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Area Vice President for Africa

Habitat for Humanity Canada

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3 weeks ago

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Job Description/Requirements

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is recruiting a skilled leader for the role of Area Vice President - Africa, who, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for providing oversight and direction to HFHI programs in the Africa (AFR) region. In addition, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), and the Operations Leadership Team (OLT), the Area VP plays a critical role in contributing to HFHIâs strategic direction.

LOCATION: Kenya preferred, with relocation and work sponsorship available. Willing to consider candidates who are currently eligible to work in other African countries where Habitat has a presence, including Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Lesotho, Malawi and Zambia, or other African countries (subject to employment via a third party PEO).

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Commensurate with the seniority of the position and subject to location. Package will be discussed with interested candidates.


Manage the Africa region:
*Develop and guide, in consultation with key stakeholders, the implementation of the AFR Strategic Framework and key change components.
*Supervise HFHI Directors for the area including Program, Finance and Administration, Human Resources and Learning & Organizational Development, Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, Communications, Legal, Safety & Security and Safeguarding.
Facilitate and nurture relationships with National Organizations and key partners.
*Generate resources for HFHIâs operations in the area.
*Develop and cultivate strategic partnerships and funding relationships with external organizations and individuals including international agencies, governments, corporations, foundations, etc.
*Oversee and shepherd the work of the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter. Cultivate relationships with key financial institutions and private sector partners. Ensure cross-functional collaboration for successful execution.
*Serve as a housing advocate in the region. Host and participate in key forums and conversations to promote policies, funding, and actions to promote decent shelter for all.
*Serve as the primary focal point for National Office Boards and regularly liaise with Board chairs to collaborate and strengthen shared accountability.
*Together with other Area Vice Presidents and the HFHI Senior Leadership Team, participate in the development and refinement of the global program strategy. Apply and, where necessary, contextualize, global program strategy to the Area.
*Provide leadership to operationalize the regional framework and own accountability for the annual operational plan.
*Pay regular visits to the National Organizations and/or attend events/meetings for the purpose of networking and identifying issues and concerns.
*Facilitate and ensure cross-functional collaboration and interaction of area staff with other HFHI units and departments.
*Provide leadership and stewardship that supports HFHIâs Christian faith and values through active servant leadership, motivating Area Habitat staff members, serving partner families, and encouraging volunteers to follow the mission and vision of HFHI.

National Directors, AFR
Director, Program Operations, AFR
Regional Director, Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Housing, AFR
Dir, Special Projects, AFR
Director, Finance, EME
Director, Communications, AFR
Director, Human Resources, AFR
Associate General Counsel, EME
Africa Safeguarding Advisor, AFR
Africa Safety and Security Advisor, AFR


*Masterâs degree or equivalent.
*5+ yearsâ experience in the AFR Area.
*15+ yearsâ program management or international development experience required.
*5+ years in management capacity, at Executive or Senior Management level.
*Experience leading organizational change.
*Demonstrate an ability to manage a wide range of issues. Proven track record as a general manager at *Executive/Senior Management level.
*Outstanding oral and written communication.
*Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
*Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
*In-depth knowledge and understanding of social, political, cultural, and economic issues in the Africa region.
*Demonstrated ability to work within and provide leadership to a team.
*Willing and able to travel up to 40%.

Active support of HFHI values and commitments:
*Humility â We are part of something bigger than ourselves.
*Courage â We do whatâs right, even when it is difficult or unpopular.
*Accountability â We take personal responsibility for Habitatâs mission.
*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 particular 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 Humanityâs code of conduct.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10th December 2023


Habitat for Humanity International is partnering with Red Sea Executive Search for the appointment of this position. We invite all qualified candidates to please apply through their website at the following link:


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