Chief, Australia & New Zealand Office

Closing date


Fixed term maternity contract to 30 April 2021


Role based in Melbourne, Australia


 AUD 115,000 per annum, full time equivalent (negotiable based on experience)


Full time, 10-month contract (parental leave cover) with flexibility to reduce to 0.8 FTE


IPPF 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.


Want to be part of a dynamic global team raising IPPF’s profile in the Asia Pacific to increase and diversify resources? You will lead IPPF’s strategic partnerships and development, working closely with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. You’ll also play a key role in broader external advocacy and communications activities that increase IPPF’s visibility and maintain the Federation’s reputation as a strategic SRHR partner for stakeholders across the Asia Pacific region.


You must have a proven track record in liaising with external stakeholders and forging new relationships, together with demonstrated competence in program design and development. A proven track record securing DFAT and MFAT funding will be well regarded, as is previous experience working in the SRHR sector.


Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, including the capacity to represent IPPF externally in donor forums. You will be a skilled written communicator, with proven ability in developing and reviewing materials tailored to external stakeholders. You will hold a degree in International Development, Public Health, International Relations, Social Policy, Women’s Studies or related subject, and a post graduate degree is highly desirable. You are willing to undertake some international travel as part of the role.


Applications must be submitted in English and by IPPF’s application form. CVs will not be accepted. For further information and an application form, please download the documents below, or contact Human Resources at [email protected]. The application form is available in Large Print, Audio or Braille.


No agencies please.  


Closing date: Sunday, 24 May 2020


Interview dates: w/c Monday, 1 June 2020


We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.


We encourage applications from young people as well as those candidates openly living with HIV/AIDS. IPPF is committed to equal opportunities and cultural diversity. Candidates from all sections of the community are welcome to apply. Before offering the job to you, we will require proof that you have permission to legally work in Australia. This requirement will apply to all applicants irrespective of their nationality.


IPPF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Application form