Habitat for Humanity believes decent and affordable shelter is a basic human right and the key to better health, welfare and economic sustainability.
Habitat for Humanity Fiji (HFHF) is seeking a talented professional for the role of a National Director – Fiji.
The National Director (ND) will lead the development and execution of Habitat for Humanity Fiji’s new country strategy.
The ND will lead, direct, develop and manage HFHF resources ensuring quality, effectiveness and accountability in line with HFHF & HFHI policies, protocols and standards.
This position will be based in Suva, Fiji.
Decisive and action orientated:
– Model servant leadership and motivate other HFHF leaders to effectively manage the organisation’s vision and resources, and shepherd its stakeholder and homeowner partners.
-Delegate tasks as appropriate, and with accountability.
Vision and Planning:
– Lead the planning and implementation of the Country Strategy Business Plan, the Annual Operational Plan and Budget in coordination with the Asia Pacific (AP) Office.
– Ensure Habitat for Humanity Fiji’s continued growth as a housing sector leader, and with expertise in disaster risk management and response.
Governance & Representation:
– In consultation with the HFHF Board of Trustees, build, develop, lead and sustain a competent, skilled, committed, and balanced management team
– Represent HFH in Fiji in discussions and negotiations with different stakeholders (Government, Donors, Partners, Communities, etc.) in coordination with HFH’s international leadership.
Resource Development and Communications:
– Develop a resource development and communications plan; and oversee its implementation, in consultation with AP office.
– Develop a plan for in-country and regional pre-positioning with FOI (foundations, organisations, institutions) donors to increase and scale funding opportunities; act as an ambassador of the organisation and create regular touchpoints and meetings with these key stakeholders.
– Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of annual resource development campaigns including deployment of systems, communications materials, and expansion initiative.
– Creatively diversify constituencies, including students and youth, international visitors, and faith groups.
– Represent the organisation and maintain effective relations with all stakeholders, including government officials, donors and sponsors, partners, homeowners, and the public at large.
Support the team in assessing, evaluating and defining relevant interventions aligned with Habitat’s mission, the country strategy and available resources.
– Align programmatic strategy to Fiji’s National Government strategy for housing where applicable, ensuring this contributes to the achievement of strengthened government systems to support access to safe land and housing.
– Ensure further development of housing market systems, providing safe and accessible housing solutions for low-income sectors.
– Oversee program planning, management, and evaluation through new and/or innovative partnerships.
– Ensure construction and appropriate technology quality control systems are in place.
– Ensure the construction technology adopted is informed by the cultural context of the communities served in Fiji and other Pacific Island nations.
– Ensure that monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) structures and protocols are in place, aligned with global reporting standards.
– Ensure effective volunteer recruitment, support and engagement in the program.
Human Resource Management:
– Nurture an organisational culture 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 and related policies.
Stewardship and Accountability:
-Demonstrate a commitment to deadlines
– Ensure the fiscal, legal and programmatic integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of the organisation, including oversight of fiscal planning and budgeting, internal controls and external audits, mortgage tracking and statistical documentation, and accurate and timely fiscal and narrative reporting both to the Area Office and other donors.
– Ensure program stability and the security of capital by securing governmental registration and approval and/or negotiating binding partnership agreements.
– Develop and implement appropriate security risk management (including assessments, awareness raising, training, planning, protocols) for staff and assets across all operational locations, with measures taken to assure business continuity, in consultation with HFHI/AO safety and security staff.
Collaborate with the Board:
-Work with Board Chairperson to effectively engage the Board to use their specific skills and networks to support the organisation.
-Assist the Board of Trustees and sub-committees to make decisions, prepare strategic plans and create/maintain policies.
– Master’s degree required in a relevant field, such as international development or relations, public administration, management, civil engineering, and/or social sciences.
– Ten or more years of successful regional experience, including five or more years effective senior management experience, preferably in the non-profit sector and within the Pacific region.
– Community development experience a distinct advantage.
– Experience in non-profit/NGO resource development.
– Programming experience in systems change and experience of working with governments/markets to transform and strengthen systems.
– Experience in developing proposals and successfully executing projects with funding from institutional donors.
– Experience in the development and nurturing of strategic partnerships in both a peer and lead agency role.
– Experience developing and implementing projects funded by complex donors and of working and negotiating with large institutional donors; e.g. DFAT, MFAT, etc.
Active support of HFH Values & Commitments:
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.
– In depth knowledge of Housing Market Systems.
– Familiarity with construction and appropriate technology.
– Proficiency in the primary working language(s) of the country of posting.
Applicants can find the full job description in PDF here
Location: Suva, Fiji
Job Type: In-country
Employment type: Full-time. Local hire
Send applications no later than 11 June 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications must include curriculum vitae and cover letter explaining why you should be considered for the position.
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976, is a global, Christian-based nonprofit organisation that grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia, USA. 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 Fiji, we embrace 30 years 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 realise 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, 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 behaviour, including safeguarding and whistleblowing.