Habitat for Humanity

Chief Executive Officer (Habitat for Humanity Philippines)

Habitat for Humanity

Job Description

  Reporting to the Board Chair of Habitat for Humanity Philippines, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the leadership and growth of the organization throughout the country through effective consultation on strategic and operational development as well as leading strategic coalitions and partnerships to secure increased and diversified funding.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

Negros Occidental Impact 2025 (NOI25) Leadership Coalition • Lead and drive the progress of the NOI25 Leadership Coalition; and ensure that the membership base of the coalition is committed to its mission.

• Facilitate the overall coalition strategy framework and ensure its alignment with the short-term and long-term goals of NOI25.

• Establish the presence of Habitat Philippines and the NOI Leadership Coalition in different levels of the Philippines government system and lead the advocacy and policy influence work of Habitat Philippines.

• Nurture and maintain strategic relationships with external actors at national, regional and global level to build Habitat for Humanity’s credibility and influence.

Vision and Planning • Develop and guide the vision and long-term goals of the National Organization (NO) in collaboration with the board of HFH Philippines.

• Ensure the integration NOI25 Leadership Coalition to the overall strategic direction of Habitat Philippines.

• Develop, submit, and secure approval of the Board of Trustees and HFHI for an annual business plan and budget.

Governance • Ensure organizational stability and sustainability by supporting the Board Chair in building a wise, skilled, committed, and balanced board of directors or other governing body. Collaborate in policy development and serve as liaison between the Board of Trustees and the NO’s staff and partners.

• Oversee sustainability through ensuring that potential risks are identified early, mitigation measures are recommended, and are appropriately communicated to the Board and Area Office.

People Management • Ensure that effective and equitable Human Resource systems are implemented; • Facilitate an effective Change Management process for a conducive environment of collaboration and accountability; Program Management and General Operations • Capitalize on opportunities to achieve program scale, stability, and sustainability growth goals.

• Ensure overall compliance of HFHP to HFH policies and standards, local rules and regulations, and donor requirements and reporting; • Ensure that key strategic initiatives receive full support in order to achieve the financial and programmatic targets of the organization Stewardship and Accountability • In consultation with the board and HFHI ensure the fiscal, legal and programmatic integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of the organization.

• Ensure program stability and the Security of capital by securing governmental registration and approval and/or negotiating binding partnership agreements.

Resource Development and Communication • Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of annual resource development initiatives • Diversify constituencies creatively, including students and youth, international visitors, and faith groups.

• Ensure institutional Fundraising efforts are aligned with HFHI best practice through close collaboration with the Global FOI team.


Education • Bachelor’s degree postgraduate degree preferred Work Experience • Twenty years relevant experience, at least 10 years as a Director" id="link" class="link">Country Director or Sr. Executive of a middle-size organization.

• Track record in stewardship, servant leadership, and strategic organizational management • Experience in leading and building a coalition of different public and private stakeholders.

• Track record in utilizing partnerships to mobilize resources from bilateral, multi-lateral institutions, foundations and the corporate sector.

• At least 10 years of experience in the Philippine housing sector; preferably has worked in or with both the public and private sectors; and have been exposed to both local and national governance; • Track record on advocacy initiatives Competencies and Skills • Excellent knowledge of the Philippine housing sector, including public investment policies, and overall Philippine development and humanitarian sector; • Experience and good knowledge of advocacy work; • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and public speaking skills; • High aptitude in multi stakeholder processes, negotiation, and learning; • Proficiency in the primary working language • Good Financial Management and accounting skills; • Familiarity with construction and appropriate construction technology required Active Support of HFHI Values
  • Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves
  • Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular
  • Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission
  • Safeguarding: HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.
  • Applicants may request a copy of the full position description by emailing rcuanico@habitat.org
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