HIRING MAPPING AND DATA SPECIALIST (17 September 2021 until filled)

Transitional Justice Working Group (www.tjwg.org) is a human rights documentation, advocacy and training NGO in Seoul, South Korea. TJWG works with a number of international and domestic partners, and we are a blend of Korean and international staff members. Our work touches on many fields including human rights, transitional justice, law, information technology and security, data science, mapping (GIS), and forensic science.

If you are interested in the position below, please send a cover letter and resume to mappingdatajob@tjwg.org.

Mapping and Data Specialist

This is a full-time position with a yearly salary range of $36,000-40,000 depending on experience. Payment will be in Korean won. Probationary period of two months (80% paid). Note, we are not able to sponsor a visa at this time.

Main Duties:

  • Maintain and improve geospatial information system (GIS) database and mapping system for collecting, storing, and analyzing testimonies related to human rights abuses in North Korea (security of sensitive data is a high concern)
  • Work to ensure quality control, including structured and unstructured data
  • Generate data reports and counts, make maps and visualize data
  • Contribute to written reports of research (https://en.tjwg.org/mapping-project-north-korea/)
  • Keep abreast of new technologies
  • Present our work to outside groups and conferences and network to further advance our projects and organization
  • Serve as a reference and provide input into sustainable technology solutions for other projects (see https://accessaccountability.org/) and external partners as needed

Essential Attributes:

  • Experience in IT and/or GIS
  • Experience with databases and working with data
  • Familiarity with free and open-source software (FOSS) and various operating systems
  • English and Korean proficiency

Desirable Attributes:

  • Team player
  • Experience with threat modeling and implementing policies to mitigate risk