Geospatial Team Lead – Brussels


Bluesquare is a fast growing technology company focusing on digital solutions and data analysis for Global Health and Development. Bluesquare’s goal is to help Global Health resources get where it matters the most. Bluesquare’s technologies are in use in more than 30 countries and support +60 different clients, including the World Bank, the WHO, the Global Fund to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, leading NGOs and consultancies. 

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We are looking for an experienced Geospatial Team Lead who will be responsible for the Geospatial team working both on the collection, structuring, and analysis of geospatial data and on campaign digitization (notably of health campaigns such as anti-Malaria and vaccination campaigns). You will lead a team of (currently) 7 colleagues, composed of geospatial experts, health information systems experts and project managers, located in Brussels, Geneva and different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Current projects include support to health ministries in several countries in organizing their geospatial data, support to the improvement of base data such as georeferentials and population data, support to data collection campaigns and micro-planning, elaboration of webGIS portals, geospatial modeling, etc.

Start date: as soon as possible.

Location: Brussels. You will be expected to travel to countries where we have active projects (mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa). 

Team: Bluesquare is a horizontal company with 70+ staff in multiple countries and organized by project “squads”. We value ownership, autonomy, flexibility, communication and teamwork.

Apply by sending us your CV, a motivation letter, and possibly a few references by email to

Role & responsibilities

Lead the team in all its aspects, including:

  • Technical expertise and guidance to team members
  • Coordination of the work of the team
  • Management of HR aspects of the team (end of year reviews, hiring, etc)

Other responsibilities include:

  • Represent the company on matters related to the team’s work
  • Liaise with clients and partners
  • Define strategic directions of business development
  • Coordinate and participate in the elaboration of project proposals and tenders

As part of the management team, you contribute to the general management of Bluesquare, together with the CEO, CFO, CTO and the other team leads, in terms of:

  • Vision : (re) define / (re) shape the vision of the company 
  • Strategic direction: shape a strategic vision and translate it in operational goals / yearly objectives 
  • Continuous improvement organization and internal tools
  • Budget trade-offs


This position is open to freelancers and to employees.

Required: We are looking for an experienced candidate with strong management and technical skills, notably :

  • Expert knowledge in GIS and GIS software, notably free software
  • Good knowledge of webGIS technologies
  • Experience in managing teams and projects
  • Experience with client contact and negotiations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English


  • Working experience in Global health, Health financing or Monitoring and Evaluation in another sector is a plus
  • Working experience in Sub-Saharan Africa is a plus
  • Knowledge of programming and of software development processes

Soft skills:

  • Team player with strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Clear and structured communication
  • Ability to work autonomously

What we offer

  • You will work at the crossroad between Global Health, Health Financing & Technology – using the latter to improve the former
  • You will join a dynamic & diverse team committed to improving health access & quality, especially for the poorest
  • You will manage projects impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people
  • You will work in collaboration with a wide variety of actors within countries (Ministries, Donors, NGOs, Implementing partners, field staff, etc.)
  • You will get first-hand experience on public health in emerging economies
  • You will brainstorm with us on finding solutions to the difficult geospatial data situation in developing countries
  • Competitive Salary and benefits package, as employee or freelancer
  • Flexible work hours and remote working

Apply by sending us your CV, a motivation letter, and possibly a few references by email to