Habitat for Humanity India
Job Description
Position Name
Regional Director – HUB
Reports to
Sr. Director – Programs
Karjat / Chennai / Delhi
The HUB Staff
Works with
Senior Leadership Team
Program, technical team in APO
About Habitat:
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976
as a grassroots effort. The housing organization has since grown to become a leading global
non-profit working in more than 70 countries. In India since 1983, Habitat for Humanity has
supported more than 1.7 million people to build or improve a place they can call home. Through
financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help
families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for
themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit
Habitat’s long term strategic goal for 2015-2019 is to impact 5,00,000 individuals through affordable
shelter interventions Habitat through its network of partner organizations promote integrated
development aimed at impact, scale and sustainability.
Position Purpose
The Regional Director - HUB leads the program vertical in Habitat for Humanity India. S/he provides
the leadership in operationalizing the strategy plan for Habitat India through the HUB.
Key Responsibilities
Program creation, proposal, implementation and consolidation
Working closely with the fund raising team to provide technical inputs in building quality
funding proposals, leading the need analysis, negotiating terms with the prospective donors
where ever possible or guiding the local RD and program team
Clearly identify objectives and select the appropriate methodology that will produce the
results to address the need
Support in identifying risks and assumptions and structure the project to mitigate against
those risks.
Set up indicators that are valid, reliable, relevant, technically feasible, specific, culturally
sensitive and cost-effective coupled with the ability to monitor progress, based on indicators
and produce timely, reliable reports.
Plan for storage and distribution of project information to staff and key stakeholders for
continuous improvement as well as follow-up.
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Support RD to project diverse, holistic programs to donors and in providing technical and
program delivery concepts/plans.
Technical Support
Participate in national level evaluations and facilitate regular implementation of partner
program evaluations. The procedures for program monitoring and evaluation address both
the effective use of inputs and the effectiveness of outputs.
Building/Construction-To carry out a study on all aspects of building and housing
construction and assist Habitat Staff and NGO Partners in solving problems of planning
designing, implementing construction including disaster mitigation in LCH (Low Cost
Housing) with a view to achieve economy, convenience, functional effectiveness and
efficiency, time schedules, productivity in construction, ecological and environmental
sustainability and energy conservation. Provide technical assistance through trained
manpower in building standards, reference documentation, policies and procedures in
construction and other development issues.
Keep in place a Disaster Preparedness/Response Plan consistent with HFHI policy/guidelines.
Implement Code of Conduct of the Red Cross/Red Crescent, and NGOs in Disaster Response.
Utilize the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response (SPHERE)
and any other best practices.
Ensure disaster response programs are centered in the concept of providing shelter
assistance within a framework of long-term recovery and sustainable development.
Promote active engagement and participation of disaster-affected families in
program/project design and implementation
Participate actively in coordination and networking mechanisms to enhance post-disaster
programs & interventions
Volunteer Program
Implement and Monitor the hosting of volunteers in the region.
Create volunteer opportunities to further the organization's work,
Working with multiple agencies across different sectors in order to establish good working
relationships to influence decisions about volunteering.
Monitor the volunteer engagements.
Provide leadership and supervisory support to Volunteer program staff.
Strategy and Implementation
Preparation of a detailed operational plan, milestones and indicators for operations
Responsibility for upkeep of the Standard Operations procedure
Drive the strategy into implementation, translating into action.
Review systems and procedures and suggest for changes where needed periodically.
People Management
Build and lead an effective and cohesive management team
Hold regular team meetings to plan work and discuss progress and problems.
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Regularly review and assess the performance of operations, conduct supervision meetings
and manage the periodic performance assessment process.
Work with HRD to develop a strong performance driven approach at all levels which is
outcome / achievement based.
Overall Operations Management
Keeping the overall program operational plan as the basis discuss mutually agree between
regions / district offices, on achievement of targets region wise, district wise and block wise.
Closely follow, guide and review the region / district team for target achievement and
quality of achievement.
Monitor and ensure adherence to organizational policies, procedures and best practices.
Lead the collation of operational MIS, ensure periodic reports are prepared and shared such
as monthly progress report, quarterly progress report.
Maximize the effectiveness and efficiency operations on an ongoing basis.
Portfolio Management:
Managing and devising strategy for managing the portfolio of loans
Responsible for keeping a healthy repayment rate pan India.
Tracking partner wise repayments and analyze and address issues or reasons behind
repayment rate drops.
Key Qualities required
Post-Graduation in social sciences, management with preferably an engineering background
Total work experience of 10 years and above.
Knowledge on construction, real estate business is a must
Exceptional quality to read and write in English
Decent working proficiency in Hindi
Proven record of leadership and influencing people for higher performance, ability to coach
senior level staff.
Experience of effectively leading a team and working in a leadership role for not less than 5
Experience of managing and effectively delivering large scale program implementation
Willing and able to travel extensively in programmatic areas to review, monitor progress and
assist the mid managers.
Proven ability to influence, challenge and negotiate at senior levels using sound judgement
Excellent communication skills in English (verbal and written), with the ability to provide
clear and effective advice on a range of people issues.
Excellent coaching and mentoring skills and an approach that builds capacity rather than
dependency, particularly with senior mana