Social Impact - SI

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist, USAID/Jordan Knowledge, Monitoring, Evidence, Learning, and Research Activity (KMELRA)

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Last update: Apr 16, 2024 Last update: Apr 16, 2024


Deadline: May 31, 2024
Location: Jordan
Organization: Social Impact - SI
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Arabic, English Arabic, English
Work experience:Min 5 years
Date posted: Apr 16, 2024
Expected starting date: As soon as possible


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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist, USAID/Jordan Knowledge, Monitoring, Evidence, Learning, and Research Activity (KMELRA), Jordan

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Proposal Objective:

Social Impact is bidding on the upcoming USAID/Jordan KMELRA project, intended to be an umbrella mechanism providing USAID/Jordan with empirical data on program effectiveness, deepen accountability, foster learning, and knowledge management, and improve Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) capacity within USAID/Jordan Mission and Jordan in general. The Activity will be designed to advance USAID localization agenda and promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) goals.

Position Description:

Social Impact is seeking a full-time Jordanian GIS Specialist will leverage GIS and predictive analytics across all components to inform activity design and management under this anticipated project.

This will be a full-time position based in Amman, Jordan for the duration of the contract, contingent upon contract award. The anticipated award date for the proposal is Fall 2024.

Please submit your CV in English for best consideration of your candidacy. CVs must not exceed a maximum of 10 pages.

Only candidates with Jordanian citizenship are eligible to apply.


  • Support GIS and information systems tasks, and design and carry out online surveys, manage the GIS maps and data, liaise with implementing partners to get GIS project information, review the GIS information and provide GIS products to USAID and implementing partners.
  • Facilitate the development, adoption, maintenance, and use of information management systems that support project planning, monitoring, and evaluation and reporting.
  • Assist with data collection, data analysis, database management and production of program monitoring reports.
  • Interpret and produce data visualizations for M&E products. Advise on data visualization tools and approaches to best convey key messages, results, presentations, and reports for USAID and implementing partners.
  • Maintain a reporting system to track the process of the assessments and evaluations, including actions emanating from them.
  • Contribute to drafting of process reports, maintenance of organized records of past activities, tracking of performance systems, and collection of periodic reporting documents.
  • Review research deliverables, provide feedback, and enhance the design and visualization of presented data.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in GIS, geography, computer science, engineering, research methods, demography, or related field.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in data analysis, data visualization, data management, and creation of GIS mapping and information systems.
  • Experience serving in a similar position supporting USAID Missions or USAID implementing partners in provision of GIS and/or data visualization services.
  • Knowledge of graphics and visualization tools such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc. Experience using data analysis software including STATA, SPSS, SAS. Experience using ArcGIS software for GIS mapping.
  • Ability to use data visualization tools to better present and synthesize data for reports and deliverables.
  • Familiarity with USAID’s objectives, approaches, and operations, particularly as they relate to M&E.
  • Professional proficiency in oral and written English, and fluency in Standard Arabic.
  • A commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive work and learning environment.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website:

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.