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    • International Planned Parenthood Federation
    • Brussels, Belgium
    • Full-time

Youth Networker

  • International Planned Parenthood Federation
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: June 30, 2024
  • International Planned Parenthood Federation
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: June 30, 2024
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To promote youth-centred action in the region and connect a global community for youth participation across the Federation.

One of the Youth Networker roles will be a Team Leader and have dual reporting into the Regional Director chairing Youth. This role will be rotative to promote equal opportunities.


  • This is ideally a stepping-stone development role for people starting their career in our It is anticipated to be a 2-year contract in this post. We hope on completion of the 2-years role holders will progress onto other roles within the Federation;

  • Working with the Regional Team to bring direct involvement of youth and build regional and global platforms for youth activism and youth led accountability;

  • Working with other Youth Networkers and the regional youth networks to build a global Youth IPPF community and contribute to wider youth movements;

  • Being a champion for Youth centered action within the Secretariat and amplify youth voices into the work of the Secretariat;

  • Support MAs to develop youth networks in their location of work and foster youth centricity/ youth led programming in their local work in collaboration with Architects of Cooperation;

  • Working with and through other members of the Regional team in Membership Support & Development and External Relations from a youth perspective.


  • Organize youth action to ensure that the region has an IPPF youth network that is inclusive of marginalized groups, working to advance in the goals of the new strategy with MAs. Support the EN Regional Youth Network, YSAFE, to set and deliver on their plans;

  • Advise on how to ensure the direct involvement of youth participation and youth led accountability within the region and the member associations. Oversee and contribute to the Regional Youth Forums and Global Youth Forums;

  • Guides and supervises the regional work for the inclusion of a youth perspective that ensures the participation and amplification of youth voices into design, evaluation and implementation of the initiatives organised by the Secretariat, for example advocacy, workshop design, communications etc;

  • Recommends on how to create a grow pathway in the Federation, creating momentum and building engagement with regional networks, identifying and promoting younger leaderships and activism, mentoring strategies and growing;

  • Amplifies the voice of youth within the Secretariat and how to create a safe environment that encourages/develops young people, ensures diversity, anti-racism and safeguarding of people and finances;

  • Support and enable a safe environment, adhering to the safeguarding reporting and monitoring requirements of this role.


  • Informed and passionate about the work of IPPF and an advocate for what we stand;

  • Lived experience of a marginalized group;

  • Experience working with youth groups and amplifying;

  • Ability to relate to people from different cultures and backgrounds in a positive and engaging;

  • Good time management, co-ordination and organising;

  • Inclusive, curious and open to other’s ideas as well as coming up with and articulating their own;

  • Good analytiscal and problem-solving;

  • Competent in Microsoft Office and use of social;

  • Business English Preliminary (written, reading, speaking) with training to;

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding in a local and international context.

  • Demonstrates ability and willingness to work in a diverse, multicultural, multilingual and intergenerational environment that is anti-racist and respectful of others;

  • An intersectional (pro) feminist passionate about sexual reproductive health care rights + justice, including safe abortion;

  • Supportive of people’s rights regardless of sexuality or gender identity/expression and supportive of worker’s rights and access to health care in sex work.

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.


Interested candidates are requested to send their application letter, explaining how they meet the profile requirements, with a detailed CV and completed safer recruitment form to by June 30, 2024, 12.00pm CET.

Please, note that the interviews will be held on Monday, July 15.
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