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Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #56

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across a
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Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #56
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Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. 

Photo by Daniel Funes Fuentes on Unsplash
Photo by Daniel Funes Fuentes on Unsplash
Disaster Program Support Consultant
This position will be located remotely, and the expected work hours will be approximately 15 hours/week, involving 20% travel.
Objective: Serve as an HFHI liaison and provide direct support to US affiliates on disaster preparedness and response programming, toward the implementation of US affiliate disaster response operations and long-term recovery programs.
Assignment location: Remote / deployments to affiliates
Methodology: Desk review, virtual and potential in-person coordination with HFHI DR3, virtual and potential in-person support to affiliates
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Serve as HFHI liaison to assigned US affiliate(s) post-disaster and lead virtual or in-person coordination during response phase (up to 30-90 days)
  • Perform needs assessment aligned with affiliate capacity and level of damage in community from a DR3 technical perspective
  • Provide reports to DR3, contributing to information management in response
  • Provide leadership and guidance to affiliates in developing a response strategy and program design through Habitat’s Pathways to Permanence framework, ensuring risk reduction strategies are at the core of the recovery effort
  • Assist affiliate in launching disaster response operations
  • Facilitate disaster preparedness activities (below)
  • Network with key disaster recovery organizations and partners
  • Provide regular reports to HFHI and other stakeholders
  • Review/consult on concept notes and proposals
  • Oversee the process of capturing lessons learned and promising practices
  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5 years of related work experience
  • Knowledge and experience in disaster response programming
  • Strong leadership, planning, organizational and diplomatic skills required
  • Ability to maintain cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to travel and deploy for limited periods of time and operate in diverse settings
  • Computer literate and knowledge of satellite phones, GPS systems and VHF/HF radio communication
  • Strong writing and communication skills required
Location: Remote, USA
Job Type: Consultant
Employment Type: US Employment
Job Function: Disaster Response
Travel: 20%
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