The role of the Organisational Coordinator is to be responsible for the management of information,
communications, exchanges and sharing of best practices relating to the organisational support the
Regional Office for Africa (ARO) provides to member associations (MAs) and as and collaborative
partners (CPs). The postholder will help disseminate the work of MAs and CPs within the organisation
and will enhance cross-communications between MAs and CPs in Africa and other regions. The post will
help to address advocacy and communication gaps through peer-to-peer support training and exchange of
experience or through exposure to advocacy and communications events. The postholder will also support
MAs and CPs to develop joint programs initiatives in areas of the IPPF mandate, particularly with the
youth. The postholder will ensure that the Africa Regional Office is up to date with innovation, resource
mobilisation and SRHR initiatives undertaken by Mas and CPs. The postholder will act as the liaison
between MAs and CPs n the Africa region and the Africa Regional Office.
2. KEY TASKS.
Under the general supervision of Head of Department Strategy and Organizational Development the
incumbent is responsible for coordinating communications and information between MAs, CPs, and ARO
departments. The postholder ensures a smooth flow of information, knowledge sharing and coordination
among member associations, collaborative partners and ARO to facilitate support to MAs and peer to peer work.
MA Organisational and membership information management
1. To ensure that the information needs of the Africa Regional Office in terms of organisational
development and member associations and collaborative partners are met in a timely, effective, and
2. To support the identification, assessment, and enrolment of new collaborative partners
3. To ensure the availability of appropriate tools and mechanisms to collect up-to-date institutional
results for programme planning and reporting (SHRH, Advocacy, youth, management and board and
4. To facilitate communication between the Member Association and the Africa Regional Office to
ensure the transfer and channelling of accurate information about the MAs in terms of organisational
5. To oversee efforts to cultivate and manage productive communication relationships with Member
Associations that can contribute to greater responsiveness.
6. To assist in transforming unstructured information gathered from member associations into relevant
and timely content to meaningfully support decision making within the Africa Regional Office and
exposure to the African continent (advocacy wins).
7. To maintain a strategic database that captures key information on member associations focusing on
specific areas such as advocacy, resource mobilisation, communications, programme, organisational
development, and institution building to proactively inform the support of the regional office to MAs
8. To support the development of systematic feedback channels from member associations to identify
emerging trends, ideas, opportunities and challenges.
9. To support the ARO management team and relevant ARO staff by providing a virtual space where
they can access accurate and up-to-date information on the MAs organisation, programmes, and
10. To promote and ensure a strong code of ethics and integrity in the management of sensitive
information on the organisational development of the organisation including Mas.
Africa Region Knowledge exchange and coordination
1. To maintain and update the online engagement platforms to enable regular and proactive knowledge
exchange between member associations and the Africa Regional Office.
2. To take the lead in encouraging member associations and ARO staff to proactively share relevant
organisational knowledge (explicit and tacit) and ensure that it is considered an asset to the federation.
3. To ensure that knowledge about member associations is shared both vertically and horizontally
between Mas, departments of the Africa Regional Office and other IPPF secretariat offices.
4. To contribute to the development of new media (online and offline) to disseminate relevant
knowledge gathered in the Africa region in close collaboration with the ERAC department.
5. To support the coordination of events by contributing to the planning of events involving the
Executive Directors, Presidents and Young Presidents of Member Associations.
6. To undertake any other duties as assigned by his/her supervisor
Expériences / Formation
Five years progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and/or international
levels in Communication, Social Sciences, Business Administration in the field of Sexual and
Reproductive Health and Rights with a background in SRHR NGOs or public relations.
For more details on the job description and on how to apply please visit IPPFAR Website
IPPF offers a wide range of benefits and is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications are particularly encouraged from women, people living with disabilities, people living with HIV and minorities.
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