Guatemala: GIS Specialist, USAID/Guatemala Metrics Program, Guatemala

Organization: Social Impact
Country: Guatemala
Closing date: 30 Apr 2017

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Proposal Objective:

Social Impact is preparing for a proposal for the USAID/Guatemala Metrics Project. The purpose of Metrics would be to support improvement of USAID/Guatemala systems, capacity, and processes for monitoring, learning, and evaluation design, to better understand and document programmatic outcomes, adapt current projects, comply with USAID regulations and requirement, rapidly report progress, better use evidence in project design, and generally contribute to the learning and adaptation agenda at USAID/Guatemala. The anticipated period of performance is for five years for an estimated amount of $10 – $15 million.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a GIS Specialist to lead and advise on all GIS and information systems tasks across the activities on the USAID/Guatemala Metrics Project. This position will be based in Guatemala City for the duration of the project.

**** Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Guatemalan citizenship will be considered. **


  • Facilitate the development, adoption, maintenance and use of information management systems that support project planning, monitoring, and evaluation and reporting.
  • Assist with data collection, database management and production of program monitoring reports.
  • Provide support to ensure the consistency of tools, sampling frameworks and methodologies used as well as timelines, reliability and accuracy of the monitoring and evaluation reports.
  • Organize and maintain an accurate filing system for the project monitoring and evaluation documentation. Keep the filling up to date and easily retrievable.
  • Consolidate quantitative and qualitative project performance management and impact data.
  • Facilitate periodic meetings to coordinate inputs to the project monitoring, evaluation and reporting.


  • Bachelor’s degree GIS, geography, computer science, engineering, business or related field required; Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in monitoring and evaluation, data management, survey design, and GIS/information systems.
  • Direct experience with USAID/Guatemala or other development projects in-country is preferable.
  • Strong computer skills for written document preparation (e.g. MS Word and Google database) are required. Strong computer skills for other types of presentations (e.g. MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) are desirable.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout Guatemala to attend to contract implementation tasks.
  • Fluency in English required and professional proficiency in Spanish required.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

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SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

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