She Leads and She Inspires: Women in Leadership Program - Asia-Pacific Region

Community · Remote, Flexible
Department Community
Employment Type Other

**This is a training and professional development opportunity through HOT and is not an employment opportunity.**


  • Location: Remote; within Asia-Pacific region
  • Application Close Date: Friday, 12 November 2021
  • Notification date: Monday, 22 November 2021
  • Estimated Start date: Friday, 12 December 2021
  • Department: Community

About the Program

The Open Mapping Hub Asia Pacific (the Hub) is committed to the emergence and evolution of women leaders within the OSM ecosystem and beyond. To support this commitment, the Hub invites 100 individuals who identify as women in the Asia Pacific region to participate in the She Leads and She Inspires program. This training and professional development opportunity will support women to become OSM community leaders, gaining skills in solutions based leadership, decision making, digital leadership, needs identification, networking, and transferable geospatial skills. 

The program has been designed with, by and for women in (or hoping to step into!) leadership roles within their communities. ( Participants will be led through a series of webinars hosted by a range of professionals in leadership positions in the humanitarian mapping sector, and beyond. 

The program will kick off with a 2-3 day intensive workshop in December to initiate the leadership journey, and will continue into the first 6 months of 2022. Across these 6 months, participants will work on a group project linked to humanitarian or development impact projects related to OpenStreetMap (OSM) data; this project will be supported by a group mentor. Each month there’ll be a new focus topic with a webinar, resources and an assignment. 

All activities will be remote. 

Participants of She Leads and She Inspires will receive approximately:

  • 16-18 hours of interactive workshops / training in December 2021
  • 12 hours of training webinars from January to June 2022 (2 hours per month for 6 months)
  • 6 hours of group mentoring (1 hour per month for 6 months)

There will also be personal assignments and a group project for participants to work on between contact hours. We expect participants to dedicate approximately 2 hour per week to this work. 

For more information on the program, please see the program information pack

About HOT

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) sits at the nexus of participatory mapping, community-led development, humanitarian response, open data and tech. With a talented and diverse team spread around the globe, HOT is an NGO which supports a dynamic global community of thousands of dedicated volunteers using maps and open data for humanitarian response and the Sustainable Development Goals. Working with humanitarian and development partners like the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières, UN agencies, governments and others, the HOT community maps in solidarity with those affected by or at risk of disaster, contributing the maps and data aid workers need to do their lifesaving work.

In 2020 the work of the HOT community was recognized by TED’s Audacious Project, a collaborative philanthropic initiative that serves as a springboard for social impact on a grand scale, leading to an exciting new phase of growth. HOT is expanding its activities: opening four regional hubs and scaling up its support to local mapping communities with the audacious goal of mapping an area home to one billion people in 94 countries at high risk of disasters or experiencing poverty - mapping with communities before they are in crisis.


  • Attend training and mentoring  sessions
  • Complete personal assignments 
  • Participate in group activities
  • Deepen engagement with local OSM community
  • Participants are expected to submit a talk / presentation at the HOT Summit 2022 to showcase: 
    • The work they completed during the project
    • How learnings during the program have been applied, have informed decisions or projects
    • How participation in the program has impacted their work
    • Future plans on how program learnings might impact or influence future projects/opportunities

Participant Profile

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old
  • Applicants must self-identify as a woman
  • Basic English verbal and written language ability
  • Access to a computer with ability to connect to the internet (see stipend)
  • Passion for leadership, or enthusiasm for stepping into a leadership role
  • Passion for using digital tools for development/humanitarian relief
  • Active OpenStreetMap contributor (new or basic contributor is fine)
  • Have a strong interest in growing the OSM community in their locality
  • Kind and supportive disposition towards others
  • Ability to clearly explain issues and how to resolve them

What you'll get

  • Approximately 35 contact hours (inclusive of intensive 2-3 day training, online webinars, group mentoring) 
  • Hands-on experience in mapping tools including QGIS
  • Participation in a group led, impact driven humanitarian mapping project
  • Flexible schedule outside of training sessions
  • Build connections with HOT staff and community (opportunity to be part of a working group and learn from existing members)
  • Certificate of completion at the end of the program
  • Opportunity to create your own project which is linked to OpenStreetMap communities 

Other provisions from the Hub will be announced once finalized in the following weeks.

Equal Opportunity

We seek to recruit persons that reflect the diversity of the communities we work with and further, to support their retention and advancement within the organization. We are committed to prioritize equity and fair representation, and anticipate the program to have a fair distribution of participants from most countries in the Asia-Pacific region. HOT does not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. We seek to live our values and promote inclusivity in all locations.

To Apply

Please complete the application by November 12, 2021. 

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