Habitat for Humanity International Nepal

Coordinator – Climate Justice and Disaster Risk Reduction

Habitat for Humanity International Nepal

Coordinator – Climate Justice and Disaster Risk R…

Habitat for Humanity International has been present in Nepal since 1997, serving landless, low-income, vulnerable (ultra-poor, socially excluded, disaster-affected, or living in disaster-prone areas) and Dalit families to build adequate (safe, secure, habitable, and accessible) houses. With its central office in Kathmandu and three field offices in Koshi Province, Madhesh Province and Sudur Paschim Province.

Habitat for Humanity International Nepal is an international non-profit organization that builds decent and affordable housing in partnership with people in need. The organization focuses on shelter, partners with families to build decent houses, advocates for land and housing rights, and works with financial institutions for inclusive financial literacy and loans products for the poor while promoting strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. It employs a holistic approach to long-term shelter solutions by forging effective coordination, collaborative partnerships with government agencies, strengthening relationships with local partners, and pursuing growth through market development initiatives.

Habitat for Humanity International has been present in Nepal since 1997, serving landless, low-income, vulnerable (ultra-poor, socially excluded, disaster-affected, or living in disaster-prone areas) and Dalit families to build adequate (safe, secure, habitable, and accessible) houses. With its central office in Kathmandu and three field offices in Koshi Province, Madhesh Province and Sudur Paschim Province.

Habitat for Humanity International Nepal is an international non-profit …

Coordinator – Climate Justice and Disaster Risk Reduction

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Position: Coordinator – Climate Justice and Disaster Risk Reduction 
No. of vacancies: 1 (One)
Duration: One Year (This is a project-based position, and it is extendable depending on the continuation of the project.)
Location: East Field Office, Bardibas, with field visits to the other project sites
Reports to: 
Manager- Head of Field Operations (HOFO)

Core Function:

Habitat for Humanity International Nepal recognizes the disproportionate impact of climate change, including climate-induced disaster on the vulnerable populations we serve. Our unwavering commitment is to combat this impact through innovative climate-smart housing solutions, ensuring that everyone, including marginalized communities affected by climate-induced disasters, has access to safe and sustainable housing. In line with this, we are looking for an incumbent who is competent and committed to take the key responsibilities to provide strategic leadership to Habitat Nepal’s disaster risk reduction, response, and climate change adaptation and mitigation in Habitat Nepal’s East Office. He/she is responsible for ensuring the implementation of on-going work on disaster risk reduction and establish mechanisms for climate smart housing solutions. The incumbent will report to the Head of Field Operations, East Office for administrative considerations while concurrently reporting to the Program Director for matters pertaining to functional and technical aspects. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the implementation of the SMART Housing Project in Dhanusha District of Madhesh Province.
  • Provide support on the implementation of the Home Equals campaign project particularly in Dhanusha, and in other districts when required. 
  • Conduct risk analysis for climate-induced disasters and provide support for climate-smart housing solutions considering multi-hazard and multi-sectorial perspectives across all our areas of work.
  • Provide technical support for identifying areas where disaster-resilient and climate-smart housing solutions can be integrated while designing and implementing projects.
  • Build strong networks and partnerships with local governments, consortium partners, implementing partners, organizations working on disability and social inclusion, youth-led organizations, and other stakeholders to drive climate actions towards disaster risk reduction and climate justice.
  • Coordinate with local and provincial governments in Madhesh to support them in taking policy and programmatic actions for disaster risk reduction and management and for climate justice.
  • Generate evidence for initiating approaches for carbon calculations in pilot houses, supporting our commitment to achieving carbon neutrality.
  • Build the capacity of partners on inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Actions.
  • Contribute to and support policy dialogues and discussions with related stakeholders, such as Local and District Disaster Management Committees, local governments, civil society networks, and the communities affected by disasters and climate change.
  • Coordinate with relevant working groups, clusters, and networks to ensure that the DRR and Climate Actions initiatives align with government policies and priorities.
  • Generate and utilize evidence to address the wider replication of climate-smart housing solutions as an initiative of Habitat Nepal towards shifting to a green, resilient, and inclusive development (GRID) path.

Safeguarding

In accordance with its foundational mission principles, Habitat for Humanity International is committed to the highest ethical standards and opposes all forms of discrimination, exploitation, and abuse. We intend to create and maintain a work and living environment that is safe, productive, and respectful for our colleagues and for all we serve.

We require that all staff take seriously their ethical responsibilities to Safeguarding (Child Protection, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation Harassment and Abuse) our intended beneficiaries, their communities (especially children), and all those with whom we work. In line with the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, all staff must pass a thorough background screening, police check and will be held accountable to upholding our policies around ethical behavior, including safeguarding and whistleblowing

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.

Education Qualification and Professional Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in related field with 3+ years of relevant experience in Disaster Risk Reduction and Response, Climate Change, land and housing rights
  • Direct experience of working in a non-profit organization and ideally, 2-3 years of experience working for a youth led organization. 
  • Experience in the development of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation plan.
  • Demonstrated track record in working with relevant government bodies and stakeholders for climate actions and disaster risk reduction.
  • Demonstrated planning, project management and facilitation skills.

Knowledge and Competencies

  • Willingness and ability to work closely with other departments, institutions, and across cultures.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and produce high quality results.
  • Knowledge of national and international policies on climate actions, disaster risk reduction, housing and land rights and other relevant policies  
  • Knowledge of current trends on climate smart housing solutions and climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives and innovative approaches 
  • Excellent research and analysis, presentation, and negotiation skills.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-driven.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills; innovative and creative thinker.

Habitat for Humanity Nepal is an equal opportunity organization. This position is only for female candidates. Persons with disabilities, marginalized and disadvantaged communities are encouraged to apply. We strive to keep our recruitment process consistent and fair. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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