Programmes and Development Director - Americas and the Caribbean

Closing date

International Planned Parenthood Federation Americas and the Caribbean Regional Office (ACRO)

Programmes and Development Director  - 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.

This position will lead the overall programmatic, service delivery and organisational development and governance approaches 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 post holder is a member of the senior management team (SMT) and will contribute to the overall management and leadership of the Regional office and ensure effective linkages between departments/units. They will engage with Programme Directors across the Secretariat leading on capacity sharing and overall programme delivery.

You have a Master’s Degree in public health and/or services, social sciences, business or equivalent experience. You have at least 15 years experience in programmes and development, five of them at the national level based in the Americas and the Caribbean in similar positions, especially in matrix organizations. 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 the 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.  For further information and an application form, please see our website or contact Human Resources, IPPF, 4 Newhams Row, London SE1 3UZ Tel: 020 7939 8298 or email Application form available in Large Print, Audio or Braille. We regret only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

Closing date: 18 July 2021

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 staff and volunteers 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.


Application form