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WISH2ACTION Country Manager

Green Park
04 Mar 2019
18 Mar 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type

WISH2ACTION Country Manager

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

Fixed term to end August 2021

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is the leading global NGO in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). It is currently working in more than 170 countries in the world. The Africa Regional Office (IPPFARO) is one of IPPF’s six regional offices.

“Women’s Integrated Sexual Health” (WISH) is IPPFs new flagship health programme to transform the lives of millions of women and girls. Funded by DFID, WISH will provide integrated and holistic healthcare to 2.2m additional users of contraception across 16 countries in Africa and South Asia from 2018-2021.

Through a consortium of five internationally recognised organisations and 11 IPPF Member Associations led by IPPF, the WISH programme will provide a comprehensive, integrated approach to ensure equitable access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The programme will prioritise the most underserved women and girls, particularly youth under 20, the very poor, and marginalized populations (including people with disability, people displaced or affected by humanitarian crisis, and people living in hard-to-reach areas).

The WISH2ACTION team is seeking eight Country Managers for the following WISH2ACTION consortium countries: Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

Reporting to the WISH2ACTION Head of Region, you will be responsible for supporting and managing an effective WISH2ACTION consortium programme in the allotted country programme.

This role is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate your excellent project management and coordination skills and experience, particularly with regards to programme quality, financial management, risk management, and donor compliance. You will be utilizing your experience managing or providing support to DFID or other major donor funded initiatives and managing health and FP programmes implemented by the public, private or NGO sector.

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be willing to travel internationally – up to 60 days per year. Fluent English (verbal and written) a must and skills in French, Arabic or Portuguese would be a strong advantage.

For further details, please visit our microsite –

Closing date for this role is 9am, Monday the 18th of March 2019.

It is essential that successful candidates have the right to work within the country in which they manage. Please indicate in your application the country you are interested in applying for.