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
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).
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