Habitat for Humanity Director, East Africa Hub Jobs in Kenya
Habitat for Humanity Director, East Africa Hub Jobs in Kenya Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is seeking an experienced and driven leader to fill the key role of Director, East Africa Hub.
This exciting and groundbreaking role builds out and operates HFHI’s first regional hub, a critical feature of the overall operating model driving HFHI’s Global Impact 2025 initiative.
As the first hub, East Africa plays a particularly formative role in the way that this model is ultimately realized in our operations.
This leadership role guides the overall vision for the hub and its growth in the region we shift the working relationships with Habitat for Humanity national organizations and build a stronger brand regionally.
The hub serves as the managing body for operations across the East African market, including national organizations and branches in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Malawi.
This job is based in Nairobi, Kenya, with expected international travel between 30-40%.
About HUB Operation
The function of a hub is to augment capacity in Habitat for Humanity national organizations by:
Driving the development and implementation of a regional strategy for impact and growth
Coordinating and building stronger networks and brand recognition among local governments, partner organizations and institutional donors in the region
Developing deployable capacity to support better business development and program design at national levels
Developing deployable capacity for project-based operations, to help national organizations surge when launching new programs
Lead the installation and establishment of hub operations in East Africa, in line with the model developed through HFHI’s Global Impact 2025 initiative
Develop and drive a regional strategy for expanding Habitat’s impact in collaboration with national programs, global technical advisors, global fundraising and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) area leadership
Develop and grow relationships with institutional donors operating in the region
Contribute to the overall leadership and management of Habitat’s operations in EMEA as a member of the Area Management Team
Manage relationships with and build capacity in local Boards of Directors in Habitat entities in Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Malawi
Build and manage a team of professionals in line with the vision of the hub
Cross-functional supervision of staff reporting to global teams but co-located within the hub
General leadership and representation of Habitat’s brand in East Africa
Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Policy, Urban Planning, or related field
10+ years of related experience, including regional experience in East Africa
5+ years of experience in management
Experience with institutional donors such as USAID, European Commission and DFID, with a proven record of both winning and executing projects
Management of teams and experience operating in a matrix structure
Fluency in English
Travel between 30-40% internationally
Active support of HFHI values and commitments:
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 safeguarding 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.
Master’s degree in related field
Technical background in urban planning, housing policy, international development or related field
Experience operating within a federated network
Experience on NGO Boards of Directors
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; Habitat for Humanity Director, East Africa Hub Jobs in Kenya
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