Regional Director

World Vision, Pasig City, Philippines

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource Mobilization
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th December, 2018

Job Description


The Asia real estate and corporate services director is the regional support and location leader for Global Center Manila Office (GCMO). This position will report to the Global Real Estate and Corporate Services (GRE/CS) Partnership Leader and implement strategic decisions that align to “Our Promise 2030.” This position provides regional and local leadership, and directs others to ensure that operations from all the various business units are adequately performing their responsibilities with efficiency and effectiveness. This role is also responsible to lend support, provide guidance and implement strategies that optimize the Asia real estate portfolio and office administration services. This role will demonstrate integrity, wise stewardship and to uphold the organizations core values that attend to staff welfare with great care.


As the location leader, this role will represent Global Center Manila Office (GCMO) for World Vision. Will Implement strategies planned by GRE/CS Partnership Leader consistent with GC operations and in compliance with local laws. Will oversee and direct the Corporate Services (CS) team to ensure they are providing services with professional care and coordination as it relates to facilities, security/safety, space planning, staff communication, procurement for products and services, wise stewardship for assets/resources, financial decisions, Provision portal, promoting Christian nurture with planned speakers for chapel/devotions, and event planning i.e annual Day of Prayer (DoP).

Periodically this role may have to liaise with internal/external counsel for various legal matters. May have to renegotiate rental rates or facilities requirements with landlords as needed. Oversee and direct teams for matters relating to facilities and maintenance requirements (i.e. electrical, plumbing, generator equipment, building maintenance and repair, renovations security systems).

This role will have to work closely with Global Centre Kuala Lumpur (GCKL) leadership.

As the GCMO location leader, this role will oversee and direct the P&C team to ensure they are providing human resource services necessary for employee’s/managers i.e orientation, training, payroll/S&B, staff related questions, issues/grievance resolution. Maintain compliance with local laws and changes that impact the staff/managers or the organization.

This role is responsible to oversee the overall GCMO budget and direct the finance department to ensure they are providing finance related services with wise stewardship necessary for operating the GCMO location. Oversee the budget/expenditures/timely payment processing/ planning/budgeting and in compliance with local tax laws or changes that impact the staff/managers or the organization.

This role works closely with the Global Real Estate Director, Asset Manager and is responsible to oversee, supervise and direct the Asia regional analysts dedicated to gathering portfolio data in REAM data base.

Works closely in collaboration with other regional leaders in NO’s, RO’s, VFI and SO’s to present strategies for cost avoidance/cost savings efficient workplace solutions.

Monitors critical dates, leasing activities, Occupancy costs, hosting fees and property profiles for continuous improvement and portfolio optimization. Will implement streamlined processes for all real estate purchases, leases, construction/renovations & dispositions.

Develop performance indicators that will evaluate the success of the department and measuring the progress in an effort to identify continuous improvements that are in line with the GRE/CS strategic objectives. Regularly review and direct CS team to update the SOP’s for CS and Facilities handbook and guidelines.


  • A Bachelors degree and at least 7 years’ experience in leadership/management role.
  • Some knowledge of local business and tax laws.
  • Christian values, high integrity, transparent, great communication, leads by example as an influential leader.
  • At least 7 years of leadership in managing a business / large scale operations.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Decision making skills.
  • Effective organizational and communication skills both written & oral.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to consult widely, bring together diverse views and facilitate agreement on critical issues.
  • Institute of Facilities Management OR Accreditation or certification in global leadership developmnet course work OR RE would be desireable but not mandatory.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree Holder and/or with equivalent work experience in management desired.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian industry.
  • Project & Human Resources management training and/or expertise.
  • Specific education in the field of Real estate and facilities/corporate services.
  • Have been in management position for at least 7 years and have supervised a team of staff, directly and remotely.
  • Strong cross-cultural communication, understanding and skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team both directly and virtually.

Work Environment/Travel: The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.


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