Head of Strategy and Organizational Development Department

The Head of the Strategy and Organizational Development department responsible for supporting the
Regional Director in the development of IPPFAR’s strategies, organizational development and policies
related to IPPF member associations and collaborative partners.
The Head of the Strategy and Organizational Development department t serves as the chief advisor to
the Regional Director on organisational strategy, development, operational policy, and organisational
performance matters. The postholderleads change management, the implementation of the IPPF reform
and its related programs.
Under the general supervision of Regional Director, the Head of the Strategy and Organizational
Development department is responsible for leading and coordinating the development of strategic plans,
organisational strategies, and processes to implement them including the planning and monitoring
process, the evaluation of activities and the development of new ways of working. The postholder is also
responsible managing the Africa regional office relationship with IPPF member associations (MAs) and
collaborative partners (CPs)in terms of Management, programs board and staff relations,
communication, and advocacy. The postholder monitors new SRHR trends and supports the develop of
evidence that will support IPPF ARO advocacy and positioning within the African and global SHR and
human rights sphere. The postholder serves as the lead person in ARO for the implementation of the
IPPF reform and related change in MAs and CPs.

Strategy development

1. To work closely with the RD on the development of strategies, operational policies and procedures
to enhance IPPF’s effectiveness.
2. To ensure that The ARO office has adequate strategies, policies, procedures and systems in place to
sustain compliance with the IPPF reform and its constitutional standards
3. To monitor implementation of the organisation’s strategies, compliance with policies, systems and
procedures; rules and regulations to harness the synergy necessary for “delivering” at an optimal
level of excellence.
4. To coordinate IPPFAR long-term strategic goals and oversee annual operational planning processes
using an evidence-based approach.
5. To scan the operating environment regularly and systematically to address challenges, threats and
opportunities; keep abreast of new developments in the said environment; share and disseminate
information on such developments; to ensure that IPPFAR stays afloat in an ever-increasing
competitive environment.

Organization Development

1. To support the RD in leading processes aimed at the establishment of an accountability framework
for IPPFAR ensuring that the framework is aligned to and is coherent with Federation-wide
standards of organizational performance and accountability.
2. To provide leadership and direction in organisational performance and accountability matters
(membership, board and staff relations, MAs and CPs audit; accreditation; management; Youth
action network, volunteering, advocacy and communications) and work closely with Technical
Departments/Units responsible for these respective portfolios.
3. To provide leadership and direction in activities that enhances the organisation’s knowledge base;
expertise and skills (research; organisational learning; knowledge management and other capacity
building initiatives.
4. To lead the development of strategies, procedure and mechanisms for recruitment of quality
membership in MAs and CPs (board and executive directors) in the Africa region, ensuring
professional capabilities, inclusion and diversity are taken into consideration during renewal of
membership organs. To support development of effective volunteer recruitment strategies ensuring
professional capabilities and diversity during renewal of the governance organs.
5. Review existing tools for monitoring organisational performance and accountability in consultations
with other ARO departments; lead process for their revision and/or the development of new ones;
ensure a coherent approach and uniformity in the pursuit of “results-based performance” to enable
IPPFAR to realise its strategic goals.
6. To promote an organisational work culture of performing for results in which reports are primarily
perceived as tools for monitoring self-performance; and they are timely produced and submitted to
relevant stakeholders.
7. To represent IPPFARO at technical meetings, seminars and/or conferences and remain abreast of
new knowledge and best practices in Organisational Development; Performance and Accountability
in other IPPF regions, academic institutions and/or international Development Communities of
8. To promote an organisational work culture of continuous learning, accountability, and excellence in
organisational performance.
9. To lead implementation of change management to allow Africa region to move toward effective
governance structures and systems for good governance standards, procedures, and practices in
line with IPPF strategic directions.
10. To identify MAs and CPs capacity building gaps and requirements and develop appropriate
strategies to address them. To promote culture of compliance IPPF and constitutional standards
11. To carry out any other duties as required by the supervisor.
The director of organizational development position is responsible for managing and supporting the
assessment of organizational needs and the design, implementation and evaluation of programs that
facilitate the professional development and continuous learning of team members, particularly
executives and emerging leaders

Expériences / Formation

Work Experience
• A minimum of ten years management experience in a similar position in an NGO setting with five
years at senior management level.
• Five or more years of experience working in organizational development in a large organizational or
international NGO and/or functional business unit.
• Proven experience in the following disciplines: Strategy development; Organisational
Development/organizational behavior; Governance and policy development

Comment postuler

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IPPF offers a wide range of benefits and is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications are particularly encouraged from women, people living with disabilities, people living with HIV and minorities.


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