Temat: Praca dla architekta WarszawaJob Title: NOP Architect
Organization Name: Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)
Closing Date of application: 17-06-2010
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. ODIHR’s assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with ODIHR’s mandate.
In light of the probable move in 2010 to permanent, consolidated premises for ODIHR provided by the host country, a New ODIHR’s Premises (NOP) project run by the Logistics and Security Unit at Common Services of ODIHR aims to assist the host country preparing the offices in accordance with standards and requirements as well as organizing a smooth move.
The future ODIHR premises will be situated in a heritage building in Warsaw. Currently the owner is planning to undertake comprehensive refurbishment works to renovate it into a class "A" office space with additional specific installations in accordance with ODIHR standards. The renovation works should be completed by the end of 2010 or the very beginning of 2011.
ODIHR aims to employ a local architect who will assist the NOP team in overseeing the refurbishment process undertaken by the building’s owner in light of ODIHR’s premises needs. This includes, but not limited to ad hoc consultation on urgent matters relating to construction and the building code and choosing material types.
The scheduled timeframe for rendering consultancy services is June 2010 – March 2011.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The local architect will assist the NOP team in the following areas on a part time and task based basis:
- Act as a consultant to any ad hoc changes to the NOP project that may arise during the refurbishment process;
- Act as a consultant regarding the Polish building code;
- Act as a consultant and support ODIHR in the formal processing of amendments to the building project with all necessary authorities including The Heritage Office and the fire department;
- Liaise with ODIHR’s interior designer, and support appropriate amendments to the NOP interior plan suggested by him;
- Liaise with the building’s owner, to best represent ODIHR’s interest in terms of any structural changes and modifications;
- Support ODIHR in choosing the best fit-out materials supplied by the building’s owner;
- Support and act as a consultant in ODIHR’s internal procurement process for building materials and labour;
- Support and act as a consultant in the formal process of scrutinizing and accepting the refurbishment works of the NOP upon completion.
- Perform other relevant tasks as assigned.
• A master of arts degree in architecture from a renowned Polish tertiary institution;
• A member of the Polish Chamber of Architects (Izba Architektow) and the Polish Architects Association (SARP);
• Possesses full rights for construction design (uprawnienia budowlane);
• At least 5 years experience in the field of architecture, especially a proven track record in dealing with heritage buildings and the heritage office;
• Professional fluency in English and Polish.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication skills and customer service skills;
• Ability and willingness to work as a member of a multinational team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.
The incumbent will be remunerated on an hourly basis. The proposed fees are 30 euro/hour.
How To Apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please use OSCE's online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment/13108.html.
Only the OSCE on-line applications will be accepted and short-listed applicants contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://osce.org/about/13131.html.
The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.