Regional Program Design Manager

Habitat for Humanity International is seeking to hire an experienced and professional Regional Program Design Manager. Habitat for Humanity is building a new programmatic identity based on our Theory of Change and greater collaboration as we work towards one integrated Habitat network. This role is part of the effort to integrate the Theory of Change (ToC), regional strategy and program framework into network strategies, programs, proposals, and projects.

Key Responsibilities
Program Design

* Facilitate and contribute to scoping, capture, and proposal development for FOI donors.
* Facilitate proposal and project design process, partnering with SMEs, National Program Managers and National organization (NO) leaders, as required.
* Facilitate/support connection and negotiation with potential partners.
* With the support of Change Management Specialist, develop a plan to facilitate the application of the Theory of Change, new program areas and regional strategy.
Network Communications
* Preparation, review, and distribution of ToC, Program areas and regional strategy communications materials in coordination with MEAL and communication team.
* Coordinate program design concepts on overall approach and content with internal and network communications team.
* Develop a strategy to position ToC, regional strategy, and new program areas at different levels of the organization, in coordination with Change Management Specialist.
Network Engagement:
* Develops the learning agenda for business development capacity building, including internal debriefings and process improvement, and serves as a mentor to staff on program design best practices aligned to ToC and institutional donor interest.
* Collection and promotion of feedback from network membership on progress and direction of program design developments.
* Supports broader capacity development activities around ToC, program design and proposal process management organization-wide.

* Master’s degree in Social Science, Business Management or International Relations.
* Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in Theory of Change, Program Design, Program Operations, MEAL, or related field.
* Experience in proposal and project development with Foundations, Organizations, and Institutional (FOI) donors such as USAID, EU, IDB, OCHA (Budget: more than 500K).
* Willingness to participate in global meetings (most often coordination calls take place between 7-11AM EST).
* Strong operational knowledge of O365 Suite.
* Experience as lead facilitator and knowledge management.
* 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.

* Familiarity with systems thinking principles in management.
* Previous experience with Habitat for Humanity International or a member of Habitat’s affiliated network preferred.
* Experience in social housing programs and policies.
* Strong analytical skills and ability to identify and understand issues, root causes and opportunities from disparate sets of information and provide clear conclusions and guidance.
* Ability to translate complex concepts to individuals at all levels.

San Jose, Costa Rica
Job Type:
International Post
Employment Type:
International Employment
Job Function:
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, 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.