Probono Consultant for Construction and Renovation Project

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

There is a need of interns to boost the basic facilities and infrastructure for the people in poverty stricken communities. The project activities vary from constructing and repairing houses as well as clean water sources for deprived local people. The buildings are made using traditional methods and locally sourced materials. You can learn traditional building techniques from local builders, but also initiate new appropriate and environmental friendly building skills. For the minimum time of 2 weeks, we are looking for Probono Consultants for Construction and Renovation Project.

VJD-No.: VJD50
Type: Knowledge Transfer (Probono)
Online Project: No
Location: Fort Portal, Uganda
Minimum Stay: 2 weeks
Max. No. of Volunteers: 20
Project focus: Architecture, Construction; Community Development, Capacity Building
SDG: 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

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TASKS

  • Provide Technical Advice and skills to the Construction project team
  • Managing, overseeing, leading and planning of all construction activities including those of sub teams.
  • Coordinating all work with the local team
  • You will be directly involved with the construction work on site and to ensure building is delivered on time and within the pre-determined budget.
  • Assisting in the preparation of the construction project proposals and Grant writing for Construction Projects funding.
  • Digging foundations, mixing cement, building walls, constructing a roof either with grass or iron sheets/tiles, plastering, painting and white-washing, landscaping, digging of trenches, refurbishing sports fields, brick laying, and construction of local huts.
  • Coordinating with the local foremen on site and ensuring they carry out work in accordance with organization’s policies, statutory requirements, specified drawings, specifications, codes of practice, standards, quality plans and programs, within timeline and budget whilst maintaining safety, health, security and discipline on area of responsibility on site.
  • Fundraise for the construction projects using “CROWD FUNDING” Approach.

REQUIREMENTS

  • No specific qualifications or previous experience is required to join the Construction and Renovation Project. However, interns with special expertise are highly preferred;
  • Participants should bring both enthusiasm and humility to their projects, work creative and independent, bring ideas to the table, inspire and motivate others, be respectful to organization leadership and work collaboratively in teams.
  • Should have compassion, patience and a dedication to improve lives of people.
  • Passionate about international development
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Thrive in a slow-paced and fun environment
  • Should have compassion, patience and a dedication to improve lives of people.
  • Passionate about Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation‘s mission and international development
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact an up-and-coming nonprofit organization
  • Be an innovative and creative thinker – you are not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Have a strong work ethic, take initiative, and require minimal direction
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Thrive in a slow-paced and fun environment

What services are included

- Pre-departure support and discounted services
- 24-hour emergency phone
- Airport pick-up & drop-off
(unless otherwise stated)
- Long term experienced staff
- Safe and basic accommodations
(sometimes shared)
- All meals
(unless otherwise stated in field manuals)
- Welcome and introduction meeting
- Orientation on teaching methods and techniques, language, culture and religion (if applicable)
- Location orientation
- Complete immersion in the local culture
- 24-hour in-country support
- Volunteer certificate

What services are not included

- Flights
- Visa costs
- Vaccination costs
- Medical and travel insurance
(can be arrange for 1,35 Euro per day)
- Extra local excursions
- International and domestic airport taxes
- Personal Equipment

Estimated Cost

Cost for the 1st week:

212 Euro

Cost for the following weeks:

157 Euro per week

Visit our FAQ page for financial help.

We offer you the possibility to engage yourself in a culturally and professionally challenging environment. Besides giving something back to the world; you get an excellent opportunity to further develop your personality and intercultural competence. We find a social project that perfectly matches your qualifications and preferences; prepare you for your new assignment; guide you before and during your volunteering experience, help to fundraise your mission and following up on your achievements once you get home. For this service we charge 1.600 Euro (net).

In short: We will make sure that all you need for a successful mission is provided to you!

Process

First Contact

Please contact us by phone, email or apply free of charge and without any obligation here as an individual and here as a company.

Do you think that this project perfectly fits you?

In that case we welcome your resume and motivation letter in English. Please mention the assignment title and its VJD-No. as reference. We will of course ensure complete confidentiality and discretion while processing your inquiry.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR APPLICATION!

All information is correct to the best of our knowledge, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy and completeness.

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