Regional Director, Americas and the Caribbean – International Planned Parenthood Federation
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a global federation of 131 member associations, united by a common goal: that all human beings, especially women, girls and young people have access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), in a world where human rights and gender equality are a reality. We are united by our values of social justice, diversity and accountability. Created in 1952, IPPF is locally owned and globally connected. We work in 161 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, the Arab World, and the Americas and the Caribbean. In 2019, we provided more than 250 million sexual and reproductive health services worldwide, 81% of them to people living in poverty.
IPPF strongly believe in global solidarity and the universality of sexual and reproductive rights and gender equality. To better fulfil our core mission IPPF has completed a reform, which has made our governance more accountable, our financial allocation system better able to ensure quality investment in the populations we serve and our safeguarding mechanisms stronger. A new board of trustees was appointed in June 2020.
IPPF is now seeking to appoint a new Americas and the Caribbean Regional Director to join its Executive Team in leading and supporting IPPF at this exciting time.
Reporting to the Director-General, the Regional Director is responsible for leadership and management of IPPF work in the region, advancing the Strategic Framework (2016-2022), and providing effective support to the Americas and the Caribbean Member Associations and the Americas and Caribbean Regional Office team. This individual will also be an advocate and thought leader for SRHR and gender equality across the region.
IPPF is seeking a senior international executive, with significant experience and interest in SRHR, gender equality, human rights, and related fields. The successful candidate will also bring significant experience leading complex, international organisations and multi-cultural and remote people management. They will have a track record of effectively working with donors in the international development sector, and proven experience of networking to build sustainable partnerships. We are looking for a value-driven individual with a strong commitment to the populations IPPF serves particularly adolescents, youth, women and girls from the most left-behind communities. They must have national work experience and extensive knowledge of the Americas and the Caribbean region, including its political environment. Familiarity with IPPF’s work and/or its Member Associations is desirable, as is experience of working with boards and youth. Fluency in both Spanish and English is essential and working knowledge of French highly desirable.
This role will be based in Bogota, Colombia or Port-of-Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The salary is competitive and commensurate with the seniority of the appointment. Further details, including the range of attractive benefits, are available from Perrett Laver.
To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for this exciting role, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 4945.
The deadline for applications is 12 noon EST, Monday 18 January 2021. Please note that applications will only be accepted in English.
Applications are particularly encouraged from female candidates and those who are openly and positively living with HIV. IPPF is committed to equal opportunities and cultural diversity. Candidates must be supportive of bodily autonomy and a woman’s right to have access to safe abortion care.
Candidates from all sections of the community are welcome to apply. IPPF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.