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.

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Check out job opportunities to join the NOI25 Team

JOB SUMMARY

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking a talented professional for the role of Chief of Party, Negros Occidental Impact 2025. The Negros Occidental Impact 2025 aims to address the long-standing issue of housing and land for low income, land-less families in Negros Occidental. By building 10,000 homes using the Cement Bamboo Frame technology, the project intends to establish a housing ecosystem in Negros Occidental that enables low-income families to access land, safe shelter made of resilient bamboo technology, and live in cohesive communities.

The Negros Occidental Impact 2025 Chief of Party is responsible for the day-to-day leadership, operational oversight, and administrative control of the Negros Occidental Impact 2025 project. The position supports the Habitat network, particularly the Chief Executive Officer of Habitat Philippines, in liaising with NOI25 project stakeholders and in driving the strategic direction of the project.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees the planning and overall implementation of the project and is responsible for ensuring the timely and efficient conduct of project activities (related to construction, financing and resource mobilization, community development, and land banking and site development) that result to quality outputs. The CoP also ensures the compliance of project activities to relevant regulatory bodies and the alignment of these activities to Habitat Philippines policies and guidelines. (50%).
  • Supports the Chief Executive Officer of Habitat Philippines in managing the relationship of project stakeholders internal and external to the Habitat Network. Particularly, the CoP supports HFHP CEO in engaging with the Hilti Foundation on a strategic level and in liaising with the NOI25 Leadership Coalition partners. (20%)
  • Leads identification, mitigation, and monitoring of project risks particularly of those that are critical to achieving the goals of the project; and ensures that these risks are properly communicated to key project stakeholders, especially to the Hilti Foundation (10%).
  • Provides oversight to the project financial management and reporting including cashflow and budget management and monitoring contractual obligations (10%).
  • Manages, develops and ensures adequate human resource capacity of the project and facilitate cross functional and cross departmental team for program learning and coordination (10%).
  • Other duties as assigned by the Habitat Philippines CEO and Habitat AP Program Operations Director related to the project.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors in Civil Engineering or Architecture or other related fields such as urban planning and management
  • At least 10 years of work and leadership experience in managing complex projects funded by combination of statutory funds, institutional donors and professional foundations, corporate foundations and philanthropic individuals or groups related to housing and housing construction.
  • At least 5 years of experience working with the private sector, local government units, and the civil society on socialized housing project preferably in the Philippines.
  • Knowledgeable of the housing context, particularly the socialized housing context, in Philippines and in Negros Occidental.
  • Work experience with LGUs in Negros Occidental.
  • Proficiency in project management, development of workplans, financial management and analysis, and preferably a holder of an industry-recognized project management certification.
  • Knowledgeable in handling and resolving operational issues in housing and construction, land banking, and resource development for socialized housing.
  • Experience in stakeholder relationship management, negotiation, and building partnerships or coalitions between different sectors and institutions.
  • Excellent in building and leading cross functional and cohesive teams
  • Exposure to project-based enterprise risk management; and project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Capacity to absorb and process large amounts of information in short periods of time, and capacity to distill the most critical points concisely
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and visual communication skills
  • High proficiency in English
  • Knowledge and exposure to the Philippines and other countries in Asia and the Pacific.
  • 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.

Learn more about the NOI25 Project here.

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.

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 AND REQUIREMENTS

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.

Learn more about the NOI25 Project here.

JOB SUMMARY

The LB and Partnerships (LBP) Manager provides strategic and technical leadership pertaining to the project’s goal on Site Planning and Development. Specifically, s/he (1) ensures timely and compliant execution of the full cycle of the project’s land acquisition efforts, covering the technical, social, and legal aspects of the due diligence process of Habitat Philippines and government units and agencies; and (2) acts as the NOI25 strategic focal person to the internal and external stakeholders of the land banking ecosystem, including building and maintaining a coalition of project partners and supporting initiatives on resource mobilization.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures timely and compliant execution of the full cycle of the project’s land acquisition efforts, covering the technical, social, and legal aspects of the due diligence process of Habitat Philippines and the government. (50%)
    • Drives necessary land acquisition activities to ensure a healthy land pipeline that supports short-term and long-term construction targets.
    • Ensures that the due diligence process of Habitat Philippines is followed in the process of land acquisition and coordinates all necessary legal and regulatory negotiations and agreements with government counterparts on matters related to land, site development, security of tenure for families, adherence to zoning ordinances, and environmental regulations.  These include active coordination with local government units, key shelter agencies, other government agencies, and private individuals to identify land plots for the project.
  • Acts as the NOI25 strategic focal person to the internal and external stakeholders of the land banking ecosystem, including building and nurturing a coalition of project partners and supporting initiatives on resource mobilization. (50%)
    • Ensures solid coordination among internal experts in the conduct of systematic and thorough land acquisition technical review.
    • Supports the NOI25 COP and the Habitat CEO in the building and operationalization of the Negros Occidental Impact 2025 (NOI25) Leadership Coalition.
    • Supports resource mobilization initiatives of the project through ensuring necessary documents related to land and site development are available.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education:  Bachelor’s in Management, Marketing, Public Administration, Social Sciences or other related fields such as Development Studies,
  • Years of Related Experience: At least 7 years of work experience in engaging and building partnership with LGUs, government agencies, land developers, housing NGOs and other institutions.
  • At least 4 years of experience working with the private sector, local government units, and the civil society on socialized housing project in the Philippines.
  • At least 2 years of experience working with LGUs on land banking for socialized housing.
  • Proficiency in partnership development, public relations, and possesses a broad network of potential partners
  • Experienced in project management, development and monitoring of workplans
  • Fluency in Filipino, and English both in written and verbal
  • Excellent negotiation skills with strong communication and presentation skills
  • Self-directed, solutions-oriented, and able to multi-task
  • Willingness to work in flexible schedules