I hope my regular readers will pardon me putting an ad in the blog. We are looking for a consturction supervisor for the MoHI School; this post is linked to several job search sites.
Use Your Construction Experience to Help Rebuild Haiti
Mission of Hope International (MOHI), a faith-based non-profit organization, provides a range of services to Haitians in Grand Goave, Haiti.
MOHI is building a new school to replace a facility damaged by the 2010 earthquake. Grand Goave is a city of 25,000 people 50 miles west of Port-au-Prince, and 20 miles from the earthquake epicenter. Construction began in Fall 2011 and is scheduled for completion in Spring 2013.
The school is being designed by Boston area architect Paul Fallon with structural engineering services provided by the Boston office of Simpson Gumpertz and Heger. The building utilizes a proven system of ‘constrained masonry’ construction to provide a high level of earthquake resistance. Funding for materials and local construction crews for the school is provided through a German organization, “A Heart for Children”. Since the construction system, which is new to Haiti, is a challenge for local craftsmen, MOHI is seeking one or more construction professionals with a background in commercial or institutional construction to provide on-site supervision.
All professional services for the project are being provided on a pro bono basis. However, MOHI handles all aspects of life on the ground in Haiti, including transportation to and from Port-au-Prince and within Grand Goave, meals, lodging, and weekend recreational excursions.
If you are a construction professional with a desire to make a difference on a unique and important project and can make a commitment from one month to one year, please contact the architect, Paul Fallon, at email@example.com to discuss this challenging and rewarding opportunity.
Mission of Hope Guest House