Local Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Specialist for the Philippines E3 Analytics and Evaluation Project
Management Systems International
5d ago

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.

Responsibilities :

  • Identify government stakeholders involved with the regulation and enforcement of AEC standards.
  • Provide information about the AEC sector in the Philippines, trends and sources of data for the study.
  • Assist in data collection by conducting interviews and focus groups, as well as reviewing relevant documents and data.
  • Assist in coordinating meetings with key stakeholders for data collection.
  • Review data collection instruments for cultural sensitivity, country norms, technical accuracy, and improved data quality.
  • Contribute to relevant study design proposal sections, including data collection instruments, data collection and analysis plans, work plans, sampling plans, and other relevant sections.
  • Participate in relevant USAID meetings, in collaboration with the MSI team.
  • Contribute to the analysis and write up of the final report, which may include : reviewing and analyzing secondary documents, conducting key informant interviews in person and remotely, conducting structured observations on AEC activities, facilitating group discussions, reviewing trends for the country by sectors, and a write up of sector-
  • specific information (if appropriate).

    Qualifications :

  • Must have at least a Master’s Degree in city planning, urban planning, architecture, civil engineering, or similar field.
  • Certification in general construction will also be considered.

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience, including experience conducting relevant AEC activities in the Philippines or region.
  • Familiarity with codes and standards for construction / engineering / city planning in the Philippines is required. Experience with USAID projects or working with USAID / other donors preferred.
  • Prior knowledge and experience working in the Philippines and region.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with local firms in the Philippines.
  • Native or near-native fluency in English including speaking, writing, and reading.
  • Outstanding analytical and report writing skills.
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