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Volunteer Website lead - short term, extendable

Global MapAid


Posted over 30 days ago...

We are looking for a reliable, determined, patient volunteer.  A good communicator, with excellent web-based skills, a skilled writer and one-on-one encourager, with a real heart for Africa.  


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Henley-on-Thames, RG9 6TG

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Introduction This project is about developing an Artificial Intelligence (AI) System called WellMapr© that will help improving "drinking water, irrigation and food supply" for small farmers in Ethiopia.  The AI system will help make groundwater detection maps available to food and water security decision makers in donors and field aid agencies, so they can drive out risks and drive down the costs of investment in shallow boreholes programmes. MapAid is working on with university partners, in Ethiopia and remotely in the USA and the UK.   We looking for someone who can help achieve the following, commencing in Q2 of 2024: a) Help look after the Global MapAid organisation website, taking increasing responsibility. Longer term the website will need to be re-built from zero. b) Create a few simple graphics every 1 or 2 months, that can be used as marketing tools in Africa to promote WellMapr© to aid agencies c) Motivate and organise one volunteer each month, to spend 3 to 5 minutes, writing one blog post per month. This will also involve helping them identify or suggest a subject, and giving them a deadline. We have guidelines. d) Create or find a qualified volunteer to create a "WellMapr© for Dummies" schematic, which explains how we arrived at our AI system, and how it works, so that time-poor individuals, who don't have a degree in advanced computer science, can grasp the beauty of it. e) The work needs a patient volunteer with a laser focus and a sense of humour.

What are we looking for?

The ideal volunteer for this role would be someone who cares about Africa first and foremost.The role could involve organising a small team of 2, to take on separate tasks. They will be reliable, and have a bit of grit. And be a self-starter. A good listener. And a can-do person. Technical skills in web design & management, plus writing content will be vital. The leadership skills of volunteers, in small groups, will be essential. No knowledge of AI is required.

What difference will you make?

This a unique, humbling opportunity, towards helping us begin to create sustainable farm water for 47 million people in Ethiopia, living in rural areas, under the poverty line. We have noticed the best volunteers have patience and a good sense of humour, because altogether what we are doing as a team is difficult. But when was something worth doing, altogether easy ?


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