The PMFA is responsible for management (programmatic, financial, and administrative), and development of Ipas’s francophone Africa regional program. The PMFA will develop strategies, prepare and execute region-specific annual operational plans with a skilled, professional team that plans and implements a range of programs for women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in line with the mission of Ipas. The PMFA operationalizes the Ipas Francophone Africa Strategic Plan, manages the annual work plan for the Regional Office (RO), provides capacity building and programmatic support to country programs. S/he manages the regional awards at the financial and programmatic level, is responsible for donor reporting and proposal development and provides high-level oversight to country specific operational plans. S/he ensures adherence to minimum standards; and assures quality of operations in line with Ipas’s long-term strategic goals and objectives. The PMFA will manage for results, valuing and rewarding high performance, accountability, efficiency and innovation, while keeping the beneficiaries at the heart of everything we do. In synergy with Ipas’s Africa Alliance program based in Kenya, and together with the Director Francophone Africa (DFA), the PMFA will build relationships and ensure strong collaboration with local governments, implementing partners, both at national and regional levels.
The PMFA is also responsible for research and innovation in the regions and to act as a critical thought leader that directs and designs regional research & innovations, develops country-level research and innovation initiatives and outputs and monitors the Ipas Francophone Africa Strategic Plan and regional knowledge base.