Architect Project Leader in Senegal

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Architect Project Leader - Senegal

  • Duration: 3 years or more

Locations: Saly, Senegal
Application Deadline: Now accepting applications
Orientation: In the US and in Senegal
Departure Date: Varies depending on availability of volunteer and project
Return Date: Varies depending on length of stay

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Are you ready to use your skills and passion for design, leadership, and community transformation in a new culture and context? If so, apply to our Architect Project Leader in Senegal position today!

Operating since 2016, our partner organization in Senegal has the desire to reach the peoples of West Africa by providing design and construction services for Christian organizations that are involved in relief and development efforts. This small but growing office has already provided conceptual and detailed designs for different ministries across several countries in the region. These have included a Christian secondary school, master plans for a theological college, construction details for an aircraft hangar, a training center for a church community, a ministry center, and housing for workers.

We are currently looking for an Architect Project Manager to invest long-term into the community and work. Job responsibilities could include:

  • Perform architectural design, drafting, and consultation on projects from the concept stage all the way through to construction administration.
  • Follow Project Leader checklist and procedures before, during, and after work trips.
  • Recruit project team members and prepare them for work trips.
  • Coordinate design so that it is correct, to the appropriate level of detail, and completed on-schedule.
  • Encourage and counsel client ministries that we are working alongside.
  • Contribute to the development of a standard architectural practice, including sustainability approaches, appropriate technologies, CAD standards, specifications, etc.
  • Participate in spiritual and professional discipleship through specific programs and opportunities.
  • Represent IDEAS and our partner through engagement with West African architectural firms and university programs to advance strategic initiatives.

 

  • Have a working knowledge of French.
  • BS or equivalent in Architecture with professional license preferred.
  • 2-5+ years relevant experience in a francophone working environment where projects are published in French.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with the ability to mentor others and lead design teams.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers with demonstrated experience in the use of such programs as: Word, Excel, MS Project, Outlook, Power Point, AutoCAD, and Revit.
  • Courageous, adventurous, flexible, and a team player.
  • Ability to persevere in ever-changing circumstances and work independently.

A customized budget will be created for you

  • This opportunity is a support-based position. Applicants will need to self-fund or fundraise. IDEAS provides fundraising training and mentoring.

Senegal coast with boatsExplore the natural beauty of Senegal while putting your skills and education to work!

You will have the opportunity to grow in your French-language abilities, enhance your architecture and project management skills, and immerse yourself in an exciting new culture!

Do you feel like an overseas opportunity is the next best step for you? We would love to have you join our community and bring hopeful impact to a community in Senegal! Apply for our Architect Project Leader in Senegal position today!

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