***Time Sensitive: Apply by 9/22***
Direct Relief (www.directrelief.org) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a stated mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations by mobilizing and providing essential medical resources needed for their care.
They are seeking assistance for conducting damage assessment of its partner clinic and federally qualified health center (FQHC) locations affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The primary need is a simple evaluation of the damage sustained to the structure ¨C extreme / high / med / low / none which grades the impact of the storm on the area of interest around the structure. This evaluation could incorporate surrounding access routes and also determine whether road access is likely either closed, impeded but passable, or open. Volunteers will use the Planet platform (https://www.planet.com/) for this project. Complete documentation/instruction will become available to the volunteers.
Prior experience in conducting damage assessment
Experienced with image interpretation
General GIS knowledge and skills
Familiarity with Slack is a plus
Excellent verbal and written skills
Duration: Volunteer must be able to commit up to 3 hours per day for two days. These two days are Saturday and Sunday of this week (September 23-24) if cloud free imagery becomes available. Otherwise, the project may be pushed by a few days (until clear imagery is available).
Software: volunteers will work with their own hardware and software. Volunteers will be given access to the Planet.com platform in order to view and compare imagery.
Type of mission: this mission does NOT require traveling and is conducted remotely. The volunteer will be using their own hardware and will be working closely with Direct Relief representatives throughout the project via emails, Slack, Skype, etc.
If you are interested and available, please send an email along with your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday September 22, 2017.
GISCorps Recruitment Team