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Communication Associate Wanted

Feminist Opportunities Now (FON) – Communication Associate

The International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR) is one of the leading sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) service delivery organizations in Africa, and a leading se…


Wed, 07/26/2023

The International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR) is one of the leading sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) service delivery organizations in Africa, and a leading sexual and reproductive health and rights advocacy voice in the region through its 40 Member Associations and Collaborative Partners in 40 Sub-Saharan countries.

In 2022, IPPF received funding from the French Development Agency (AFD) to implement the “Feminist Opportunity Now” project. With a total budget of €14 million over 4 years, this project will strengthen feminist movements in 9 countries (Columbia, Mexico in Latin America; Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, and Kenya in Africa; and Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Asia).

Its objective is to build the capacity of women’s movements, via sub-grants to feminist organisations, with a particular effort to reach small, often non-registered, organisations to address and respond to gender-based violence locally.

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In the scope of the FON project, IPPF Africa Regional Office (IPPF ARO) is seeking an individual to fill the position of “ Communication Associate”. 

The postholder will support the FON team and the grantee partners (subgranted local CSOs in the 6 African countries) to implement the FON Communication Plan, making sure the African grantee partners, as well the IPPFAR FON team, give visibility to the FON Project. 

The Communication Officer will work closely with the FON team (based in Abidjan and Nairobi), IPPFAR Communication Team, and will report to the FON Programme Manager Global. They will additionally interact closely with grantee partners and their communication staff.

Interested individuals should submit an application form in the IPPFARO CV form and a 1-page cover letter to: [email protected] with the job position you are applying for as the subject of the email by 26 July 2023. Please note that IPPFAR will not consider applications that are not done in the requested format.

IPPF is an equal-opportunity employer. As a leading global human rights organization focused on equality, empowerment, ending discrimination, and poverty eradication, we internally reflect social justice principles. We, as IPPF, strongly oppose racism in all its forms and resolutely go for a cultural change that will shift the existing imbalances in power and process.  

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Applications are particularly encouraged from women, persons living with disability, and candidates openly living with HIV.  

IPPF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers, contractors and partners to share this commitment. Anyone employed with IPPF agrees to sign and adhere to IPPF’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding (Children and Vulnerable Adults) Policy.

IPPF has​ been made aware of various fraudulent vacancy announcements circulated via e-mail from websites falsely stating that they are issued by or in association with IPPF.  These correspondences, which may seek to obtain money from the recipients of such correspondence are fraudulent and IPPF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).


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