Ikhayalami: Architect

Ikhayalami Development Services
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 27 February, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Ikhayalami is a nonprofit organisation whose primary aim is to develop and implement affordable technical solutions for Informal Settlement Upgrading. 

Ikhayalami Development Services focuses on innovative approaches to architectural design and urban environments that draw on the complex dynamics of informal cities.

Ikhayalami seeks to appoint an Architect, based in Cape Town.

The Architech responsibilities: The main goal of the project is to develop responsive design strategies for urban upgrading and the development of a low-cost housing prototype. This will include community engagement, design adaptation, construction drawings, site supervision, documentation and reporting.

Responsibilities:

  • Highly motivate team working candidate with a degree in Architecture or construction design;
  • Minimum of two years prior experience as an architect in the role of drawing, project development, site supervision, execution, administration, construction documentation and reporting;
  • Proficiency  in English, be fluent, both written and spoken;
  • Proficiency in isiXhosa and a familiarity with the project context is an advantage;
  • Proficiency in CAD software (Archicad, Rhino, Autocad), Adobe (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign), Office programs are required;
  • Valid driver’s licence and vehicle is advantageous.

We offer a position in an international team of professionals the Urban Think Tank Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, ETHZ and from Ikhayalami Development Services from Cape Town.

The position is initially limited to a one and a half-year period starting April 2015, with the possibility for extension.

To apply, submit a comprehensive CV and portfolio to linda@ikhayalami.org.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

For more about Ikhayalami, refer to www.ikhayalami.org.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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