The Negros Occidental Impact 2025

In 2019, Habitat for Humanity and the Hilti Foundation forged a partnership to bring the utilization of disaster-resilient Cement Bamboo Frame Technology to scale and help address the housing gap in Negros Occidental. Dubbed as the Negros Occidental Impact 2025 (NOI25), the project aims to build 10,000 housing units in sustainable communities that are clean, green, safe, disaster-resilient, and progressive where families enjoy security in their homes. The success of the project is anchored on the public-private-people partnerships that ensure the implementation of the four project components:


The NOI25 Project aims to be a catalyst in the housing sector that will:

        

    

           

The Negros Occidental Impact 2025 Leadership Coalition is composed of relevant stakeholders that will support the project goals and objectives through the conception, development, and implementation of innovative and scalable concepts that will significantly improve the chances of low-income households in Negros Occidental to access decent and disaster-resilient houses. It will provide multi-sectoral support and work with different stakeholders to address the needs of the communities. The vision for the coalition is to facilitate the creation of an enabling environment that will support low-income and informal settler families in accessing decent and disaster-resilient housing options. Watch the Coalition Manifesto.

The partner families of NOI25 are informal settlers and low-income families earning daily wage income or rank and file employees who do not have the financial capacity to buy or build safe and disaster-resilient homes on their own. The beneficiary selection criteria include:

  • Head of the family and must be below 60 years old at the time of filing of the application
  • Must not be a registered lot owner anywhere in the country
  • Must not have any outstanding purchase obligation at the time of application
  • Total family income must fall within the poverty threshold determined by the local government
  • Must be a resident of the municipality/city for at least five consecutive years
  • Must not be a professional squatter or member of any squatting syndicate
  • Is not a previous beneficiary of any socialized housing program of the government
  • Must be willing to fully participate in the project

Be inspired by the Homepartner Stories in Katuwang Community.

With the intent to create an impact on the housing issues of Negros Occidental, the project will work with various LGUs in the province to identify ready-to-build land where the Cement Bamboo Frame Technology will be constructed either through grant or affordable repayment.  Since the project was initiated in 2019, over 30 sites have been identified. The pilot project of NOI25 is in Silay City where 534 units are being built, three Homeowners Associations will be formed, and 2 multiple Purpose Centers will be constructed. Three more sites are identified as priority locations including San Carlos and La Castellana.

Revisit the Fellowship Build in Silay City.

                           

                              

The Negros Occidental Impact 2025 Leadership Coalition is composed of relevant stakeholders that will support the project goals and objectives through the conception, development, and implementation of innovative and scalable concepts that will significantly improve the chances of low-income households in Negros Occidental to access decent and disaster-resilient houses. It will provide multi-sectoral support and work with different stakeholders to address the needs of the communities. The vision for the coalition is to facilitate the creation of an enabling environment that will support low-income and informal settler families in accessing decent and disaster-resilient housing options. Watch the Coalition Manifesto.

The partner families of NOI25 are informal settlers and low-income families earning daily wage income or rank and file employees who do not have the financial capacity to buy or build safe and disaster-resilient homes on their own. The beneficiary selection criteria include:

  • Head of the family and must be below 60 years old at the time of filing of the application
  • Must not be a registered lot owner anywhere in the country
  • Must not have any outstanding purchase obligation at the time of application
  • Total family income must fall within the poverty threshold determined by the local government
  • Must be a resident of the municipality/city for at least five consecutive years
  • Must not be a professional squatter or member of any squatting syndicate
  • Is not a previous beneficiary of any socialized housing program of the government
  • Must be willing to fully participate in the project

Be inspired by the Homepartner Stories in Katuwang Community.

With the intent to create an impact on the housing issues of Negros Occidental, the project will work with various LGUs in the province to identify ready to build land where the Cement  Bamboo Frame Technology will be constructed either through grant or affordable repayment.  Since the project was initiated in 2019, over 30 sites have been identified. The pilot project of NOI25 is in Silay City where 534 units are being built, three Homeowners Associations will be formed, and 2 multiple Purpose Centers will be constructed. Three more sites are identified as priority locations including San Carlos and La Castellana.

Revisit the Fellowship Build in Silay City.

“This is the beginning of our good future!”

