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Managing Director, FP 2030 Latin America & Caribbean Regional Hub


  • Organization: Save the Children
  • Location: Panamá
  • Grade: Senior level - NAT 1 - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

The Opportunity


This position will be based in: Panama.


Managing Director, FP 2030 Latin America & Caribbean Regional Hub



The Managing Director FP2030 is responsible and accountable for delivering on FP2030’s strategic objectives and program activities in the region and will be responsible for operating within the context of the Save the Children’s policies and practices as well as those of relevant donors.

Context: Family Planning 2030 (FP2030) is the only global partnership that focusses on family planning, galvanising partnerships and commitments from governments, civil society, multilateral organizations, donors, private sector, and researchers to achieve the ideal that all people have a right to have access to contraception and make decisions about if and when they want to have children.  FP2030 vision is a future where women and girls everywhere have the freedom and ability to lead healthy lives, make their own informed decisions about using contraception and having children, and participate as equals in society and its development.  The FP2030 Support Network includes five regional hubs: North, West and Central Africa; East and Southern Africa; Asia and the Pacific; and Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America and Europe, led by an Executive Director who reports to the Governing Board. The FP2030 LAC Hub will be headed by a Managing Director supported by a small team and hosted by Save the Children. Save the Children and PROFAMILIA-Colombia working in a collaborative manner have been selected as the host of the FP2030 Latin America & Caribbean Regional Hub. 


The Managing Director will be accountable for delivering on FP2030’s strategic objectives and program activities in the LAC region.

Strategic Planning and Management:

·         Provide strategic direction to the LAC FP2030 hub for the advancement of family planning policies, programs, and financing.

·         Ensure regional program is in line with regional needs and context and is well placed to address the gaps in family planning and amplify program excellence.

·         Oversee and actively cultivate coordination among regional and country partners to meet FP2030 commitments and towards fulfilling 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

·         Manage the budget and workplan for the Regional Hub, working closely with the hub host organization, supporting partner and with FP2030's Executive Director and ensuring that both align with all policies and requirements of the hub host organization and have approval by FP2030's Executive Director.

·         Keep up to date with new trends in the FP field and develop partnerships for advocacy and accountability work, helping identify gaps in regional networking or the potential to develop new approaches wherever possible.

·         Oversee and ensure the smooth flow of information for the region, including meeting deadlines and ensuring the correct internal procedures are followed.

·         Keep the Hub host organization and supporting partner directors apprised of issues that may affect implementation or that need resolution.

·         Organize regular follow-up meetings with the Steering Committee (E.D. FP2030, RD Save the Children and ED Profamilia).

External Relations/Stakeholder Management:

·         Convene and organize regional meetings for commitment-making countries in the region and ensure proper follow up and deliverables are met.

·         Oversee the tracking and reporting of commitments of regional partners and the members of the Champions Group.

·         Serve as spokesperson and representative for FP2030 in the region and highlight FP2030's work.

·         Build and manage constructive relationships with key partners including the core convening organizations as well as other key stakeholders.

·         Participate in the development and implementation of the partnership's global communications, branding, and advocacy and accountability strategy.

·         Work with partners and 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 regional host organisation/fiduciary agency to provide appropriate programmatic, operational, and financial support.

·         Handle special projects as required to advance partnership objectives.

·         Intentionally and proactively contribute to building a more equitable and inclusive partnership that reflects and advances FP2030's deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Resource Mobilisation:

·         Development liaison for funders interested in investing in Family Planning in the region, particularly those from the donor engagement group.

·         Identify opportunities for business development according to the set strategy for the region and for the technical areas situated in the region.

·         Working with FP2030's Business Development team, oversee FP2030 fundraising and partnership development in the region, i.e. stewarding donors, developing proposals, and managing reporting.

Financial Management and Administration:

·         In coordination with the hub host organization's finance and administration team:

o   monitor expenditures against the Hub's annual budget; and

o   manage contracts with external resources and service providers.

o   maintain project management KPIs at acceptable levels.

·         Provide monitoring support and tracking of relevant fiscal data towards FP2030 country commitments.

People Management:

·         Line manages, mentors and evaluates the performance and workflow of the Hub team.

·         In coordination with SCI’s human resources teams, recruit, hire and manage FP2030 staff and consultants for the region.

·         Ensure that staff and contractors reflect the full diversity of people the hub is committed to serve.

·         Ensure that talent is developed and encouraged across the team.

·         Ensure that compensation for all staff is based on SC principles of equity and fairness.

·         Facilitate a supportive working environment in which every staff member's talent, potential, and skills are maximized.

Additional Responsibilities



·         Ensure that FP2030 becomes a key actor on issues related to Family Planning in the region.

·         Lead on presenting FP2030’s activities and achievements to donors, government, and other policy makers. 

·         Ensure that FP2030 maximises influence among donors and government departments as we work towards effective implementation of positive policy change. 


To be successful, you will bring/have:


·         Master’s degree in public health, Public Policy, International Development, Business Administration, Economics or related field, or equivalent standard of education.

·         Written and spoken fluency in English and Spanish required, and French desirable

·         Significant exposure to international development, global health and preferably in family planning/sexual and reproductive health in Latin America and the Caribbean.

·         Entrepreneurial individuals with exceptional staff and office management experience and at least 10 years’ professional senior experience.

·         Proven track record in managing large projects and experience in budget planning and oversight.

·         Experience in working with multi-stakeholder partnerships including donors, bi-lateral partners, multi-lateral agencies, developing countries and civil society organizations.

·         Experience in supervising staff.

·         Able to work effectively within the context of significant intra-regional travel.

·         Politically astute with a good understanding of the bigger picture, culturally sensitive, diplomatic and ability to influence.

·         Enthusiastic and motivated about FP2030’s vision, mission and values.

·         Commitment to community and civil society engagement including the meaningful participation of underrepresented communities.


We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.




The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 


We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated


We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. 


We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Early applications will have priority. Qualified candidates could be interviewed before de application closing date.

This vacancy is now closed.
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