Project Manager, GIS & Partnerships At Cadasta Foundation

The Cadasta Foundation provides a platform and digital tools to help marginalized communities and individuals around the world document their land, property, and resource rights. We are seeking a Project Manager to support implementation of GIS projects and partnership development. This may include new partner development, business case analysis and documentation, GIS technology demonstrations, partner onboarding, GIS training, and coordination of technical support.

This role will be a full-time and remote position. The candidate must be comfortable and have experience managing global team members, services, and projects in emerging economies and low-resource contexts. Cadasta is currently a work-from-anywhere organization, so U.S. and global candidates are eligible to apply.

The position reports to the Chief Program Officer (CPO) and will work with a range of international and national partners (including governments, NGOs, companies, and local civil society and community organizations). Projects span sectors (agriculture, urban settlements, landscapes and forests) and support project needs of national and international partner organizations, participatory mapping using the Cadasta’s GIS solutions for data collection, data management, data analysis and advocacy and storytelling. The Project Manager will be responsible for managing project teams, deliverables, and partner relationships.

As a member of a small team, the Project Manager has the opportunity to work with a growing and dynamic organization dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people through land and resource rights. Flexibility and a willingness to chip in, collaborate, and learn are key in this role Cadasta offers a welcoming, people-first environment dedicated to a healthy work-life balance.


  • ### Partner Engagement/Relationship Management
    • Present Cadasta to potential new partners, including the GIS solutions and tools, services, and how Cadasta differs from other solutions;
    • Guide potential partners through all stages of the partner onboarding process: support development of Partnership Agreements, Scopes of Work, budgets, and timelines;
    • Provide guidance on issues relating to land tenure and land information management to partner organizations; and
    • Collect and document requirements from partners on technology and training needs, and coordinate regular partner feedback.
  • ### Project Management
    • Schedule and lead regular project management meetings with individual partners to support technical training, data collection, data use and analysis, and connecting partners with Cadasta technical support resources and the broader Cadasta network as needed;
    • Manage and lead team in project reporting, deliverables, and invoicing;
    • Coordinate project staffing needs with the CPO and Sr. Director of Operations and Program Impact;
    • Serve as primary Cadasta contact for an assigned set of partners and their project activities (both in opportunity and project implementation phases); and
    • Document all partner interactions in Jira and other tracking platforms, and store documents and other records according to organizational procedures.
  • ### Technical Leadership
    • Provide technical guidance and training to partners on software and hardware applications in collaboration with the technology team; and
    • Support implementation of configuration for new and existing GIS systems that meet solution requirements.
  • ### Outreach, New Business, and Thought Leadership
    • Build business relationships and provide inputs to a strategy for Cadasta’s value-added consultancy service;
    • Monitor opportunities and support the development of partner and new business MOUs, teaming agreements, contracts, project design workshops, proposals, and other documents;
    • Represent Cadasta at conferences and other outside events and external meetings with key stakeholders, when resources allow; and
    • Provide project inputs to support organizational marketing and communication efforts, including social media when needed.
  • ### Other tasks and duties as assigned

Desired Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • More than 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • A college degree or equivalent experience in field of land tenure or administration, international/community development, GIS, geography, international affairs, or other relevant area;
  • Must have demonstrated GIS skills and experience using Esri technology;
  • Experience using and implementing Agile methodologies;
  • Project Management Professional certification from PMI is a plus;
  • Experience delivering training to adult learners a plus;
  • Experience solving technical problems in creative ways;
  • Experience working on issues pertaining to land and resource rights will be viewed;
  • Excellent English written communication skills and experience writing technical reports for both end users and funding partners; Other languages a plus;
  • Effective oral and verbal communication skills with a focus on making technology easy for non-technical groups to understand;
  • Must be able to work well in a variety of social and cultural settings around the world;
  • Experience living and/or working in emerging economies;
  • Collaboration with a globally dispersed team and regular meetings with development team will require work outside of standard business hours; and
  • International travel to meet and work with partners will be required as needed and in accordance with Cadasta travel policies.


  • Position will accommodate global hiring requirements and conditions;
  • Salary and other compensation will be determined by Cadasta pay scale, relevant experience, and relevant employment context; and
  • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until filled.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and salary/rate information.

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