Manager – Habitability and Resilient Housing

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is seeking a talented professional for the role of Manager – Habitability and Resilient Housing for its Latin America & the Caribbean region. Reporting to the Assoc. Director, SMEs, Manager – Habitability & Resilient Housing is responsible for leading the design, planning, implementation, overall coordination, and monitoring Habitability and Resilient Housing. Interventions, within LAC. The purpose of the position is to support the improvement of access to sustainable Habitability and Resilient Housing services connected to climate change challenges. In carrying out the work, this Habitability and Resilient Housing professional interacts with other regional/national/headquarters staff, partner organizations and contracted subject matter experts (SMEs).

This position will be remotely-based within a country in the Latin America & Caribbean region where Habitat has an entity and the employee can already legally work.

This position seeks to contribute to reaching greater impact in LAC, addressing the root causes related to inequality to housing access to low-income families, as well as the drivers increasing the housing/habitability services deficits such as climate change, urbanization, and migration. This position must support the strengthening of the local oriented roles identified in the regional strategic framework: direct implementation, catalyst, and integrator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead Habitability and Resilient Housing business development in LAC, according to sector and country standards
  • Support National Offices to design and structure proposals, reports, concept notes and other documents to be submitted to donors.
  • Conduct and supervise technical assessments and data analysis related to Habitability and Resilient Housing considering climate change challenges.
  • Supervises and provides technical support/orientation in the design, implementation and monitoring/evaluating engineering activities developed by NOs and partners when needed.
  • Designs/develops innovative solutions to accelerate housing access, ensuring program’s cost effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Develops quality technical documentation.
  • Develop with the support of the MEAL team project Key Performance Indicators on Habitability and Resilient Housing projects.
  • Supports the resource development team in mobilizing resources towards Habitability and Resilient Housing key activities/projects/programs.
  • Represents HFHI in local/regional/global in internal/external meetings and events related to Habitability and Resilient Housing.
  • Plan and organize capacity building programs/projects/initiatives for Habitability and Resilient Housing.
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil/construction engineering. Master’s Degree related to Environment, Climate Change or similar. Candidates must be certified in Resilient Housing and/or Climate Change.
  • Experience in planning and developing social housing projects in urban, peri-urban, and rural areas with a clear understanding of Habitability and Resilient Housing with a climate change nexus.
  • 8+ years’ experience in Habitability and Resilient Housing projects considering climate change challenges (procedures, design, planning, implementation, budgeting, reporting, evaluation, and monitoring).
  • Strong project management background with the ability to implement projects within a budget and timeframe.
  • Strong technical grant proposals and reports writing in Spanish and English. French is an added value.
  • Understands and develops key activities related to disasters (e.g. reconstruction projects).
  • Experience in negotiating with multiple donors, understanding their interests, requirements and how to meet them.
  • Analyzes and provides solutions to complex problems and contexts.
  • Adult training skills, as well as capacity building, facilitation, and presentation skills.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish (oral and written). Ability to speak and write French is an added advantage.
  • Resourceful and creative with ability to think strategically to place Habitability and Resilient Housing in connection to climate change and migration challenges beyond “business as usual”.
  • A high level of diplomacy and networking skills; cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (Spanish and English are a must).
  • Excellent organizational skills including accuracy, consistency, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under minimal or no supervision, while also able to be a team player and ready to work in a team building environment.
  • Computer literate and able to use AutoCAD, ArcGIS or similar.
  • Ability to travel up to 40%, mostly within LAC.
Active support of HFHI Values:
  • 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.

This position will be remotely-based within a country in the Latin America & Caribbean region where Habitat has an entity and the employee can already legally work.
Position Category:
In-Country National
International Employment
Disaster Response, International National Organization, International Programs, Operations
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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.

At Habitat for Humanity International, we embrace a history rooted in creating equity and take our mission seriously by courageously committing to a culture and workplace where all staff feel safe, welcome, visible, respected, supported and valued. As an equal opportunity employer, we realize that our success depends upon building an inclusive workforce of diverse perspectives and encourage people of varied races (which is inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, protective hairstyles and hair texture), ethnicities, national origins, tribes, religions, ages, gender identities and expressions, genders, sexual orientations, marital statuses, disabilities, veteran/reserve national guard statuses, socio-economic statuses, thinking and communication styles to work with us.

We also require that all staff take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities (especially children), and all those with whom we work. In line with the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, all staff must pass a thorough background screening and will be held accountable to upholding our policies around ethical behavior, including safeguarding and whistleblowing.