Operations Director Haiti

Operations Director Haiti : This position requires living in Fort Jacques, Haiti, at God’s Littlest Angels

The Operations Director (OD) is God’s Littlest Angels’ most senior leadership role in Haiti. The OD acts as the organization’s representative to local governments. The OD leads GLA’s strategy and operations in Haiti to fulfill the mission of “Providing exceptional neonatal care and a safe haven to the smallest, sickest, and most vulnerable children of Haiti.” The OD will serve our Haiti Campus overall direction, leading a high performing team, ensuring accountability for outcomes. A part of the USA team reporting directly to the Executive Director, making sure there is full alignment with the U.S. Board of Director’s approved strategy. The OD must be deeply comfortable with leading transformative change by example and through forward thinking in alignment with the organization’s vision, values, and Biblically based worldview.
This position reports directly to the executive director

Responsibilities

Organization Mission and Strategy: Collaborates with local government agencies to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.

  • Responsible for creation and implementation of strategic plan to ensure that GLA can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
  • Responsible for implementation of GLA’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of GLA’s image by being active and visible in the local community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
  • Serve as GLA’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s local constituents and the public.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance GLA’s Mission.
  • Ensure that the organization’s role in Haiti continuously evolves for maximum impact and relevance to the designated population group.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the executive director, providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all requested information and reports.

Human Resources

  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff to fill positions in Haiti.
  • Responsible for the supervision of the organization’s internal departments, allotting appropriate resources, ensuring appropriate records are kept, and setting target goals in accordance with organization’s objectives.
  • Responsible for department management/employee reviews, and when necessary, employee terminations.
  • Establish and adjust employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit in Haiti.

Organizational Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are effective.

  • Responsible for effective administration of GLA operations in Haiti.
  • Responsible for the continued maintenance, and overall function of all the organizations facilities and operational assets.
  • Responsible for the security of the organization’s staff, residents, visitors, while on location.
  • Responsible for the creation and implementation of policies that protect children, staff, visitors, and patient’s families while on location.
  • Responsible to enforcement of policies that protect visitors while in country for the benefit of the organization.
  • Must cultivate and ensure a safe and healthy environment for all staff and visitors.
  • Responsible for supervising and providing support to the GLA Homologue.
  • Responsible for supervising and providing support to the General Manager.
  • Must ensure that the organization’s operations meet all local government requirements.

Financial Performance and Viability: Develops and implements effective resource management to maximize mission impact and ensure good stewardship.

  • Responsible for accurate and timely annual plans and budgeting.
  • Create realistic phased budgets for all programs and departments
  • Ensure efficient and fully compliant financial management in the allocation/budgeting, disbursement, and accounting for all resources.
  • Ensure proper use of financial record systems in country as well as data quality to enable reporting and analysis.
  • Responsible for review and signing of all local notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
  • Oversee and deliver grant dispersant work on time with clear measurable impact and in full compliance with donor requirements and organizational policy.
Please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Becky Leib president@glahaiti.org

English as a Second Language Teacher
Pre-K through 6 Grade Levels

We are looking for an experienced ESL teacher to join our team in Haiti for a 12-month (minimum) commitment. You’ll organize classes for children ages 3-10 years old that include diverse activities and methods which cover all aspects of English language (speaking, writing, and comprehending). 

As a teacher in our on-location-school, you’ll create individualized educational plans based on each student’s needs and evaluate their progress through in class activities and assessments.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare classroom and course materials
  • Create a supportive and positive classroom environment 
  • Assign homework and exams
  • Grade students’ assessments
  • Create individualized plans for students with special requirements (e.g. learning disabilities)
  • Research new teaching methods for teaching English as a second language
  • Maintain records of student grades
  • Resolve crises in classroom
  • Inform care staff about student progress
  • Collaborate with educational and care staff to provide a positive learning experience to students

Requirements

  • Previous experience as an ESL teacher or similar role
  • Knowledge of various methods of teaching English to non-native speakers
  • Creative and Innovative
  • Great organizational and communication skills
  • A calm, flexible, and resilient personality
  • Ability to handle classroom crises
  • ESL or TESOL certification (preferred but not required)

If you love English and education and have a desire to help children develop the confidence to communicate clearly in English, we’d like to hear from you.

