Associate Director – Disaster Risk Reduction and Response Coordination | Habitat for Humanity International | $84k-$94k | Remote (Kenya, Slovakia, US)

Associate Director – Disaster Risk Reduction and Response Coordination | Habitat for Humanity International | $84k-$94k | Remote (Kenya, Slovakia, US)

Remote US
Application ends: July 5, 2024
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Job Description


Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking a talented professional for the role of an Associate Director – Disaster Risk Reduction and Response (DR3) Coordination. This individual will provide leadership and support to the international area offices, US affiliate offices and HFHI teams related to readiness, emergency, crisis and disaster coordination and support. This position will support key ongoing projects in close coordination between headquarters and the global network and will oversee strategic HFHI grants.

This position is highly collaborative and cross-functional as is necessary to consistently reinforce team structures related to emergency, crisis and disaster coordination and support. This role requires relationship-building within internal and external networks to create partnerships that support, aid, and enhance Habitat for Humanity work and enterprise-wide collaboration.

This is a one-year position that can be remotely based in the US, Philippines, Kenya or Slovakia.

Key Responsibilities:

– Provide programmatic and technical support to US Canada Disaster Risk Reduction and Response team efforts related to Disaster preparedness and response (30%).
– Collaboratively work with area offices on the Disaster Risk Reduction and Response key projects, initiatives and grants (35%).
– Support DR3 team knowledge management, research and learning (15%).
– Other duties as assigned by supervisor (20%).
– Support the work with area offices in the implementation of DR3 capacity assessments and/or training with Habitat national organizations, informing the allocation and follow up of disaster response readiness grants.
– Provide surge capacity on programmatic and technical support as needed to the Africa Area Office during the inception along with providing technical staff onboarding and project implementation.
– Set up and coordinate contract and reporting for various high level donors supporting grant funding for the Global Shelter Cluster Focal Point for Research.
– Summarize and disseminate new and existing research for advocacy and knowledge exchange. This involves direct coordination with Communications and the Learning and Research community of practice.
– Contribute to knowledge content management as required to DR3 themes and contents in the International Knowledge Center (IKC).
– Contribute to the ongoing update of the DR3 databases.
– Oversee After Action Review process, evaluation and documentation.

Key Requirements:

– Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
– At least 6 years of experience in training/management of DR3 and emergency response programs for multiple countries along with experience managing grants.
– Excellent communications skills.
– Detail orientation with ability to analyze, problem solve, organize, and manage multiple/ competing priorities.
– High degree of resourcefulness to lead projects that may not be clearly defined and ability to work independently with follow through and minimal direction.
– Ability to work as a member of a team and cross-functionally.
– Significant programmatic, engineering/technical and training expertise, as well as climate adaptation interventions knowledge.
– Strong written, presentation, and oral communication skills.
– Demonstrated skillset in gathering and analyzing information to form actionable insights.
– Ability to travel and deploy for extensive periods of time and operate in diverse settings.
– Exhibits servant-leadership at multiple levels.
Active support of HFHI Values & Commitments:
– Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves
– Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular
– Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission
– Safeguarding: HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.


– Proficient in Smartsheet, Power Point, Excel.
– Habitat for Humanity network or direct service experience.
– Ability to work within databases.
– Able to work effectively with multiple priorities.
– Cultural awareness and proficiency in another major spoken language.

For work locations in the US, the salary range for this position is between $79,000 – $119,000 per year. The target hiring range for this position is $84,000 – $94,000 per year.

The actual salary offered for this role will be based on a variety of factors, including location, internal equity and the candidate’s qualifications and professional experience. HFHI offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package that varies by country and typically includes vacation leave, sick leave, personal days, health insurance options, retirement plan contributions and life insurance.

Application Deadline: April 29th, 2024.

Tagged as: 5+ Years