Structural/Construction Volunteer for Dominica Recovery Assistance

Impact on EWB-USA’s Mission + Vision
This assignment will continue EWB-USA’s work providing technical support to the government of Dominica in response to Hurricane Maria. EWB-USA in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is working with agencies within the Dominican government in an effort to help the public in Dominica to “build back better” by developing and applying the Dominica Housing Standards to both new and repair construction activities. EWB-USA is also working with other NGO’s (International Red Cross, Caritas, IsraAid, IOM [International Organization for Migration], Samaritan’s Purse, etc.) on technical assistance and construction training.

Description + Responsibilities
Members will work closely with the UNDP program team in Dominica, a small Caribbean island located between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. The specific assignment in this posting is for professionals to assist with the expansion of the government’s capability to oversee the reconstruction process.

Assignment Description
Assist with the development and delivery of a Housing Reconstruction Training Workshop
Perform quality assurance reviews of the structural assessments being performed
Proactively work with the wider recovery community with knowledge and information sharing.
Ensure proper oversight of housing construction
Perform inspections of building repair

Qualifications + Requirements
Member of EWB-USA
Structural or construction background; familiar with concrete, concrete block and wood frame construction of small to medium-size structures
Experience in seismic/wind design
Experience mentoring
Experience with building inspection process is an advantage
Structural engineering experience in the developing world is an advantage
P.E. is an advantage

Financial Commitment
The United Nations will fund airfare for one, round trip flight. Lodging and local transportation will also be provided. Per diem will also be provided for meals and incidentals.

Time Commitment
Full-time engagement during field assignment.

Commitment Duration
Field assignments will ideally be 1 month starting in March.

Candidates for this and any Engineering Service Corps field assignment should plan to complete the half-day field security management course from RedR:

To apply for this opportunity please submit a resume to with Dominica Recovery Assistance Volunteer as the subject.

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