Project leader wanted for scale up towards high impact project in Nepal
Engineers Without Borders Sweden (EWB-SWE) is active both locally and internationally to solve engineering challenges related to inequality and global development. Through humanitarian engineering, we engage, inspire and unite people to build a sustainable future.
EWB-SWE partners with Build Up Nepal to help poor families in Nepal build safe, affordable homes in response to the devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal. As an engineering organization, our focus has been to support them with mechanical and material engineering skills to improve housing quality and bricks making machines.
By using local materials, the CSEB bricks (compressed stabilized earth bricks) are significantly cheaper than conventional, carbon-intensive fired bricks. A critical goal at this time is to improve the brick material composition to further reduce the cost and environmental impact, while improving overall brick and housing quality.
This topic has already started to be investigated but we are in need of additional support and expertise from a small team who can work together with the existing team to improve the material and better control the durability of the CSEB bricks.
Learn more about our work in Nepal: https://www.ewb-swe.org/build-up-nepal / www.buildupnepal.com
Project and partnership description
EWB-SWE and Build Up Nepal recently signed a joint cooperation agreement with partners in the Australian Government. This has given us a unique opportunity to scale our operations with Build Up Nepal, and we are in need of a project leader to deepen our relationship and impactful work in the region.
The project aims to improve the machinery and product development for Build Up Nepal. Our team in Nepal consists of engineers working with CAD, concept development and production management for example.
You will be guiding the team both in Nepal and in Sweden, be responsible for project reporting, and make sure the project is advancing according to plan. The work would mostly be conducted remotely, and applications of the results by partners and entrepreneurs on site. Depending on the COVID-19 situation, interest from the volunteers and relevance as part of the overall tasks, a visit on site in Nepal could also be discussed later.
We are currently looking for the following competences:
Experience from project management or leadership
Engineering background to understand and assist team members in the project. Such as mechanical engineering, construction engineering, architecture, industrial production/ industrialization, testing mechanical design, etc.
Ability to work in a multinational team, experience from field work (particularly in Asia) is a plus
Have the drive, passion and heart to work in a volunteering position to aid societies voluntarily
Experience from project work non profit organization is an advantage but not necessary
For all positions, you:
- Share the values and mission of EWB-SWE and in this case the project BUN.
- Have a strong interest in and knowledge in humanitarian engineering.
- Previous experience to work for the non-profit sector and abroad is a plus.
- As with all volunteer positions within Engineers Without Borders, this position is unpaid.
- Everyone is welcome to apply for this position, however, once you are accepted, you will have to become a member of EWB-SWE.
Start: As soon as possible, latest August 2022
Location: Remotely based
Time requirement: 2-4 hours per week during 1-2 years
Terms: Volunteer position, unpaid
We are reviewing applications continuously. Please contact email@example.com for any questions.
Thank you for helping us make an impact in Nepal!
Engineers Without Borders Sweden is promoting equality and inclusivity. We are strengthened by our differences. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, regardless of gender, age, ethnic background, religion, disability or sexual orientation.