GIS Technical Director
GIS Technical Director
You will lead all aspects of the organisation’s technical capability and innovation in order to enhance and strengthen our geospatial analysis and Information management service. You will ensure new technologies are continuously identified and incorporated whilst maintaining the charity’s IT infrastructure.
This role combines strategic leadership, day to day management and some hands-on responsibilities.
Lead the implementation of technical plans in support of a five year strategic objectives to achieve improvements in humanitarian outcomes through the application of geospatial technologies.
Ensure this makes optimum use of latest technologies where appropriate, including those outside the areas which we currently focuses on.
Ensure that suitable tools, processes and training are in place to support the specific technical challenges of field operations.
Maintain full oversight of the technical infrastructure of the organisation to ensure that it provides cost efficient and effective support to the volunteers, staff and trustees of the charity as they deliver services, both in UK and other countries.
Ensure the technical function supports the monitoring and evaluation processes for response, preparedness and training activities.
Foster an environment which identifies and encourages more efficient technical innovation drawing on industry innovation and through relationship building.
Ensure projects are well managed and deliver timely results that are monitored. This will involve convening the resources of the volunteer circles and working groups, staff members and paid contractors. For technical collaborations this may involve managing relationships with operational partners and contractors.
Work with the Operations function to ensure the continuous monitoring and evolution of our technical capacity.
Participate as a member of the management team providing strategic leadership to the organisation.
Support direct reports to deliver on and excel in their roles Ensure the technical capability to deliver on compliance requirements.
Be responsible for the technical budget working closely with the Finance Manager to achieve this.
Represent us at events and on external working groups, projects and networks.
Support the Operations Director to uphold the volunteer team, ensuring that it possesses the necessary technical skill to be operationally ready at all times. This includes participating in recruiting volunteers and providing input into training events as required.
Lead on the coordination of development activity between internal volunteer led groups.
Take part in fundraising and communications activities as required.
If requested, deputise for the Chief Executive.
Act at all times in the best interests while continually promoting the vision and mission within all sections of the community, as well as the media and/or at appropriate events as agreed
Participate in team meetings, deliver updates, and assist in developing and implementing projects and initiatives as required to support the achievement of targets.
As required assist with the practicalities of getting teams to and from airports for emergencies and help with the logistics of training events. This responsibility is shared by all staff.
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Key Competencies Essential
? Proven technical leadership experience with a practical "get it done" approach.
? A visionary with demonstrable ability to evaluate technical options, including of new and emerging
? Experience of making and implementing technical strategy.
? Excellent project management skills and experience of a variety of project management methods
? Understanding of software development and systems administration technologies and ability to
support personnel to implement these.
? Experience in delivering organisational infrastructure requirements, including risk management and
? Strong motivational qualities with volunteers and staff and experience in line managing personnel.
? Budget management and reporting experience.
? Positive team player and ability to work collaboratively.
? Strong commitment to mission and values.
Key Competencies - Desirable
? Training experience.
? Information management, geospatial analysis and/or data management experience an advantage.
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