Habitat for Humanity Positions

abitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need.Habitat for Humanity has an Operational Headquarters in Americus, Georgia and an Administrative Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a global, non-profit ministry where our employees build futures and lives.
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) seeks an experienced professional to serve as the Manager of Disaster Response Program Development. This person will contribute to the strategic development of the Disaster Response Department as well as serve HFH affiliated organizations in their work related to disaster risk reduction (DRR) and disaster response (DR). Primary focus is given to the elaboration of funding proposals for all work related to the DR department and projects and initiatives to be undertaken in the field by HFH affiliated organizations in coordination with mission-aligned partners, the development of internal and external documentation on promising practices and sector-wide initiatives, and the strengthening of HFH DRR & DR field capacity.
Other duties include:
Engaging HFH to peer agencies, networks, authorities, and the DR donor community
Serving as grants subject matter expert within HFH’s DR department, leading HFH’s grant writing efforts as related to DRR and DR
Serving as a grants subject matter expert on the Collaborative Donor Engagement SI task force
Managing and promote involvement of HFH sector-wide evaluations and reviews vis-à-vis HFH engagement in coalitions and consortiums
Managing and direct HFH reporting and evaluation compliance with grants in the area of DRR and DR
Building capacity of HFHI & HFH entities to design and implement disaster response programs
Managing and contribute to the on-going staff training of HFH personnel in areas of DRR and DR; facilitate sessions on DRR and DR for HFH staff at all levels
Managing and contribute to the development of training materials and modules –with an emphasis on virtual training and on-line materials including but not limited to the use of HFHI’s MyHabitat2– in the areas of DRR and DR
Managing the effective use and constant improvement of HFH’s Disaster Corps program, including but not limited to HFH’s relationship with volunteers, deployment of the same, and database of volunteer certifications and trainings
Contributing to the development of HFH DRR and DR PDM&E processes and metrics
Promoting and tracking the inclusion of HFH DRR and DR subject matter experts in sector trainings and events
Researching, identifying and disseminating disaster response promising practices and internationally-accepted standards throughout the entire HFH community
Managing and contribute to the development of case studies of HFH field work in both DRR and DR
Managing and contribute to HFH’s engagement in sector papers, articles, guidelines and other publications
Managing and contribute to the development of cut sheets on promising practices based on HFH field experience
Ensuring that all needed evaluations and project reports are carried out as stipulated in DRR and DR grant agreements
Serve as a Content Manager within the DR publishing group in support of MyHabitat
Advance the development of the global HFH DR Leadership team and community of practice
Participate in and creating opportunities for on-going interactions with DR SMEs throughout the HFH network
Ensuring that HFH’s DR web page is up to date and reflective of current projects and initiatives
Ensuring that HFH’s DR web page is up to date and reflective of the best use of that resource in the development of HFH’s DRR and DR work
Bachelor’s Degree required
Master’s Degree preferred
10 plus years of Disaster Risk Management experience required
Experience in the arena of government grant development, management and reporting required
Strong written and oral communication skills required
Strong research and analysis capacity required
Knowledge of HFH operations preferred
Ability to generate fresh ideas sought
Capacity to integrate DR concepts into wider program ones, write and edit technical papers and notes on DR issues essential
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Ability to multi-task
Strong customer service skills required
Excellent organizational skills especially in the area of information management
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Outlook, Power Point, Excel, Access and Publisher)


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