- Director, Advocacy, Multiple Locations
Multiple Locations, Multiple Countries
Salary range in excess of £68,289 per annum plus excellent benefits if based in London
Join us to defend the sexual and reproductive health rights of all people
Empowering the most vulnerable women, men and young people in over 170 countries to access life-saving services and programmes and to live with dignity, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and its 30,000 staff, along with millions of volunteers, campaign for sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) and deliver education and services through 65,000 service points.
In pursuit of our aim to improve quality of life and ensure all people’s right to enjoy sexual lives free from ill health, unwanted pregnancy, violence and discrimination, we are very excited to be recruiting for a Director, Advocacy, to lead IPPF’s Advocacy work.
Educated to degree level in a related field, you have had significant exposure of multi-level advocacy and built a strong understanding of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) within the international and development sector. You will have worked in complex organisations dealing with a breadth of fast-changing and controversial issues including supporting NGOs or partners to drive change at national level. You will understand the challenges including capacity building needs of national organisations.
You will travel internationally, leading strategy across the Federation and be competent in managing a professional Advocacy team. You have excellent networking and influencing skills and have highly developed political acumen. An exceptional communicator, both verbal and written, with the ability to represent IPPF at the highest level. Fluent English is essential and a working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic desirable.
Additionally, you will have financial management skills, be technology literate and have an awareness of and sensitivity to the multi-cultural environment in which IPPF operates.
Closing date: Thursday 27 July 2017
Interview dates: Early August 2017
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.
Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates openly living with HIV. IPPF is committed to equal opportunities and cultural diversity. Candidates from all sections of the community are welcome to apply. This is a post for which IPPF will, if necessary, apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship (work permit). The process is subject to regulation by the UK Visas and Immigration.
Job posted on 12 July 2017.
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