Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking a talented professional for the role of an Government Relations, and Advocacy for Housing and Urban Policies Senior Manager.
Key Responsibilities :
LAC Government Relations, and Advocacy for Housing and Urban Policies Leadership (25%)
The Government Relations, and Advocacy for Housing and Urban Policies Senior Manager establish, and maintain fruitful relationships with governments and public agencies leaders, decision makers, officials and key stakeholders to advise, and collaborate on policy needs, strategies, programs and projects that reduce barriers, and generate incentives to key social, private, and systems actors, ensuring that the most vulnerable population are positively impacted, gender criteria considered, capacities developed, and resources mobilized at scale.
Influence and support agreements negotiations and the implementation strategy of international and regional frameworks (NUA, SDG, Paris Agreement, Sendai, among others).
Contribute to global agreements negotiations ensuring LAC local, sub-regional, and regional contexts and challenges are considered.
Lead sector representation related to duties and responsibilities, organizing workshops, networking events, with multi-stakeholders in coordination with Strategic Partnerships Director.
Proactive and demand driven advise / support to governments and other stakeholders on policy formulation, implementation, monitoring;
data production in coordination with the other SMES by using scalable and replicable innovative tools, methodologies and technologies, such as : the Global Housing Policy Tool (GHI), establishing roadmaps and advances towards the international and regional frameworks (NUA, SDG, Paris Agreement, Sendai, among others;
ii) the Territorial Information Management System Platform for data generation, rapid assessments of conditions on the ground, for a better understanding of the policy and institutional environment.
Policy and programmatic advocacy development and structuring, fund raising (25%)
Lead, and manage program development and structuring that addresses evidence-based policy, advocacy, and governments relations that enables housing and urban intervention models, systems, practices and policy tools to emerge, evolve, catalyze, grow, which may consider among others :
Identification of funding opportunities in collaboration with the Resource Development and FOI teams for evidence-based policy, advocacy, and governments relations programs and campaigns.
Coordinate with MEAL team monitoring and evaluation.
Project Management and Implementation (20%)
Develop and design projects proposal in coordination with the others Subject Matters Experts (SMES).
Advice, coordinate, or lead advocacy projects ensuring successful, timely and effective delivery of results and compliance with donor requirements.
Engage SME’s to collaborate in accordance to project commitments and along the project cycle (such as disasters response and risk reduction, land, WASH, finance, housing markets systems, urban programs, technology solutions, MEAL, etc.);
Support and facilitate recruitment of key staff for project implementation.
Liaise with partners local, regional, and international partners.
Contribute with the government relation, advocacy, and policy expertise when needed and required in the formulation and structuring of programs and projects;
ensuring that the adequate approaches, strategies, quality, and resources are considered.
Policy Research, Learning, Knowledge Management, Capacity Building (15%)
Create, share, validate with internal HFHI areas, as well key stakeholders a policy action-research and learning agenda.
Identify and analyze policy trends, as well as, political, social, demographic, economic, institutional, landscapes, their interrelations and impact on housing and urban sectors;
generating ideas, models, innovative proposals to influence, and advise governments and public institutions.
Engage multi-stakeholders (governments, universities, study centers, international agencies, multi-laterals, private sector) for policy assessments research monitoring knowledge management capacity building.
Supervise and provide technical support to NOs in complying with those Standards of Excellence more connected to government relations, evidence-based advocacy, and policy for housing and urban policies.
Contextualize HPHI’s public policy positions to Latin American environments.
Provide HFH NOs, and partners with methods, process, guidelines or a set of best practices on evidence-based advocacy, government relations, housing, and urban policies.
Document, disseminate, and communicate insights, findings, and implications of assessments, research in coordination with Strategic Alliances through different mechanisms (e.
g. webinars, laboratories, online forums, communities of practice, social media; etc.);
Internal and External Liaison and Coordination and Outreach (15%) :
LAC HFH representation through regional and sub-regional coalitions, and platforms for Evidence-based Advocacy and Governments Relations for Housing and Urban Policies.
Identify, and keep track of relevant policy leaders, and their messages, key policies papers and research.
Establish working relations with the respective LAC Subject Matters Experts (SME) in the AO, develop clear programmatic connections entry points with WASH, DRRR, Technology Solutions, Land and Urban Programs, Market
Systems Development, Communications, RRD that can be linked to policy, advocacy and governments relations, building alignments for strategic relationships with key external actors.
Act as a strategic regional focal point for government relations, and advocacy for housing and urban policies connecting NOs, the Global Funding network offices, the Global FOI team and the Global Urban Community of Practice, the Global Government Relations, Advocacy, and Policy network for mutual support to successfully deliver of duties and responsibilities.
Master’s degree in Architecture, Economics, Law, Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, others, with specialization in public policy, advocacy, urban management.
15 years in leadership and strategic positions at CSO, and public sector, with sound working knowledge on policies, advocacy, government relations on adequate housing, inclusive housing market systems, resilient cities, sustainable planning and urbanization, good urban governance.
Fully bilingual English - Spanish.
Knowledge and experience in countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
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.