National Director Job Vacancy at Habitat for Humanity International

  • Company: Habitat for Humanity International
  • Location: Zambia
  • State: Lusaka
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job Category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Zambia
Habitat for Humanity Zambia (HFHZ) is a non-profit, non-governmental housing organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty in Zambia through the housing. HFHZ is affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) headquartered in Atlanta – Georgia (U.S.A). Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, HFHZ helps to build: 1) Simple, Affordable housing for Vulnerable Groups; 2) Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) systems to empower and improve the health and living conditions of Vulnerable Groups and Slum Dwellers; 3) Disaster Risk Reduction, Response and Resilience capacity. HFHZ has served 54,000 families throughout the country and has the potential to scale up and make a positive impact on the housing conditions of low-income people.
Purpose of the position:The National Director (ND) provides overall leadership and management of HFHZ and guides the development and implementation of HFHZ strategy. S/he will represent HFHZ vision, mission, and values to all stakeholders. S/he will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization by ensuring resource mobilization, financial, legal and programmatic support/management to staff, volunteers and partners, partnership development and communications. S/he reports to the Board

Main Responsibilities:
  • Leadership and strategic management
  • Operations management
  • Compliance management
  • People management
  • Resource mobilization / Fundraising
  • Partnership development
  • Relationship management
  • Enterprise risk management
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Masters degree in international development, public administration, business administration, housing and urban development, civil engineering and/or social sciences.
  • Minimum 10 years of work experience in international development, urban planning, housing development or social sciences, relevant to human settlement and community development in Zambia and/or Southern Africa.
  • At least 5-year experience in a senior management position in an international organization.
  • Experience in acquiring and managing large scale grants/projects (USD 2M+) and compliance with diverse donor requirements (USAID, DFID, UN agencies, etc.).
  • The demonstrable network of contacts with a proven track record of building partnerships with stakeholders, including government bodies, donors, corporate entities, other NGOs/INGOs and bilateral donors.
  • Knowledge of housing issues in Zambia and affordable housing solutions.
  • Experience in developing organizational strategies and translating these strategies into effective implementation plans.
  • Proven experience in leading and managing staff, including recruitment, staff development, training, mentoring and performance assessment.
  • Demonstrated financial management competence, including the preparation and management of budgets and contracts.
  • Experience in program and project management, including knowledge monitoring and evaluation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and public speaking skills, with an emphasis on cross-cultural sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • High proficiency in English (written and spoken).
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally.
  • Understanding and/or experience in developing micro-finance initiatives.
  • Experience and skills in developing government relationships for policy change.
  • Experience of working with / development of boards of directors.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of fundraising.
  • Understanding and/or experience in public relations.
  • Understanding and/or experience with construction or large-scale infrastructure projects.

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