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Programme Manager: Feminist Opportunities Now

IPPFAR is looking for a Programme Manager to lead and deliver on the Feminist Opportunities Now (FON) project. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.


The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a global sexual and reproductive health (SRH) service provider and one of the leading advocates for universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all. IPPF is a worldwide movement of national organizations, referred to as Member Associations, working with and for communities and individuals. The IPPF Secretariat comprises of a London Office and six Regional Offices. The IPPF Africa Regional Office (IPPFARO) is one of the leading providers of quality SRH services in Sub-Saharan Africa and a leading SRHR advocacy voice across the continent.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the overarching goal of IPPFARO is to increase access to SRHR services to the most vulnerable youth, men, and women in sub-Saharan Africa. To reach this goal, IPPFAR works with local civil-society organizations, governments, the African Union (AU), regional economic commissions (RECs), the Pan-African Parliament, the United Nations, among others, to expand political and financial commitments to SRHR in Africa. IPPF ARO tackles the continent’s growing SRH challenges through a network of Member Associations (MAs), strategic partners and volunteers in 40 countries. For more information, please read our 2021 profile (in English and French) here.

IPPFARO, in consortium with Médecins du Monde (headquartered in Paris, France), CREA (headquartered in New Delhi, India), the International Federation on Human Rights (headquartered in Paris, France), and Empow’Her (headquartered in Paris, France) will be leading the delivery of a new project entitled Feminist Opportunities Now (FON), to build the capacity of women's movements, via sub-grants to feminist organizations, with a particular effort to reaching small, often non-registered, feminist organizations to address and respond to gender-based violence.

To implement this project, IPPFAR wants to put in place a talented, dynamic and diverse team with broad experience in implementing gender-transformative / SRHR programmes, strong financial management skills, proven contract management experience and the ability to deliver on donor requirements. To this effect, the IPPFAR is looking for a Programme Manager who will be responsible for leading and delivering this project.This role is a great opportunity to demonstrate excellent programme management and coordination skills and experience, particularly with regards to ensuring programme quality, financial management, risk management, and donor compliance. The appropriate candidate will also bring excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be willing to travel internationally – up to 45 days per year. Fluent English and French (verbal and written) are a requirement for this post.

This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

For more details about this position, please download the job description attached (below).

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

Deadline for application: 01 August 2022.

IPPF is an equal opportunity employer.

’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’’.


4 July 2022