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GIS Specialist for FEWS NET 8 – US based remote

Remote | Arlington | Virginia

  • Organization: Tetra Tech - Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests
  • Location: Remote | Arlington | Virginia
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Nutrition
    • Population matters (trends and census)
  • Closing Date: Closed

Tetra Tech International Development (International Development Jobs - Tetra Tech), is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential GIS Specialist position for the FEWS NET 8 (Famine Early Warning Systems Network) Decision Support Contract. This position will be based in Arlington, Virginia. Hybrid and remote options are available.

Position Description/Summary: FEWS NET is dedicated to delivering early warning of hazards, food insecurity, vulnerability, and famine to the US Government, USAID, national governments, and various regional, international, and non-governmental organizations. FEWS NET 8 will continue the critical work that FEWS NET has delivered for over 30 years, emphasizing global coverage and innovation in food security monitoring and assessment. Managed from a headquarters office in Washington D.C., FEWS NET 8 will extend its reach beyond traditional geographical limitations, providing decision support services for over 30 presence countries and global early warning of food security and humanitarian crises.

The GIS Specialist will manage a project GIS database and produce spatial analyses critical for decision-making. They will integrate geospatial data with other analytical data sets, provide GIS technical support, and ensure the dissemination of GIS insights to stakeholders.


* Develop and maintain GIS databases and protocols;

* Create maps and visualizations for reports for various internal and external audiences;

* Provide GIS training and support to team members as needed;

* Stay updated with the latest GIS technologies and identify opportunities to integrate into broader FEWS NET knowledge management systems and procedures.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

* Minimum bachelor’s degree in computer science, geography, international development, or a related field.

* At least 3 years of relevant experience, ideally in a humanitarian response or international development context.

* Experience with early warning analysis and food security programs.

* Familiarity with USAID's operations, programs, policies, and procedures preferred.

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

* Experience working in a multicultural and diverse environment.

* Fluency in English; proficiency in additional languages such as French or Spanish is advantageous.

* Current U.S. work authorization is required at the time of application.


To be considered, please submit the following:

* Cover Letter

* CV

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

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Please ensure that only the requested documents noted above are submitted. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Tetra Tech International Development is committed to safeguarding and technical excellence in equality and social inclusion. Our team of dedicated Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) advisers work closely with our staff and partners to share international norms and best practices to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalized groups. Tetra Tech International Development is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives that aim to expand inclusion and an authentic sense of belonging to all our staff regardless of background.

Reasonable Accommodations:

We are dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page or contact our Global Talent Operations team. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees — 27,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans employer.

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