We are looking for a bright GIS professional with a hands-on approach and technical skills who wants to contribute to humanitarian data needs.

Within your position you will support with 1- or 2-day (technical) GIS tasks such as:

  • Creating web-map overviews
  • Extract, Transform and Load secondary data sets
  • Set up (SQL/Postgis) database
  • Maintain Geonode
  • Plugin development QGIS

Within our team we strive to work with open tools and open data. We aim to contribute to this community by archiving the projects on Github. You will work closely together within a multidisciplinary team and will cooperate with international Red Cross staff. We therefore ask you to be able to come to our office in the Hague at least 1 day a week.


510 is a self-organizing data innovation initiative of the Netherlands Red Cross. Our vision is that smart use of (big) data will help towards faster and more (cost) effective humanitarian aid at a global level. Contributing to open data, data analyses and capacity building in governments and NGOs is essential to increase the understanding of humanitarian data. We want to shape the future of humanitarian aid by converting data into understanding, and to put it in the hands of humanitarian relief workers, decision makers and people affected so that they can better prepare for and cope with disasters and crises.

The 510 initiative was established early 2016 and has grown since into a team of 50 core and project staff, graduates, students, trainees and volunteer data experts with diverse backgrounds. We often work together and support each other when needed. The team is developing data and digital solutions for both international and domestic humanitarian aid. Our main results are published on 510.global

We work in virtual teams using a fully digital collaboration environment, which enables us to bridge time differences and physical distances and to continuously work together on some of the most difficult humanitarian challenges. However, we also greatly value the opportunity to work together in a face-to-face setting, which is possible in our office in The Hague.


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