The Community Organisation Resource Centre (CORC) Job Vacancy

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26 Oct, 2020

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Vacancies South Africa

The Community Organisation Resource Centre (CORC) supports the social, strategic and administrative practices of urban poor communities linked to FEDUP and ISN. CORC’s support includes savings, data collection, peer-to-peer learning exchanges, community-based planning for projects and engaging with government, funders and other actors.

CORC together with FEDUP, ISN and uTshani Fund forms the South African SDI Alliance which pioneers people-centred development initiatives by and of the poor. In 2002 CORC was registered with the Department of Social Development of the Republic of South Africa as a nonprofit organisation (017-659 NPO) with offices in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.



Job Title: GIS and Data Support Person
Location: Durban
Employment Type: One year contract


  • ​To provide technical support in the collection of community led data.
  • To provide grassroot (settlements) social support in a data collection processs.
  • Will be required to engage with diverse population groups
  • To give technical advice to local CBOs and informal settlement networks and other relevant stakeholders according to their GIS needs.
  • To capture and analyse a range of geographical data using GIS systems in order to help organisation’s partners (municipality and informal settlements) make long-term plans.
  • To use a range of GPS tools in the field to capture the location of ‘assets and services’ such as pathways, street lights, flood zones, water points, toilet services etc.
  • To undertake desk-based data capture (digitising) to convert paper maps to GIS datasets
  • To produce GIS output including maps, map books
  • To compile timely and accurate reporting.


  • Relevant 3 year tertiary qualification i.e. National Diploma or Degree in Geographic Information Systems or Information Technology or equivalent qualification
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proficient in Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Internet
  • Competency in at least one data analysis software (most preferably STATA)
  • Extensive knowledge of the ESRI products
  • An understanding of the role of GIS in the development and spatial planning
  • Performing spatial analysis, data management and interfacing GIS with relational databases.
  • At least 3 years practical experience in informal settlement upgrading and data related work. Inherent requirements of the position:
  • Excellent organizing and co-ordination qualities with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivated and resourceful
  • Able to operate successfully under tight deadlines and time pressures.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively within the eThekwini Metro area
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours which may include weekends from time to time
  • Have good planning and organizing skills, with good analytical, and negotiation skills, administrative skills.
  • Have good report writing and workshop facilitation skills
  • Experience in NGO environment
  • Valid motor vehicle drivers license (Code 8 or 10) with at least 3 years driving experience. (a driving competence test will be part of the interview).

To apply 

Please send your CV and a 1-page motivation via email ONLY to [email protected], ref number and Job being applied for in the email. Vacancy Ref 011020.

Application Deadline: Friday, 30 October, 2020

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