IPPF is a locally owned, globally connected civil society movement that provides health services and champions sexual and reproductive rights for all, especially the under-served. IPPF’s Member Associations deliver sexual and reproductive health services to millions of women each year, and the Federation aims to provide technical leadership to the wider SRHR community based on global expertise.
Young people under the age of 25 represent almost 25% of the world’s population, with 85% of the world’s adolescent population living in developing countries. Over the last 15 years, fertility rates among the poorest adolescents in many countries has increased and adolescent girls from the poorest fifth of the population are four times more likely to become pregnant than the richest. There is strong evidence that provision of gender sensitive Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), explicitly addressing harmful gender norms can increase the empowerment of girls and young women, reducing early marriage and pregnancy and associated risks.
Pending donor approval, IPPF will soon begin implementation a new two-year restricted project, funded by the Government of Canada, titled Enabling young people through rights based SRHR delivery and CSE (GAC-CSE). Three Member Associations (MAs), all of which have significant experience in youth centred provision will work on the project. They are: the Centro de Investigación, Educación y Servicios (CIES) of Bolivia, Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK), and the Association Togolaise pour le Bien-Etre Familial (ATBEF). The project will enable each MA to build on their expertise and, in addition to developing their own provision of CSE and youth centred services, act as Centres of Excellence for other organisations in their regions (both Federation members and others) ensuring replication and sustainability of the programme.
During the period of programme start-up, IPPF is seeking management and technical expertise to support efficiency and effectiveness in project initiation.
To apply, please submit the following:
- A cover letter that directly addresses the TOR
- Fees / daily rate
Please send the application to Cat Fuller, Director, Institutional Delivery (Cfuller@ippf.org).