GIS Specialist – Save the Children


The Opportunity

The GIS Specialist will buildand maintain GIS databases and will utilise the GIS software to analyse the spatial and non-spatial information in the databases, this will include mapping of humanitarian needs, premises, service facilities and other programmatic implementation and operational data, which will support evidence-based decision making by Save the Children’s teams.

Furthermore, the GIS Specialist will support feasibility assessments for all Save the Children’s thematic and support departments, to support sustainability and guide programme adaptations. In addition, the GIS Specialist will work with the MEAL and business development teams to provide a reliable source of information as needed and possible using GIS database and systems.

The role is expected to foster relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including – Country Office Colleagues including MEAL, Technical Specialists, Operations Team, IT team; and SC Regional & Member staff.

Context: Sudan, Khartoum (with frequent visits to field sites across Darfur States, Kordofan States, Red Sea, Sennar, Blue Nile, etc).

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g. computer science, geography, engineering).
  • Profound knowledge of ArcGIS specifically.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience of utilising GIS and IT knowledge systems.
  • High analytical capacity and detail-oriented to effectively analyze information and databases.
  • Comprehensive computer skills across multiple IT packages and systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and work with departmental staff and management, including at a distance
  • Diplomatic mind-set, respectful of the diversity of experiences and points of view in intercultural teams.
  • Proven organizational skills with an ability to deliver consistently to deadlines on operational and project responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work autonomously under pressure and with tight deadlines.
  • Ideally, previous experience of at least one year in an IT, GIS or analytical capacity for an aid organisation.

Contract duration: 1 year

Contract Type: International 

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at  

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents


: Khartoum

Employee Status

: Fixed Term

Closing Date

: Mar 6, 2022

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