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Global MapAid

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Overall purpose

GMA makes maps to direct aid to where it will have the most impact. The purpose of this role is to oversee the maps and research GMA commits to completing, and lead on the alignment of this work with the charity’s overall aims and objectives.


You will be responsible for determining which mapping and research projects GMA commits to doing. This will follow the pre-agreed decisions process determined by the Board. You will work with colleagues and the Board to determine the direction of the charity’s work for the next 6-12 months, which external organisations GMA will partner/work with, and how each project links to the overarching goals of the charity.

You will manage a team of volunteer mappers and researchers, giving them clear guidance on the projects you would like their support on, what the expected timelines for each piece of work is, and what support GMA is able to offer them.

You will lead on setting targets for volunteers, coordinating regular team meetings and supporting volunteers with their work.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Strong map making and GIS skills
  • Takes a strategic approach to reviewing the maps GMA makes
  • Confident and committed approach to ensuring all volunteers have a positive and beneficial experience of supporting GMA
  • Enthusiastic approach to working with others for the benefit for GMA and the end users we support.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Flexibility
  • Project coordination
  • Team management

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About Global MapAid


14 Offerton Rd, Cheshire, Hazelgrove, Cheshire SK7 4NJ, GB

Mission Statement

We have a passion and vision to inspire and support long-term sustainable development by mapping the gaps in self-empowering opportunities for people at the ground level, so that international donors, development NGOs and government agencies can clearly see where they need to put their energies.


Since Global MapAid began in 2003, sustainable development has been the central theme of our projects; we tackle youth unemployment to irrigation and air pollution so we certainly don’t lack scope or ambition.

  1. The introduction of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 has provided a framework in which to organize our projects and our resources, and our volunteers work hard to create innovative solutions to a broad range of problems, with mapping at the core.
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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.



  • People 55+


  • 5-8 hours/week
  • Experience working with GIS

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