Technical Advisor at International Planned Parenthood Federation


  • To contribute in upholding Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of all the people, particularly the vulnerable in humanitarian settings in the South Asia Region (SAR), through advocacy and by building institutional capacities (including of IPPF’s South Asia Region Office and its Member Associations) to provide these services at the onset of an emergency across the Region.
  • To provide overall coordination for ensuring successful and timely implementation of Humanitarian Programmes / Projects and donor reporting requirements across SAR.
  • To collaborate closely with other colleagues across the IPPF Secretariat and Federation including other members of the global humanitarian, technical, strategic partnerships, and programmes teams to ensure the sound design, development, and delivery of humanitarian programmes in SAR.


  1. To support MAs in leveraging timely, efficient, and life-saving responses by advising, promoting, and providing guidance on IPPF’s Emergency Activation System, the IPPF Emergency Response Fund (Stream 3), emergency surge rosters, Humanitarian Capacity Development Centers and relevant policies, procedures, standards, technical tools and systems.
  2. To advocate for humanitarian priorities with donors, governments and other stakeholders in coordination with SARO MAs. Also build capacity of MA partners in advocating for their humanitarian needs within the countries with their government, donors and other stakeholders.
  3. To support MAs in the planning, implementation and performance-monitoring of humanitarian projects undertaken in SAR.
  4. To collaborate with Dy. / Directors, Sr. /Technical Advisors and other staff members to establish strategies for linkage and integration between service delivery, advocacy and empowerment programmes between development and humanitarian settings, and to facilitate inclusion of humanitarian response data within the current data management systems.
  5. To actively participate as a member of the IPPF Global Humanitarian Team, to ensure alignment with global strategic initiatives, advocacy priorities and technical approaches related to humanitarian response, emergency preparedness and recovery.
  6. To support in the development of SAR’s overall capacity on emergency response and disaster preparedness and provide remote and in-country support to integrate the minimum initial services package (MISP) for reproductive health in crisis situations into preparedness plans and policies.
  7. To support the MAs to advocate for the integration of SRH into relevant health and humanitarian platforms and policies, and with other humanitarian stakeholders at the regional as well as in-country levels.
  8. To be the focal point for all activities related to IPPF Humanitarian response in SAR, when engaging with internal and external stakeholders.
  9. To participate in relevant forums and working groups to advance emergency response on SRH in crisis, at the advocacy, policy and response levels.
  10. To support in development of concept notes and proposals relate​_d to Humanitarian Response.
  11. To be responsible for budget management for Humanitarian Programmes/ Projects, as assigned.
  12. To provide periodic feedback and timely reporting and liase as needed with SAR departments/units and colleagues across the IPPF Secretariat for successful implementation of above tasks.
  13. To build and maintain positive working relations with all members of staff and contacts both within and outside the Federation, and work in collaboration with other team members to ensure integrated execution of quality and timely humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery activities.
  14. To undertake any other reasonable duties as may be requested from time to time.


  • Postgraduate/ professional qualification in social science, public health, or any other relevant discipline.


  • Minimum 5- 7 years’ experience in the development and management of relevant national / regional level SRHR programmes, with specific focus on humanitarian response and public health, preferably in voluntary / development sector.
  • Good understanding of technical knowledge of SRHR, gender and rights, advocacy with experience in humanitarian settings.
  • Good financial management skills, with experience in budget tracking and project management

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International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) works in more than 160 countries and 7 secretariat offices to empower the most vulnerable women, men, and young people to access life-saving services and programmes, and to live with dignity. It is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all. We are a world-wide movement of national organisations working with and for communities and individuals.

IPPF’s South Asia Regional Office (SARO) is seeking applications from individuals for the position Technical Advisor – Humanitarian. The work location for this position can be anywhere in South Asia. For details, please refer to the Job Description attached.

How to apply

Applicants should submit their CV using our prescribed format “**Employment Application Form SARO’’** (attached) at

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Closing date for receipt of applications: 30th June 2021.

We encourage the deserving and qualifying applicants to send their applications for this vacancy at the earliest and not wait for the closing date, as we will be conducting the interviews for this profile as an when we receive the applications. This vacancy can/will be taken down if we are able to shortlist a suitable applicant before the closing date for receipt of applications.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

IPPF is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and fosters a culture of inclusiveness. Applications are encouraged from women, candidates living with HIV, and LGBT community and any other diverse lived experience from all South Asian countries.

IPPF is committed to the safety and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults and this role may involve contact with these groups. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children, young people, and vulnerable adults in our programs.

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