HFHI / International Partners Program
A program of Habitat for Humanity, the International Partners Program places pro-bono advisors around the world to support the Habitat mission. These International Partners (IPs) consult, train, and guide local leaders in other countries. IPs may assist with developing new programs, planning special events or the administration of programs. Their roles may include resource developer, trainer, national coordinator, finance associate or affiliate developer.
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Applicants must be able to make a three-year commitment to Habitat's work abroad. Candidates may be single or married, with or without children.
Related work experience is a qualification for IP positions and may include areas such as training, management, business administration, community development or organizing, program development, financial or project management. A second language and international experience are preferred, and required for some positions.
A monthly stipend is provided as well as modest housing, health insurance, vacations, a pension plan, re-entry escrow and an educational allowance for dependent children. Habitat also provides travel to the field assignment and return upon completion.
Web Site: www.habitat.org/IP
Registration / Application
Application is by letter to Habitat for Humanity International. Refer to the Habitat web site.
History: Incorporated in 1977 as a not-for-profit organization.
Total USAID Funding: $300,360 (1999)
Matching Grant Program: $300,360
HFHI / International Partners Program currently has projects in 54 countries in 10 Regions (Africa: 12, Asia: 4, Australia-Oceania: 3, Central America: 6, Caribbean: 7, Eastern Europe: 7, North America: 2, South America: 6, Southeast Asia: 6, Western Europe: 1)