Vacancy: ILEP Chief Executive Officer

ILEP - International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations


Are you a public health professional with excellent leadership qualities looking for an exciting new challenge? Are you able to combine strategic thinking, underpinned by the latest scientific research, with care and compassion for those managing their disabilities, and a strong sense of justice to tackle serious human rights issues? If so, then please consider this exciting role as CEO of ILEP – an international network of NGOs united in our shared vision of a world free from leprosy.


We are looking for someone who is a ‘big picture’ thinker and a natural relationship builder, who can connect the work of our members under a shared strategy and with shared values. To be the successful candidate, you will need to understand the unique role of the NGO sector in the fight against leprosy, the challenges of running a membership organisation, as well as possess the skills to work together with a broad range of public and private stakeholders committed to achieving zero leprosy. You will also need to work effectively with the broader community working to end Neglected Tropical Diseases.


You come in at an exciting time in the leprosy world, where you can make a big impact working together with the new Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy. As such this is offered as a one year contract, with the possibility for extension.


Role Specification

Location: Based in Geneva, with flexibility on location for the right candidate

Responsible for: Three staff, plus consultants

Salary: Competitive salary

Terms: One year full-time with potential for extension

Job Purpose:

To lead the ILEP Network towards the NGO Members’ common goal of zero leprosy. The ILEP CEO facilitates the implementation of the ILEP’s Triple Zero strategy and is a key interlocutor to the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy and the NTD NGO Network.


Summary of main responsibilities:

  • Strategic leadership
  • External Representation and engagement
  • Policy, advocacy and communications
  • Governance
  • Membership engagement
  • Management

For a comprehensive list of the main responsibilities, please download the Position Description here.


For more information & how to apply:

Please send a CV and a cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) explaining the skills and expertise you would bring to the role of ILEP CEO.

Please send to Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. by 17h00 CEST 24 June.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

First interviews will be conducted by skype during the week of 2nd July.





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