Project Summary :
MSI, in partnership with Palladium, implements USAID’s E3 Analytics and Evaluation Project, which supports the design and implementation of rigorous evaluations for USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3).
Under this Project, the MSI team is conducting a pilot study in the Philippines as part of a larger multi-country study examining partner country architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) capacity and issues related to urban infrastructure.
The study will investigate AEC capacity levels in each country, identify the regulatory environment around codes and standards for construction activities, processes and barriers to monitor and enforce these regulations, and other related issues.
The study is also expected to examine how city managers address shocks (e.g., conflict, weather, natural disasters) and population shifts which create internally displaced persons (IDPs), existing strategies involving infrastructure to mitigate these shocks, options for multifunctional buildings to address IDPs, and potential areas for future USAID programming to address these issues.
The goal of the study is to create a scalable tool and model that will allow USAID to improve AEC project outcomes while simultaneously providing infrastructure that can mitigate the effects of various shocks.
Position Summary :
MSI is seeking a Local AEC Specialist for the Philippines to advise and support the MSI team during field data collection activities in that country.
The Specialist will have experience in one of the key sector areas : engineering, construction, architecture, city planning, and / or infrastructure, as it relates to the Philippines.
Preference will be given to individuals with prior experience working on USAID projects, with other donor organizations specializing in AEC activities, government agencies responsible for standards / codes in construction, and other similar experiences.
The Specialist should be familiar with country standards for AEC projects and have knowledge of which government offices oversee these efforts.
specific information (if appropriate).
Certification in general construction will also be considered.