Careers with Habitat Singapore

 

We're looking for dynamic individuals who share our vision of creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity Singapore is a Christian non-profit housing organisation, working with and for people of all backgrounds regardless of their race, language or religion. 

 

Want to help bring better living conditions to vulnerable groups? This is your opportunity to put your professional skills — whether in HR, finance, communications or operations — towards a good cause. If you're comfortable working in a lean yet close-knit team and enjoy being involved with our work on the ground, then look no further. Explore our job openings below and join the team.

Available Positions: 

Deputy National Director

 

Background

Habitat for Humanity Singapore (HFHSg) is a non-profit, non-governmental Christian housing organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty in the world through focusing on shelter-related solutions. HFHSg is affiliated to Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI).

 

Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat helps people construct, rehabilitate and/or preserve their homes. Globally, Habitat also advocates improving access to decent and affordable housing and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow.

 

In Singapore, HFHSg has been working since 2004, with the initial mandate of doing fundraising for other Habitat entities and mobilizing volunteers to be sent overseas for house building. We have since developed many local programmes, including Project Homeworks where we clean up the houses of the elderly poor, UnLitter Red Dot where we organize litter-picking activities, StarBuilders programme where we engage youth-at-risk in Habitat activities and regular house-build activities at Batam, Indonesia.

 

Purpose of position

The Deputy National Director (DND) reports to the National Director (ND) and provides assistance to the ND, including overall leadership and management to HFHSG, and guides the development and implementation of HFH Singapore strategy. This role is akin to the role of a Chief Operating Officer.

 

S/he will represent HFHSg vision, mission and values to all stakeholders. S/he will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization by ensuring resource mobilization, financial and programmatic support/management to staff and partners, partnership development and communications. S/he will have staff reporting to this position as defined by the ND.

 

The DND works with the ND & Board Chair to enable the Board to fulfil its governance functions and facilitate the optimum performance by the Board, its committees and individual Board members.

 

The DND is expected to exhibit strong leadership and fundraising competency.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Leadership and Strategic Management

The DND is a leader by setting high standards and living by these standards, mentoring and instilling values and high performance in co-workers and making hard decisions and critical choices when necessary.

 

Reporting to the ND, the DND assists the ND as S/he

  • Guides the development and implementation of HFHSg strategy and long-term business plan that lead to increased positive impact on peoples’ living conditions.

  • Models servant-leadership and preserves, upholds and promotes Habitat for Humanity mission, principles and core values.

 

Board Relations

  • Oversees the development of the organization policies.

  • Ensures HFHSg Board of Directors’ resolutions are implemented.

 

Operations Management

  • The DND participates in the annual planning and budgeting, and manages the implementation of the plan and reporting of measurable outcome.

  • Ensures the organization’s programme achieves scale, efficiency and effectiveness, and sustainability.

  • Identifies and introduces best practices, and achieves high standards.

  • Oversees programme planning, management, and evaluation through implementation of innovative partnerships.

  • Ensures and demonstrates good stewardship of resources, and maintains professional relationships with consultants, contractors and service providers.

 

Compliance

  • In consultation with the HFHSg Board of Directors ensures the fiscal, legal and programmatic integrity of the organization.

  • The DND is responsible for accurate and timely reporting to relevant country statutory authorities, to HFHI and to donors.

 

People Management

  • Recruits, develops, motivates, manages, and evaluates personnel, including staff, advisors, and volunteers, to promote the purpose and achieve the goals of the organization.

  • Develops and implements effective training programmes and equitable human resource systems to invest in and retain quality as the primary asset of the organization.

 

Resource Mobilization / Fundraising

  • In collaboration with the ND and HFHSg Board of Directors and HFHI, the DND ensures that the mobilization of resources is adequate in order to achieve short-term and long-term strategic goals.

  • Develops and implements, together with staff and HFHI, a fundraising strategy that mobilizes resources through diversified constituencies. Participates actively in identifying, cultivating and soliciting donor prospects.

  • Develops proposals to meet needs identified at community levels that can attract donor funding.

 

Relationships and Advocacy

  • Represents HFHSg before the public authorities and other actors in Singapore, and is one of the main liaison persons of HFHSg with the media.

  • Identifies, develops and maintains effective relations with all stakeholders, including government, bi-lateral and multi-lateral agencies, donors and sponsors, partners and homeowners, and the public at large.

  • Develops and implements, together with ND and staff, a communications strategy to promote the organization programme and brand.

  • Develops and implements, together with ND and staff and the support of HFHI, an advocacy strategy to promote policies and systems that advance access to affordable housing.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies, social sciences, public/business administration, or equivalent work experience at appropriate level.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ management experience in NGO development contexts or at a similar level.

  • Experience in program development and good knowledge of donors, including multilateral, institutional and corporates.