Please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Becky Leib president@glahaiti.org

 

Early Childhood Development Coordinator​

The primary responsibility of the Early Childhood Development Coordinator is to develop and support the implementation of activities and initiatives that are applicable and beneficial to the development of the toddlers and children residing at GLA both short and long term. This position reports directly to the executive director.

Responsibilities.

Promote and Support Children’s Development and Caregiver Engagement

  • Create and integrate individual and group child development activities in order to provide the most appropriate and comprehensive programs to children residing at GLA. 
  • Assess the physical health, well-being, growth and development of young children.
  • Identify student’s and children’s’ trauma induced needs and provide appropriate responses.
  • Monitor children’s progress adapting programs as necessary for their desired outcomes. 
  • Participate in the orientation, recruitment and selection of local staff and international volunteers.
  • Support the onboarding of new staff and volunteers by coordinating opportunities for staff to learn basic child psychology and foundational childhood development needs.
  • Provide leadership, motivate and encourage childcare volunteers and staff to perform their responsibilities effectively and efficiently.
  • Develop an effective team of childcare staff, encouraging team participation in problem solving and developing improved operational practices in the GLA children’s homes.
  • Report, update and maintain accurate and detailed records in an internal database system.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, training/development, psychology, or a related field. (Or a combination of equivalent experience and training).
  • Understanding of the impact and effect trauma has on all stages of development.
  • Possess flexibility, creativity, and ingenuity.
  • Problem-solving, strategic thinking, negotiation, and sounds judgment
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the practices and principles of Early Childhood Education, including curriculum, assessment, individualized learning, continuity of care, and teacher/caregiver/home visitor training and supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to and work effectively with individuals of diverse cultures, backgrounds, experiences, and abilities.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a team, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, receive and provide feedback, and manage dynamic interchanges in meetings.
  • Willingness to comply with the established agency and government performance standards.

If interested please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to  Becky Leib president@glahaiti.org

 

Maintenance Manager / Mechanic​

We are hiring a maintenance manager/mechanic to join our team in Haiti. This individual will inspect different equipment and perform any repairs or preventative maintenance when required. To do well in this role the individual should have previous experience in maintenance and diesel engine repair, be highly skilled with various hand and power tools, and be able to read blueprints and repair manuals.

 Responsibilities

  • Conduct routine inspections of premises and equipment.
  • Performing preventative maintenance.
  • Handle repairs and maintenance.
  • Oversee contractors when professional repairs are necessary.
  • Diagnose mechanical issues and correct them.
  • Repairing machines, equipment, or structures as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Ability and desire to work with a multicultural team.
  • Proven maintenance experience.
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with diesel engines.
  • Skilled in the use of hand and power tools.
  • Ability to take apart machines, equipment, or devices to remove and replace defective parts.
  • Ability to check blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs as necessary.
  • Experience with precision measuring instruments or electronic testing devices.
  • Experience performing routine maintenance.
  • Strong organizational and follow up skills.
  • Ability to maintain focus while working individually.
  • Strong time management skills.

If interested please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to  Becky Leib president@glahaiti.org

 

Creche/Orphanage Assistant

We are looking for a dynamic and detail oriented assistant who has the heart for children. God’s Littlest Angels is a Christian organization, and one of its main goals is to serve the children in Haiti. The creche assistant should have the willingness to serve our children. 

Responsibilities

  • Maintaining database 
  • Keep the parents visitation track list updated 
  • Keep track of the track list call for the parents incoming and outgoing calls
  • Gathering and updating information about the children
  • Assist and participate in creche activities
  • Coordinating schedules, arranging meetings and distributing memos and reports ensuring that everyone is in the know with Organizational news and information
  • Operating copy equipment, printers and other necessary equipment
  • Facilitating communication between families
  • Greeting and directing visitors, answering phone inquiries in a professional manner
  • Responsible for the Education Sponsorship Program 
  • Keeping photo board of children updated
  • Assist in keeping airport board up to date and accurate
  • Organize post placement reports
  • Assist in reunification program
  • Assist in Sponsorship activities

Requirements

  • Minimum education: bachelor degree
  • Speak and write English fluently
  • Resourcefulness and flexibility
  • Great organizational and communication skills
  • Time management and computer literacy skills
  • Ability and desire to work with a multicultural team
  • Problem-solving, strategic thinking and planning, and sound judgment

If interested please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to   gla-adoptions@glahaiti.org

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