Executive Director

Family Planning 2030 Washington, United States

About Family Planning 2030

FP2030 is a global partnership founded in 2012 that is committed to an ambitious goal: to enable 120 million additional girls and women to access and use modern contraception by 2020. In recognition of the evolving global landscape for family planning (FP), the partnership is in the process of transitioning to a redesigned organizational structure for the decade ahead.

After having first created a shared vision for 2030 through a consultation process with the global FP community, an architecture redesign process began in fall 2019. This process defined the partnership's future mandate, governance and geographic structure and identified the functions of the work that has been led by the Core Conveners of the partnership (the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, the United States Agency for International Development, and the United Nations Population Fund), the FP2020 Secretariat, the Transition Oversight Group, and supported by the Transition Management Team (TMT) composed of independent consultants.

Executive Director

The Executive Director will work with the TOG and contribute substantially to the transition process. Beyond 2022, they will lead the coordination and management of the revitalized network to ensure that the vision and goals of the FP2030 partnership are fulfilled and that momentum toward new commitments is maintained. The role will be involved in securing new Family Planning commitments by country governments and global partners to advance FP towards fulfilling the 2030 sustainable goals.
The Executive Director is responsible for the smooth and effective strategic management of FP2030 and its staff. They will have direct reporting responsibility and program accountability to the TOG, and later to the Governing Board, for strategic direction and a dotted-line internal reporting line to the fiduciary agency for FP2030 for administrative and managerial issues. The role will also be responsible for building the family planning movement globally through engagement with high-level stakeholders across government, NGO’s, international organizations, and other groups.

Key Responsibilities: 

Strategic Leadership and Vision Setting
  • Provide strategic direction to the global partnership to advance family planning policies, programs and financing, and oversee and actively cultivate coordination among global and country partners to meet FP2030 commitments towards fulfilling 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Act as thought leader and advisor to the Governing Board and partner organizations in terms of new trends in the FP field and partnership development for advocacy and accountability work, helping identify gaps in global networking or potential to develop new approaches wherever possible.
  • As the convener of the Executive Leadership Team, manage the development of the Partnership’s overall budget, including the budgets for the Regional Hubs, and oversee their implementation. Manage the development of work plans for the Regional Hubs with the Managing Directors and oversee their implementation.
  • Manage interactions with and monitor the overall process for reporting to the Governing Board.
  • Oversee and ensure the smooth flow of information, including meeting deadlines and ensuring the correct internal procedures are followed.
External Representation & Stakeholder Management 
  • Convene the Governing Board and Champions Group on a regular basis.
  • Oversee Executive Directorate’s role in providing technical and administrative support for the Governing Board and the Champions Group to set agendas, prepare board materials and reports, convene and organize meetings, and ensure proper follow up and deliverables are met.
  • Work with the North America/Europe regional hub to facilitate the work of the Financial Management Group and the Performance, Monitoring and Evidence Working Group.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the partnership’s global communications, branding and advocacy strategy with support from the Communications Team at the North America/Europe hub.
  • Oversee the tracking and reporting of commitments of global partners and the members of the Champions Group.
  • Serve as spokesperson and representative for FP2030 in international fora when required.
  • Present the yearly progress report on FP2030’s activities and performance, including overall progress, working closely with the Data and Performance Management team in the North America/Europe regional hub.
External Representation & Stakeholder Management (continued)
  • Identify, plan, and participate in events and conferences to highlight FP2030.
  • Build and manage constructive relationships with key partners including, the core convening organizations as well as other key stakeholders.
  • Work with partners and Managing Directors of Regional Hubs to respond to gaps and challenges identified by countries for FP2030 progress.
  • Manage FP2030 coordination and cultivate internal working relationships with key contacts within the fiduciary agency (UN Foundation) to provide appropriate programmatic, operational, and financial support.
  • Handle special projects as required to advance partnership objectives.
  • Ensure solidarity with allies to dismantle racism, bigotry, oppression and exclusion.
Fundraising and Administration
  • Oversee fundraising and partnership development for FP2030, i.e. stewarding donors, developing proposals, and managing reporting.
  • Support fundraising efforts of regional hubs by liaising with the Managing Directors.
  • Create an annual budget for the Executive Directorate and monitor expenditure.
  • Liaise with the business services and finance departments of the UN Foundation institution.
  • Manage contracts with external resources and service providers.
  • Provide monitoring and evaluation support and tracking of relevant fiscal data for FP2030 goals
Staff Management
  • Oversee Executive Directorate operations including, internal systems and operations with, an eye toward future needs and budget realities
  • Manage, monitor, and evaluate the performance and workflow of employees at the Executive Directorate and Managing Directors.
  • Recruit, hire and manage FP2030 staff and consultants for the Executive Directorate and Managing Directors. Ensure that staff and contractors reflect the full diversity of people; the partnership is committed to serve.
  • Facilitate a supportive working environment in which FP2030 every staff member’s talent, potential, and skills are maximized.

Qualifications and Experience 

  • Masters degree in Public Policy, Public Health, International Development, Business Administration, Economics, Medicine or related field, or equivalent standard of education.
  • Fluency in English is required; fluency in French would be desired.
  • At least 15 years of senior leadership experience. Leadership and management experience in an international non-profit organization strongly preferred.
  • Significant knowledge, expertise, and credibility as a global thought leader in international development, global health, with a strong preference for understanding in family planning as well as  sexual/reproductive health.
  • Experience managing and facilitating multi-stakeholder global partnerships including, donors, bi-lateral donor agencies, private foundation donors, multi-lateral agencies, low-income countries, and civil society organizations.
  • Proven track record of fundraising from diverse sources for large global programs as well as strong relationships with global institutional donors.
  • Management experience in matrixed cross-country contexts with a proven record of building, managing, and working with virtual teams and creating an enabling environment.
  • Extremely strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to inspire confidence and enthusiasm among partners, proven skills in facilitating discussions, building consensus, and mediating disputes among diverse stakeholders and internally lead constructive discussions and drive strong performance.
  • Experience managing multi-million USD projects and experience in budget planning and oversight
  • Able to work effectively within the context of a significant international travel schedule (approx. 7-10 days per month) upon resumption of normal operations.

This is a global search where candidates can be based in any major city where regional and international development organisations are located across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and North America. The exact location for candidates will be confirmed in the finalist stage. Relocation support will be provided. 


Terms of Appointment 

Given the ongoing COVID situation, the new Executive Director will not be required to relocate to any location until after the resumption of normal operations, based on a timeline agreed upon during the offer stage. 

How to Apply

If you wish to be considered for this position, please complete the Application Form below on or before 23 April 2021. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service.
If you have an initial query rather than an application, kindly email us at [email protected].

SRI Executive is exclusively retained by Family Planning 2030 to undertake this assignment.




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