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Safeguarding Advisor

This is a vacancy announcement for the position of Safeguarding Advisor. This position will among others, support the Head of Safeguarding with the development and delivery of the safeguarding framewo...


The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Secretariat comprises a London and six Regional Offices. The IPPF Africa Region (IPPFAR) is one of the leading providers of quality sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in Sub-Saharan Africa and a leading sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) advocacy voice in the region.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the overarching goal of IPPFAR 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 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. For more information, please read our 2021 profile (in English and French) here

We are seeking an individual to fill the position of Safeguarding Advisor. This position will support the Head of Safeguarding with the development and delivery of the safeguarding framework across IPPF. They will also provide training, leadership and expert professional advice in safeguarding to their region to ensure that safeguarding is an integral part of all the work IPPF does in their regions.

As part of the advisor’s responsibilities and role, they will support the safeguarding requirements and roll out of the contractual safeguarding requirements of the 14 Member Associations, consortium partners and team who are part of the DFID WISH programme with reference to FCDO’s code of conduct and enhanced safeguarding compliance requirements. 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. Please note that we will not consider applications that are not done in the requested format. 

Closing date: 8 April 2022.

IPPF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all employees, volunteers, contractors and partners to share this commitment.

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).