What gets you springing out of bed every morning? For us in Habitat for Humanity Singapore’s Programmes team, it’s having the opportunity to serve the less fortunate by creating a decent place for them to call home.
At our local programme- Project HomeWorks, we work with vulnerable persons and families in Singapore who need help to transform their homes into a safe and sanitary state. We assist homeowners through a series of intensive half-day sessions powered by staff and volunteers, providing a combination of one or more of the following services depending on the need: Pest control, painting, intensive cleaning and re-organising.
This work involves:
Liaising with referring partners- usually social workers from government agencies, VWOs;
Co-creating solutions with homeowners during home visits;
Equipping and inspiring volunteers from all walks of life to join in the work;
Managing project logistics and operations;
Documenting project details and expenses.
For the Programme Executive/Assistant position, we are looking for someone who:
Is willing to uphold Christian principles of HFH Singapore.
Possesses strong organising skills with a good eye for detail;
Possesses good people relations skills in engaging beneficiaries, volunteers and partners;
Has a self-driven, mature personality and works well in team settings;
Has a reasonably fit and healthy physique as work can be physically demanding.
You will also need to be:
Proficient in Microsoft office applications and email
Proficient in written and spoken English
The job involves interaction with beneficiaries who may only speak Mandarin. Knowledge of basic conversational Mandarin is essential.
Able to work on some weekends, usually 1 to 2 Saturdays per month
It’s a plus if you:
Are conversant in a third language (dialects, and/or Malay)
Possess a valid Class 3A driving license
This is an entry-level position. Coupled with Habitat for Humanity's status as a charity, applicants should enjoy working for altruistic purposes, and have the right expectations with regard to remuneration and benefits. You must also be willing to communicate and affirm Habitat's principles.