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Regional Director, South Asia

Role location: New Delhi, India


The Role

In this new and transformative era for IPPF, we are now seeking to appoint an ambitious Regional Director for South Asia (IPPF SARO) to make our Come Together Strategy a reality, revolutionising IPPF and placing it in a stronger position to deliver on our objectives.

Part of the Director’s Leadership Team (DLT) and reporting to the Director-General, the Regional Director IPPF SARO plays a key leadership role for the international secretariat whilst also driving the strategy and management of the South Asia Network.

How To Apply

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/4263/regional_director_south_asia/ quoting reference 7413.

The deadline for applications is 9am BST on Monday 29th July.

Application Process

Perrett Laver will conduct an executive search process in parallel with the public advertisement of the role.

Longlisted candidates will be invited to interview with Perrett Laver towards mid-August and the Selection Panel will subsequently meet to decide upon a final shortlist for the post end of August.

Formal interviews with IPPF will take place in early September.

This role will be based in New Delhi, India 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.

About IPPF

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a global sexual and reproductive health service provider and one of the leading advocates for universal access to sexual, reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all. We are a worldwide movement of 149 national organizations working with and for communities and individuals and, together, have delivered more than 1 billion cumulative services over the last 6 years. 

We are now looking for people to join us and make our Come Together–Strategy 2028, a reality. Revolutionising IPPF, placing it in a stronger position to support SRHR for those who are left out, locked out or left behind. Come Together commits IPPF to shaping laws, policies and norms through feminist action and international solidarity; and to strengthen the federation adding new drive for real and lasting impact.

Action is urgent. We have delivered. We have stood for justice and equality. We commit to more daring and feminist action that secures choices about our bodies, sexual lives, and well-being. Everyone should enjoy a pleasure-filled and healthy sex life and a life free from violence, shame or criminalisation. We know love is love. And we come together in support of women, youth, and people who are marginalised and excluded. Through the care we deliver, the actions we take, and the solidarity we foster.   

  • IPPF is an equal-opportunity employer. As a leading global human rights organization focused on equality, empowerment, ending discrimination, and poverty eradication, we internally reflect social justice principles. We, as IPPF, strongly oppose racism in all its forms and resolutely go for a cultural change that will shift the existing imbalances in power and process.  


  • We are a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, intergenerational and diverse work environment.  Applications are particularly encouraged from women, people living with HIV, people living with disability and people with diverse SOGIESC.  


  • IPPF is committed to the safety and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults and our safer recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment.  We expect all employees, volunteers, contractors and partners to share this commitment, and anyone employed by IPPF agrees to sign up to our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding (Children and Vulnerable Adults) Policy. 

IPPF has​ been made aware of various fraudulent vacancy announcements circulated via e-mail from websites falsely stating that they are issued by or in association with IPPF.  These correspondences, which may seek to obtain money from the recipients of such correspondence are fraudulent and IPPF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).