Global Lead, Youth

Closing date

Job Title: Global Lead, Youth     
Africa Regional Office
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Responsible to: Regional Director (dotted line to Director, Programme Delivery & Capacity Sharing)
Application Deadline: 15 January 2021


IPPF is a charity that is leading a locally owned, globally connected civil society movement that provides and enables services and champions sexual and reproductive health and rights for all, especially the under-served. IPPF is acting through its network of over a 100 Member Associations working across the globe.  

In the last 10 months, IPPF embarked on a profound and transformative organizational change journey. IPPF is changing by choice, for choice its governance and operations, focusing on how the Federation can become more member-led, transparent, and learning-focused. So that in the medium and long term, the Federation will be more strategically positioned to respond with agility to the needs of women, girls, and all the people it serves.  

Young people are at the centre of this transformative agenda. Building on strong existing youth networks and its youth manifesto launched in December 2019, IPPF is looking to develop its structure, programmes and services to create a Federation where young people not only have a voice but play a strong leadership role.   

To reach this ambition for our organization, we are looking for a passionate, young driven individual to lead the operationalization and development of IPPF’s youth-centred framework ensuring youth involvement is fully mainstreamed in IPPF programming and structures. The qualified candidate will fill the position of Global Lead, Youth.

This individual will lead IPPF’s work globally on youth engagement and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) ensuring that a strategic, integrated approach maximises success in delivering on the outcomes and deliverables of the IPPF Strategic Framework 2016-2022.

The role will lead on rolling out IPPF youth centred framework, ensuring youth involvement is fully mainstreamed in IPPF programming and structures, as well as supporting the advancement of IPPF’s work on all aspects of youth, including youth leadership, comprehensive sexuality education, advocacy and youth friendly services.

As youth leader, the postholder will engage with stakeholders at all levels of the Federation, optimising new ways of working with a globally matrixed team to drive impact with and for young people across the globe.

For more details about this position, please see the job description attached (below). Previous experience is important but not limiting in this role and IPPF is open to hiring on potential for the right candidate.

Interested individuals should submit an application form in the IPPFARO CV form (attached) and a 1-page cover letter to:  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 womenpersons 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).

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