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Proposal Writer (Haiti Assistance Program (HAP))
American Red Cross
Location: Washington, DC
Last Date: August 28, 2011
Email: SeigniorH@usa.redcross.org (Reference:
American Red Cross
2025 E St, NW
Washington, DC 20006 USA
Terms of Reference
Haiti Assistance Program (HAP)
Integrated Program: PROPOSAL
Date posted: 28
American Red Cross (ARC) seeks an experienced proposal writer to lead the
development of a proposal outlining how ARC will implement a $128 million
permanent housing program in Haiti that is integrated with other program sectors
including livelihoods and economic recovery, water and sanitation,
community-based health and disaster risk reduction. The program proposes to
undertake community-based urban renewal of existing neighborhoods in Port au
Prince, which includes the repair and reconstruction of homes, along with
construction of new homes on green field sites in the greater Port-au-Prince
The January 12th earthquake, which struck the
Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and its surrounding areas, resulted in the
death of over 230,000 peopleand injured 300,000.
The destruction caused by the
earthquake has long-lasting implications for the well-being of the Haitian
population. Disaster survivors are living in a wide variety of informal
settlements (IDP camps) primarily in and around Port-au Prince. From an
earthquake recovery perspective, Haiti presents a complex and highly challenging scenario: extreme
extremely dense urban area,
weak government and institutions,
no money or other resources, and extremely
poor building construction. The needs for water, health services, safe homes
and livelihoods even before the earthquake were pressing and large-scale. Today,
some 2 million people still live within the earthquake affected area where
structural damage was moderate to heavy. More than one year after the earthquake
in Port-au-Prince, one of the most affected areas, there are still up to 1.2
million homeless and more than 600,000 living in over 1,000 congested tent
settlements located in the streets and open areas. In many cases, these
congested camps are close to the camp populationís neighborhoods of origin.
Meanwhile, camp evictions, lack of security, fear of the spread of cholera and
general living conditions in the camps have driven thousands of internally
displaced people (IDPs) to leave the camps to find alternate living conditions,
many of which include unsafe housing.
While relief efforts are now phasing out, early recovery and recovery plans are
To assist senior program staff in Haiti to write a proposal
outlining how the ARC will integrate and implement a $100M permanent housing
program - to move IDPs and earthquake victims into safer permanent housing in
Port au Prince Ė with additional support programming in water and sanitation,
livelihoods and economic recovery, community-based health and disaster risk
reduction. The program proposes to undertake community-based urban renewal of
existing neighborhoods, which includes the repair and reconstruction of homes,
along with construction of new homes on green field sites in the greater
Up to 42 days, including up to 21
days in Haiti
Responsible for drafting and completing a written proposal for the ARCís
Integrated Recovery Program in the greater Port-au-Prince metropolitan area.
Coordinate with the field Task Force consisting of senior field program staff
to develop and execute a work plan and timeline for completion of the
and compile the initial integrated program concept paper and comments, HAP
strategy, secondary data sources and information gathered from relative
departments to inform the Integrated Program proposal.
Conduct individual and team meetings with the field and NHQ sector staff
including: health, disaster risk reduction, shelter, water and sanitation,
livelihoods, monitoring and evaluation, information and reporting, and
Consult and engage with key national stakeholders, including the Haitian Red
Cross, to inform the development of the proposal and ensure appropriate
ownership and buy in.
Conduct group sessions with members of the Task Force (3 shelter delegates, 1
health delegate, 1 wat/san delegate, 1 livelihoods delegate, 1 disaster risk
reduction delegate, 1 information delegate, 1 monitoring and evaluation
delegate and 2 finance delegates) and other key staff.
with key staff over 3-week in-country assignment and post in-country as needed
(i.e. Task Force members, deputy country representative, other key staff).
and analyze relevant secondary data and assessments.
coordination with field senior management, consult with HAP Team and ARC
headquarter staff and advisors on issues and questions throughout the drafting
Incorporate feedback into draft
proposal and finalize the proposal and annexure following review by ARC field
and headquarter staff and external reviewers.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti (for up to
three weeks), then at ARC headquarters in Washington DR, potentially home base,
for the remainder of the time. Further travel to Haiti may be required.
Proposal Writer will report to the
Haiti Country Representative and work in close coordination with Haiti Task
Force (sector leads) and program staff.
Deliverables and Due Dates*:
Work plan and timeline
ARC Haiti Delegation and NHQ
to review within 3 days
1st Draft Proposal and
relevant annexure for field team review
ARC Haiti Delegation will
provide feedback within three days
Revised Draft Proposal and
relevant annexure for review by ARC headquarters
HAP team and Technical
Advisors at ARC headquarters will provide initial feedback within 10 days
Final Proposal and relevant
Feedback incorporated into
final version of proposal and supporting documents.
*Dates may be revised
The proposal writer will be
responsible for writing the proposal and incorporating feedback to develop a
The proposal writer will be
supported by the field Task Force, comprising program sector specialists in the
field and representatives of the M&E team, as well as technical advisors and the
HAP team at ARC headquarters.
August - 21 September in Haiti, followed by up to 21 additional days long
distance support to revise and edit the document based on feedback provided.
Additional travel to Haiti may be required.
Excellent English writing skills and experience leading proposal development,
including writing and editing the final proposal document
Demonstrated skills in program design required
Demonstrated experience developing and writing successful proposals, including
large scale complex multi-sector programs, preferably recovery programs in an
Experience in urban planning and designing urban/slum development programs
Experience working with and involving multiple stakeholders in proposal
Knowledge and understanding of current context in Haiti required
Well-developed workshop/meeting facilitation skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Fluency in French is an advantage
Please submit CVs and letters of expression of interest to:
Helen Seignior, Haiti
Assistance Program Manager
American Red Cross,
2025 E St, NW
Washington DC, 20006, USA
HAITICamp Coordination Camp Management Cluster,
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