National Director

Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity works closely with all sectors — community, public, private and civic — to create a tangible difference in the lives of families through adequate, affordable housing. Volunteers are known as the hands and hearts of Habitat’s work. International volunteers on Global Village builds or local volunteers at build sites contribute their labor while others raise funds or…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Patan
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 10+
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Feb 24, 2022

Job Description

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking a talented professional for the role of a National Director – Nepal. The National Director (ND) is responsible for the overall leadership in the development and execution of the country strategy. The ND is accountable to lead, direct, develop and manage HFHI resources ensuring quality, effectiveness and accountability in line with HFHI policies, protocols and standards. This role is also responsible for developing the capacity of the National Organization to fulfill the purposes of Habitat for Humanity in the designated country.

This position will be based in Patan, Nepal.

Key Responsibilities:
Servant Leadership:

  •  Model servant leadership and motivate the other leaders of the National Organization to effectively manage its vision and resources, and to skillfully shepherd its stakeholder and homeowner partners.
    Vision and Planning:
  • Lead the planning and implementation of the Country Strategy Business Plan as well as Annual Operational Plan and Budget in coordination with AP Office.
  •  Drive and lead the team in accomplishing the goals and objectives agreed in the Country Strategy, reflecting Habitat for Humanity principles and Asia/Pacific Area strategic priorities.
  •  Ensure Habitat for Humanity Nepal’s continued growth as a housing sector leader in various programme areas and with expertise in disaster risk management and response.Governance & Representation:
  • In consultation with HFHI Area Office, build, develop, lead and sustain a competent, skilled, committed, and balanced management team, marked by integrity and upholding the Habitat mission in order to ensure organizational stability and sustainability.
  • Represent HFH International in Nepal in front of different stakeholders (Government, Donors, Partners, Communities, etc.) in coordination with AP leadership and in alignment with the local and international strategy, mission and vision.Resource Development and Communications:
  • Develop a resource development and communications plan; oversee their implementation, in consultation with AP office.
  •  Develop a plan for in-country and regional pre-positioning with FOI (foundations, organizations, institutions) donors to increase and scale funding opportunities; act as an ambassador of the organization and create regular touchpoints and meetings with these key stakeholders.
  •  Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of annual resource development campaigns including deployment of systems, communications materials, and expansion initiative.
  • Diversify constituencies creatively, including students and youth, international visitors, and faith groups.
  • Represent the organization and maintain effective relations with all stakeholders, including government officials, donors and sponsors, partners, homeowners, and the public at large.Program Management:
  •  Support the team in assessing, evaluating and defining relevant interventions aligned with Habitat’s mission, the country strategy as defined and the available resources in country.
  •  Align programmatic strategy to Nepal’s National Government strategy for housing where applicable ensuring this contributes to the achievement of strengthened government systems to support access to safe land and housing.
  •  Ensure further development of housing market systems, providing safe and accessible housing solutions for low-income sectors.
  •  Oversee program planning, management, and evaluation through new and/or innovative partnerships.
  • Ensure construction and appropriate technology quality control systems are in place.
  •  Ensure that monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) structures and protocols are in place, aligned with global reporting standards.
  • Ensure effective volunteer recruitment, support and engagement in the program.Human Resource Management:
  • Nurture an organizational culture 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 and related policies.Stewardship and Accountability:
  •  In consultation with HFHI Area Office) ensure the fiscal, legal and programmatic integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of the organization, including oversight of fiscal planning and budgeting, internal controls and external audits, mortgage tracking and statistical documentation, and accurate and timely fiscal and narrative reporting both to the Area Office and other donors.
  • Ensure program stability and the security of capital by securing governmental registration and approval and/or negotiating binding partnership agreements.
  •  Develop and implement appropriate security risk management (including assessments, awareness raising, training, planning, protocols) for staff and assets across all operational locations, with measures taken to assure business continuity, in consultation with HFHI/AO safety and security staff.

Required Qualification & Experience

Key Responsibilities:

  •  Master’s degree required in a relevant field, such as international development or relations, public administration, management, civil engineering, and/or social sciences.
  • Ten or more years of successful international experience including five or more years effective senior management experience, preferably in the non-profit sector and within the region of posting.
  •  Community development experience a distinct advantage.
  •  Experience in non-profit/NGO resource development, plus a local and/or international.
  •  Programming experience in systems change and experience of working with governments/markets to transform and strengthen systems.
  •  Experience in developing proposals and successfully executing projects with funding from institutional donors.
  •  Experience in the development and nurturing of strategic partnerships in both a peer and lead agency role.
  •  Experience developing and implementing projects funded by complex donors and of working and negotiating with large institutional donors; e.g. USAID, EU, etc.
    Active support of HFHI Values & 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 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



  •  In depth knowledge of Housing Market Systems.
  •  Familiarity with construction and appropriate technology.
  • Proficiency in the primary working language(s) of the country of posting.**Applicants can request the full job description from

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