  • Experience in managing donor-funded projects/programmes

  • Community development experience will be a significant added advantage.

  • Resource mobilization, training and capacity building, coaching/mentoring skills.

  • Demonstrated financial management competence, including the preparation and management of budgets and contracts.

  • Strong project and people management skills.

  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation.

  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and public speaking skills in English required.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Willing to uphold Christian principles of HFH Singapore. Enthusiastic commitment to Habitat International vision, mission, purposes, goals, and mission focus.

  • A track-record of effective and exemplary servant leadership and general management. Experience in managing people, budgets and other resources required.

  • Computer literacy.

  • Ability to travel internationally.

  • High levels of integrity

 

Interested applicants should send in their CVs to recruit@habitat.org.sg. Please indicate the expected amount of remuneration. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Youth Community Organiser Intern

 

Some say youths are the leaders of tomorrow. At Habitat for Humanity Singapore, we believe that youths are the leaders of today.

 

Engaging youth volunteers deeply in the work of Habitat is key to the programmes we run. Every young person volunteering, fundraising, raising awareness and adding their voices in support of affordable housing, can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. At Habitat for Humanity Singapore, our work with the youth seeks to increase the depth of our reach to schooling youths, building the capacity of youth volunteers to do much more, and to give them the platform to explore projects that build sustainable communities.

 

This work involves:

  • Outreach to educational institutions and youth groups which includes 

    • Following up on existing relationships with youth partners such as schools, youth groups, and ad-hoc youth volunteers.

    • Planning and executing a variety of roadshows, exhibits, and awareness talks to share about the work of Habitat Singapore.

    • Identifying partnership opportunities to engage interested institutions and youth groups.

  • Manage relationships with potential and existing short-term youth volunteer groups

    • Being good stewards of existing/positive leads.

    • Keeping track of leads and relationships through our data system.

 

 

For the internship position, it will be ideal if you are someone who:

  • Enjoys seeing the potential in youths to do good.

  • Possesses experience in tele/email-marketing, sales, and facing rejection in many forms. 

  • Possesses effective interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Has a self-driven and mature personality for professional interaction with external stakeholders (e.g. teachers, curriculum planners, external partners).

  • Able to communicate and work effectively across departments

 

You will definitely need to be:

  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications, emails, and using a telephone.

  • Proficient in written and spoken English.

 

It’s a plus if you:

  • Have interest in publicity and communications via social media.

  • Have experience using a CRM platform.

  • Have volunteered in one of our events.

 

The Internship Experience:

 

Over the past 14 years, we’ve constantly pushed the envelope, expanding and adapting to meet the pressing needs of our community. We do this to realise our vision for a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

 

Interns will be able to gain first-hand insights into how we manage for organisation excellence locally and internationally. You will also have an in-depth understanding and experience in learning how Habitat for Humanity Singapore operates and sustains its programmes- from operations to financials.

 

Internship length:

  • 3 months or 6 months

If you are interested to join us and be part of our exciting and meaningful organisation, please email us your (i) complete CV (including a recent photo and your salary expectations) and (ii) the internship period that you’re applying for to victor@habitat.org.sg.

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 
 

Part-Time Telemarketer

Do you enjoy speaking with people about making a difference? Do you have some time to spare? We need you on our team! Join us and experience what it’s like to assist in managing every charity’s lifeline - our donors and supporters.

 

A successful candidate would be someone who:

  • can make phone calls to promote regular giving

  • is comfortable with supporting direct marketing campaigns

  • is proficient in Microsoft Excel (queries, filters and pivot tables)

  • has some experience in data entry

  • is organised and self-motivated

  • works well within a team setting and multi-cultural environment

  • is meticulous and accurate

  • contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results

 

It would also be great if you:

  • have any former experience in data entry

  • have effective interpersonal and communication skills

  • are proficient in Microsoft Office applications and email

Employment period:

  • Positions available throughout the year

 

The Habitat Experience:

 

Over the past 14 years, we’ve constantly pushed the envelope, expanding and adapting to meet the pressing needs of our community. We do this to realise our vision for a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

 

You will be able to gain first-hand insights into how we manage for organisation excellence locally and internationally. You will also have an in-depth understanding and experience in learning how Habitat for Humanity Singapore engages and inspires volunteers, donors and supporters.

 

If you are interested to join us and be part of our exciting and meaningful organisation, please email us your complete CV (including a recent photo and your salary expectations) to saira@habitat.org.sg

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Everyone deserves a decent place to call home.

Habitat for Humanity Singapore is part of an international housing charity dedicated to eradicating poverty housing worldwide. Convicted that safe and affordable housing provides a path out of poverty, we have been working alongside low-income communities to increase their access to improved living conditions.

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