Senior Finance Advisor

Closing date

Location: Any country in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) is the only global fund focused exclusively on the right to safe and legal abortion. Through our funding and support we work to de-stigmatize abortion and to enable organisations in low- and middle-income countries to initiate abortion-related projects based on their context. We envision a world where women, girls and people with diverse gender identities have their human rights to abortion and bodily autonomy respected, protected and fulfilled.

We are hiring a Senior Finance Adviser to join our growing team. The Senior Adviser will be responsible for the financial oversight of SAAF,  a multi-country and multi-donor funded programme. This will include leading on financial management and reporting systems for the fund, ensuring compliance with donors and IPPF financial management requirements and developing financial capacity strengthening strategy to better support grantee pertners. The Senior Finance Adviser will also manage a subset of grantee-partners relationships. Fluent English and French are essential. Please look at the job description for further details.

SAAF is hosted by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). The postholder will be housed within the structure of IPPF’s Africa Regional Office (ARO), but will be part of the global SAAF Secretariat, with staff also located in Latin America and Europe.

The postholder will be able to work from the IPPF offices (currently in Nairobi and Addis),  or from home if based in other cities or countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. No relocation package will be offered for this role.

For more details about these positions, please visit the IPPF ARO website jobs page www.ippfar.org/jobs-and-opportunities/vacancies to view the respective job descriptions and make your application. 

Interested individuals should submit the following documents:

  1. An application form in the IPPFARO CV format (available on the website job page); and
  2. A 1-page cover letter.

The application documents above must be emailed to  hroffice@ippfaro.org with the job position you are applying for as the subject of the email. To be considered, your application must be received by the 22nd August 2021. Please note that we will not consider applications that are not done in the requested format.

First round of interviews for shortlisted candidate will be held on the week starting 30 August 2021. Any questions can be directed to the SAAF Secretariat at info@saafund.org

IPPF is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are particularly encouraged from women, persons living with disabilities, candidates openly living with HIV and minorities. IPPF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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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