Deputy Director, Rights & Justice
IPPF/WHR is looking for a thought leader at the intersection of sexual and reproductive rights, health, and justice issues, with a strong background in programmatic strategy, fundraising, and collaboration with external partners. S/he will bring a dynamic vision to the work of IPPF/WHR that will expand its impact and help it capitalize on opportunities in a challenging external environment.
IPPF/WHR works with 50 partner organizations in 40 countries across the Americas and the Caribbean. Our local partners are autonomous, local organizations that share a common mission: to ensure the fulfillment of sexual and reproductive rights for all, including universal access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health services and comprehensive sexuality education.
In 2016, IPPF/WHR’s partners provided more than 30.4 million services across the Americas and the Caribbean, averted over 2.2 million unintended pregnancies and provided access to a wide range of services including contraception, breast and cervical cancer screening, HIV treatment, and safe abortion. IPPF/WHR partners also facilitated 53 country-level policy changes.
The IPPF/WHR Regional Office connects our partners to the global movement for sexual and reproductive rights and ensures their long-term sustainability by providing technical assistance in areas such as program planning, organizational development, and fundraising. Together, we build strong institutions and healthy communities throughout the region. IPPF/WHR also acts as the global secretariat for IPPF at the United Nations.
- Provide strategic leadership for the organization’s new and existing programmatic work in Latin America & the Caribbean, which builds on the organization’s track record of innovation and boldness, and its
- commitment to serving vulnerable and marginalized people.
- Lead the development and implementation of work plans as they relate to the organization’s strategic plan, including global efforts.
- Develop and execute new lines of intersectional programming and partnerships that respond to historical and growing inequalities rooted in discrimination based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, disability and immigration status.
- Work closely with the Deputy Director, Institutional Effectiveness in the implementation of activities related to Member Associations.
- Serve as the Chief voice of the organization’s programmatic work with a view to ensuring integration and communication across the board.
- Serve as a trusted advisor to the Regional Director in matters relating to organizational strategy, priorities, and budgets.
- Supervise the work and functions of the Advocacy, Organizational Learning & Evaluation, and Programs units and ensure an integrated approach across a revitalized team in two locations (New York City and Mexico City).
- Build a collaborative, open, high achieving team culture focused on staff development and achieving results.
- Ensure strong links with the organization’s Member Associations and other partners throughout the region, with other IPPF regional offices, and the IPPF Central Office.
- Design, together with the three-unit Directors and the Director of Organizational Talent & Development, a comprehensive staff development plan that motivates and supports team members to their highest potential.
- Stand in for the Regional Director on strategic and programmatic issues when needed.
- Lead in current and new fundraising efforts along with the Director of Development.
10+ years of senior leadership experience
A track record of leading and managing diverse teams in global contexts, including experience living and/or working in Latin America and the Caribbean
Proven knowledge and expertise in areas relevant to IPPF/WHR, including sexual and reproductive rights, health, and justice issues, ideally with an intersectional perspective. Capacity to act as a thought leader in order to bring about change through sexual and reproductive health and rights service delivery and advocacy
Experience cultivating and managing donor relationships, ideally for programs and initiatives relevant to the work of IPPF/WHR
Fluency in English is required; additional fluency in Spanish, French, or Portuguese is strongly preferred
Advanced degree in a related field
Master’s degree, JD or other relevant advanced degree
How to apply: We encourage both external and internal candidates to apply. Please send your resume, and cover letter to IPPFWHR@spencerstuart.com. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
IPPF/WHR is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of HIV/AIDS status, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, and disability.