Volunteer architecture lecturer, VSO, Ethiopia

Architecture and urban planning teaching and thesis advisor and lecturer

Ethiopian Institute of Technology, Mekelle University

Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia

Start Date: 12 Sep 2012

Length: 12 months

What does the role involve?

You will build the capacity of the Institute to provide the best education possible.

To do this you will:

  • Conduct lectures and student consultation in the masters program
  • Advise staff and master’s students on research related issues for the transfer of knowledge
  • Participate in all aspects of teaching including delivering courses, seminars, examinations, supervising students’ work as well as theses and graduate research work.
  • Contribute to the education programs
  • Organise public reviews of student work with invited guests
  • Support the implementation of the MSc programme
  • Deliver training to staff
  • Conduct research including writing research funding applications and collaborating with relevant organisations
  • Contribute to further development of the department’s post-graduate programme and acting as post-graduate research coordinator
  • Participate in the engineering education reform and support the implementation process of the new curriculum and governance structure as approved by the institute
  • Participate in institute committees
  • Build partnerships with relevant educational and industrial institutions.

Skills, qualifications and experience required

You’ll have a PhD or MSc in Urban, regional or rural planning as well as experience teaching and training in a higher education context and experience of handling large research projects. Ideally you will also have professional experience working in a related field and management experience. You’ll need to be a flexible, proactive and positive person who is able to work with limited resources with patience and confidence. You’ll be an excellent communicator with the ability to build good relationships with a wide range of people. You’ll be open and hardworking with a commitment to capacity building. Flexibility and a sense of humour are essential in this type of work.

And the rest…

You’ll be based in Mekelle, a city in the North of Ethiopia.

To apply for this role please put the following reference on your application form: ETH0541/0001/0001

Read more: http://jobs.guardian.co.uk/job/4482176/volunteer-architecture-lecturer-vso-ethiopia/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=general&ProcessedTrackID=13
Comments (2)
  • Hagos Ezana

    July 8, 2012

    Thank you for sharing this. I was wondering if Addis Ababa University has similar program. Please let us know. Thanks!

  • Name*Kandarp Bhatt

    January 24, 2014

    Message*I can occasionally offer expert/guest lecture cum workshop in the field of architecture. Kindly interact.
    -thanx, Kandarp Bhatt, Architect-Planner, Gujarat- INDIA

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