TITLE: Program Coordinator
LOCATION: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
START DATE: Immediate
Architecture for Humanity has established an office of approximately 30 professionals and 6 support staff in Port au Prince, Haiti, following the devastating 2010 earthquake. Our design professionals are working on designing and building both schools and small businesses, working on mapping, planning and community development initiatives, as well as conducting a wide variety of training and outreach services.
This position will enable you to lead and contribute to these design efforts and overall program strategy. The candidate will be required to liaise with partner NGOs and community partners, as well as clients and contractors.
The successful applicant will report to the Haiti Regional Program Manager and Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Studio Director as required. The duties and responsibilities are as follows:
- Manage all aspects of Architecture for Humanity Architecture or Planning Studio services and personnel
- Develop and maintain partnerships with community groups and other partners
- Learn, understand and implement local regulations and by-laws as required
- Liaise with local Haitian agencies and the Government of Haiti and other NGOs on the ground
- Provide necessary oversight and architectural, urban planning or construction expertise to Architecture for Humanity projects in Haiti as required
- Engage the community, funding partner and clients at all stages of the planning process or as agreed upon
- Oversee and provide mentorship to junior staff
- Develop design documents
- Review submittal drawings
- Manage and support design advocacy programs
- Assist Haiti program managers, as required, with research, documentation and preparation of research or reports
- Identify and work with local architects, engineers, consultants and programmatic staff, increase in-country professional capacity through training and assistance
- Recruit pro bono design support and staffing
- Match clients with qualified design professionals
- Establish, monitor and update project budgets
- Issue timely project reports as required by the program
- Administer design grants
- Manage design fellowships, and personnel contracts
- Monitor and review project reports and submittals provided by grantees and others
- Review and approve monthly payments and invoices
- Conduct site visits as necessary
- Post and manage project information on the Open Architecture Network and
provide support to designers and other users on the network to provide progress
reports and updates
- Update contacts on Salesforce and other internal contact CRM systems and/or email
- Alert management to issues that may impact the project budget and or schedule, or
of any other issues or incidents that need further attention, including personnel or
- Work diplomatically with all partners and keep partners informed of the progress of the project on a regular basis.
- Represent the best interests of Architecture for Humanity and its funders.
- Other tasks and duties as reasonably requested or required for the smooth management
of Architecture for Humanity’s projects and the fulfillment of its charitable mission.
Requirements of the position are:
- Be a licensed architect, urban planner or engineer in your country of origin or residence.
- Have a minimum of 7-10 years of experience in the professional practice of architecture, urban planning or construction covering all phases of design and construction.
- Have significant supervisory experience
- Prior experience working in developing countries
- Prior experience working in disaster zones and with vulnerable and displaced populations
- In situ experience with government agencies and foreign aid agencies
- Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office.
- A range of demonstrated ability from state level diplomacy to grassroots participatory design
- Knowledge of English, French and Haitian Creole
- A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards, a diverse workplace, and adaptability
- Have a valid passport and be able to freely travel to and from Haiti.
- International travel live/work/experience is desired but not required.
- Must be comfortable speaking on behalf of Architecture for Humanity and its funders to the media and at other public events.
The candidate will live and work in Port-au-Prince, Haiti for a minimum of 12 months. Travel within Haiti is expected.
Each year 10,000 people directly benefit from structures designed by Architecture for Humanity. Our advocacy, training and outreach programs impact an additional 50,000 people annually. We channel the resources of the global funding community to meaningful projects that make a difference locally. From conception to completion, we manage all aspects of the design and construction process. Our clients include community groups, aid organizations, housing developers, government agencies, corporate divisions, and foundations.
Design is important to every aspect of our lives. It informs the places in which we live, work, learn, heal and gather. We engage all stakeholders in the design process. We believe our clients are designers in their own right.
For more information about the Architecture for Humanity and the Haiti Rebuilding Center, visit:
If interested, email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please include Haiti Program Coordinator in the subject line.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin. We participate in E-Verify.