Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is looking an experienced, NGO professional for the role of Senior Director Global Safety, Security & Safeguarding who will be responsible for oversight of the development, implementation, and management of HFHI’s comprehensive, integrated strategies, policies, and programs for global safety and security, and global safeguarding. Habitat has operations in more than 70 countries around the world, so experience working in multiple country contexts is essential.
Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), with dotted line reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the role is a member of the Operations Leadership Team (OLT) and works closely with HFHI leadership to promote a culture of, and build capacity to support, effective safety, security, and safeguarding programs across HFHI’s operations.
The role is responsible for helping to embed safety, security and safeguarding into HFHI’s global operations and to integrate and align the work to: a) strengthen and enhance HFHI’s programs; b) protect staff, volunteers, and communities where HFHI works, and c) manage enterprise risk. The position supervises the work of the Global Director-Safety & Security and the Global Director-Safeguarding and supports and collaborates with the Operations, Legal, GRC, and Global People Teams in the implementation and oversight of strategies, policies, and procedures. The position also maintains strategic networks and relationships with external agencies, organizations, and industry groups to inform and enhance HFHI’s work in each of these areas.
The role can be based in countries where HfH International has an office (see below), with an expectation of around 10% of time spent travelling. Candidates must have the right to work in their location.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Strategic Functional Leadership & Planning
Management and Oversight Functions
Representation, Coordination and Networking Functions
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Required Knowledge, Expertise and Qualifications.
Preferred – in addition to minimum:
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, local governments, as well as the private sector actors. HFHI supports program and project implementation by national HFH organizations and directly implements projects and programs regionally.
Location: Where HfHi has an office location or ability to hire – USA, Slovakia, Philippines, Costa Rica, Kenya, South Africa, UK, Switzerland, Belgium.
How to apply
Closing date: 9th April 2023
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