Habitat for Humanity
Location: Kathmandu
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2018-05-27 Deadline: 2018-06-10
  • Nos. of Opening : 1
  • Location : Kathmandu
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Bachelor’s degree in Architecture
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Engineering
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Position: Architect
No. of vacancies: 1 (One)
Date of Announcement: May 26, 2018
Duration: One Year (Extendable if funding and need permits)
Location: Kathmandu
Reports to: Construction & Design Project Manager
Field Visits: Frequent travel to project areas

Core Function: The Architect is responsible to design buildings that are functional, safe & sustainable, develop technical documents & manuals and provide basic hands-on construction training & research. S/he is also responsible for developing work plans, bills of quantity (BOQs) and taking a construction project from concept to completion.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for construction research and development of appropriate technologies, and leads construction-related trainings
  • Ensure that Habitat Nepal construction designs meet Habitat for Humanity Housing Quality Standards and/or appropriate government building codes and regulations
  • Ensure construction research, preparation of BOQs, designs, lay outs, construction/maintenance manuals
  • Responsible for delivering or support to quality construction-related trainings as per DUDBC curriculum or any other curriculum as per request
  • Provide SME support for Global Village (GV) build implementation, and works in close coordination with the Program team and other GV staff
  • Contribute to program development and strategy as well as provides support in the review and analysis of the program model
  • Provide analytical support for training design and proposal writing and research
  • As part of the Technical Services department, participate in the departmental planning and coordinate with other departments
  • Work in coordination with other NGOs working in the selected implementation areas, and participates in district, Municipality, community level meetings/workshops
  • Depending on partnership agreements, work closely with partner organizations and their construction staff in the field or during planning sessions, providing supervision, performance reviews, etc.
  • Other related duties as assigned by direct supervisor

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Language: Advanced English (reading, writing and speaking), Fluent in Nepalese (reading, writing and speaking)
  • MS Office, AutoCAD/Sketch Up, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Good Facilitation, communication and writing skills
  • Good Interpersonal skills and intercultural sensitivity

Education Qualification and Professional Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • Previous non-profit experience be an advantage

Apply Instructions

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Updated CV
  3. Portfolio

by June 10, 2018 addressed to:

National Director, Habitat for Humanity International, Nepal. E-mail:


Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

This Job is expired. The Company is no longer accepting applications for this position.

Organization Summary

Habitat for Humanity started working in Nepal since 1997. In the eight years till 2005, Habitat for Humanity Nepal has helped 830 families to build decent homes in the districts of Kailali, Surkhet, Kaski, Chitwan and Jhapa. To increase its impact, HFH Nepal began to leverage on partnerships with non-governmental organizations, microfinance institutions, and village lending and saving groups. Driven by the overall vision of the organization, the Meaningful Life through Housing Campaign was launched in July 2011. Through the campaign, HFH Nepal aims to develop a people-driven and community-owned methodology to address the need for decent housing in a sustainable and viable way. Programs are largely focused on rural housing in eastern and western Nepal.

In June 2011, HFH Nepal celebrated its 10,000th family served and by the fiscal year ended 30 June 2014 more than 54,000 families were helped. The momentum continued until Nepal was hit by two major earthquakes on 25 April and 12 May, 2015.

The earthquakes, in April and May of 2015, destroyed and damaged more than 880,000 houses killing over 8,000 people. HFH Nepal’s disaster response included rubble removal with the help of local volunteers, distribution of temporary shelter kits and water backpacks for the affected families to enable survivors’ to fetch and store water. Through generous funding, HFH Nepal is helping affected families by providing technical assistance in conducting safety assessment of the damaged houses and distribution of winterization kits to the affected families to protect against the cold weather.

Through the Build Nepal strategy, Habitat Nepal is committed to building homes and hope in both disaster-affected and non-affected areas across the country.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Dhumbarahi Marg, Kathmandu
Organization Size 1-10
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