SITE ARCHITECT or CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER (VOLUNTEER)

LOCATION: TBC

We don’t currently have any openings, however due to the cyclical nature of our volunteer positions, please feel free to send us your CV and a sample portfolio and you will be notified when an opportunity is available.


Article 25 is a global reaching humanitarian architecture charity dedicated to building safe and dignified shelter as defined by the UN. We design and build homes, schools and hospitals in poverty stricken areas. Our impact is precise, our buildings sustainable and uniquely designed to meet the needs of the communities they serve. We are currently looking for a Site Architect to support our team with our ongoing projects.

We are looking for a professional with at least 8 years experience in construction administration to help supervise the construction of an inclusive school in Mbeya, Tanzania.

This will be a volunteer position with expenses paid. It may be the ideal opportunity for someone in mid-career looking for a sabbatical or a semi-retired professional. The role will be full-time for a minimum period of 6 months. The exact start date is to be confirmed but expected to be mid August 2019.

Skills and knowledge

  • Strong design skills

  • An interest in international development and sustainable design practices

  • Strong in areas of planning execution

  • Problem solving and strategic thinking capabilities

  • A sensitivity to and knowledge of other cultures

  • Able to exercise good judgement

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Candidate requirements

  • RIBA Part lll qualified (or equivalent)

  • Software skills such as AutoCAD, Adobe, etc.

  • Confident and resilient

  • Sensitive and diplomatic

  • Resourceful

  • Strong team player with collaborative working style

  • Displays honesty, integrity and a strong sense of ethics in all decisions and actions

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Article 25 has more than 88 projects in 34 countries, making us the most far reaching architectural NGO in the world. Our projects are delivered with in-country partners to ensure that local knowledge and relationships are maximised, and that projects are sustainable.

Current projects include

  • Reinvigoration of Yangon General Hospital, Myanmar

  • Post-earthquake school reconstruction, Haiti

  • Children’s Cleft Lip Palate Clinic, Morocco

  • Inclusive pre-school, Tanzania

  • Hospital buildings, Nepal and India

This position is available for full time candidates for a minimum commitment of 6 months.

Information

  • Deadline: N/A

  • Terms: Volunteer position

  • Start date: TBC

  • Duration: 6 months

  • Location: TBC

  • To apply: Submit a covering letter and CV to recruitment@article-25.org with ‘Site Architect’ in the subject line of the e-mail.