Job Description/Requirements


This is a key entry-level role within the external relations, advocacy, and communications portfolio. Amongst other key tasks, the post holder will contribute to ensuring that the International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region Office’s (IPPF ARO) External Relations, Advocacy and Communication (ERAC) Department strategically competes and wins bids and tenders that will support the delivery of IPPF ARO’s mandate.


The post holders will work under the supervision of the Lead Specialist: Grants Management, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization, together with the Specialist: Donors Relations and Partnership Building, and the Specialist: Grants Management. S/he will support resource mobilization and grants management, including the development and writing of project proposals, budgets, narrative and financial reports, contributing to the production of quality and timely funding proposals, donor reports, and other external communication materials.


The post holder will be part of IPPF Youth Professionals Program (YPP); through which the IPPF ARO provides a unique opportunity to persons aged between 24 and 32 years, and who are nationals of an African country, to start a professional career within the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and in other areas relevant to IPPF



a) Support the development of high-quality proposals to be submitted both to institutional donors and to trusts and foundations, and especially lead on budget development.

b) Support procurement processes, especially with regards to the recruitment of external consultants.

c) Conduct desk-research, write situational analyses and prepare relevant information as needed, to respond to bid opportunities.

d) Support grants management, keeping track of reporting and contributing to narrative and financial reports.

e) Overseeing administrative functions for the team, such as invoicing, accounting, reporting, etc., to ensure successful execution of grant processes.

f) Undertake any other responsibilities which are commensurate with a role of this nature, which have been discussed and agreed with the line manager; and

g) Uphold the values, ethics and culture of IPPF ARO and be an ambassador for the Federation.



• The post holder must be a national of an African country and between 24 and 32 years old at the date of application.

• A Bachelor's Degree in a relevant area for the post is essential. A Master's Degree is desirable.

• Fluency in English and French with excellent oral and written communication skills in both languages is essential.

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IPPF offers a wide range of benefits and is an equal opportunity employer.


Applications are particularly encouraged from women, people living with disabilities, people living with HIV and minorities.

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