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Call for Expression of Interest: Cartographic (mapping) services

The purpose of this Call is to provide GRID-Arendal ( with a list of pre-selected candidates who could be awarded with contracts in connection with activities and projects that require expertise in cartography.

Assignments will primarily involve translating complex environmental and socio-economic information into understandable, visual formats for decision makers and the general public. Areas of work will include researching, designing, and producing thematic and reference maps and graphics in support of GRID-Arendal’s activities and programmes.

The Consultant will work as part of a project team. She/he will define project requirements and provide advice on processes and procedures for optimal visual presentation. She/he is expected to develop and maintain sufficient environmental expertise to provide substantive input into the final map product, including geographic features, key issues, and recent developments.

Selection Criteria

The consultant should have:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in cartography, geography, geospatial information systems, or similarly related discipline, with an emphasis in thematic cartography
  • Knowledge of cartographic design principles
  • Knowledge of GIS principles including data types; data layers; basic geographic, analytic, and statistical functions; geographic coordinate systems; and data formatting
  • The ability to collect, analyse, and integrate geographic and substantive data into an effectively designed cartographic product
  • The ability to use the software, hardware, and platforms necessary for cartographic and graphic production.
  • The ability to thrive in a team environment and meet critical deadlines

Consultants will be selected based on a mixture of skills and cost.

Responses to this call for Expression of Interest should include the following:

  • A brief cover letter, including relevant experience and any information about availability
  • CV (including contact details of at least 2 referees for which similar work has been undertaken)
  • Samples of maps and graphics produced by the consultants
  • Fees: The consultant should identify their rate (which would be valid for any assignment entered into within the next 12 months)

Consultants replying to this Expression of Interest should send applications to: and mark in the subject ‘Cartographic services by close of business on 20 May 2019.

For more info, please contact: Janet Fernandez Skaalvik, Head of Communications,, +47 41499472.

We thank you for your interest. 

Type: Independent Consultancy Contract

Duration: Two years

Starting date: 2019-06-01

Ending date: 2021-05-31

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