Country Director in Abuja, Nigeria

at Ipas Nigeria

Program Development
Human Resources
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
10 - 15 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Ipas is an international NGO dedicated to improving women’s reproductive health and rights

The Nigerian country office in Abuja builds the capacity of health systems to expand and provide high quality woman-centered reproductive health services

The country director is the chief executive for the Ipas Nigeria program and is responsible for providing strategic direction and managerial oversight for the country team


Provide leadership and strategic direction in planning of country strategies and program objectives to set direction for the Ipas Nigeria country program

Responsible to plan and manage the country program, ensure program results are achieved consistent with organizational priorities, donor requirements and budget parameters

Provides guidance and supervision to the management team working closely with the Program Manager, and encourage strong teamwork, positive communications and a supportive team culture to meet overall country objectives

Represents Ipas with donors and provides leadership in donor proposals and reports

Represents Ipas with policy makers and stakeholders and advocates for policies and programs that maximizes impact and resources to further the mission of Ipas

Leads the Country Results Team and Management and Accountability Group (MAG) meetings


Advanced degree in relevant field required

10-15 years related experience required

Least 5 or more years of supervisory and HR experience required

Must be familiar with women’s sexual and reproductive rights and a strong advocate for Ipas mission

Proven experience with donor relations and in writing proposals and donor reports

Must be able to work independently with a strong teamwork focus

Cross cultural experience and international NGO work experience

Ability to travel up to 50% time within Nigeria

Additional Requirements:

Must possess strong writing and verbal communications skills

Must possess strong interpersonal, negotiation and representational skills

Must possess strong skills in planning, financial and human resource management

Must possess strong computer skills

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