Deadline: 29 April, 2022

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Population Council is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the role of Managing Director.

The Population Council is an international nonprofit that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources.


  • Provide strategic direction to the partnership in the region for the advancement of family planning policies, programmes and financing
  • Ensure regional programme is in line with regional needs and gaps in family planning, harnessing the uniqueness of the region to cultivate programme excellence
  • Oversee and actively cultivate coordination among regional and country partners to meet FP2030 commitments and towards fulfilling 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Manage the budget and work plan for the Regional Hub, working closely with the hub host organisation and with FP2030’s executive director, ensuring that both align with all policies and requirements of the hub host organisation and have approval by FP2030’s executive director
  • Keep up-to-date with new trends in the FP field and develop partnerships for advocacy and accountability work, helping identify gaps in regional networking or the potential to develop new approaches wherever possible
  • Oversee and ensure the smooth flow of information for the region, including meeting deadlines and ensuring the correct internal procedures are followed
  • Convene and organise regional meetings for commitment-making countries in the region and ensure proper follow-ups and deliverables are met
  • Oversee the tracking and reporting of commitments of regional partners and the members of the Champions Group
  • Serve as spokesperson and representative for FP2030 in the region and highlight FP2030’s work
  • Build and manage constructive relationships with key partners including the core convening organisations as well as other key stakeholders
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the partnership’s global communications, branding, and advocacy and accountability strategy
  • Work with partners and respond to gaps and challenges identified by countries for FP2030 progress
  • Manage FP2030 coordination and cultivate internal working relationships with key contacts within the regional host organisation/fiduciary agency to provide appropriate programmatic, operational, and financial support
  • Handle special projects as required to advance partnership objectives
  • Intentionally and proactively contribute to building a more equitable and inclusive partnership that reflects and advances FP2030’s deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Identify opportunities for business development according to the set strategy for the region and for the technical areas situated in the region
  • Serve as spokesperson and representative for FP2030 in the region and highlight FP2030’s work
  • Working with FP2030’s business development team, oversee FP2030 fundraising and partnership development in the region, i.e., stewarding donors, developing proposals, and managing reporting
  • In coordination with the hub host organisation’s finance and administration team, monitor expenditures against the hub’s annual budget and manage contracts with external resources and service providers
  • Provide monitoring and evaluation support and tracking of relevant fiscal data towards FP2030 country commitments
  • Leadership and day-to-day management of FP2030 operations at the Regional Hub; oversee internal systems and operations with an eye toward future needs and budget realities
  • Manage, monitor and evaluate the performance and work flow of employees
  • In coordination with the hub host organisation’s administration and human resources teams, recruit, hire and manage FP2030 staff and consultants for the region
  • Ensure that staff and contractors reflect the full diversity of people the partnership is committed to serve
  • Facilitate a supportive working environment in which every staff member’s talent, potential, and skills are maximised


  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Public Policy, International Development, Business Administration, Economics or a related field
  • Significant exposure to international development, global health, preferably in family planning/sexual and reproductive health
  • Entrepreneurial individuals with exceptional staff and office management experience and ten years, minimum, of professional senior experience
  • Proven track record in managing large projects and experience in budget planning and oversight
  • Experience in working with multi-stakeholder partnerships including donors, bilateral partners, multilateral agencies, developing countries and civil society organisations
  • Experience in supervising staff
  • Ability to work effectively within the context of significant intra-regional travel

To apply and for more information, click here.

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