Specialist, Disaster Risk Reduction and Responses (DR3) - Manila

Long-term contract
Localisation Manila, Philippines
No remote
5 yrs of exp.
Posted on 06-19-2024

Habitat for Humanity International

Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home.

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The Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Philippines is currently looking for an experienced individual for the role of Disaster Risk Reduction and Responses (DR3) Specialist. This role will report to both Asia Pacific (AP) Office and HFH Philippines. This role will be responsible to support the capacity building and integrate disaster risk reduction, disaster response, preparedness, mitigation, and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) measures, as appropriate to the context of Branch and National Organizations (NOs).

This position will be based in Metro Manila, Philippines. Candidates must be currently eligible to work in the country without sponsorship. The successful candidate will be offered a fixed-term contract, and subject for renewal subject to availability of funds.


Minimum Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in development related studies with relevant training or graduate studies in the relevant field
  • Years of Related Experience:
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of direct experience in managing Humanitarian emergency response, preparedness and DRR initiatives in the AP region
  • Must have been deployed in at least 2 emergencies and or must have had experience working in hardship areas
  • Direct work experience in community development projects


  • Effective communication and coordination skills
  • Demonstrated experience in providing training and development of training materials
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-cultural communication skills and ability to work with other cultures and nationalities
  • Ability to work independently; and interdependently within a team, and with other HFH entities or partners
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Ready and willing to be deployed in humanitarian response as needed


  • Experience in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating an interdisciplinary emergency response
  • Experience in knowledge management
  • Experience in developing DRÂł framework that is appropriate to the context of Asia Pacific region
  • Experience in writing project proposals, design, and management, including budgets – aligned with the requirements of the donors
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization is preferred
  • Knowledge on cash voucher assistance (CVA) preferred
  • International experience in managing emergency response/preparedness initiatives

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