Vice President for Africa Programs

Ibis Reproductive Health seeks a dynamic, collaborative, bold, and experienced leader to join our Senior Management Team as the Vice President for Africa Programs. Ibis is a global nonprofit driving change through bold, rigorous research and principled partnerships that advance sexual and reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. We believe that research can catalyze change when the entire research process is viewed as an opportunity to shift power, is undertaken in partnership with the communities most affected, and includes a focus on how data can be most effectively used to make change. We focus on increasing access to quality abortion care, transforming access to abortion and contraception through technology and service innovations, and expanding comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and services. Ibis’s staff of approximately 40 people works with partners in more than 30 countries on six continents. We are extremely proud of our accomplishments since we were founded in 2002, believe our approaches to research and evidence-based advocacy fill an important gap in the reproductive health and rights field, and are committed to doing research and running our organization in ways that are inclusive and advance equity. Please see our description of our commitment to justice and equity here and our statement on what it means to approach research with a human rights and reproductive justice lens here. A summary of our 2018-2025 strategic plan is here.

Free the Pill Project Deputy Director

We seek a full-time Free the Pill Project Deputy Director, based in the Cambridge or Oakland office or working remotely in the US, with campaign management and coalition engagement experience who is committed to reproductive health, rights, and justice to oversee the implementation of an ambitious program of work to ensure currently approved and new over-the-counter (OTC) oral contraceptive pills (OCs) in the United States are equitably accessible. The Deputy Director position will manage key aspects of the Free the Pill project, including partnerships with organizations to ensure broad awareness of OCs OTC and provide information and resources to people who could benefit most from OTC access. The individual hired for this position will play a leadership role in the Free the Pill team at Ibis, the Free the Pill coalition, and public-facing efforts to raise awareness about OCs OTC. Competitive candidates will be experienced campaign and coalition leaders who have a proven track record of managing the implementation of complex projects and working and communicating effectively with a diverse group of partners. We seek a candidate who can commit to seeing this project through the next phase of the work which will involve developing new partnerships to ensure the successful implementation of the newly launched, first-ever OTC birth control pill in the United States and laying the groundwork for future OTC switches. The Deputy Director position reports to the Free the Pill Project Director.

Internships at Ibis

We hire interns to work with us in our US and RSA offices during the following three terms each year: January-March; April-August; September-December. Generally, we post internship applications in December, March, and August to recruit for the upcoming term. A modest stipend is available, though the exact amount is dependent on funding availability. We also welcome applications from students receiving work study or practicum/school credit.