Director – Central & Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States

Nadacia Habitat for Humanity International

Place of work
Zochova 6-8, Bratislava
Contract type
Start date
Wage (gross)
6 180 EUR/month

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking a talented professional for the role of a Director – Central & Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States (CCE/CIS). The incumbent will be responsible for building and operating Habitat’s strategy in this geography. In this capacity, the candidate will need to guide the overall vision for the sub-region and its growth in the region as we shift the working relationships with National Organizations and build a stronger brand regionally. The director and team will serve as the managing body for our operations across this market including national organizations and partners.

The function of the director and team is to augment capacity in National Organizations by:
*Driving the development and implementation of a regional strategy for impact and growth.
*Coordinating and building stronger networks and brand recognition among local governments, partner organizations and institutional donors in the region.
*Developing deployable capacity to support better business development and program design at a national level.
*Developing deployable capacity for project-based operations, to help National Organizations surge when launching new programs.
The Regional Team is a critical feature of the operating model driving Habitat’s Global Impact 2025 initiative.

*Develop and drive a regional strategy for expanding Habitat’s impact in collaboration with national programs, global technical advisors, global fundraising and EMEA Area leadership.
*Develop and grow relationships with institutional donors operating in the region.
*Contribute to the overall leadership and management of Habitat’s operations in EMEA as a member of the Area Leadership Team.
*Manage relationships with and build capacity in local Boards of Directors and Habitat entities.
*Build and manage a team of professionals in line with GI2025.
*Cross-functional supervision of staff reporting to global teams but co-located within the CEE/CIS team.
*General leadership and representation of Habitat’s brand in CEE/CIS.
*To oversee the grants implemented by Nadacia HFHI.
*Identify and escalate potential organizational risks, driving the ERM agenda in CEE/CIS countries.
*Support resource development efforts: support strategic thinking to develop fundable projects (Corporate and Global FOI) both in-country and region wide, support acquisition and donor stewardship through multiple means - monitor existing development plans.
*Represent HFHI’s business development interests at relevant meetings, events, and within development partner – specific peer networks.
*Financial Management Skills.
*Qualitative and Quantitative analytic skills.
*Good knowledge of the European cultural, social and political environment/context.
*Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Employee perks, benefits

We have a benefits package that invests in our employee’s long-term personal and professional growth and well-being. Here’s a sample of what that includes:

*Work-Life balance: 40 hours a week with Alternative Working Schedule providing some degree of flexibility on how long, where, and when you work.
*Meal vouchers: 5 € per day fully compensated by the employer.
*Education, training and tuition assistance: Training and professional development in the field is offered.
*Opportunity to work for an International NGO contributing to eliminating poverty around the world and work in international development.
*And much more!

Information about the selection process

Interested candidates should submit their CV and cover letter via our career site at:

DEADLINE: Closing date for applications is 31 July 2020.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Educational Specialization

International Development, Policy, Urban Planning, or related field

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Personality requirements and skills

*Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred in International Development, Policy, Urban Planning, or related
*5 to 10 years of management experience.
*Experience with institutional donors including USAID, European Commission and DFID including a proven
record of both winning and executing projects.
*Regional experience within CEE/CIS.
*Management of teams and experience operating in a matrix structure.
*Fluency in English.
*Ability to travel up to 30%-40%.

Active support of HFHI Values:
- 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.


Brief description of the company

Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is a global, Christian-based nonprofit organization that grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Habitat for Humanity seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values.

HFHI is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

We invite you to visit our website to learn more about us and how we work.

Number of employees

25-49 employees

Company address

Nadacia Habitat for Humanity International
Zochova 6-8
811 03 Bratislava


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ID: 3931205  Dátum zverejnenia: 30.6.2020  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 6 180 EUR/month