The Regional Director is responsible for implementing IFES programs in sub-Saharan Africa guided by IFES’ new vision, mission and strategic plan. He/she is expected to grow a robust regional portfolio of innovative, high impact democracy and elections programming. The Regional Director and his/her team-located in both headquarters and in the region- manages the process of research, design and implementation of regional and country programs, and impact evaluation and learning. He/she explores and develops potential sources of funding and collaborates closely with others to submit proposals for such funding. The Regional Director liaises with appropriate domestic and international public and private sector professionals, international, regional and national organizations, and institutions in order to champion the mission and capabilities of IFES. The Regional Director plays an active role in the overall stewardship of IFES as a member of the organization’s leadership and serves as a regional and technical resource person for the organization. He/she is responsible for mentoring headquarters and field staff within his/her portfolio.