Architect

Location
Malawi (MW)
Salary
Volunteer required, some expenses paid
Posted
09 Aug 2017
Closes
09 Sep 2017
Job (Function)
Architect
Contract Type
Contract, Freelance
Hours
Full Time

Krizevac Project is working intensively with one of the poorest communities in Malawi. Chilomoni is a tightly packed township, there are few opportunities for employment, training or learning, but Krizevac is taking a holistic approach to bring about positive lasting change. The cradle to job approach that we employ means that each member of the community has improved prospects, but most importantly the community are generating their own income rather than relying on aid. Krizevac helps to start not-for-profit business the surpluses they generate support wider community projects such as the children's centre which cares for local vulnerable children.

To support this work and ensure long-term prospects we are investing heavily in a programme of construction works. All building is carried out using hydra-form blocks made in our own yards. Our construction team are headed by engineers and architects, who are supported by international volunteers.


For more information about Krizevac Project visit www.krizevac.org
 

To support this project we are seeking:


1 x Architect – (Licensed)
Responsibilities:
-Needs assessment and site evaluation

-Establishing and facilitating the design process of each scheme
-Working with local architects, engineers and client representatives to discuss and finalise designs

-Production of all designs from conceptual to detail
- Liaise with planning commission, issuing drawings for planning review and consent

-Providing on-site support and supervision to design fellows working in the field
-Ensuring best practice, facilitating the exchange of design knowledge and expertise and inspiring innovation

Suitable Candidates:  Licensed Architects with a minimum of 5 years post qualifying experience.  Expert with using AutoCAD, ability to inspire, produce innovative designs and lead local architects to complete detailed drawings for construction. The suitable candidate will approach the role with passion and be highly motivated, a ‘self-starter’ with endless energy, a positive flexible attitude and the patience of a saint!

Throughout 2017 the focus of the team which consists of civil and structural engineers is to design and construct:
- a three storey hydra-form build for a new IT enterprise

- complete designs for a community hall and oversee site initiation

Krizevac Project will fund expenses for the volunteers (flights, medical vaccinations and insurance, visas, accommodation and food) for the duration of the stay, but there is no salary. All volunteers are housed in the peaceful Mitsidi Volunteers Village.


Volunteering for Krizevac Project is an exciting and possibly life-changing experience, your skills can help to end poverty and everyday you are with us you see the difference you make.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email george.furnival@krizevac.org and attach your current CV or phone 01543 888494 for further information. The deadline for applications is 31st August; applicants must be available for a face-to-face UK interview in our Staffordshire office.

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