Humanitarian Director (Maternity Cover - up to one year)

Closing date

Location: Brussels or Kuala Lumpur

IPPF is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all. We are a worldwide movement of national organizations working with and for communities and individuals.

The Director oversees technical assistance to IPPF Member Associations (MAs), so that they are prepared to respond to acute crises by delivering the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for reproductive health in crisis settings, and to upscale provision of essential services people affected by protracted crises. This work is supported through funds dedicated to the Humanitarian Programme over the next three years as part of the new IPPF Business Plan, including a growing portfolio of restricted funded projects. The role is pivotal in promoting IPPF’s global humanitarian strategy, 2018-2022.

The Director leads a multi-disciplinary team of humanitarian experts and coordinates humanitarian capacity across Regional Offices and IPPF Member Associations. The Director also represents IPPF at external meetings and advocates for the achievement of our mission and the SRH rights of people living in crisis settings.

You will be a senior international health or development executive with significant experience in health, rights and/or protection in humanitarian settings. You will bring the vision, creativity and charisma to empower and inspire colleagues, and to build productive partnerships with diverse stakeholders, including donors, political figures and senior volunteers. An analytical and diplomatic approach combined with extensive strategic and complex operational leadership experience, will be key to success. Fluent English – verbal and written – is essential. You will have a clear commitment to the values of IPPF and passion for the work of the organization.

CVs will not be accepted.  For further information and an application form, please download the documents below or email  The application form available in Large Print, Audio or Braille.

Closing date for completed applications is 6 September.

Date for interviews is w/c 7 September (via Skype)

We regret only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates openly living with HIV.  IPPF is committed to equal opportunities and cultural diversity. Candidates from all sections of the community are welcome to apply.

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.

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