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Associate Director, Strategy and Business Planning

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need.

Habitat for Humanity has an Operational Headquarters in Americus, Georgia and an Administrative Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a global, non-profit ministry where our employees build futures and lives.

Job Description

As a key member of our Asia/Pacific (AP) Area Office (AO), you will shape the direction of Habitat in the region by working directly with the leadership of National Organizations (NOs), Boards, and the AP AO staff to provide leadership, coordination and facilitation to the area through formulating and developing the NO strategic plans, monitoring the strategic alignment, and partnering with the NOs to provide business planning and organizational performance monitoring.  You will work with a dedicated and excited regional staff that recognize not only the great needs in the region for adequate housing but also the enormous opportunity Habitat has to affect real change in the region. 


As the Associate Director of Strategy and Business Planning, you will manage and lead various cross department task force groups focused on AO and NO strategy development, business planning, and organizational performance monitoring.  You are a ‘wordsmith’, able to effectively communicate with individuals, carefully exacting the intended combination of actions and words to elicit the desired effect on individuals and groups alike.  You are a natural at team building and understand the subtleties of persuasion and influence to achieve an intended outcome.


Habitat for Humanity International is in a growth pattern, continuing to expand our programs and families served annually.  We need someone with the unique ability to think globally/regionally and look at the large-scale, strategic issues to effectively communicate strategy choices and management processes.  You will report to the Sr. Director, AP Operations and will be based out of our Manila, Philippines office. 





1.     Support the Area Management Team (AMT) in developing and strengthening the strategic growth plan and priorities for the Asia-Pacific area


2.     Work closely with the Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) HQ’s and the AO departments to  design and coordinate an Area Implementation Plan (AIP) and annual business planning process and framework that enables clear and measurable area and departmental objectives that support HFHI area and global strategic priorities and initiatives.


3.     Develop processes, frameworks and tools that support NO’s in business modeling and planning; develop annual operating plans that demonstrate alignment with and achieve implementation of national level strategic plans.


4.     Coordinate a quarterly business review process to review progress of regional AIPs and business plan implementations.


5.     Assess and advise the AMT on the strategic priority of initiatives originating from HFHI as they affect AO and NO planning, human and budgetary resources and operations.



Job Requirements

*Bachelor's degree (economics, business administration, public administration, international development or related field helpful)

*5+ years of work experience in a combination of the following areas: small business management, business start-ups, consulting and cross functional management in a developing country context.  

*Experience developing, aligning and operationalizing strategic plans.

*Excellent communication ability in both written/spoken English, ability to effectively express ideas, thoughts, and concepts clearly and effectively in writing.

*Excellent project management skills.




*MBA or graduate degree in a management, technical or development a plus

*Demonstrated experience in Asia
*Experience with UNV, VSO or PeaceCorps preferred.

*Strong knowledge and understanding of humanitarian industry (relief, development, and advocacy), including how INGOs operate in the global, regional and local contexts


Candidates: please submit your resume and cover letter as ONE SAVED DOCUMENT in our online system.


HFHI is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Job Details

Job Title Modifier: Asia/Pacific
Job Type: Full-Time
Posting Id: 57 724
City: Manila
Country: Philippines
Requisition Category: International
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