Area Vice President - Asia Pacific

Habitat for Humanity International
  • Location
    Manila, Philippines
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Feb 02

Position description

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking a sophisticated leader to grow our impact and influence in partnership with our 17 country programs throughout the Asia Pacific region. The right fit for this vital role possesses a blend of strategic and operational expertise along with experience partnering with fundraising teams to grow income. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Area Vice President - Asia Pacific provides oversight and direction to Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) programs in the Asia and the Pacific Area (AP) with the aim of providing decent, safe, and affordable housing for families around the world.

This essential leadership role helps drive the next phase of Habitat’s strategy and programming in order to reduce the number of families lacking adequate housing within AP. To this aim, we are seeking a senior leader who will lead Habitat’s efforts in the AP region to deepen our impact, increase our influence, grow our resources, leverage innovation and maximize organizational effectiveness. This person is a key member of HFHI’s Operations Leadership Team and the Senior Leadership Team.
Learn more about our work in the AP region here:

This position is based at our AP Area Office located in Manila, Philippines. 

The application deadline for the position is 16 February 2024.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the AP region:
    • Overall responsibility and accountability for leadership, in partnership with National Boards, for Habitat’s strategy and operations in AP.
    • Develop and guide, in consultation with key stakeholders, the implementation of the AP Strategic Framework and key change components.
    • Supervise HFHI Directors for the AP area including Program, Resource and Development, Finance and Administration, Human Resources and Learning & Organizational Development, Communications, Legal, Safety & Security and Safeguarding.
    • Facilitate and nurture relationships with National Organizations and key partners.
    • Generate financial resources for HFHI’s operations in the region.
  • Develop and cultivate strategic partnerships and funding relationships with external organizations and individuals including international government agencies, corporations, foundations, etc.
  • Ensure cross-functional collaboration with globalized teams, particularly the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, to strategically scale impact and influence in the region. Serve as a housing advocate in the region. Host and participate in key forums and conversations to promote policies, funding, and actions to promote decent housing for all.
  • Serve as the primary focal point for National Office Boards and regularly liaise with Board chairs to collaborate and strengthen shared accountability.
  • Together with other Area Vice Presidents and the HFHI Senior Leadership Team, participate in the development and refinement of the global program strategy. Apply and, where necessary, contextualize, global program strategy to the AP Area.
  • Provide leadership to operationalize the regional framework and own accountability for the annual operational plan.
  • Similarly, together with other Area Vice Presidents and the HFHI Senior Leadership Team, participate in developing, monitoring and updating the HFHI strategic plan. Implement the HFHI strategic plan in AP area and develop operational plans in an appropriate manner for the area.
  • Pay regular visits to the National Organizations and/or attend events/meetings for the purpose of networking and identifying issues and concerns.
  • Facilitate and ensure cross-functional collaboration and interaction of area staff with other HFHI units and departments.
  • Provide leadership and stewardship that supports HFHI’s Christian faith and values through active servant leadership, motivating Area Habitat staff members, serving partner families, and encouraging volunteers to follow the mission and vision of HFHI.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in the AP region.
  • 15+ years of program management or international development experience required.
  • Minimum 5 years in management capacity, at Executive or Senior Management level.
  • Experience leading teams and organizational change.
  • Demonstrate an ability to manage a wide range of issues. Proven track record as a general manager at Executive/Senior Management level.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of social, political, cultural, and economic issues in the AP region.
  • Active support of HFHI values and commitments:
    • 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 particular 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.

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