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Governance, Accreditation & Safeguarding Advisor

Governance, Accreditation and Safeguarding Advisor



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 you want to collaborate with national SRHR organisations in adhering to IPPF membership standards? Do you have experience in governance? 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!


We are seeking someone who understands accrediting/ certifying organisations and to organise and manage our accreditation review process, ensuring it is anchored in learning and improvement alongside compliance. You’ll bring your experience in safeguarding, governance and risk management to support Member Associations with best practice and advice. You’ll collaborate closely with global and regional colleagues to advise and support the creation of MA development plans 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 27th of November 2023.


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.


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.