Senior Associate, Monitoring Evaluation Research and Learning – Western & Northern Africa Open Mapping Hub- REMOTE

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team


  • Work Location: remote within the region
  • Application Close Date: Oct 9, 2022
  • Estimated Start date: Nov 30, 2022
  • Department: Open Mapping Hub – Western and Northern Africa
  • Reports to: Regional Hub Director
  • Terms: Full time, one year initial contract
  • Level: 6

About HOT

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) sits at the nexus of participatory mapping, community-led development, humanitarian response, open data and tech. With a talented and diverse team spread around the globe, HOT is an NGO which supports a dynamic global community of thousands of dedicated volunteers using maps and open data for humanitarian response and the Sustainable Development Goals. Working with humanitarian and development partners like the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières, UN agencies, governments and others, the HOT community maps in solidarity with those affected by or at risk of disaster, contributing the maps and data aid workers need to do their lifesaving work.

In 2020 the work of the HOT community was recognized by TED’s Audacious Project, a collaborative philanthropic initiative that serves as a springboard for social impact on a grand scale, leading to an exciting new phase of growth. HOT is expanding its activities: opening four regional hubs and scaling up its support to local mapping communities with the audacious goal of mapping an area home to one billion people in 94 countries at high risk of disasters or experiencing poverty – mapping with communities before they are in crisis.

About the Western and Northern Africa Open Mapping Hub

Launched in March 2022, the Open Mapping Hub – West and Northern Africa (WNA Hub) engages open mapping organizations and communities in the region to facilitate the exchange of ideas and expertise across the region, and provide financial and technical support to massively scale local edits on OpenStreetMap. It stimulates and strengthens the leadership of communities to protect their livelihoods, improve their resilience, and preserve their way of life by promoting social justice in accessing open data and free software for their own purposes.

About You

HOT is looking for someone passionate about, and experienced in, measuring the impact of digital development and humanitarian action projects. You should be able to work within a fast-paced, international organization responding to urgent crises and persistent development issues. You should be excited about implementing M&E systems in the region that contribute to global outcomes and impact. You will have experience in M&E within at least 3 of the sectors in which HOT works (health, education, gender equity, disaster response, DRR, ICT4D and more). You should be familiar with the SDGs and measuring the outputs, outcomes and impact of digital projects in a global environment. You will enjoy training implementation teams on the collection of high quality data and have experience working within the international space.

About the Role

This role will be prioritized for applicants from the Western and Northern Africa region. To learn more about which countries HOT plans to work in in Western and Northern Africa, please see here.


  • Collaborate with the Global MERL team to implement the global system to define, track, and analyze metrics within the West and Northern Africa region contributing to global objectives
  • Act as the MERL lead on data & statistical analysis in the region
  • Participate in the development of data collection tools and trackers which can be operationalized in low-resource settings and should be coordinated with tools across the organization
  • Create and adapt policies, toolkits and training materials for MERL in the West and Northern Africa region based on existing materials at HOT
  • Train colleagues on tenets of M&E, including importance of collecting data, data quality, definition of indicators, usage of data collection tools, analysis and reporting
  • Participate in meetings and strategy discussions with the global MERL team to optimize the effectiveness of data collection and use of data in strategic decision making across HOT and OSM communities
  • Provide ongoing support to OpenStreetMap communities in the West and Northern Africa region through training on M&E, compliance on data reporting, and troubleshooting;
  • Travel to OSM communities to carry out training and compliance checks
  • Support data collection and analysis for ad hoc field projects in the West and Northern Africa region alongside the Humanitarian Data team
  • Provide thought leadership on measuring the impact of data interventions in the humanitarian and development context in the region
  • Support the development and implementation of evaluations as they arise, as guided by the global MERL team
  • Increase focus on learning, including documenting and sharing lessons learned from across project and program implementation
  • MERL support on ad hoc projects.



  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, data science, GIS, or similar field
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in monitoring & evaluation in the West and Northern Africa region, with thematic areas of ICT4D/digital development/humanitarian information strongly preferred
  • Proven experience training teams on: data collection, data quality, implementation of tools, analysis and reporting; especially in low resource environments
  • Demonstrable skills and work experience in statistical analysis and software, such as SPSS, SAS, STATA
  • Familiarity with GIS and OpenStreetMap
  • Knowledge of gender mainstreaming
  • Fluency in English and French
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff
  • Care deeply about the mission: passionate about humanitarian & development work demonstrated through prior professional experiences
  • A good sense of humor and willingness to learn


  • Knowledge of at least one local language

Are you missing a few of the technical skills listed? We would still like to see your application. While the skills above fit our vision of this role, we are open to those candidates with a strong knowledge foundation that are fast learners and highly motivated to close any skill gaps.

Top 2 – 3 priorities for the first 60 to 90 days

  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of the impact of the ongoing projects
  • Design and implement regional MERL strategy and tools

Compensation and Benefits

HOT values transparency and equity. All HOT compensation globally is set according to a framework detailed on our website. HOT also offers:

  • Fully remote & flexible work arrangements
  • Flexible public holidays
  • Paid time off & additional HOTlidays!
  • Home Office Allowance
  • Healthy Staff Policy
  • Learning & Development Opportunities
  • Book Stipend
  • Coaching Program supported by The Humanitarian Coaching Network
  • Collaborating with a fast-growing, dedicated team who values humanitarianism, free, open-source, and accessible data

Equal Opportunity

We seek to recruit persons that reflect the diversity of the communities we work with and further, to support their retention and advancement within the organization. HOT does not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. Our staff includes people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives on the world. HOT is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to live our values and promote inclusivity in all locations. All of our staff work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety of backgrounds, where the work of all is valued and respected.

HOT is committed to diversity within our team, and recognizes our role in closing the digital divide, including identifying obstacles that certain groups face in developing skills needed for roles in the humanitarian & technology sectors. Women, nationals of developing countries, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

To Apply

Please complete the application here by Oct 9, 2022. Your CV/resume should not exceed 2 pages.