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Disaster Response Director- Hurricane Matthew

Date Posted
19th October 2016
Consulting & Project Management, Humanitarian
Job Type
Port au Prince
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Saint Boniface Haiti Foundation seeks an individual to direct and coordinate the organization’s response to this disaster.

Job Description

Responsibilities will include representing SBHF at disaster-response forums, leading process to accessing disaster-related funds, forming organizational response plans, and overseeing implementation of targeted response programs.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Lead Disaster-Related Development Processes and Partnership Management (20%)

  • Within the scope of the position, represent SBHF during the entire disaster cycle at all formal disaster-response functions (ie cluster meetings, government forums, and donor logistics conferences)
  • Liaise with Haitian government leadership, MSPP, to ensure all SBHF activities are aligned with government strategy
  • Serve as Point-of-Contact for all disaster-response partnerships and steward partnership networking process to ensure effective collaboration
  • Lead SBHF through disaster relief funding process which includes securing Flash Appeal and CAP funding opportunities


Spearhead Response Strategic Planning (40%)

  • Serve as the key advisor to SBHF CEO and organizational leadership to formulate SBHF strategic response to Hurricane Matthew
  • Serves as SBHF’s thought leader on a local level with government as well as other agencies and organizations involved in disaster response.
  • Ensure SBHF activities are cooperatively coordinated with other actors and SBHF is productively interfacing with community leaders, corporations, businesses and government agencies
  • Ensure SBHF internal organizational framework is aligned to strategically meet disaster response needs
  • Participates in local planning, exercises and training, including exercises called by local partners (VOADs, EMAs and LEPCs)

Oversee Disaster-Response Program Implementation (40%)

  • Work with SBHF operations and clinical teams to ensure effective execution of disaster relief efforts
  • Ensure added relief programming is monitored for quality and effective implementation
  • Manage staff on various relief projects/programs
  • Implement reporting mechanisms in order to ensure timely and accurate reports are sent to donors and collaborators
  • Work with SBHF staff to ensure disaster relief activities are integrated seamlessly into organizational activities and constructive to existing efforts


  • Advanced clinical degree (ie MD, NP, MSN) or Masters Degree in relevant field
  • 5+ years of experience managing comprehensive disaster response efforts and/or experience working with the Haitian health system
  • Significant experience working with Haitian government (most notably MSPP), international disaster response organizations, as well as unilateral and multilateral donors
  • Advanced knowledge of the disaster response funding process and demonstrated ability to navigate disaster-specific funding opportunity networks
  • Fluent in oral and written English and French (knowledge of Haitian Creole is a plus)
  • Effective prioritization and time management skills during crisis response
  • Ability to solicit information from all staff and stakeholders, and logically and reasonably weave it into decision-making
  • Strong written, oral, and communications skills with the ability to clearly communicate strategies and activities between clinical, administrative, and leadership teams at SBHF
  • Willingness to live in rural Haiti and travel frequently

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