Geographical Information System (GIS) Developer

Posted By: Partnering Hope into Action Foundation (PHIA)


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Information Technology

Housing and Homeless

Job Description

PHIA Foundation, is seeking to hire a qualified candidate to fill the position of Geographical Information System (GIS) Developer. The position is for the project title “Addressing Present Vulnerabilities and Planning Future Resilience for Vulnerable Communities is Bihar and Jharkhand”. The project is a part of Infrastructure Climate Resilient Growth (ICRG) programme being implemented in seven states of the country with the donor support of Foreign, Commonwealth Development Organisation (FCDO).The project’s main focus is to build local capacities and strengthen community participation to ensure that local voices are included in climate resilience planning.


Under the ICRG programme a web and mobile based GIS aided tool (CRISP-M) has been developed as a GIS and planning tool to support in planning, implementation and monitoring of MGNREGS. The tool has been customised as JHAR- CRISP for its implementation in the State. The tool is in its current phase of development with the technical support of International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED), UK and Jharkhand Space Application Centre (JSAC). During its initial phase, the project is being implemented in 5 districts of the State namely, Khunti, Simdega, Latehar, Palamu and Pakur. The piloting and upscaling of the tool in the State is being done by PHIA foundation with the support of Department of Rural Development, Jharkhand. As a part of the project, a Climate Action Unit (CAU) will be set up at the Department of Rural Development. This CAU will act as a Project Management Unit (PMU) for JHAR- CRISP scale up.


The project is expected to achieve the following objectives:

  • Climate risk informed participatory planning of Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) assets of MGNREGS to strengthen climate resilience.
  • Creating transparency and accountability by remote sensing- based monitoring and planning
  • Drought concurrent monitoring and reporting system to support early warning and early action.

How to Apply


Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply through this link with an updated resume including the names of two referees, one of whom should be your present or last Reporting Manager, by or before 05th November 2022. The interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as we keep on receiving applications till a suitable candidate is found, so the applicants are advised to apply as early as possible.

PHIA constantly strives to have an inclusive and diverse team and individuals from marginalised sections like Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and others, women and other gender identities are encouraged to apply. Owing to the high number of applications expected, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear back from us by 05th November 2022 kindly assume that your application has not been considered this time by us. 

Eligibility Criteria

Qualifications/Experience/skills/knowledge and expertise

  • She/he should be Bachelors in Engineering (civil)/ geography/geoscience with Post graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS applications.
  • Relevant experience of 5- 7 years in NRM and watersheds planning and implementation, geospatial and quantitative data collection, etc.
  • Good knowledge about GIS related software such as Esri Arc GIS, Remote sensing and mapping, Image processing and digitization.
  • Data management, analysis, report writing
  • Data integration in GIS Environment, Analysis and Visualization
  • Geo-referencing of satellite imagery field visit for ground truthing and transact walk
  • Experience in coordinating/dialoguing with state and district block departments.
  • Willingness to travel to the field extensively as required in the project.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Organized, team player, self-starter and results-oriented individual.
  • Ability to work with a range of people from diverse backgrounds in an open-minded, non-dogmatic manner. 

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - B.Tech/B.E

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Partnering Hope into Action Foundation (PHIA)
  • About Organization:Partnering Hope into Action Foundation (PHIA) is a Charitable Trust registered in Delhi. It’s vision is a society free from poverty, exclusion and discrimination and all people live with justice, peace and dignity. PHIA works for the eradication of poverty among the poor, vulnerable and marginalised communities in India. It works in partnership with civil society and community-based organisations. PHIA facilitates the empowerment of poor, vulnerable and marginalised communities so that they can be in-charge of their own development. Gender equality crosscuts all of PHIA’s work.