Jovie Villanueva
Homepartner in Silay City

Developed by BASE Bahay Foundation, the Cement Bamboo Frame Technology is a fusion of disaster resilience, sustainability, and shelter innovation. Watch how this technology reinvents the way we build homes and help communities thrive towards strength, stability, and self-reliance.

Be part of the NOI25 Project!

Check out job opportunities to join the NOI25 Team

JOB SUMMARY

The Human Resource and Administration Officer ensures the effective and efficient execution of the People Programs of Habitat Philippines to the NOI25 Project, in close coordination with the Chief of Party and the line managers. Further, the incumbent spearheads the stewardship and management of the administrative assets ensuring that they are available, maintained, and accounted.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • HUMAN RESOURCE (75%).  Ensures the effective and efficient execution of the People Programs of Habitat Philippines to the NOI25 Project in close coordination with the Chief of Party and the line managers
    • Talent Acquisition
      • Guides the CoP and the line managers in identifying and filling in staffing needs
      • Facilitates end-to-end recruitment process in collaboration with the project hiring managers and the head office recruitment focal person
      • Prepares and rolls out comprehensive on-boarding plan in coordination with key resource persons
    • Employee Relations and Engagement
      • Adheres to the organizational and Philippine labor standards in the facilitation and documentation of the employee life cycle from hiring to exit
      • Applies due process in responding to and addressing employee concerns, issues, problems, and cases
      • Ensures participation of the NOI25 staff to the HFHP employee engagement programs and activities such as spiritual development, town halls, and others
    • Compensations and Benefits
      • Ensures quality in the delivery of HR services on compensation and benefits to internal clientele through offering prompt guidance, resolutions, and actions in compliance to organizational policy
      • Supports HFHP education efforts on compensation and benefits
      • Prepares and submits complete, accurate and timely report on payroll, benefits, among others
    • Learning and Organizational Development
      • Aligns with and provides support to HFHP in cascading learning and organizational development initiatives including benchmarking exercises
      • Gathers and consolidates data on staff learning needs and relevant interventions
      • Measures training effectiveness and its impact to employee performance
  • ADMINISTRATION (20%). Spearheads stewardship of the office fleet and administrative assets of the NOI25 Project in alignment to HFHP standards, process, and tools
    • Fleet and General Asset
      • Ensures compliance to systems and tools for requesting, tracking, and maintaining of resources
      • Submits complete, accurate, and timely report of asset inventory to appropriate PNO units
    • Permits and Contracts Management
      • Monitors and updates contract and permits of the project
      • Works with project finance, procurement, legal and HR in writing and processing contracts and permits
    • Occupational Safety and Health
      • Works with safety officers in cascading and/or customizing HFHP safety and health programs including capacity building initiatives
      • Communicates safety and health situation of the locality, analyzes impacts and risks, and raises recommendations for appropriate actions
  • GENERAL FUNCTIONS (5%). Performs other relevant functions, especially as support to operations, as may be required from time to time

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education/Training: Degree in Human Resource Management/Development, Psychology, other relevant social/behavioral courses
  • Years of Related Experience: 3+ years relevant professional experience on general HR
  • Required Knowledge and Skills:  The incumbent must
    • Be able to implement HR, administration, and general services with less supervision;
    • Possess basic knowledge or familiarity with the Philippine labor code as interpreted and applied to the industrial setting;
    • Be able to frame, review, and interpret HR policies in alignment with the local labor law;
    • Be able to facilitate and document due process with proper coordination to key stakeholders;
    • Be able to facilitate crucial HR processes such as meetings, brainstorming sessions, consultations, case investigation, among others;
    • Have strong interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills;
    • Be able to fluently speak and write in English;
    • Have the ability to understand and/or speak basic Hiligaynon/Cebuano
  • Active support of HFHI Values:
    • 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.

