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Jobs and opportunities

Regional Community Engagement & Partnerships Lead (based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Come join our transformation! Closing date: 1 October 2023.


The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a global sexual and reproductive health (SRH) service provider and is a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all. IPPF is a global movement of more than 120 national organizations, referred to as Member Associations (MAs), working with and for communities and individuals, especially the vulnerable and marginalised. 

IPPF-ESEAOR is the regional expression of the Federation in East, Southeast Asia and Oceania Region.  It has a regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and a sub-regional office in Suva, Fiji, to cater to the Pacific MAs. 

For more information, please read our 2022 profile here.

In November 2022, IPPF held its General Assembly in Bogota, Colombia where all Members Associations adopted a new Strategy, entitled: Come Together – Strategy 2028.

The new Strategy calls for major changes to make IPPF well-equipped to uphold SRHR.  The Strategy further commits IPPF to shaping laws, policies, and norms through feminist action and international solidarity; and to nurturing the federation, addressing shortcomings and adding new impetus for real and lasting impact.

In alignment with the new strategy, IPPF-ESEAOR is seeking an individual to fill the position of “Regional Community Engagement & Partnerships Lead”. This role is about bringing in, through partnerships, those who have been historically excluded from our services, our offices and our societies because of the colour of your skin, disability status, injecting drug use, sex work, HIV status, sexual identity or gender expression.

Reporting to the Regional External Relations Director, the position holder will be bringing the lived experience and the strategic thinking of regional community networks inside, establish ‘beachheads’ that will allow marginalised communities to step inside the Secretariat/Federation and shake us up. This is a role for someone who brings their own lived experience and regional networks, who prioritizes collaboration and connection. This work will go beyond the Federation to amplify messages, build alliances and consortia and re-grant to movements and initiatives that matter.

For more details about this position, please see the job description attached (below).

Application form for this position is also available for download at the bottom of this page.

Interested individuals should submit an application form (attached) and a 1-page cover letter to : [email protected], with the job position you are applying for as the subject of the email by 1st October 2023

Please note that IPPF-ESEAOR will not consider applications that are not done in the requested format.

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.

Applications are particularly encouraged from women, persons living with disability, and candidates openly living with HIV.

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. Anyone employed with IPPF agrees to sign and adhere to IPPF’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding (Children and Vulnerable Adults) Policy.