DRR / DRM Junior Architect

UN Habitat

UN-Habitat is recruiting a DRR / DRM Junior Architect, to be based in Maputo.

  • Deliver technical assistance to the partners of DIPECHO IV and the Faculty of Architecture and Physical Planning at Eduardo Mondlane University (FAFP-UEM) in the elaboration of a laboratory of experiences in resilient construction techniques
  • Introduce and debate proposals with government authorities and other partners, through technical meetings and public consultations, guaranteeing the involvement of partner institutions
  • Gather field data collection, elaborate measurements, budgets and specifications, as well as participate in the processes of acquisition of materials and equipment
  • Support UN-Habitat’s team in the meetings of the Accelerated School Construction Program (FASE) and activities related to the Safer Schools and Safer Hospitals initiatives
  • Conduct periodic monitoring visits to the locations where the project is being implemented, in order to assist UN-Habitat’s field technicians
  • Organize training sessions for local government technicians, master builders, community members and other stakeholders involved in the projects
  • Support UN-Habitat’s team in the conception, design and elaboration of materials contributing to readiness to cyclones, floods, droughts, earthquakes, as well as materials raising awareness
  • Bring technical assistance to governmental partners and other UN agencies through periodic meetings for coordinating the areas of constructions, housing social public infrastructures policies
  • Write monthly reports on the activities conducted and other reports required by the donors or by the implementation partners
  • Minimum from 2 to 5 years of working experience with relevant knowledge of housing/public building construction in flood, cyclone, earthquake and drought-prone areas
  • Working experience in Emergency and disaster risk reduction construction works is an advantage
  • Solid computer skills (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc.), AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, among others architectural design softwares
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of responsibility, in a flexible manner and often under pressure
  • University degree in Architecture or equivalent degree in a related fields
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
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How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • References
2. Application
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