Habitat for Humanity Fiji continuously strives to match technologies, materials and methods of assistance with the needs of the most vulnerable in practicality, cost and social acceptability. Below are some of the resources Habitat for Humanity Fiji develop.
In this newsletter edition, we take a closer look at what it means to be a water committee member in maritime communities in Yasawa, and what is a First Flush Device and how it works. We’re also excited to share how one woman in Ra is using her new WaSH knowledge and skills to make changes in communities. Read on to find out more!
In Fiji, Habitat for Humanity's five year Water for Women program focuses on decisions and actions on water management at the community level. Water for Women works with 18 communities around Fiji and has resulted in tangible outcomes such as water and sanitation upgrades in schools, handwashing stations outside homes, kindergartens, and in a significant development, the creation of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) blocks.
Applications are invited from dynamic, qualified and experienced individual to join our team in the role of Senior Finance Officer.  Reporting to Senior Manager Operations, the Senior Finance Officer will be responsible for all aspects of financial management and ensuring compliance with internal finance policies and procedures as well as donor requirements.
The Fiji Shelter Handbook focuses on shelter coordination and response in Fiji. The handbook holistically supports the shelter sector’s preparedness for and response to disasters such as cyclones, floods, droughts, earthquakes and tsunamis. This support is especially relevant in the context of the severe climate change impacts faced by Pacific nations like Fiji. One of the key challenges faced by the sector is the timely deployment into relief and the transition into early recovery and lasting resilience. This is important to ensure affected communities are provided a pathway to durable shelter solutions as quickly as possible.
Habitat for Humanity Fiji is seeking a talented professional for the role of a National Director - Fiji. The National Director will lead the development and execution of Habitat for Humanity Fiji’s new country strategy.
After a long break from field activities due to COVID, our Water for Women team hit the ground running this year! In the first three months of 2022 we have completed engagements in 6 communities in Ba and Ra provinces as well as WASH training for teachers and school representatives in 4 primary schools in the Yasawa islands. Construction of WASH infrastructure in 5 Yasawa schools also began this year and is progressing well.