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Capacity Building Consultant

San Juan, Puerto RicoSan JuanPuerto Rico
Full-time

The Interim Capacity Building manager will assist in the rapid scale up of Habitat’s recovery program in Puerto Rico. This position will be responsible for leading the development of a strategy and the creation of a capacity-building plan that will focus on increasing the knowledge of homeowners as well as the knowledge, ability and volume of tradespeople working in the sector.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Identify and conduct mapping of key government, non-profit, academic, and other relevant stakeholders working on capacity building in the housing sector of Puerto Rico as well as a strategy for their engagement
  • Conduct a rapid assessment of both current construction practices and trainings to understand the opportunities to be leveraged and the gaps to be filled surrounding safe construction techniques for the public and tradespeople.
  • Develop and coordinate a plan for Habitat to address the knowledge gaps identified, including both target audiences, potential partners and appropriate methodologies – i.e. information needed to disseminate for the public, training programs for homeowners, or trainings for tradespeople. This plan should include key delivery partners (i.e. vocational training institutions, associations, etc.) and the potential for certifications/accreditations to be issued.
  • Identify partners for the design and establishing standards reflected in desired content
  • Develop and pilot materials to be used to support the capacity building trainings
  • Identify partner(s) for the diffusion of trainings and information
  • Lead the contextualization of the Participatory Approach for Safe Shelter Awareness (PASSA) and Habitat Ready to Puerto Rico, including a training of trainers on risk mapping and risk reduction.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to staff in the relevant program areas, and promote/facilitate program integration where possible and appropriate.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree in a related field required
Skills/Experience: 
  • Minimum 7 years experience in construction, engineering or architectural fields
  • Minimum 5-7 years of professional experience developing and executing high-quality strategies
  • Minimum 5 years project management experience, including within the Development Sector
  • Proven ability developing and leading the creation of capacity building programs for reconstruction
  • Familiarity with construction technology
  • Strong leadership skills and strategic thinking ability
  • Disaster response/risk management certification
  • Ability to take initiative and work with little supervision
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in Spanish and English

Preferable: 

  • Master’s Degree in a related field
  • Two or more years of disaster response/relief experience preferred
  • Experience in low-cost residential housing construction preferred
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization preferred
Job Function: 

Organization Info

Habitat for Humanity International

Overview
Headquarters: 
Americus, GA, United States
Annual Budget : 
$100-500M
Founded: 
1987
About Us
Mission: 

Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. Our partner families purchase these houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans or innovative financing methods. As a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion, we welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Dec 1 2018
Active Until: 
Jan 1 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Habitat for Humanity International
industry: 
Nonprofit