Habitat for Humanity International Disaster Risk Reduction and Response department seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA for project development!

Estab­lished in 1999, the Dis­as­ter Risk Reduc­tion and Response depart­ment works to build the capac­i­ty of the glob­al Habi­tat com­mu­ni­ty in the areas of dis­as­ter mit­i­ga­tion, pre­pared­ness and recov­ery through edu­ca­tion, train­ing, pro­gram con­sul­ta­tion and resource devel­op­ment. The mis­sion of Habi­tat for Human­i­ty International’s Dis­as­ter Risk Reduc­tion and Response depart­ment is to devel­op inno­v­a­tive hous­ing and shel­ter assis­tance mod­els that gen­er­ate sus­tain­able inter­ven­tions for peo­ple vul­ner­a­ble to or affect­ed by dis­as­ters or con­flicts.

Dur­ing a year of ser­vice with us, Ameri­Corps mem­bers will gain insight into the inner work­ings of a non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tion and gain hands-on expe­ri­ence in lead­er­ship, train­ing devel­op­ment and vol­un­teer man­age­ment. This Ameri­Corps mem­ber will serve at Habitat’s admin­is­tra­tive head­quar­ters in down­town Atlanta, Geor­gia. For more infor­ma­tion about the Dis­as­ter Risk Reduc­tion and Response depart­ment, please vis­it our web­site.

Project devel­op­ment

As a project devel­op­ment VISTA with our Dis­as­ter Risk Reduc­tion and Response depart­ment, you will work towards the fol­low­ing goals:Support Habi­tat for Human­i­ty Inter­na­tion­al in the devel­op­ment of a vir­tu­al Cen­ter for Dis­as­ter Resilience.
Sup­port the Dis­as­ter Risk Reduc­tion and Response depart­ment in devel­op­ing train­ing mate­ri­als and rolling them out to local Habi­tat affil­i­ates through a com­bi­na­tion of face-to-face and vir­tu­al train­ings as part of a long-term Dis­as­ter Risk Reduc­tion and Response capac­i­ty build­ing.
Build capac­i­ty of the Dis­as­ter Corps vol­un­teer pro­gram, which serves as a valu­able deliv­ery mech­a­nism for Dis­as­ter Risk Reduc­tion and Response affil­i­ate sup­port at the com­mu­ni­ty lev­el. This project will be sup­port­ed with addi­tion­al resources com­ing from Dis­as­ter Corps vol­un­teers, Habi­tat affil­i­ates and state sup­port orga­ni­za­tions, as well as the U.S. office. Also, the project respon­si­bil­i­ties will tran­si­tion to exist­ing staff and vol­un­teers once the member’s term has end­ed.
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