Opportunity: Technical Advisory Group Members | Land Portal
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The Land Portal Technical Advisory Group is composed of individuals with diverse expertise and a common inclination towards innovation and social change. This group has been crucial in providing guidance and on the ongoing operation, development and innovation of the Land Portal over the past decade.  This is an informal group that is consulted together and individually for various matters relating to Land Portal projects, strategy and operations. Group members hold no legal responsibility for the organization. They address the technical aspects of the management of the Land Portal, helping to keep the platform innovative and effective over the long term. 

Technical Advisory Group members are selected based on their qualifications, experience and knowledge, and its members have been composed of developers, knowledge management, open data, and data visualization experts, info-activists, and open government, transparency and open access experts over the years.  

The Land Portal encourages experts from the Global South, and from diverse backgrounds.  The Land Portal seeks gender balance, and applications from women are encouraged.

 

Obligations: 

  • Join in conference calls or email exchanges on key technical discussions open to those with specific interests in the topic under discussion.

  • Participate in at least one full Technical Advisory group meeting annually to review technical progress and identify opportunities for the future. 

  • Commit to engaging on a one-to-one basis or as part of a small group to provide input into specific issue areas. 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Providing technical guidance and advice on data infrastructure, data standards, and data governance. 

  • Developing and recommending open data infrastructure strategies, including the selection of appropriate tools and technologies for managing open data systems.

  • Provide guidance in establishing and maintaining open data standards that ensure consistency and quality across the organization's data assets.

  • Advising on data governance policies and procedures.

  • Advising on the metrics and benchmarks for data quality and performance, and participating in audits and reviews of data assets.

  • Reviewing the current state of the web platform and identifying areas that require improvement.

  • Providing guidance on the adoption of new technologies, tools, and software that can improve the web platform's performance, security, and scalability.

 

Membership:

The TAG comprises up to 10 members with expertise in the following areas:

  • Web development and design and  data visualization

  • Open data systems, data standards and data governance 

  • Information security and privacy

  • User experience design

  • Accessibility standards and compliance

  • Open source technologies

 

Remuneration:

TAG membership is voluntary and will not be remunerated. However, members may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses related to their participation, such as travel or accommodation costs.  Where appropriate, an honorarium may be provided if group members undertake significant tasks for the Land Portal. 

 

Interested?

Interested candidates are expected to submit:

  • Expression of interest (one-page);

  • CV;

by end of the day — April 16— to the following email address jobs@landportal.info.

For questions or clarifications regarding this position, please contact hello@landportal.info 

 

About the Land Portal 

The Land Portal Foundation is a non-for-profit organization based in the Netherlands dedicated to supporting the efforts of the rural poor to gain equitable access to land by addressing the fragmentation of information resources on land.  

We believe access to information is crucial to achieve good land governance and to secure land rights for vulnerable people. Our mission is to build an information ecosystem for land governance that supports better informed decision and policy making at national and international levels. Our belief is that within a functioning and inclusive information ecosystem data, both information and the diversity of perspectives become more visible and accessible to a much larger audience. Ultimately, this significantly increases the chances that the information reaches target groups in a way that contributes to securing people’s land rights. 

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