Director of Programmes and Development, Americas and the Caribbean Regional Office

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Website International Planned Parenthood Federation

Closing date
12 April 2021

Based in Bogota, Colombia or Port of Spain, Trinidad

One-year fixed-term contract with possibility of move to a permanent contract

Competitive salary


IPPF is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all. We are a worldwide movement of national organisations working with and for communities and individuals.

The job holder leads the overall programmatic, service delivery and organisational development and governance approaches of IPPF in the Americas and the Caribbean supporting Member Associations (MAs) to meet high standards, achieve their goals and deliver against the Strategic Framework of IPPF emphasising on sustainability.

The post holder is a member of the senior management team (SMT)  of the Americas and the Caribbean Regional office.

This position will be based either in Bogota, Colombia or Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago although initially can be performed remotely due to current COVID-19 restrictions.

You have a Masters Degree in public health, social sciences, business or equivalent experience and fifteen years’ experience on programmes and development, five of them at the national level based in the Americas and the Caribbean. Your command of both English and Spanish is outstanding. Proficiency in French or Portuguese is desirable.

You are a thought leader on SRHR and gender equality programmes and services with solid technical competence and well-established international and regional connections in the Americas and he Caribbean. You have previous significant leadership experience of leading programming on contraception, adolescent health, safe abortion, comprehensive sexuality education and/or gender based-violence and previous work with adolescents, indigenous groups, afro-descendants, migrants, sex workers, transgender people and LGBIQ+, people living with disabilities and/or people living in poverty.


You bring solid experience on governance, accreditation and/or institutional development and sustainability in the non-profit sector and are fully committed to bodily autonomy and women’s right to choose and to have access to safe abortion care.


CVs will not be accepted.  For further information and an application form, please download the documents below or email [email protected] Application form available in Large Print, Audio or Braille. We regret only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.


Closing date: 12 April 2021 12 midday UK time


Interviews: 16-19 April 2021 remotely


Applications are particularly welcome from candidates openly living with HIV/AIDS. IPPF is committed to equal opportunities and cultural diversity. Candidates from all sections of the community are welcome to apply.


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