Press Release – The UN Migration Agency IOM is recruiting Carpenters, Contractors, Engineers and Architects, to assist in its reconstruction work in Dominica.

Field training is taking place this week in Colihaut, with newly recruited teams of local workers from the west-central communities between Dublanc and Morne Rachette.

These teams will start working immediately with the repair of roofs Morne Rachette. Soon we will move to the surrounding communities.

According to IOM Team Leader, Jan-Willem Wegdam “We need many contractors, skilled carpenters, and semi-skilled workers because we want to repair as many houses as possible before the coming hurricane season. The training is very practical, no classrooms, and focused on the skills to repair hurricane resilient homes.”

Interested workers can send or drop their resume (CV) to the IOM office on the 2 nd floor upstairs the FedEX office in Roseau or to the Village Councils representing the communities of Woodfordhill, Marigot, Wesley, Calibishie, Bense, Anse de Mai, Portsmouth, Glanvillia, Picard, Salisbury, St. Joseph, Layou Park, Morne Rachette, Colihaut, Dublanc and Bioche, where IOM will be working…

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It is also possible to send a resume to djoseph@iom.int. Only the people pre-selected will be invited for an interview.

IOM is supporting the work of the Government of Dominica in providing assistance to the people that are really not able to restore their homes after Hurricane Maria in September 2017.

In addition to training for workers and beneficiaries, IOM will soon organize community information sessions, participate in radio call-in programmes and distribute leaflets with tips to build back better and safer, in close collaboration with the government and other humanitarian organisations that are repairing homes in Dominica.

“We need many contractors, skilled carpenters, and semi-skilled workers because we want to repair as many houses as possible before the coming hurricane season. The training is very practical, no classrooms, and focused on the skills to repair hurricane resilient homes.”

IOM will repair roofs and construct simple but strong houses for more than 1,000 families. We received funding from the people of the United Kingdom, the European Commission humanitarian agency ECHO, the government of Australia and China AID through UNDP.

For more information on the IOM and its work Call, Text or WhatsApp 285 0794 (Mondays to Fridays, from 9am to 5pm).

The IOM was established in 1951, and in 2016 became part of the United Nations as the first agency specialized in all areas of migration. Dominica became a member of the IOM in December 2017, bringing the number of member states to 169, with a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries.

IOM works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, promote international cooperation on migration issues, assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

 

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