Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Macy's to launch 'Heart of Haiti' home accents collection in October - Home Accents Today
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

No plan in sight for Haiti’s homeless | HAITIAN-TRUTH.ORG Proud to be Haiti's most informative NEWS site
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Eva Longoria Doing Good Through Twitter For Haiti! |
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News10 new results for HAITI
Haiti's prime minister: Real progress being made
Haiti's prime minister says real progress is being made in his country, despite trickle of international aid. BY JACQUELINE CHARLES CORAL GABLES -- Haitian ...
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"I Used To Love The Rain" And Other New Fears Of Haitian Children (PHOTOS)
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Many of Haiti's precious and beautiful children have been displaced by the earthquake on January 12, 2010. However, they can sometimes be found in the most ...
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Vermont: Missionaries' Aide Extradited in Smuggling Case
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By MARC LACEY A former adviser to the American missionaries who were detained for attempting to remove children from Haiti after the earthquake there was ...
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Students help heal Haiti
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On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti. 230000 were killed, 300000 injured, and one million made homeless with only a few buildings were left ...
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Exhibition of Haitian Art
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An exhibition of Haitian painting, sculpture and works on paper — including Salnave Philippe-Auguste's "Birds and Flowers," a detail of which is shown ...
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Hope blooms: Haitian choir visits Staunton
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By Cindy Corell/staff • • September 15, 2010 STAUNTON — For eight months, Karen Baer has revisited the terror of Haiti, returning to ...
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Just 2% of quake debris in Haiti cleared -
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

ReliefWeb » Haiti: Earthquakes - Jan 2010 » Vacancies
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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 00:31:03 +0000 (GMT)
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 Dear Team Haiti Members,

Please find the attached document for your information.




Dear Friend or colleague:

If you know of engineers who are qualified for and may be interested in the following position, please forward this message to them and ask them to contact me or the APF directly at

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                                    Association of peasants of Fondwa

                                      28, Imp. Chatelain ( sur Lalue ) Port-au-Prince, Haiti  /  Postal Adress : P.O.Box 13062, Haiti Ht6120

                                      Office : Cellular Phone: 509 37 44 53 83 , Website : / E-mail :

Thank you.

Nicolas G. Adrien, P.E.



Job Description For:   A Structural Engineer in Fondwa, Haiti


Full Time Position – opened immediately (Long term commitment – minimum one year)

August 30, 2010


Position:  APF DIRECTOR Construction 


Reports: To APF Coordinator


Intro: The Peasants' Association of Fondwa (APF) is a national grassroots community based organization in the town of Fondwa in the Commune of Leogane, Haiti. Its mission is to empower the peasants to transform their lives. APF has been the leading social service provider in Fondwa and its outlying towns for over twenty-two years. The January 12 earthquake devastated the town and destroyed many of the APF facilities, including: the Fondwa School, the APF Centers (Community Center, Health Care Center, International Guest House, Radio Station, Credit Union and more), the Sisters' Convent, the children's home and UNIF, the only rural university in all of Haiti and many houses of the individual peasant families in the Fondwa region.


APF is currently seeking a Structural Engineer to help it rebuild its many structures. The engineer will work within a team of Architect, Business Consultant, Construction Workers and University Administrator, to oversee the rebuilding of all destroyed structures and facilities. This is a volunteer position with a monthly stipend including room and board


The ideal candidate for this position should have a minimum of 5 years experience in tropical country construction and possess a strong structural design and architecture background. Experience in earthquake and hurricane resistant structures with solid knowledge in wood, steel, concrete, and masonry are essential skills. Ability to live and travel in post-disaster zone are necessary - Language proficiency in Haitian-Creole and/or French preferred, but not essential.


Responsibilities include and but not limited to contract administration/assessment, planning, and execution of structural designs on a wide range of projects. Majority of work will the schematic/conceptual layout of the building and structures of Fondwa including: the Fondwa School, the APF Centers (Community Center, a Health Care Center, International Guest House, Radio Station and Credit Union), the Sisters' Convent, the children's home and the facilities of the University of Fondwa (school, library, labs dormitory  etc..).


Duties will include:

-       Set  up, develop and manage the APF Construction Plant

-       Set  up, organize  and  develop a  team of  Construction Workers for the APF  Construction Plant

-       Identify and get funds to purchase  equipments for the APF Construction  Plant in Fondwa 

-       Coordinate, supervise and execute all of  the construction works of APF in Fondwa

-       Work cooperatively with Management team to plan the reconstruction of facilities from initial stages through final construction (Coordinate work with other disciplines including local and international Engineers/Architects).

-       Oversee all aspects of multiple projects insuring that they  are on-time on budget and within specifications at project completion

-       Develop probable construction cost estimates specifications and special provisions for APF construction projects.

-       Investigate ground conditions, problems and conduct site tests; coordinate alternative solutions.

-       Examine structures at risk of collapse and  advise on measures to be taken to improve their structural integrity.

-       Perform structural design and analysis calculations using governing codes for earthquake and hurricane resistant buildings, and work closely with the construction team to assure compliance.

-       Supervise and direct construction crews/ conduct audits / interviews / inspections to document the quality of work in progress.

-       Develop a prototype home for  individual families in Fondwa

-       Participate in the development of training curriculum for local construction workers in coordination with UNIF and the Fondwa Masonry School on building earthquake and hurricane resistant houses. 

-       Research design options and document findings on the types of construction materials for individual family homes, and other structures that should build in Fondwa

-       Identify and implement  ways to re-use the waste of the destroyed  buildings

-       Write Report  to Donors


Qualifications should also include:


       -    Live and work permanently in Fondwa

-       BS or Masters in Structural and Architectural Engineering.

-       SE (Structural Engineer), PE (Professional Engineer).

-       Excellent working knowledge of Building Analysis and Design Software for concrete, steel and wood, such as;

-       WinSTRUDL, CadrePro, STRAP or similar. Working knowledge in Auto-CAD-(AutoStructural), Solid Works and/or Pro-E a plus. Micro Soft Project

-       Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft EXCEL.

-       Investigations experience.

-       Excellent communication and organization skills are an absolute must have.

-       Strong leadership skills.

-       Willingness to brainstorm with dynamic team.

-        Out of the box thinking required.





Wednesday, September 8, 2010