Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) is a global partnership with the goal of enabling 120 million additional women and girls in the lowest income countries to access and use rights-based family planning by 2020. The partnership supports the rights of women and girls to decide, freely and for themselves, whether, when and how many children they want to have. FP2020 provides a platform to enhance information sharing and to support the coordination of efforts across the larger FP2020 community to advance access to family planning information, services, and contraceptives under the guiding principles of rights, quality, equity, and voluntarism. The FP2020 Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Foundation in Washington DC.
The Communications Director, FP2020, serves as the lead for all the Secretariat’s communications functions, shaping the vision and strategic direction of the communications portfolio in collaboration with Secretariat leadership and key external partners. The Communications Director oversees the communications team’s messaging, digital and traditional media, website development and content, events, knowledge management, external outreach and products, branding, and FP2020’s annual Progress Report. The Director collaborates closely with the United Nations Foundation Public Affairs team as well as a broad array of partners to ensure FP2020 communications are as strategic and effective as possible.
As FP2020 is a timebound initiative, the partnership will be developing and then transitioning into the second phase of the partnership through 2021. The Communications Director will play a vital role in guiding that transition through strategic communications, external outreach, development of new language and branding, and helping the Secretariat navigate that change.
The Communications Director is a senior member of the FP2020 Secretariat and a member of the UN Foundation Public Affairs Team. He/she reports to FP2020’s Executive Director and works closely with communications counterparts at partner organizations, including FP2020’s core convening partners: USAID, UNFPA, DFID, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Additionally, the director manages a global consortium of senior communicators working in the family planning and HIV sectors with annual meetings and a listserv.
Benefits & Compensation
For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:
Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.