FIGO vacancies

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics is a UK registered charity (No 1113263; Company No 5498067) and an equal opportunities employer.

FIGO (The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) vision is that women of the world achieve the highest possible standards of physical, mental, reproductive and sexual health and wellbeing throughout their lives. The organisation leads on global programme activities, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South East Asia.

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

Details of current vacancies and opportunities within the organisation are posted here.

Senior Project Manager (maternity cover)

The most recent addition to the FIGO Projects team is the Advocating for Safe Abortion (ASA)Project team which commenced in 2019 and has responsibility for the implementation of a three year, ten-country capacity building project in the area of safe abortion.

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Project Manager (Maternity Cover) who will develop, lead and implement the Advocating for Safe Abortion Project on time and within budget. The SPM will also provide management oversight of the ASA Project and will work closely with the Director of Projects to ensure integrated work planning and implementation of the ASA Project.

The deadline for applications is 02 September 2019. Find out more.

Chief Executive

We are now seeking our next Chief Executive, who will lead FIGO’s strategy, policies and business plans and develop and strengthen FIGO’s international networks with diversified stakeholders. They will oversee the development and implementation of new national and international awareness and mobilization campaigns and lead fundraising and profile-raising activities.

The next Chief Executive will require a highly motivated and experienced leader. They must have a successful record of leadership, experience in building and maintaining a highly effective team, and of managing sizeable and complex organizations at a senior level. The capacity to lead change is key, especially as the FIGO enters a new phase of development and modernisation.

They will have the capacity to develop and implement a robust strategic vision and ability to communicate that effectively to all members of a large and complex organisation. They will bring significant previous experience within fundraising and the interpersonal, advocacy, networking and communication skills to represent and promote FIGO.

The deadline for applications is 9am BST on Monday 2nd September 2019.  Find out more.


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