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Senior Associate, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Salary: Not disclosed

Senior Associate, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at


Location: Washington, DC


Senior Associate, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

About Palladium:

Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 3,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.

Palladium Americas:

Our Americas’ business team has brilliant and passionate colleagues working in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America as well as the Caribbean, fulfilling projects and assignments for clients from institutions, corporations, governments, and foundations based in the Americas. We have offices in Washington, DC, New York City, and Chapel Hill, NC.

This Opportunity:

Our Data, Informatics, and Analytical Solutions (DIAS) group is made of three portfolios that strengthen and harness digital and data ecosystems to accelerate development investments and outcomes: 1- Information Systems, 2- Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Analytics and 3- Digital Solutions and Transformation.

The Senior Associate, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) will support the growth of Palladium’s data science team through implementation of GIS-based solutions. This person will help provide interdisciplinary GIS support on multiple projects across portfolios including health, economic growth, climate, social services, and others.


The position is based in Palladium’s Washington, DC office.

You and Your Career:

If you have the ability to design and develop geospatial systems to support data processing, visualization, and analytics, with a test-and-learn mentality, and to dive deep into new technical and domain areas, we are interested in hearing from you.

We are a learning organization and provide growth opportunities from the start. We pride ourselves on giving you the freedom, resources, and guidance to chart a fulfilling career!

Reporting and Supervision:

  • This position will report to the Senior Technical Advisor for Data Science, Climate in the Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Analytics Portfolio

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support team members on project tasks related to GIS including database design and management, data processing, visualization, and analysis
  • Compile, manipulate, and refine geographic data from a variety of sources including models, surveys, satellite-based products, public domain data, and existing maps
  • Support report-writing teams with analyses as needed
  • Support business development opportunities including proposal writing activities and presentations
  • Effectively communicate findings to technical and non-technical audiences

Key Competencies Required:

  • Experience conducting GIS analytics with data products related to and generated in developing countries
  • Proficiency in data visualization, data extraction, cleaning, and analysis
  • Sound foundations in statistics and probability
  • Proficiency in ESRI ArcGIS Pro, and Google Earth Engine required experience in ArcGIS API for Python is a plus
  • Experience in Geospatial database management, ArcGIS Pro Online, Esri Portal, open-source GIS software
  • Experience working with geospatial file formats including but not limited to TIFF, SHP, NetCDF, Raster, JSON
  • Experience working in Jupyter Environment with Python libraries for GIS and mapping
  • Strong task management skills including planning how to complete activities and adhere to deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and agile environment with changing requirements and priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with team members and clients of different cultures, gender, and hierarchical levels

Professional Expertise/Competencies Preferred:

  • Familiarity with international development sector

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
- Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email our team at [email protected] and we will be in touch to discuss.

Safeguarding - We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

Job published 2022-04-22

Senior Associate, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) position at in Washington, DC.

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