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Director of Programmes

The position leads the overall programmatic and service delivery of IPPF in the Americas and the Caribbean.



Bogota – Colombia or Port of Spain – Trinidad

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 position leads the overall programmatic and service delivery of IPPF in the Americas and the Caribbean by ensuring that support to Member Associations (MAs) is targeted, contextualised, optimally resourced and informed by evidence and learning, thereby enabling MAs to meet high standards, achieve their goals and deliver against the Strategic Framework of IPPF.

The job holder is a member of the senior management team (SMT).

You have Master’s Degree in Public Health and/or services, social sciences or equivalent experience. You have at least 15 years’ experience on programmes, five of them at the national level based in the Americas and the Caribbean. 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, able to represent IPPF at all levels. You have previous strategic leadership experience of leading programming and intersectional approaches in at least one of the following subjects: contraception, adolescent health, safe abortion, comprehensive sexuality education and/or gender based-violence. Outstanding command of English and Spanish is essential. French or Portuguese are desirable.

CVs will not be accepted.  Please download full TORs and an application form at our website www.ippfamr.org. Application form available in Large Print, Audio or Braille. We regret only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

Closing date: 30th October 2022

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.

IPPF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers, contractors and partners to share this commitment. 

An appropriate pre-employment police/DBS check will be undertaken for the successful candidate as part of IPPFs safer recruitment process and commitment to safeguarding.


31 May 2022