In 2008, President Clinton issued a call to action to address the pressing challenges Haiti faced in the aftermath of four devastating hurricanes, resulting in the formation of the Haiti Action Network.
In response to the January 2010 earthquake, the network intensified its efforts toward long-term development in Haiti by addressing issues such as agriculture, cultural preservation, education, energy, enterprise development, health, and shelter, as well as water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).
Members of the Haiti Action Network (HAN) have made more than 120 Commitments to Action new, specific, and measurable plans to address key challenges in Haiti.
When fully funded and implemented, these commitments are valued at $500 million. Now in its 10th year, the Haiti Action Network has a significant focus on creating sustainable jobs and encouraging responsible and sustainable investment in the country.
The HAN meets quarterly in Port-au-Prince to discuss cross-sector coordination and workshop CGI Commitments to Action.
The Haiti Action Network Manager is responsible for the year-round management of the Action Network and its members. This includes relationship management for all current Action Network members, developing new Commitments to Action with members and providing support to ongoing commitments, leading all programming for quarterly Action Network meetings, elevating needs and resources across the Action Network, facilitating member engagement throughout the year, and recruiting new organizations to the Action Network as necessary.
1. Serve as the primary point of contact and Clinton Foundation liaison for the Action Network.
Serve as the primary POC at the Clinton Foundation for the Action Network Chair on all matters, ranging from administrative concerns, to event planning, to commitment development.
Work with the Action Network Chair to design, program, and execute quarterly Action Network meetings.
Coordinate HAN engagement and activities with the CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery.
Design and implement programming opportunities on cross-cutting topics that affect both the Haiti Action Network and the Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery.
2. Provide relationship management for all existing members of the Action Network, securing the robust engagement of organizations from the nonprofit, private, and government sectors :
Serve as the main content and logistical point of contact for all new and existing Action Network members.
Identify key organizations from the nonprofit, private, and government sectors to recruit to the Action Network.
Build, develop and nurture relationships with key partners in Haiti to align Action Network efforts with other initiatives.
3. Lead Action Network members in the development of Commitments to Action :
Identify the most important topics for the Action Network to address within each focus area
Identify and develop, with each member, opportunities to create new Commitments to Action, partner on existing projects, or workshop ongoing commitments.
Create, with Action Network members, additional opportunities to workshop commitments, raise priority issues, and identify new partners (outside of quarterly in-person meetings).
Identify ongoing opportunities for Action Network members to network, learn from each other, and share best practices.
Track and report the Key Performance Indicators for the Action Network.
Work closely with other Action Networks (in particular the Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery) to facilitate networking, learning, and joint partnerships across the broader Caribbean region.
4. Support the execution of at least four in-person Action Network meetings every year (quarterly basis) in Port-au-Prince :
Recommend, draft and develop the program and agenda for quarterly Action Network meetings, in collaboration with the Action Network Chair.
In coordination with partners in Haiti, support all aspects of event logistics.
Follow up and report on each event, including but not limited to identifying new members to recruit to the network, advancing specific programming ideas, and finalizing Commitments to Action.
1. Education (Minimum Needed and Type of Degree Needed) :
Minimum Required : Bachelor’s Degree. Preferred area of study in International Development, Policy, Sustainability, or other related fields;
Preferred : Advanced degree in related fields.
2. Work Experience (Minimum Needed) :
Minimum Required : 3-5 years of experience, including at least 2 years with the Caribbean region, general project / program management and / or international development.
Preferred : 1-2 years working in Haiti or the Caribbean.
3. Specialized Knowledge Needed for Performance of Job :
Must be familiar with key players and constituencies in Haiti and the broader Caribbean region, as well as current trends and future opportunities
Is familiar with current issues and historical context of the Caribbean region and / or long-term disaster recovery situations
Has knowledge of development issues from across nonprofit, for profit, and public-sector perspectives.
Must have experience in developing and managing relationships with diverse groups and individuals, with a preference for private sector and / or government officials.
Has experience with business plan development, grant-writing, project design, or other processes resembling Commitment to Action development
Has experience in meeting and event design and facilitation
4. Skills (e.g. Level of Judgment Required, Ability to Direct, Work Independently, Multi-Task, etc.) :
Very strong relationship management skills, and ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse sets of individuals in public, private, and non-profit sectors
Very strong project management skills, sound judgment, and ability to prioritize
Entrepreneurial spirit, with a flexibility to work with individuals with varying work styles
Demonstrated ability to acquire understanding and absorb new information rapidly
Self-driven and results-oriented, with a positive outlook
Ability to adapt and work in a very flexible, fluid, and evolving environment
Able to troubleshoot problems, come up with creative solutions, while also identifying issues which need to be escalated and critically assesses own performance
5. Special Skills (Technical or Advanced)
Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools required; knowledge of relational databases (CRMs) preferred.
6. Other (Communication Skills, Mechanical Aptitude, Math Skills, Learning Skills, or Other Specific Skills Required) :
Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to present complex program and technical information concisely and to a wide variety of stakeholders
Ability to lead and facilitate meetings
Demonstrated passion and dedication for clean energy, sustainability, disaster recovery, international development or social impact.
Fluency in French preferred; proficiency in Haitian Creole welcomed.
7. Additional Comments
Ability to work in a varying schedule including nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally, and work on multiple time zones, as necessary.
Ability to work remotely, given projects will be based in a number of different countries.
Physical and Other Requirements
Office Environment : Constant computer work requiring repetitive motion, prolonged sitting and sustained visual / mental demands.
Occasional lifting, bending, pulling, collating, and filing, some of which may be heavy (>
15 lbs.) and require use of carts.
Travel Environment : Occasional long-distance travel (sometimes to developing countries) which may require walking distances, lifting and carrying luggage and boxes (>
25 lbs.) or prolonged periods of sitting in tight quarters.
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