The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a global sexual and reproductive health (SRH) service provider and is a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all. IPPF is a global movement of more than 120 national organizations, referred to as Member Associations (Mas), working with and for communities and individuals, especially the vulnerable and marginalised.
IPPF-ESEAOR is the regional expression of the Federation in East, Southeast Asia and Oceania Region. It has a regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and a sub-regional office in Suva, Fiji, to cater to the Pacific Mas.
The two offices in Fiji and Malaysia support the MAs to increase access to SRHR services to the most vulnerable youth, men, and women in the region. IPPF-ESEAOR works with local civil-society organizations, governments, regional inter-governmental bodies, the United Nations, among others, to expand political and financial commitments to SRHR in Asia-Pacific. IPPF-ESEAOR tackles the growing SRH challenges through a network of Member Associations (MAs), strategic partners, and volunteers in 24 countries. For more information, please read our 2022 profile https://www.eseaor.ippf.org/about-us
In November 2022, IPPF held its General Assembly in Bogota, Colombia where all Members Associations adopted a new Strategy, entitled: Come Together – Strategy 2028. The new Strategy calls for major changes to make IPPF well-equipped to uphold SRHR. The Strategy further commits IPPF to shaping laws, policies, and norms through feminist action and international solidarity; and to nurturing the federation, addressing shortcomings and adding new impetus for real and lasting impact.
In alignment with the new strategy, the IPPF-ESEAOR is seeking an individual to fill the position of “Architect of Cooperation” to support the growth and development of Member Associations (MAs) and Collaborative Partners (CPs).
Reporting to the MA Support & Development Director, the position holder will develop effective professional working relationships with up to 7 Member Associations/Collaborative Partners, and network across the Regional and Global Secretariat team to access and deliver the best support to MAs/CPs by actively participating in and building on a global
community of Architects of Cooperation (AoCs). He/She will also create an enabling environment to support the free flow of information and contact (not acting as a gatekeeper or bottleneck) and be responsible for all MA contracting, programmatic and financial requirements.
This Job Description should be read in association with the Architect of Cooperation Regional Profiles To support the growth and development of Member Associations (MAs) and Collaborative Partners (CPs).
Context of role:
• Develop effective professional working relationships with up to 7 Member Associations/Collaborative Partners
• Network across the Regional and Global Secretariat team to access and deliver the best support to MAs/CPs by actively participating in and building on a global community of Architects of Cooperation (AoCs).
• Building an enabling environment to support free flow of information and contact (not acting as a gatekeeper or bottleneck)
• Role will be responsible for all MA contracting, programmatic and financial oversight.
• Adhere to the safeguarding reporting and monitoring requirements of this role.
• Create and maintain country and MA/CP profiles that capture capabilities, capacities, country contexts, audiences, opposition and competitors in support of strategy development.
• Devise links between MAs/CPs/Centres of Expertise that promotes and enables networking, learning and capacity building.
• Advise MAs/CPs on accessing service delivery platform resources in support of operational outcomes.
• Adapt global tools and frameworks for MA/CP use that reflect changes in methodologies and general sectoral advancements.
• Partner with MAs/CPs to incorporate key donor requirements and learning into business planning cycles. This includes developing Business Plans, half-yearly reports and annual reports/updates.
• Disseminate key regional information, commentary and changes in the political landscape to colleagues, MAs and CPs in support of the wider SRHR political and social change agenda.
• Advise MAs/CPs on opportunities to work with each other that support their own outcomes, specialisations and areas of interest.
• Evaluate MAs/CPs against Performance, Learning & Impact metrics that support global SRHR commitments.
• Partner MAs through the accreditation exercises, documenting areas for improvement.
• Escalate issues relating to MA financial transparency and accountability asset out in the risk assurance framework.
• Contract management for all unrestricted core funding and restricted project funding under US$1million. This includes ensuring all deliverables (progress/financial reports) listed in the agreements are complied with and of high quality and that training on requirements is provided.
• Oversight/provision of incident co-ordination resulting from concerns raised on IPPF’s SafeReport, when required
• Language requirements are included in the Regional AOC profile.
• Technical skill requirements are set out in the Regional AOC profile.
• Has a track record in advising on and strengthening organisational systems/processes and supporting NGOs in diverse geographic settings.
• Applies an understanding of political, economic, social, technical/technological, legal and environmental contexts in the region and affecting our sector.
• Ability to develop and encourage relationships whilst maintaining an objective perspective on performance.
• Strong influencing skills with the ability to be flexible and adapt.
• Demonstratable project management, planning and organisational skills.
• Analytical with the skill to interpret and distil information to communicate effectively (in writing or verbally) with a range of audiences
• Experienced in preparing proposals and funding plans.
• Strong ability to read and understand financial/audit reports.
• Collaborative and works well with others, remotely and across geographies.
• Excellent information management and IT skills
• Ability and willingness to work in a diverse and multicultural environment that is respectful of other cultures
• Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding in local and international context.
How to apply
Interested individuals should submit an resume and a 1-page cover letter to : Pauziah Ali > [email protected], with the job position you are applying for as the subject of the email by 01 October 2023. Please note that IPPF-ESEAOR will not consider applications that are not done in the requested format.
IPPF is an equal-opportunity employer. As a leading global human rights organization focused on equality, empowerment, ending discrimination, and poverty eradication, we internally reflect social justice principles. We, as IPPF, strongly oppose racism in all its forms and resolutely go for a cultural change that will shift the existing imbalances in power and process.
Applications are particularly encouraged from women, persons living with disability, and candidates openly living with HIV.
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. Anyone employed with IPPF agrees to sign and adhere to IPPF’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding (Children and Vulnerable Adults) Policy.
Agree to sign and adhere to IPPF’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding (Children and Vulnerable Adults) Policy ‘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