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Project Officer (IPPF/AU Youth Project)

The IPPF Africa Regional Office (IPPF ARO) is seeking an individual to fill the position of Project Officer (IPPF/AU Youth Project). The role will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

The International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR) is one of the leading providers of quality sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in Africa, and the leading sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) advocacy voice in the region, committed to gender equality and to ensuring that women, girls and young people realize their rights and have control over their own bodies, their lives and their futures.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, IPPFAR delivers its critical mission thanks to Member Associations (MAs), youth advocates, staff, and a network of dedicated volunteers who provide high quality, youth focused and gender sensitive services to the most vulnerable youth, men and women. IPPFAR is part of IPPF’s secretariat, a global federation of national MAs which share a common vision, set of core values, and commitment to improve lives and enhance human rights. Each MA develops its own strategy to address the needs in its country. Given the rich diversity of the Federation, these strategies reflect the unique contexts of each country where IPPF is present.

The IPPF Africa Regional Office (IPPF ARO) is seeking an individual to fill the position of Project Officer (IPPF/AU Youth Project). While contracted by IPPFAR, the postholder will be seconded to the African Union Commission (AUC) Youth Division which supports the implementation of the African Plan of Action for Youth Empowerment 2019-2023 (APAYE) and coordinates continental stakeholder efforts on youth development.

The role will be based at the African Union’s Women, Gender and Youth Directorate (WGYD) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

The Project Officer will work within the Youth Division team, under the supervision of the IPPFAR Head of External Relations, Advocacy and Communication. S/he will support the AUC Country Technical Assistance Framework, working with a technical team to support Member States in developing and implementing their Country Acceleration Strategies under the APAYE, and mainstreaming Adolescent and Youth SRHR into the priorities of AU Member States. 

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

Interested individuals should submit an application form in the IPPFARO CV form (attached) and a 1-page cover letter to: [email protected] with the job position you are applying for as the subject of the email by 5 June 2022

Please note that we will not consider applications that are not done in the requested format.

IPPF is an equal opportunity employer.

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

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).


20 May 2022