Job Detail

Organization: Cadasta Foundation
Title: GIS Technician
Location: Washington, DC

Posted: 2019-07-15
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

GIS Technician
Washington, DC

The Cadasta Foundation is an international non-profit and non-governmental organization with a mission to be the leading provider of technical tools and services to support the documentation of land rights to build stronger, more sustainable communities. Since 2015, we have developed and promoted the use of simple digital tools and technology to help partners efficiently document, analyze, store, and share critical land and resource rights information. By creating an accessible digital record of land, property, and resource rights, we help empower individuals, communities, organizations, governments, and businesses with the information they need to make data-driven decisions and put vulnerable communities and their needs on the map. We are seeking a GIS Technician to support our partner on-boarding, technical training, user support, and reporting.
This position will serve in a supporting function to senior program staff who lead data collection and analysis, partner engagement, process and project management documentation, troubleshooting, and monitoring and evaluation activities. The candidate should be comfortable working with staff and partners based in other countries and with various remote and virtual communication platforms.
Flexibility and a willingness to chip in, collaborate, and learn are key in this role. Cadasta prides itself on being a welcoming, people-first environment that's dedicated to healthy work-life balance.


- Create end-user products such as web and printable maps, dashboards, Story Maps, and other project visualizations using Esri tools
- Support implementation partners with data pipelines, importing of data, and technology onboarding, remotely or in the field as required
- Provide technical support to Platform users, including creating user logins, monitoring data controls, privacy and access
- Maintain records for technical support, privacy and other data access controls
- Assist with the development of program-related documentation and data analysis visualization through collaboration with relevant staff
- Support delivery of technical demonstrations for partners, donors and interested parties
- Assist with application testing, troubleshooting and quality assurance/quality control
- Ability to provide occasional field-based technical support, often in emerging economies

Desired Skills, Qualifications and Experience

- Undergraduate degree in geographic information systems (GIS)
AND at least one year of relevant work experience
- Undergraduate degree in any subject with more than six courses (3 credit hours per course) in GIS
AND at least two years of relevant work experience
- Intermediate proficiency in Esri solutions
- Experience with mobile data collection and/or survey design using Survey123 or ODK
- Intermediate knowledge of ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap, and/or QGIS
- Ability to handle large datasets using SQL and/or Arcade
- Proficiency in data QA/QC
- Excellent English written communication skills
- Spanish, Portuguese and French language skills desired
- Effective oral and verbal communication skills with a focus on making technology easy for non-technical groups to understand
- U.S. citizen or legal residency with ability to work
- Ability to function well in a fast-paced close-knit team setting


Cadasta is committed to a people-first approach and providing an invigorating, dynamic workplace focused on achieving our mission. We have a collaborative, learning-focused environment that helps you reach your full potential while making a positive impact on the world. We offer a competitive benefits package with health, dental, vision, and life insurance, disability, worker’s compensation, and a 401k retirement plan. Flexible spending accounts and transportation benefits are also included.

In addition, we offer:

- 20 days paid vacation annually plus 10 sick/personal leave days;
- 11 National holidays;
- Conference attendance and professional development opportunities

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