Ipas is a nonprofit organization working to achieve a world where every woman and girl has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health. Through local, national and global partnerships, Ipas works to ensure that women and girls have improved sexual and reproductive health and rights, through enhanced access and use of safe abortion and contraceptive care. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Country Representative (CR), to be located in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
The CR is responsible for setting up, overseeing and managing programmatic, financial and administrative aspects of the country program under the leadership of the Francophone Africa Director and Team based in the region. The CR builds and leads the country team to develop and execute country-specific strategic and annual operational plans, and helps generate new funding to secure program sustainability and expansion. S/he ensures good stewardship of funding, adherence to Ipas policies and standards, and achievement of Ipas’s long-term strategic goals and objectives. The CR values high performance, accountability, efficiency, and innovation, and keeps results for our beneficiaries at the heart of everything we do. The CR is the primary Ipas representative in the country, working hand in hand with the Francophone Africa Team to maintain Ipas’ technical leadership, expand the country program, and maintain strong partnerships by ensuring strong collaboration with local government, international donors and implementing partners. The right candidate is excited about the opportunity to start-up a program, to lead a new team, and to contribute to a growing region for Ipas.
Finance and Governance
External Relations and Resource Mobilization
Applied Knowledge & Skills
Decisive Risk Management & Problem Solving
Anticipate challenges and find solutions. Seeks the necessary inputs, analyzes the data at hand, identifies potential risks and takes a decision. Can move forward even when information is imperfect. Documents analysis, intentions and desired outcome of key decisions. Reviews the impact and consequences and openly learns from mistakes
Communication & Collaboration
Actively listens and communicates -connects easily with her/his team and gains their trust and respect. Works well across all organizational teams. Demonstrates clear and concise information and idea sharing
Critical Guidance and Conflict Management
Has the skills to face conflict and provide critical guidance with empathy and facts. Can deliver difficult feedback with care. Encourages team members to directly share their concerns and helps develop the skills to make it a productive and valued experience. Understands the benefits of conflict and supports colleagues to embrace different perspectives, learn from others, to understand themselves and co-create new ideas.
Take the Work Seriously but Not Yourself.
Strive to do your best but know no one is perfect, you can laugh and learn from your mistakes. You also know when the search perfection will have a negative impact on the women and girls we are trying to serve.
Ipas is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.