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Home 5 JOBS 5 Director, Pacific Member Association Support and Development

Director, Pacific Member Association Support and Development

ACFID Member: 0
Location: International
Sub location(s): Suva, FIji

Role Purpose:
To lead the integrated support, growth and development of Member Associations (MAs) and Collaborative Partners (CPs) in the Pacific Region, guided by IPPF’s Pacific Niu Vaka Strategy, and collaborate pro-actively with other Regions and Global functions to leverage Federation wide impact.

Context of role:
– Leads the design and development of the Niu Vaka Strategy , and provides comprehensive support and oversight to Pacific MAs for its delivery
– Brings together and connects all MA facing work within the Pacific Region to ensure optimal support and services to MAs/Collaborating Partners (CPs)
– Provides an enabling environment to support the free flow of information, and develops mechanisms to enable knowledge sharing and direct access between MAs/CPs in the Pacific Region and other parts of the Federation
– Promotes MAs/CPs as the centres of excellence and leverages their technical expertise
– Works as part of the Regional Senior Leadership Team to promote, develop, and grow the work of the Federation geographically, including exploring and integrating new members and collaborative partners
– Works as part of the Global Secretariat team and the Global Membership Support & Development Community of Practice to deliver the global agenda
– Acts as a key liaison and representative for IPPF in the Pacific with strategic partners and stakeholders, community networks, civil society, and institutional donors to IPPF in the Pacific, including DFAT and MFAT

Management reporting/responsibility:
– Architects of Cooperation (2)
– Business Analyst
– Performance, Learning & Impact Manager
– Youth Networker
– Contract Officer (UNFPA)

Role Deliverables:
– Create a framework for implementation of the Pacific Niu Vaka Strategy that builds a greater understanding and develops integration of MA/CP growth into delivery to widen access, expand choice, innovate and share knowledge, act with youth, and advance digital and self-care.
– Build an overall picture of MA/CP capabilities, capacities, country contexts, audiences and competition from country and MA/CP profiles to strategically connect organisations, activities and information.
– Devise an integrated plan of activities driven by MAs/CPs to achieve tangible outcomes under the Pacific Niu Vaka Strategy, including capacity building, stronger governance, shared learning and facilitating connection across the Federation.
– Create an MA/CP service delivery platform that provides funding and resource support for sustainability that meets Federation programmatic requirements, leverages opportunities and achieves programmatic and financial objectives. Assess quality controls for data integrity used to inform decision-making.
– Facilitate the design and delivery of integrated programming and resource allocation by leveraging or building technical capacity in MAs.
– Oversee the delivery of restricted projects, monitor progress, maintain compliance with all IPPF and donor requirements, and ensure timely and quality reporting to donors. Ensure compliance with required standards for accountability and transparency.
– Identify and target new partners in priority countries and walk with them on the path to IPPF membership.
– Cultivate donor relationships with bilateral, multilateral, and private sector partners. Leverage strategic partnerships to galvanise mobilise resources and development opportunities for MAs/CPs under the Pacific Niu Vaka Strategy.
– Build, lead, and mentor a diverse team with complementary technical expertise, skills, drive and determination into a seamless functional unit where people can perform at their best. Role model safeguarding, anti-racism and IPPF’s code of conduct in everything they do.

Key Skills/Expertise:
– Demonstrated leadership in the effective design and delivery of multi-country/regional international development programmes. Experience in sexual reproductive health and rights preferred and experience in the Pacific Region essential
– Track record of co-constructing and implementing multi-faceted business plans/budgets in diverse geographic/cultural settings with good financial understanding and budget management skills
– Significant experience in effective resourcing and monitoring performance to ensure delivery of objectives
– Understands the political, economic, social, legal and environmental contexts affecting our sector in the Pacific Region and globally
– Understands the workings of national/local civil society organisations and how to encourage, influence, and incentivize their engagement with regional and global stakeholders
– Ability to scan the horizon to spot issues, leverage opportunities, mitigate risks, and build a learning environment with organisational resilience and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances with agility
– Evidence of good judgment and decision-making in dealing with challenging situations and management of escalated issues
– Open to new/others’ ideas, with a collaborative approach and strong influencing skills
– Excellent written/verbal communication (English)
– Excellent team leader and developer with strong planning, organising and knowledge sharing skills
– Strong monitoring and evaluation skills


For more details about this position, please email for the job description and application form.

Interested individuals should submit an application form and a 1-page cover letter to : [email protected], with the job position you are applying for as the subject of the email by 19 May 2023. Please note that IPPF-ESEAOR will not consider applications that are not done in the requested format.

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.

Applications are particularly encouraged from women, persons living with disability, and candidates openly living with HIV.

IPPF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers, contractors and partners to share this commitment. Anyone employed with IPPF agrees to sign and adhere to IPPF’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding (Children and Vulnerable Adults) Policy.

Closing Date: May 26, 2023