Regional Director, Arab World

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International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a UK registered charity and the leading civil society organisation working on issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). As a Federation of Member Associations, we work across 164 countries with the most vulnerable women, men and young people to access life-saving services and programmes and to live with dignity. IPPF’s 30,000 staff, along with millions of volunteers, campaign for sexual and reproductive health rights and deliver education and services through 45,000 service points. IPPF’s Secretariat comprises of Central Office in London, with Regional Offices across the globe.


IPPF’s Director General, Dr Alvaro Bermejo brings vision, passion, innovation and energy to IPPF and is currently leading IPPF in achieving significant reform and challenging goals over the next few years. IPPF is now seeking to appoint a new Arab World Regional Director to join its Executive Team in leading and supporting IPPF and the Director General at this exciting time.


The Regional Director is responsible for leadership and management of the Region, advancing the Strategic Framework (2016-2022), and providing effective support to the Arab World Member Associations and around 20 employees of the Arab World Regional Office. This individual will also be an advocate and thought leader for SRHR across the region.


IPPF is seeking a senior international health or development professional and leader, with significant experience and interest in SRHR, Human Rights and related fields. That must include experience of complex operational leadership and people management of large diverse teams. The successful candidate will have a track record of effectively working with donors in the international development sector, and proven experience of networking to build partnerships and donor relations. They must have extensive knowledge of developing countries, particularly within the Arab World, and strong knowledge of the international political environment in this region. The successful candidate will also be fluent in Arabic and French, with English as highly desirable.


This role will be based in Tunis, Tunisia, and 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 these exciting roles, please visit quoting reference 4676. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 27th May 2020. Please note that applications will be accepted in English, French or Arabic.


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 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.