Director of Projects

Director of Projects

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  • Sector:

    Directors & CEOs

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  • Salary:

    £ Competitive

  • Contact :

    Philip Nelson

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7316

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  • Published:

    about 3 years ago

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The International Federation of Gynaecology & Obstetrics (FIGO) is a truly unique and global organisation representing 132 member societies, with over 130,000 gynaecologists and obstetricians.

Armed with an ambition to ensure that women achieve the highest possible standards of physical, mental, reproductive and sexual health and wellbeing throughout their lives, FIGO leads on global programme activities, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South East Asia. They also provide capacity strengthening, education and training for our member societies.

They advocate on a global stage, especially in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) pertaining to reproductive, maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health and non-communicable diseases (SDG3). They work to raise the status of women and enable their active participation in accessing their reproductive and sexual rights, including addressing FGM and gender-based violence (SDG5).

Since 2006, FIGO's project department has implemented a wide range of projects. The most recent addition, the Safe Abortion Advocacy (SAA) Project has resulted in the need for a Director of Projects. This role will be responsible for taking the lead in project innovation, providing technical leadership on sexual and reproductive health and rights, overseeing the work of the project teams, high level relationship building and advocacy and ensuring the development and implementation of a comprehensive portfolio of projects.

Director of Projects
Central London

Our expectations are high. As their new Director of Projects, you will bring to FIGO the vision, experience and required energy to ensure the successful implementation and delivery of their projects, and have:

  • Qualification in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Ob/Gyn)
  • Relevant postgraduate qualification (international development, social sciences, public health, statistics etc.) or equivalent and relevant work experience
  • Significant and extensive international development sector experience in the field of global health
  • Experience in delivering evidence based public health / sexual and reproductive health programmes
  • Experience in networking, partnership building and relationship management at a senior level
  • Experience in research, applying for grants, conducting research and research publications
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in monitoring and evaluation of development projects

You will also need effective interpersonal and influencing skills, be able to manage, motivate and inspire staff and demonstrate an ability to organise and manage your own responsibilities and that of the wider team. You will also be required to travel internationally on a regular basis.

Closing date: Thursday 23 May at 12 Noon
Final Panel interviews with FIGO: Wednesday 27 May

If you would like to view the information pack this can be found here.

If you are potentially interested in submitting an application or would welcome a confidential and discrete conversation, please contact Philip Nelson, Director at Harris Hill on 020 7820 7314 or via email at philip.nelson@harrishill.co.uk.