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Governance, Accreditation and Safeguarding Advisor

Do governance standards rock your world? Then join our team!


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

Governance, Accreditation and Safeguarding Advisor (Grade E)

Open-ended contract, starting asap


Do governance standards rock your world? Can you bring your experience of safeguarding and risk management to strengthen our Member Associations? Are you able to interweave diplomacy and persistence to achieve goals? Then join our team!

Leading our work on accrediting IPPF Member Associations in Europe and Central Asia, you will bring knowledge and experience of standards and certification systems and be a passionate advocate for how accreditation supports organisational development and compliance and underpins the delivery of programme excellence. You’ll bring your experience in safeguarding, governance and risk management to support Member Associations in these key areas. You’ll collaborate closely with global and regional colleagues to ensure best practice approaches as well as feeding into global Communities of Practice.

Supported by the global Safeguarding and Incident Management team, you will also be responsible for the regional adaptation and implementation of globally agreed safeguarding activities and initiatives and training.

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 letter, explaining how they meet the profile requirements, with a detailed CV and completed safer recruitment form to [email protected] by 31st May.


We encourage applicants to send their applications for this vacancy at the earliest opportunity and not wait for the closing date, as we will be conducting the interviews for this profile as and when we receive applications.

  • 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.


12 April 2023