Junior. GIS Analyst

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Mar 04

Position description

PAE/Macfadden seeks a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst to support USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA).The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is responsible for leading and coordinating the U.S. government’s response to disasters overseas . The GIS Analyst is a key member of PAE/Macfadden’s Geographic Information Unit (GIU) and reports to the GIU manager.  The GIS Analyst works very closely with USAID/OFDA Regional Teams, Information Support Unit, Strategic Communications Team, and other divisions within USAID/OFDA to produce a wide variety of mapping products for both internal and external audiences. 

Responsibilities of the GIS Analyst include but are not limited to the following:

  • Create cartographic products and provide geospatial services for USAID/OFDA to support program management, analysis, planning, and advocacy.
  • Collaborate with USAID/OFDA staff to develop innovative geospatial products that enhance social media posts, stories, and other creative communications content.
  • Collaborate closely with peers across USAID, the State Department and other U.S Government agencies, and the humanitarian community.
  • Other duties as assigned. 



  • Master’s degree in related discipline with one year of relevant work experience; or Bachelor’s degree in related discipline with three years of relevant work experience.
  • Must demonstrate professional GIS experience with strong portfolio that reflects the ability to process complex datasets and create detailed, engaging cartographic products.
  • Familiarity with humanitarian assistance and U.S. Government agencies is preferred but not required.


  • Expertise in Geographic Information Systems, both proprietary and open source cartographic design, image processing, graphic editing, geodatabases, and standard office applications.
  • Proven ability to use, manipulate, and refine spatial and other types of data from a wide array of sources, including experience compiling metadata.
  • Experience working with graphic design software, including the Adobe Design Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) for cartographic and data visualization production.
  • Experience working with satellite imagery.
  • Experience communicating geospatial policy.
  • Strong conceptual-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to self-manage large and multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven ability to work in high-pressure, time-sensitive situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently but also function effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

Application instructions

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