Disaster Program Support Consultant

We have an exciting opportunity for a 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
Requirements:
  • 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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About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976, is a global, Christian-based nonprofit organization that grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Habitat seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values.

 

Habitat for Humanity International is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.