Board Standing Committee Members

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  • Posted on 30 July 2020
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Job Description

Join us to advance sexual and reproductive health & rights across the globe.

There is no moment like the present where it is more urgent to fight for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Are you an activist? Maybe you’re an experienced professional with a passion for sexual and reproductive health and rights? Or perhaps a younger person seeking to affect change? If so, we need you.

IPPF has brought-in historic changes to its governance and structure after transforming itself through a year-long reform process. The changes ensure the global sexual and reproductive health NGO can now respond faster to the needs of the women, girls and marginalized people who make-up the vast majority of its clients and whom are being disproportionality affected by the COVID-19 crisis. In its final meeting, IPPF’s Governing Council agreed a new governance structure to take its place. It also endorsed a new 15-member Board of Trustees that reflect the skills and the diversity IPPF needs. Two thirds of the new board are women, and five are young people under 25.

Perrett Laver has been tasked with the search for 16 individuals to serve on four Standing Committee. We are seeking members for the Policy Strategy and Investment Committee (PSIC); Resource Allocation Technical Committee (RATC); the Membership Committee (MC); and the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee (C-FAR). The Committees are skill-based, with members required to meet specific standards of expertise, skills and experience. Furthermore, Standing Committee Members will be recruited to reflect the diversity of the Federation and the people it serves. The Standing Committees will be composed of at least 20% people under 25 years old at the time of election and at least 50% women, among other diversity criteria. We encourage applications from across the globe.

As unremunerated and voluntary roles they will require time, commitment and effort throughout the year. Standing Committee Members are expected to dedicate a minimum of 10 days a year including travel to fulfil their Board responsibilities.

Perrett Laver is an international executive search firm supporting IPPF on these appointments. For further information or an informal and confidential conversation please contact them at:

To apply and to download further information on our work, the required qualifications, skills and experience for these exciting roles, please visit quoting reference 4770. The deadline for applications is 12 noon BST on Monday, 7th September, 2020. Applications will be accepted in any of IPPF’s four official languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

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About the Organization

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the leading civil society organisation working globally for sexual and reproductive health and rights is seeking sixteen highly committed and qualified people to serve on its newly constituted Board Standing Committees.

IPPF is a registered charity in the UK. As a Federation of Member Associations, we work in over 170 countries with the most under-served women, men and young people to access life-saving services and programmes and to live with dignity. IPPF’s 30,000 staff, along with millions of volunteers, campaign for sexual and reproductive health and rights, and deliver education and services through 45,000 service points. IPPF’s Secretariat comprises of a Central Office in London, with Regional Offices in New York, Brussels, Tunis, Nairobi, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.

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