Rabu, 04 Maret 2015

Build Change



Industry:           Non-profit/International Development

Function:          Technical Staff

Employer:         Build Change Indonesia

Job Title:          Technical Supervisor

Job Location:    Takengon, Central  Aceh  - Indonesia

Start Date:        Immediate

Salary:              Commensurate with experience

 Organization Description

Founded in 2004, Build Change (www.buildchange.org) is a non‐profit social enterprise whose mission is to save lives in earthquakes and hurricanes. Build Change designs safe buildings, trains homeowners, builders, engineers and government officials to build them, works with governments to develop and implement building standards, partners with the private sector to improve building materials quality and create jobs, and facilitates access to incentive-based capital for reconstruction and retrofitting by partnering with financing institutions and government subsidy programs. Build Change started its work in Aceh, Indonesia, after the 2004 earthquake and tsunami, and since has expanded to include programs in China, Haiti, Colombia and the Philippines. Build Change has trained more than 20,000 people on earthquake-resistant design and construction techniques, and has provided technical assistance for more than 40,000 safer homes, impacting an estimated 200,000 people. 

Build Change and its Founder and CEO, Dr. Elizabeth Hausler Strand, have received numerous awards including most recently the 2013 Structural Engineer’s Association of California Award of Excellence in the Research/Guidelines category, 2011 Schwab Foundation US Social Entrepreneur of the Year, and 2011 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability. Build Change has won grants from Echoing Green, Draper Richards Foundation, Mulago Foundation and Ashoka-Lemelson. and was named a 2008 Laureate in the Equality Category for Technology Benefiting Humanity by the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation Tech Awards.  Build Change has been published or featured in numerous media outlets and journals including Rappler, The New York Times, Huffington Post, NPR, BBC, ABCNews, Fast Company and Innovations journal. Upon request from USAID, Build Change has written three primers, on post-disaster housing new construction, retrofitting and site hazard mitigation.  

 POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Technical Supervisor - Indonesia

For the position of Technical Supervisor, Build Change Indonesia is seeking an experienced, outgoing, loyal and honest individual to support our Program in Takengon, Central Aceh.  The successful candidate should have experience working with Technical arrangement.

 This position reports to Indonesia Project Manager.  

 Technical Supervisor


Program and Management Responsibilities
  • Oversee construction of earthquake-resistant, culturally appropriate houses
  • Supervise and Mentor Technical Apprentices
  • Work with teachers and school group in developing changes to construction practice
  • Work directly with homeowners providing hands on technical assistance, training, and design inputs.
  • Willing to travel to all area of Build Change Indonesia
  • Women candidates are encouraged to apply
  • S1/D3 degree in civil engineering or related field
  • At least 3 years experience managing and supervising construction of masonry, reinforced concrete and timber buildings
  • Knowledge of principles of earthquake resistant construction
  • Demonstrated experience managing construction staff, builders, and contractors and ability resolve problems with contractors
  • Strong understanding of humanitarian principles and development ethics
  • Familiarity with use of AutoCAD drafting software
  • Familiarity with Excel and other Microsoft Office applications
  • Good in written and spoken English or desire to learn
  • No ego, drama, or pessimism; the successful candidate will be flexible, humble, patient, and have a good sense of humor. 
·      Applications : 

Please send your CV and latest photo with position applied on the email subject to:hrindonesia@buildchange.org
soon as possible but no later than 11 March 2015. This vacancy will be open until the position is filled. (Only short-listed candidates will be notified)
We look forward to hearing from those who are interested in taking this opportunity to grow and develop with us.

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