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Architect of Cooperation - Central Asia

Are you skilled at supporting NGOs in diverse contexts and geographical settings? Can you build relationships while remaining objective on performance?


International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a global sexual and reproductive health service provider and one of the leading advocates for universal access to sexual, reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all. We are a worldwide movement of 149 national organizations working with and for communities and individuals and, together, have delivered more than 1 billion cumulative services over the last 6 years.

We are now looking for people to join us and make our Come Together–Strategy 2028, a reality. Revolutionising IPPF, placing it in a stronger position to support SRHR for those who are left out, locked out or left behind. Come Together commits IPPF to shaping laws, policies and norms through feminist action and international solidarity; and to strengthen the federation adding new drive for real and lasting impact.

Action is urgent. We have delivered. We have stood for justice and equality. We commit to more daring and feminist action that secures choices about our bodies, sexual lives, and well-being. Everyone should enjoy a pleasure-filled and healthy sex life and a life free from violence, shame or criminalisation. We know love is love. And we come together in support of women, youth, and people who are marginalised and excluded. Through the care we deliver, the actions we take, and the solidarity we foster.

IPPF European Network (IPPF EN) works with 40 national organisations throughout Europe and Central Asia, as well as the Regional Office in Brussels, Belgium.

The IPPF EN Regional Office is recruiting an

Architect of Cooperation (Full time)

Based in Central Asia


Starting asap


Are you skilled at supporting NGOs in diverse contexts and geographical settings? Can you build relationships while remaining objective on performance? Do you love spotting opportunities and connecting different types of civil society organisations within and across borders? Are you passionate about  keeping a relentless focus on ensuring the health and rights of those most excluded by our societies? Maybe you even have experience acting from within to fight for those rights.  Then join our team!

We’re looking for an Architect of Cooperation, based in Central Asia. This exciting new role is an enabler and partner of our Member Associations (MAs) - they listen; learn; make connections to help MAs develop and grow; leverage expertise that exist in MAs and help share that expertise with others across IPPF. These roles will be crucial in ensuring IPPF really adds the value MAs want and increases their impact for people.

We are also looking for a particular skills that will not only benefit the MAs you will work with, but will contribute to our multidisciplinary team of Architects and help across the board to improve our MA development and support work. So you’ll bring either your experience in humanitarian (preparedness and/or response) work, particularly in the context of working with migrants and refugees, and/ or a solid knowledge of budgeting and financial management, along with a track record on strengthening organisational systems/processes. You’ll be fluent in English as well as Russian.

We particularly welcome applications from people who represent communities who face exclusion and/or particular difficulty accessing their sexual and reproductive rights.

Interested candidates are requested to send their application form to [email protected] by 25th July.

The full job description can be downloaded below.


  • 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. 
  • We are a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, intergenerational and diverse work environment.  Applications are particularly encouraged from women, people living with HIV, people living with disability and people with diverse SOGIESC.
  • IPPF is committed to the safety and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults and our safer recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment.  We expect all employees, volunteers, contractors and partners to share this commitment and anyone employed by IPPF agrees to sign up to our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding (Children and Vulnerable Adults) Policy.