HEA Manager - WVI Haiti & Dominican Republic

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years


Under the supervision of the Head of Operations, the HEA Manager (plays a critical leadership role to ensure that the World Vision Haiti/DR is equipped to prepare for and respond to humanitarian emergencies and Protracted Humanitarian Emergencies) will be responsible for ensuring the implementation of DRM activities and strategy (HEA) in compliance with World Vision Haiti & DR’s norms and standards in accordance with the HEA regional policy, they have also have to observe they the National Civil Defense Policies to maintain the alignment with those official frameworks. He/she must promote a prevention-based responsive culture through data collection and analysis, partnership with state structures and the church, and a strong commitment of youth through schools, community structures through GACs.

Keys Performance Indicators

Strategic Planning and Leadership:

Provide leadership to the department, through the setting of strategic priorities and the choice of key indicators able to guarantee projects and programs achievement in compliance with WVI standards.

Position World Vision as a leading humanitarian agency, overseeing WV’s relations and engagement with UN OCHA and engaging regularly with sector peers.

In collaboration with the Security and Fleet departments, ensure that all security measures are taken into account in the planning and implementation (before, during and after) of response activities and all HEA programs.

Advise the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) on technical/strategic decisions to be made during various emergency situations and act as a spokesperson for the National Office.

Manage the HEA team and ensure projects and programs implementation (including CAT II and CAT III responses) in an effective manner and in coordination with the National Leadership and the LACRO Regional Office.

Project and Program Management

Provide leadership for response programs in compliance with quality standards, and by making the following tools available: needs assessment, security assessment, implementation plans, project design and development plans, exit strategy and transition to development program, timely reporting to donors and Support Offices, pre-positioning for future response.

Train WV Haiti & DR staff in disaster risk management, support field team in setting up mitigation, response and networking structures with government structures and key partners.

Build and monitor WV’s Disaster Management capabilities at bi national level in support to the Programs at the field level.

In coordination with GAMs National Teams, provide technical input to the design and final review of all project proposals and concept notes prior to their submission to donors.

Ensure effective and efficient leadership in project management through effective communication, regular monitoring visits to strengthen the capacity of field teams, review implementation, compliance with deadlines and achievement of defined indicators.

Provide program oversight, ensuring compliance with reporting standards, international standards and the achievement of objectives.

Liaison and Networking

Coordinate good documentation and the sharing of good practices and lessons learned.

Provide direction on real-time learning events as part of humanitarian response timeline engagements

Work closely with DPC, the Ministry of Interior, Mayors and CASECs to ensure alignment of WV activities with government priorities, contribute to national vulnerability assessments, and develop sectoral response plans for Haiti & DR.

Maintain a close relationship with Support Offices, Regional Office, donors, Churches and communities in order to respond to requests in a timely manner, communicate challenges and prepare joint visits.

Represent and position World Vision before United Nations Agencies (UNICEF, WFP, OCHA) USAID, OFDA, EU, UNHCR) and international NGOs plus agencies by sharing our achievements, strategies, logistical capacity, and best practices.


  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in management, social sciences or related field or similar qualifications

  • Clearly express oneself in all the forms of writing.

  • Have good oral and written communication skills in English, Creole, French, (Spanish is a plus),

  • Ability to facilitate processes, lead teams and transfer knowledge.

  • Good computer and internet skills, especially word processing and spreadsheets.

  • Frequent visits to projects/programs. Provide well-developed field visit reports.

  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with emergency situations.

  • Have a rapid and adequate response capacity available in terms of timelines and standards

  • Compliance with child protection policies in all aspects of programming and work within the organization.

  • Able to work on a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.

  • Humanitarian and Disaster Risk Reduction studies and/or humanitarian leadership development

  • Have at least five years of large-scale experience in the management of humanitarian and emergency affairs

  • Experience in working with local governments and international donors

  • Bachelor’s degree in administration social sciences or a related field

  • Technical skills and experience in relevant area (e.g., programs, logistics, security. management, humanitarian, protection, Safeguarding, accountability, technical sectors [e.g., WASH, Education in Emergencies, Livelihoods].

  • Experience working with Sphere Standards, Code of Conduct, Humanitarian Charter, CHS. Children in Emergencies (preferably)

Preferred skills, knowledge and experience:

  1. Good knowledge of disaster management and development programs using an approach focused on empowering local structures.

  2. Risk management in humanitarian settings (both countries)

Work environment

Complete with travel and/or work environment declarations, if applicable.

The position requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to _30__% of thetime.

N.B.- The position is based in Port-au-Prince, it's a local position.