Friday, February 5, 2016

ACRA - Cooperazione Rurale in Africa e America Latina,Zanzibar Restoration Expert in Tanzania

Closing date: 05 Feb 2016
ACRA Foundation is an Italian non-government organization working to eradicate poverty through sustainable, innovative and shared solutions and to remove the root causes of injustice and discrimination.
ACRA in Tanzania
ACRA has been working in Tanzania and Zanzibar since 2005, with extensive programmes on Education, and Water and sanitation.
Restoration Expert
We are currently recruiting a Res
toration Expert for our Project “Zanzibar Built Heritage job creation”, which aims at develop capacities in order to economically leverage on the cultural heritage represented by the traditional building techniques in Stone Town, Unguja (Zanzibar).
Assignment Period: 01/03/2016 for one year.
The Restoration Expert will be responsible for the following functions:
1) To coordinate and manage the activities under Result 1 according to the donor and ACRA internal procedures. In particular:
  • Manage and monitor all the didactic activities (theoretical lessons and practical training on building sites, student assessment and evaluation of their progress);
  • Plan and manage the logistics of the training courses;
  • Give lectures in the framework of the specialization trainings;
  • Select restoration sites for the practical trainings;
  • Monitor the execution of the works and the compliance with local regulations;
  • Collaborate with Karume Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) teachers for the elaboration of a new curricula on restoration;
  • Support Stone Town Conservation and Development Authority (STCDA) to develop and implement its database on restoration activities and to train STCDA staff;
  • Support KIST to establish a laboratory for the analysis of restoration building materials;
  • Coordinate the elaboration of a “Toolkit on restoration”, a pedagogic tool with multimedia tutorials;2) Select and coordinate, in collaboration with the project manager, the consultants and staff needed to carry out the planned activities (local teachers, experts and operators);
    3) Be accountable for her/his work and coordinate regularly with the project manager;
    4) Prepare monthly reports and financial plans for the activities under her/his responsibility;
    5) Support the project manager in the reporting activities as required by the donors;
    6) Contribute to the collection of information to feed the internal monitoring system of the project;
    7) Collaborate and contribute to the achievement of the other results of the project;
    8) Contribute to identify and develop new projects proposals for the cofounding.
Base of job: Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania.
• University Degree in Architecture or a relevant, directly related discipline, or equivalent, with specialization in heritage conservation or restoration;
• Proven working experience of at least ten years;
• Proven experience in teaching, organization of training and/or educational communication;
• Experience of working with international staff and donors’ procurement procedures;
• Fluent in written and spoken English is essential. Ability to communicate in Swahili a plus;
• Reporting capacity;
• Effective communication, motivating leadership and interpersonal skills;
• Previous experience in developing countries, especially in Eastern Africa will be an advantage;
• Knowledge of No-profit sector, strong commitment to teamwork.

How to apply:
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to indicate Vacancy Notice No. Restoration Expert Zanzibar in the subject line.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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