Technical Assistance Consultancy for Guatemala USAID / OFDA Program

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Project Concern International (PCI) requests proposals from consultants to co-develop and implement an innovative methodology for participatory planning between settlement, municipality and partners that is contextualized locally, as well as neighborhood upgrading and social housing designs that will serve to scale the initiative to other municipalities and neighborhoods in the country.

In collaboration with PCI and their local partners, the consultant will generate a strategic design process for formal and informal high-risk urban communities in the metropolitan area of Guatemala City, so families in the community remain and do so in a safer, healthier, and more prosperous neighborhood using the Barrio Mio project as the collaboration. The final objective of the Capacity Building in the Neighborhood Approach methodology is to design and upgrade a specific neighborhood and to use it as a case study for adapting to different social housing scenarios in the country.

The consultant, company or consulting organization must meet the following minimum requirements:

· Professionals or teams of professionals in Architecture, Urban Planning, Urban Design and / or Social Sciences, with proven experience in participatory work on upgrading precarious urban settlements.

· Proven professional experience (7 years minimum) related to urban upgrading, disaster risk reduction, social housing, preferably through multisectoral articulations.

· Proficiency in Spanish and English, spoken and written.

· Excellent writing skills.

The following will also be considered a valuable asset:

· Knowledge related to social housing and related public policies in Guatemala and other countries in the region (Katún32, New Urban Agenda, Habitat 3, National Settlement Upgrading Policy).

· Experience in the Latin American context.

How to apply

Interested candidates should request a copy of the FULL terms of reference by emailing PCI Guatemala’s Director of Operations, Hugo Diaz ( with the subject line “Request TOR for Guatemala TAC”