|Sent on:||Wednesday, November 17, 2010 1:12 PM|
My name is Will Pate and I recently joined the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) Labs at the World Bank. The work being done by folks like you inspired me to take on this posting. I am a digital strategist and community architect, former venture capitalist and entrepreneur. I look forward to working with and getting to know many of you better over the coming months.
The GFDRR Labs mission is to foster innovation in disaster risk management through the use of technology and by nontraditional partnerships. The goal of GFDRR Labs is to mainstream innovation in disaster risk management across all the regions of the World Bank.
We are looking for a Geospatial expert to join our team as a technical architect and evangelist inside the World Bank. The initial position is a 150 day contract, which will be renewed upon satisfactory performance. This person���s primary responsibilities will be:
GeoNode Management: Managing and growing the GeoNode platform to serve as the repository for disaster risk information around the world.
GeoSpatial Tool Mainstreaming: Utilizing geospatial technology for Bank operations i.e. walking papers for community based risk assessments.
Open Disaster Data Management: Oversee the development of a repository for open disaster data within and external to the Bank.
Lead Data Crowdsourcing Initiatives: Lead our involvement with communities crowdsourcing exposure data collection (i.e. OpenStreetMap and MapMaker).
It���s an exciting position with a lot of responsibility, and working with a fantastic team in Washington, DC.
Please feel free to share this opening, or see the attached Terms of Reference for more information. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Emma Phillips [address removed]
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