JOB SUMMARY

The NOI25 Project MEAL Officer shall establish and oversee the set up and management of a functional MEAL system for the NOI25 project. The overall objective is to track and monitor NOI25 project activities, as well as to disseminate best practice and lessons identified internally and externally effectively and efficiently. This position will also develop appropriate accountability and learning mechanisms and systems especially regarding information sharing, beneficiary participation, complaints, and responses.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Ensure implementation of NOI25 MEAL systems, including the MEAL framework and design of methodologies and tools, plans, reporting requirements, reporting process flow, in line with country and global MEAL standards.
  • In conjunction with operations staff, conduct regular field monitoring visits to assess progress of project implementation, identify problems and issues to be addressed and recommend corrective actions and track follow-up actions, and promote compliance by project impact and deliverables.
  • Participate in regular project reviews and ensure that reliable and accurate data are available to contribute to decision-making, project adaptation, and learning
  • Lead or participate in project evaluations and impact studies and assist in the development of tools and methods, and the development of TORs and recruitment of consultants, when needed.
  • Lead the updating of the project’s Theory of Change and log-frame.
  • Support regular reporting to HFHI/Donors.
  • Support the Chief of Party in the preparation and presentation of reports to governing bodies.
  • Support the resource development team in gathering necessary information and data on the NOI25 project that are needed for resource mobilization purposes.

 Accountability

  • Establish/strengthen Feedback and Complaints Handling Mechanism for the project which ensures all external clients including beneficiaries and stakeholders can make confidential feedback and complaints and be confident in the response processes.
  • Monitor feedback and complaints received and response process through developing and maintaining a tracking mechanism.
  • Adapt and improve the mechanisms based on monitoring of its effectiveness.
  • Analyze patterns and trends in feedback and complaints to help improve the programming. Generate and share regular feedback and complaints reports highlighting key trends and actions taken, if any.

 Capacity Building & Learning

  • Conduct NOI25 MEAL training needs assessments and in collaboration with the AP MEAL team and NO MEAL Specialist, provide relevant training courses to program staff and local partners.
  • Organize/support periodic monitoring reviews and learning events.
  • Coordinate the learning generated from the NOI25 projects and develop mechanisms to capture, consolidate and disseminate best/promising practices; follow up on the implementation of actions resulting from the learning exercises.
  • Collect best practices and case studies which demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes.

 Information Collection and Management

  • Review existing management information systems and identify potential modifications; facilitate the implementation of the required modifications to improve the MIS.
  • Design and maintain qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and tools (e.g., community scanning/assessment tools, baseline and endline surveys, needs assessment, satisfaction survey, post distribution monitoring, etc.).
  • Assist in reviewing databases and data tracking tools of the project towards maintaining quality and reliable data which meets minimum reporting requirements of donors and Habitat and enable program quality assurance and learning.
  • Create minimum documentation requirements for the NOI25 project MEAL, and track reporting for assigned portfolio of projects.

 Others:

  • Participate in weekly/monthly/quarterly meetings and initiatives.
  • Participate in strategic planning sessions and contribute to the development of work plans.

Perform other relevant tasks and responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in statistics, economics, sociology, international development, or a related field.
  • Preferred: Master’s Degree in related area.

 Work Experience:

 Required:

  • At least three years of experience in the area of technical expertise with proven record of success
  • Professional experience with NGOs, monitoring and evaluation or project management with responsibility for conducting and managing evaluations; knowledge on quantitative and qualitative research methods, data analysis and interpretation, reporting; experiences in participatory program design and MEAL approaches, and Results-based M&E is desirable.
  • Sound working knowledge of monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning approaches, including logical frameworks, MEAL planning and budgeting, where necessary, and multi-site and project evaluations in the context of development programming.
  • Experience in designing data collection instruments and managing data collection exercises

 Preferred:

  • Experience in database development and management; knowledge of Tableau, GIS, SPSS, STATA, SurveyCTO, Kobo, ODK, and other similar platforms.

Active support of HFHI Values: Team Collaborator – Good Steward – LEAN/Continuous Improvement – Graceful Candor – Heart for the Mission – Personal Integrity

 HFH 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 Humanity’s code of conduct.

Specialized Skills & Knowledge:

  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively and efficiently
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management and relationship building skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and resourcefulness
  • Proficient in report writing and documentation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with strong ability to communicate with impact
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and ability to strategically manage multiple tasks
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to speak the local dialect is an advantage

Working Conditions:

  • This position is based at the project office in Negros Occidental and will require occasional travel in the project sites. The role will include exposure to children and HFH beneficiaries and stakeholders which will require engagements that must abide with HFH Safeguarding policies.

Please email your comprehensive resume to Barbara Ocumen at barbara.ocumen@habitat.org.ph.