[HOT] HOT internship in Senegal

nicolas chavent nicolas.chavent at hotosm.org
Sat May 12 15:59:43 BST 2012

Hey there,

Many thanks for those who expressed an interest in this work.  As
anticipated in our former post, here's the update on the hiring process:
the deadline for application is set to Sunday 13-May 2012, midnight US
Pacific time.


On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 5:01 PM, nicolas chavent
<nicolas.chavent at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hey all,
> Below are the details of an internship position with HOT in Senegal
> advertised on our website (internship Senegal<http://hot.openstreetmap.org/get_involved/internship_in_senegal>).
> As you can read below this mission which has been finalized in the last
> days is scheduled to start 20-May to 9-June since, we are not sure about
> the firm closure date of the application process and will update you as
> soon as possible, we would be extremely grateful if you can express your
> interest for this future work as soon as possiible.
> Best,
> Nicolas
> = Internship in Senegal =
> Background
> The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) will start working in Senegal in
> the course of May 2012 to foster the creation of a vibrant OSM ecosystem in
> this country made of individuals, Academics, Local/National Government,
> International Organizations, Local/ International NGOs as well as
> communities. While working in Senegal in emergency preparedness and
> development, HOT will also look at creating bridgeheads and relationships
> necessary to operate in Western Africa and in the Sub-Saharian African
> Sahels.
> A partnership with OSM-France (OSM-FR) through a grant of the Fondation de
> France is targeted to support HOT. Additionally there is initial project
> with the World Bank ICT group finalized in those very last days which makes
> this future HOT project possible.
> The work will start by a scoping mission scheduled May 20th - June 9th
> during which outreach, meeting, conferences and trainings will occur. This
> will happen through the first portion of the mission with the World Bank
> and the second more autonomously through HOT’s partnership with OSM-FR.
> Profile
> HOT is proposing a 3 week internship to work on this Senegalese project
> and get experienced with the on-the-ground work in the context of a scoping
> mission. The intern will be based in Dakar and traveling in country where
> opportunities arise and be working under the supervision of the HOT
> coordinator within the WB mission and with one member of OSM-FR to:
> Conduct outreach activities to partners
> Speaking about OSM and HOT
> Running demo and training around OSM to future partners
> Practicalities
> Lodging will be in hotel in Dakar for the first 2 weeks and then in
> convenient accommodations for the last week. Duration of the assignment is
> three weeks, travel will be organized to allow work throughout 20-May to
> 9-June 2012. HOT will cover transportation and insurance costs overall in
> the limits of 2,000 USD.
> Eligibility criteria:
>    - Active implication in HOT activities and commitment to join future
>    HOT work in the field specifically in Senegal
>    - Education and/or work experience in the fields of GIS or programming
>    - Experience in the field of Development or Emergency Response
>    - Experience in data collection programs
>    - Experience in training and capacity building
>    - Thorough usage of GPS, editors of the OSM project (JOSM and
>    Potlatch), GIS desktop applications (primarily Quantum GIS) and familiarity
>    with PostGIS
>    - Interpersonal skills, effective team member, capacity to work under
>    pressure and in a multicultural environment
>    - Fluent in French, proficient in English, Wolof a bonus
> Applications to be sent at apply at hotosm.org ASAP
> --
> Nicolas Chavent
> Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
> http://hot.openstreetmap.org/weblog/
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Haiti
> Mobile (Haiti): +509 4617 3334
> Mobile (FRA): +33 (0)6 52 40 78 20
> Email: nicolas.chavent at hotosm.org
> Email: nicolas.chavent at gmail.com
> Skype: c_nicolas
> Twitter: nicolas_chavent
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