Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is looking for a National Director (ND) to lead the National Organization in fulfilling its critical, complex role as a housing expert, convener, and lead implementer of innovative housing solutions. The National Director must be a compelling, transformative leader with significant NGO or development sector leadership experience.
The National Director is to be based in Poland with an expectation of national and international travel. Candidates must have the right to work in Poland.
About Habitat Poland
Habitat for Humanity Poland is a foundation supporting vulnerable families to attain affordable and sustainable housing in Poland. The foundation continues the mission initiated by the Gliwice office in 1992. Habitat Poland established and is managing (i) a Social Rental Program, (ii) a program for converting vacant building spaces into housing solutions and (iii) a Habitat ReStore Program, which sells donated furnishings and distributes obtained in-kind donations. In 2022 all aspects of these programs have been adjusted and scaled up to respond to the ongoing Ukrainian refugee crisis. Habitat Poland also has considerable history and experience in policy intervention, which is the main pillar of its work in Poland. Advocacy work has been focused on improving policies and practices to increase the government’s capacity and resources to provide affordable housing to vulnerable groups.
The National Organization (NO) is a beacon of housing transformation, articulating a clear vision and strategy in support of national housing goals and Habitat for Humanity’s global mission. The NO convenes and leads public and private coalitions to implement innovative, evidence-based, systemic housing solutions; build public awareness and support; and secure institutional funding in support of these solutions. The NO is an expert in developing and implementing scalable housing solutions, empowering local communities in co-creating sustainable solutions and deepening sector knowledge of potential solutions and their impact on human development and poverty alleviation.
The National Director will need to demonstrate successful leadership experience encompassing the following:-
Cast a clear and transformative vision of the future of housing to build public and donor support.
Build a top-tier, people-centric leadership team and an agile, resilient organizational culture.
Oversee the implementation and growth of innovative, evidence-based programming.
Leverage strategic partnerships to drive multi-sector, national and regional impact.
Champion good governance and the highest standards of accountability, ethics, and operational excellence.
Competencies & Values
Strong candidates for the ND role will be able to clearly demonstrate how they have leveraged the following competencies and values to lead in previous roles.
Active support of HFHI 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.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity International is a global Christian-based nonprofit organization which 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 for Humanity seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values.
Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
HFHI works through a broad network of national Habitat organizations and other strategic partners, such as corporations, financial service providers, individuals, non-governmental organizations, foundations, and local governments, as well as private sector actors. HFHI supports program and project implementation by national HFH organizations and directly implements projects and programs regionally.
How to apply
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