Placement Type: – 3-6 months (to start January 2022)
Contract Type: – Unpaid Voluntary
Provisions: – 1no. return flight; Visa and insurance fees; Medical vaccinations and Malaria medication costs; Covid travel provisions where required; Private accommodation and basic board
This is an exciting and adventurous opportunity for an experienced Landscape Architect to live and volunteer in Malawi, Africa, and truly make a positive impact on a hard-working but incredibly poor community. The successful applicant will be responsible for the landscape design of the public spaces at the following Beehive Campuses:
* Mary Queen of Peace Campus – An education campus from ages 4-18. All buildings on site are complete.
* Beehive Technology Park Campus – A work /learn campus for students and adults. The site is currently being mobilised and the masterplan is under development, in collaboration with UK Structural, Civil and Drainage Engineers.
* Mitsidi – A residential campus for staff and volunteers. The masterplan is currently at Stage 1 for the inclusion of student accommodation.
A strong construction team has been developed at Beehive in order to create facilities to house all of our projects. We seek an experienced and creative Landscape Architect to support our projects. The successful candidate will join our existing local team, which is currently supported by two international Architects.
The Landscape Architect will be required to compile conceptual and then detailed designs appropriate for use on-site by the construction team. They will work alongside the Architects to design, plan and programme all Design Team activities associated with the projects. The Landscape Architect will report directly to the Head of Construction, based at the Beehive construction site in Chilomoni.
* Work as a senior member of the construction team, assisting the Head of Construction and Architects with the development, motivation, guidance and day-to-day supervision of the local team.
* Develop the detailed construction design of the main plaza at the Mary Queen of Peace campus in front of the Beehive Hall. To work closely with the team in its construction early next year.
* Design the landscape for the Beehive Technology Park campus and provide detailed drawings and specifications for construction.
* Design the landscape strategy for the Mitsidi Residential campus.
* Consult and liaise with the resident grounds keeper in order to understand local landscape and planting requirements.
* Passionate about landscape design with a genuine interest in achieving high quality outputs.
* A strong Undergraduate or Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture (or equivalent), preferably recognised by the Landscape Institute.
* A minimum of 3 years post-Degree working experience.
* Experience in working on Educational or Community/Public buildings preferable.
* International work experience is preferable.
* Experience in leading and delivering built landscape projects vital.
* Ability to produce construction drawings suitable for use on-site.
* Demonstrated familiarity with Adobe Suite, AutoCAD, Revit, and/or other digital design packages.
* A resourceful approach to finding local alternatives to standard UK details, methods and materials of construction.
* Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
* A positive, supportive and cheerful attitude, with a flexible and patient approach to team working.
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About Krizevac Project, in association with the Beehive Centre for Social Enterprise in Malawi
Krizevac Project is a UK-registered charity. We have worked in Chilomoni Township, Malawi, for the past ten years. We have built the ‘Beehive Centre for Social Enterprise’ which is now Malawian managed and owned. Beehive is a collection of not-for-profit enterprises (ranging from JCB rentals to a tiny bookshop) which provide training and employment for over 700 people, as well as stimulating the local economy. Money generated by the enterprises fund vital childcare, family support and educational facilities in our Children’s Centre and School projects.