex data problems using non-technical terms
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of GEDSI and Protection principles in data management
  • Familiarity with latest database and information system technologies
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good understanding of GIS software, data management process, including data collection, analysis, storage, presentation and dissemination
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Nepali languages.


  • A bachelor (master degree preferred) in GIS and RS or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in GIS coordination, including experience with citizen science and OpenStreetMap.
  • Proficient in using GIS software and OpenStreetMap tools.
  • Familiarity with the principles and best practices of citizen science, geoapps.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in training and mentoring staff and partners.
  • Familiarity with data management and quality assurance and quality control protocols.
  • If you need reasonable accommodation (specially for people with disability) to proceed with our recruitment process, please mention in the cover letter.

How to Apply

Submit an updated CV and Motivation letter to the following link on or before 23rd April 2023. Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and should a suitable candidate be found before the official closing date, the advertisement might be withdrawn prior to the deadline thus early submissions are strongly encouraged. No phone calls will be entertained. PIN promotes equal opportunities. Women candidates are highly encouraged. 

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Openings 1
Posted Date 05 Apr, 2023
Apply Before 23 Apr, 2023
City Kathmandu