Location: Thailand (Bangkok)
Closing date: 13 Apr 2008
Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Regional Programs, the Regional Program Manager manages Habitat for Humanity International’s relationship with the National Habitat organizations in the Region. The Regional Program Manager is expected to influence and advise National governing body members and staff and to coordinate program support available through Habitat for Humanity International. The Regional Program Manager will travel at least 30% of the time.

Duties/Area of Responsibility:

Program Support and Coordination:

- Coordinates HFHI support of National Organisations by international staff, officers and program specialists. Coordination includes developing and directing specific program interventions and activities by HFHI program support staff and following-up to see that the best use of expertise and time has been made.
- Encourages members of National governing bodies and staff to implement Habitat program initiatives and innovations and to take advantage of HFHI support for : Church Relations, Youth Programs, Appropriate Construction Technology, Finance, Global Village, Program Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation, and Training.

- Provides National Organisation board development support, including strategic planning, organizational development, and other board fiduciary and program oversight responsibilities.
- Monitor National Organisation compliance with HFHI policies and agreements. Policies include those affecting best practices in governance and HFHI Standards of Excellence and National Organisation requirements. Agreements include the Covenant, National Organisation Agreement and annual Memorandum of Understanding.
- In the vent of non-compliance the Regional Program Manager works with the National Board of Directors or other governing body to develop remedial plans, monitors implementation and recommends disaffiliation if the remedial plans are not successful.


- Monitors HFHI’s transfer budget for National Organisations.
- Review all grant applications directed to HFHI’s Area Office.
- Approves proposals which meet current policy standards for amounts not exceeding limits set in HFHI grant approval guidelines; recommends proposals for higher amounts to the Director Regional Programs.
- Recommends requests for National Organisation support funding or for any special purposes, directing recommendations to the Director Regional Programs.

Resource Development:

- Assist members of National governing bodies and staff in the development of resource development plans: advising on plans, recommending partnerships, encouraging the development of grant proposals, placing skills, and recommending strategies that will assist National Organisations to move toward sustainability.
- Actively develops partnership and resource development opportunities, and manages HFHI’s donor relations with regional partner organizations – corporations, churches, INGOs, bi-lateral and multi-lateral aid agencies and supra national organizations – to source financial and other support for Habitat programs.
- Draw on the support of the Director of Resource Development and other HFHI specialists as required.

Personnel Development:

- Supports and evaluates HFHI direct reports and works with National Organisation staff to assist the organization in selecting and training staff who can contribute to organization objectives.

Report Management:

- Works with Area Office Finance and Administration Staff and HFHI’s Finance Consultants to monitor compliance with HFHI’s reporting requirements.

Skills, Experience and Education requirements:

- Degree in related field such as International Development or International Relations or Social Work required
- Master degree preferred
- At least 7 years of international experience
- At least 5 years of management experience with HFHI or other INGOs.
- Experience working on or with boards of non-profit organizations
- Experience in partnership or resource development working with foundations or aid agencies
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Local language skill preferred
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Advanced skills in the use of spreadsheets, word-processing programs and the internet
- Cross cultural management skills
- Familiarity with construction technology preferred
Vacancies Contact
E-mail: AP_HR@habitat.org