PROGRAM DIRECTOR

All Hands and Hearts

All Hands Volunteers and Happy Hearts Fund initially joined forces in Nepal in 2015 to rebuild disaster-resilient schools in the wake of the devastating Earthquake. Recognizing the synergy that could come from combining these two strong and disaster-focused nonprofits, David Campbell and Petra Nemcova led efforts to combine around the “Smart Response” motto. In fall 2017, they announced their two…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Sindhuli
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 2 + Years
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    Job Category Admin & Management
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Sep 05, 2022

Job Description

All Hands and Hearts is a disaster relief nonprofit. Our program bases are located in the communities we serve, and staff members live in communal environments. Understand your responsibility for the safety of yourself and for those around you. Make yourself aware of, and comply with all safety protocols (including COVID-19), which may differ between locations, based on local risk assessment and local regulations. 

Vaccination is required in all in-person work environments including program bases, offices, and team meetings. We will always provide an option for travel-exempt folks to join these meetings and events virtually, to ensure we are providing an inclusive and accessible environment for people who are unvaccinated, vaccinated and at high risk, or avoiding in person events out of concern for others in their circle.

Must be able to secure and maintain appropriate visas.

The start date for this position is November 10, 2022.

To us, diversity is acknowledgment, promotion, and celebration of our differences and similarities. All racial identities, ethnicities, sexes, nationalities, gender identities and expressions, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientations, ages, spiritualities (or lack thereof), points of view, and socioeconomic statuses can fit in with us. Through our stance on diversity, we unite individuals from around the world and serve communities affected by disasters with purpose. Response, recovery, resilience and renewal are why we exist—yet, it’s respect for humanity that drives us forward every day. Everyone is welcome.

Position Purpose

A versatile position within a dynamic nonprofit that provides relief to survivors of natural disasters. The position is full-time and is responsible for the overall management and strategic development of the program to ensure efficient and effective delivery of the projects.

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to International Recovery Manager
  • Roles reporting to position Project Manager, Operations Manager and Community Coordinator
  • The approximate number of reports 2-6

Essential Functions  

  • Responsible for the program as a whole.
  • Ensure the overall budget and timeline compliance of the program.
  • Recruit and manage an effective staff team to meet the specific needs of the communities affected by the disaster, in communication with the International Recovery/Response Manager and Director of International Response/Recovery.
  • Support the operations and project teams to deliver their specific operational and project targets within the approved time and budget constraints.
  • Manage a diverse staff team, volunteers and local staff and empower them to carry out their work effectively and efficiently.
  • Oversee the delivery of weekly and fortnightly reporting for all aspects of the program.
  • Continuously develop the strategic direction and scope of the program, in liaison with the  International Recovery/Response Manager.
  • With the support of the International Recovery Manager, Project Manager and Operations Manager, develop, implement, and review the program’s Emergency and Evacuation Procedures, and Health, Safety, and Security protocol.
  • Attend Cluster and Working Group Meetings where appropriate and communicate any pertinent information to the International Recovery Manager.
  • Support training and skills development for staff and volunteers. Provide ongoing support to Project Manager in the implementation of Site Supervisor (Trainee) training matrix.
  • Oversee and support the Community Coordinator in developing the scope of community engagement and renewal projects.
  • Developing an overall budget for the program, including financial forecasting
  • Reconciling operational and project budgets to meet approved overall program budgets
  • We understand vaccination is the best way to protect our beneficiaries, community members, staff and volunteers, therefore we require all of our on program staff members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To be considered for this position you must be fully vaccinated.  Subject to applicable guidance, the term fully vaccinated currently refers to when an individual has received either a single-shot vaccine or both doses of a two-shot vaccine, and two weeks have elapsed since the final dose.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Financial Responsibilities 

  • Is this position responsible for the operating budget of the associated department? Yes
  • Does this position have any other financial responsibilities? Yes

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Education  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training and experience in a relevant field.
  • Special Competencies/Certifications  Must be able to secure and maintain appropriate visas. Excellent written and oral communication skills and confidence working with Google Suite, Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel. The applicant needs to be well organized and have a flexible approach to managing multiple tasks and prioritizing them appropriately. Outstanding leadership and delegation skills. Able to manage a large workload and perform in a fast-paced environment. Must have a sophisticated and developed management style. The familiarity of international humanitarian standards including Sphere and HAP.
  • Related Experience A minimum of two years experience working in a disaster response context, preferably with AHAH. At least one year of experience in a role with project management responsibilities, including budget tracking and reporting. At least two years of management experience in a professional setting. The individual is able to manage a large workload and perform in a fast-paced environment. International travel experience, preferably in developing countries, is preferred.
  • Work Environment/Conditions  Communal living environment. High-stress situations.

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