Program Specialist, Latin America
Location : Bogota, Colombia
The Cadasta Foundation provides a global platform and digital tools to help marginalized communities and individuals document their land, property, and resource rights.
We are seeking a Program Specialist for Latin America, based in Bogota with an ability to travel to project sites in Latin America.
This role will be a contractor who will provide a range of functions including : identification of potential partners, project planning, relationship management, and training and technical support for land documentation and administration projects within the Latin America region, Spanish-speaking countries, and other countries as assigned.
The role will begin as a part-time position, but could possibly turn into a full-time role.This position reports directly to the Global Program Director, and will typically work with a range of international and national partners (including governments, NGO, and civil society).
Projects span sectors and typically focus on training / capacity building of national and international partner organizations, participatory mapping using the Cadasta platform and mobile applications, and data analysis and storytelling.
As a member of a small team, the Program Specialist has the opportunity to work with a growing and dynamic organization dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people through land and resource rights.
We are looking for experienced specialists in GIS and mapping, digital development and land administration for anticipated projects.
Partner Engagement / Relationship Management
Present Cadasta overview to potential new partners, including technology tools, data governance policies and technical support
Guide potential partners through all stages of the partner onboarding process, leading toward developing a Partnership Agreement, assist with the creation of Partnership Agreements
Serve as primary Cadasta contact for an assigned set of partners and their project activities (both in opportunity and project implementation processes)
Schedule regular progress update meetings with partners to support technical training, data collection, data use and analysis, and connecting Partners with Cadasta Partner Support Team (CPST) and broader Cadasta network as needed
Document all partner interactions in Insightly and store all documents and other records on the Google Drive
Collect and document partner feedback
Promote grant opportunities and participate in the grant-making process
Work with Partner to identify appropriate user roles and groups for project staff and submit it to the CPST for account creation and configuration by Wednesday each week
Evaluate Partner's project requirements (collected via intake form and from planning / initial conversations) in order to propose and configure appropriate ESRI data collection tools (Cadasta Surveys, Survey123, Collector, or both) and content, including creating and revising survey questions, basemaps, and dashboards
Work with the CPST to identify, create, and configure technical partner solutions
Request and document technical assistance / support from CPST via the Tech support ticketing / tracking system
Conduct remote or in-person training for Partner's Staff on how to use data collection tools (Cadasta Surveys, Survey123, and Collector)
Conduct remote or in-person training for Partner's Staff on platform system administration
Conduct remote or in-person training for Partner's Staff on how to train data collectors on the use of data collection tools (e.
g. Training-of-Trainers model)
Conduct remote or in-person training for Partner's Staff on how to view, edit and analyze data in AGOL using dashboards, webmaps, StoryMaps, and Hub Sites
Assist with identification of possible partners by leveraging existing partners, networks, and relationships
Assist Director of Business Development identify funding opportunities
Support proposal or concept development process, led by Director of Business Development, when requested or special expertise is needed
Other tasks and duties as assigned
Desired Skills, Qualifications and Experience
A college degree, preferably in a relevant field of land administration, geography, geographic information systems, international affairs, non-profit management, information technology, or other relevant area
At least 4 years experience working in development cooperation and donor-funded projects
Experience training trainers and / or groups of diverse backgrounds in the use of geo enabled technology solutions
Experience designing and carrying out community mapping exercises, including : collecting data, teaching data quality assurance, collaborating with various stakeholders, and building capacity in partner organizations
Experience in geographic information systems, data analysis, and information management
Experience in participatory data collection, preferably using mobile, digital data collection tools
Experience developing self-sufficient and sustainable community groups, including development of technical skills by project partners
Self-motivated, team-oriented, strong interpersonal skills, and willingness to take on a variety of roles and tasks
Fluent Spanish and English oral and written communication skills required; other languages a plus
Ability to work independently, remotely, and as part of a global team
Detail-oriented with an ability to manage multiple projects that follow a standard process, and meet deadlines
Ability to travel to project sites in Latin America and Cadasta Headquarters in Washington, DC
Assignment on contract basis. Salary determined by Cadasta pay scale and relevant experience.
Corporate insurance is provided for medical evacuations.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until filled.