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  • Global Non Profit
    International Development
    Senior Leadership and Management

    Senior Director, International Grants Management

    Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is looking for a Senior Director, International Grants Management. The role is responsible for the development and implementation of a Habitat for Humanity (HFH) international grant management process in partnership with internal stakeholders, including programs, human resources, finance, compliance, and legal teams to ensure HFHI meet donor policies which in turn contributes to program quality. The SD-IGM will also engage in the HFHI ERP system currently being developed. The SD-IGM will manage and be supported by an international Grant Management Specialist, and the position will work closely with the 4 Associate Directors, Grants Management (Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe & Middle East, and Latin America & the Caribbean). The SD-IGM will work closely with each of the 4 HFHI Area Offices, Branches, and National Offices to build capacity, facilitate change, problem-solve, ensure accountability, and demonstrate results.

    The position is preferably based in the UK. Other HFHI office locations (Belgium and Slovakia) are also possible, with an expectation of about 25% of the time spent travelling. Candidates must currently be located in one of these locations and possess and be able to maintain the right to work there.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    System Strengthening

    • Ensure the rollout of the grant management component of ERP includes adequate provision for tracking of international individual grant data, and that adequate support is given to Area Offices (AOs), Branches and National Organizations (NOs) to ensure that data is entered from the point of entity rollout onwards and kept live.
    • Lead and coordinate the rollout of new grant management end-to-end processes internationally and develop training tools and capacity-building programs for AOs, Branches and NOs.
    • In partnership with key stakeholders, develop international grant management policies to be adhered to throughout the HFH network.

    Entity Support

    • Collaborate with AO Grant Managers on developing and maintaining enhanced mechanisms for support to their priority grant-funded programs.
    • Provide specific support with special projects as agreed with VP-GFOI.

    Stakeholder Management

    • Establish solid working relationships with HFH network – HQ, Branches, NOs, financial, compliance, Global fundraising network (GFNs), audit, and MEAL.
    • Manage information flow across the HFH network, particularly for clear and supportive communication on grant management strengthening.
    • Liaise with global-level institutional donor representatives on grant management requirements/processes.

    Knowledge Management

    • Actively interact with the HFH network to share grant management case studies, lessons learned and best practices, including through creating and participating in relevant Communities of Practice
    • Keep line manager updated on contextual challenges, suggested solutions, and overall grants process progress.

    Required Knowledge, Expertise and Qualifications.


    • Education: Master’s degree or equivalent, preferably in international relations, development studies or other relevant discipline.
    • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in project and grant management in the international development/humanitarian sector and at least 5 years experience in the implementation of complex bilateral and multi-lateral funded projects.


    • Pursuant to current HFHI policy, this position requires full vaccination against COVID-19, except to the extent such requirement is prohibited by applicable law.
    • Deep understanding of both operational and compliance requirements of major institutional donors.
    • Demonstrated understanding of program quality standards and management best practices in international development.
    • Experience in risk management.
    • Fluency in English
    • Experience in proposal development and project design.
    • Competencies
    • Building trust and commitment
    • Building internal/external partnerships
    • Building relationships across the HFH network
    • Collaboration /Integration
    • Communicating with Impact
    • Contributing to Team Success
    • Information Monitoring.
    • Managing Performance for Success
    • Operational Decision Making

    Preferred – in addition to a minimum:

    • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation processes (desirable).

    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 safeguard 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.

    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 encouraging 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 private sector actors. HFHI supports program and project implementation by national HFH organizations and directly implements projects and programs regionally.

    How to apply

    Closing date: 28th May 2023

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    As part of the application process kindly submit an MS Word version of your CV and a cover letter. All application documents (cover letter and CV) should be submitted in English.

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    Please name your submitted files with the following reference: HFHI_SDIGM

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    Red Sea is committed to meeting the standards set out in our Equality and Diversity statement, acting in line with the UK Equalities Act 2010 and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity.

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    Job Title:Senior Director, International Grants Management
    Location:Preferably UK based

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