Program Specialist, Latin America
Bogota, Colombia
hace 20 horas

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
  • System Configuration
  • 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
  • Training
  • 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
  • Business Development
  • 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
  • Conditions

  • 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.
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