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Head of Department - Strategy, Organizational Development and Governance

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Education
An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Social and/or Economical Sciences/Business Administration and/or Organisational Development.
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.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the ARO. For this post fluency in English and French or in English and Portuguese (both oral and written) is required.

Responsibilities

Strategy development
  1. To work closely with the RD on the development of a strategy (ies); operational policies and procedures that enhance IPPF’s operational effectiveness.
  2. To ensure that Africa region has adequate strategies, policies, procedures and systems in place to sustain compliance with the governance and constitutional standards
  3. To monitor implementation of the organisation’s strategy(ies); compliance with policies, systems and procedures; rules and regulations in order to harness the synergy necessary for “delivering” at an optimal level of excellence.
  4. To coordinate IPPFAR long-term strategic and oversee annual operational planning processes using the evidence-based approach in related decision-making processes.
  5. To regularly and systematically scan the operating environment for 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 (governance; accreditation; management; YAM and volunteering) and work closely with Technical Departments/Units responsible for the 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 leadership members (board and executive directors) in Africa region ensuring professional capabilities and diversity are taken into consideration during renewal of organs
  5. In consultation with relevant Departments/Units; review existing tools for monitoring organisational performance and accountability; lead process for their revision and/or the development of new ones; to ensure a coherent approach and uniformity in the pursuit of “results-based performance” to enable IPPFAR to realise the 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 lead the development and implementation ARO organisational support to Member associations.
  8. To represent IPPFARO at technical meetings, seminars and/or conferences to keep 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 Practice.
  9. To promote an organisational work culture of continuous learning; accountability and excellence in organisational performance.
Governance
  1. 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.
  2. To identify MAs governance capacity building requirements and develop appropriate strategies to address the capacity gaps
  3. To promote culture of good governance structures and systems in the region and that Africa Region complies with the IPPF governance and constitutional standards
  4. To support development of effective volunteer recruitment strategies ensuring professional capabilities and diversity during renewal of the governance organs
To carry out any other duties as shall from time to time be required by the supervisor.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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